A Simple and Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Craft

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Hi everyone!  I hope your new year has started off great!  And already, we are looking at Valentine’s Day…what?!?!  It never ceases to amaze me at how fast time flies.  But I guess the saying goes, “Time flies when you are having fun!”

Speaking of fun and Valentine’s Day coming up, I did a little craft with my daughter that I simply adored making and it was simple, fun, and easy to make.  Plus, I got it all at the Dollar Tree, so I only spent $3…saaawweeeettt!!!  In addition, this craft can be used for all sorts of decoration around the house.  You can use this as a little ornament on the door, a magnet on the fridge, a sun catcher, or you can add it as any placement of decoration.

Here is what you will need:

  • Colored Popsicle Sticks
  • Valentine’s Day Tissue Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Before I get to the steps on how to make this, I will forewarn you on two different scenarios.  One being that there is a quick way which is you can use a glue gun or the second being that if you are not in a rush, then you can use school glue (which is what we used).

Anyway, now here are the steps on how to make this:

  1. Start off by gathering all of your items.  We used red popsicle sticks, red and decorated Valentine’s Day tissue paper, school glue, and scissors.
  2. Start cutting the red popsicle sticks.  I kept two in normal size, cut one in half, then cut about an inch off each end of one.   
  3. Place the popsicle sticks in desired shape.  We made ours into a heart and I made sure that all of the end meet up so that way it would be easier to glue everything.  
  4. Glue the sticks together and wait until it dries to move onto the next step.
  5. Once the glue has dried, tear or cut the tissue paper into desired shape or pieces.  We did both, but my daughter ended up wanting the heart shaped paper.  
  6. Glue the piece of paper to the back of the popsicle heart.  Then, wait for it to dry.  
  7. Finally, add any leftover decoration like the torn up pieces to make a sun catcher or add a piece of ribbon to hang it up on your front door or add some text or thumbprint hearts.  

So, like I said, this craft is simple, easy, cheap, and you can go in any way that both you or your child’s heart desires.  It’s totally up to you, but that is what makes it fun, exciting, and an adventure.  I know with me and my daughter, it was fun to sit down and have craft time, but most importantly, it got us away from technology and got us to have conversations about our day, what we were doing, and what we like most about craft time.

I hope you all enjoyed reading and I hope that this craft will be as simple and fun for you and your child like it has done with mine.  If you did another version of this craft, then post it in the comments below…I would love to see them!  As always, I hope you all have a great weekend and I will see you in the next post!

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