Get your kids ready for the Valentine's Day celebration at school by making a few simple crafts at home.
- TIP: Add a personal touch by writing the name of your Valentine on one of the hearts.
- Step 1: Stack the hearts on top of each other and punch a hole in them at about a quarter of an inch from the bottom. Arrange the hearts to form a flower shape, making sure that the holes lines up. Then glue them all together. Let the glue dry, and then push the lollipop stick through the hole. Happy Valentine's Day!
- FACT: Valentine's Day stems in part from the ancient Roman holiday Lupercalia, which was celebrated on February 15.
- Step 2: Make lollipop flowers from construction paper. Make a 3-inch tall, 1 1/4-inch wide half-heart template from card stock. Then fold a 12-by-3 1/2 inch piece of construction paper and trace four of the half-heart templates on it. Cut out the hearts and unfold them.
- Step 3: Glue the smaller heart onto the larger heart. Allow the glue to dry, and then use the scissors to cut along the bottom half of the smaller heart, cutting through the larger heart. Now you can slide the pages of a book between the two hearts.
- Step 4: Create a bookmark by cutting a heart, about 1 1/2 inches wide, out of card stock. Then cut another heart, about 1 1/4 inches across, out of wrapping paper.
- TIP: Use wrapping paper with a Valentine's Day pattern.
- Step 5: Make an Oxford shirt festive by adding button covers. Cut red and pink felt squares into heart shapes, adjusting the sizes of the hearts according to the sizes of the buttons. Then bend the shapes in half and cut slits just big enough to get the button through. Put on the shirt and slip the hearts over the buttons.