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How to Make Valentine's Day Crafts with Your Child

Make Valentine's Day fun by making a photo frame and a heart-shaped pin with your child.


  • Step 1: Paint the frame Help your child impress that special someone by decorating a photo frame together. Paint the frame with one coat of gesso or white craft paint.
  • Step 2: Paint the frame Allow the gesso or white paint to dry and then paint each side of the frame a different color. When the paint dries, spray the frame with acrylic sealer.
  • Step 3: Embellish the frame Embellish the frame by gluing craft jewels around it. Your loved one will be sure to appreciate it.
  • TIP: You can also use self-adhesive craft jewels.
  • Step 4: Make a magnet Surprise your friends, family, and teacher with a heart-shaped pin. Mix the plaster of Paris according to package directions.
  • Step 5: Pour the plaster Pour the plaster into the candy mold, let it sit for 2 minutes, and then place the back of the pin back into the plaster.
  • Step 6: Take the heart out Wait for the plaster to dry, pop the heart out of the mold, and then paint it with acrylic paint.
  • Step 7: Spray with acrylic sealer Spray the heart with acrylic sealer when the paint is dry and let your child present it to their Valentine. Happy Valentine's Day!
  • FACT: In a global poll of 24,000 people in 23 countries, 1 in 5 adults said they would rather spend Valentine's Day with a pet than with a partner.

You Will Need

  • Wooden frame
  • Paint brushes
  • Gesso or white craft paint
  • Acrylic paint
  • Clear acrylic sealer
  • White glue
  • Craft jewels
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Heart-shaped plastic mold
  • Pin back

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