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2 At-Home Crafts: Valentine's Day Crafts

Mike Paulus

 

Project Title: “Pop Up Valentines”

Summary

1. Fold a piece of paper in half and be instructed on how to cut out a pop out heart (or other shape).
2. Use a color wheel (find one on the Internet) to look at analogous (next to each other) and complementary (opposite each other) colors.
3. Kids will choose two analogous or complimentary colors for their Valentine card.
4. Kids will decorate their card with markers, cut paper, or crayons.

Age Level

Project should be easily accomplished by ages 3 and up with help from a grown up.

Approximate Time

Project should be accomplished in 30 minutes or less.

Materials Needed

• Colored construction paper
• Scissors
• Glue
• Color wheel
• Markers
• Crayons

Educational Aspects

• Kids will be learn about analogous and complementary colors.
• Kids will learn how to cut a card so it pops out when opened.

Objectives/Outcomes

• Kids will create their own pop up Valentine to give to a friend or family member.
• Kids will decorate their Valentine with markers, cut paper, or crayons.

Project Title: “Beaded Shapes”

Summary

1. Bead a colored pipe cleaner.
2. Secure the ends by twisting them together.
3. Shape the pipe cleaner into your favorite shape.

Age Level

Project should be easily accomplished by ages 4 and up with help from a grown-up.

Approximate Time

Project should be accomplished in 30 minutes or less.

Materials Needed

• Beads
• Pipe cleaners

Educational Aspects

Kids can practice the fine motor skills needed to bead. They can also practice/learn about making (or bending) different shapes.

Objectives/Outcomes

Kids can learn how to bead! They can also explore how to make a pattern.

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