Anyhow, I always used to look forward to the "Kids" magazine and to the wonderfully creative craft ideas inside, many of which can be adapted slightly to suit an adult's sensibilities. I am not a parent, but I am an uncle, and doing crafts with my nephew, Jacob, is always so much fun. I love children's imaginations and their whimsical ideas. As a creative person, I find them so inspiring and fresh: unfiltered, unedited.
Below are some Valentine's Day craft ideas for kids, perfect for a school-day celebration of the snuggly holiday.
Simple paper lunch bags take on an affectionate glow when they're embellished with découpage. Paper cutouts of hearts, roses, birds and butterflies accompany sweet messages. Inside the bags, tuck a package of small sweets, a handmade card or stickers.
This craft idea takes the notion of 'holding hands' to a new level of artistry. Kids can trace their hands and cut out the shape and then write loving messages on the palms. Simple, meaningful and adorable.
Heart cutouts take on the shape of flower petals when they're arranged around the 'stem' of a delicious lollipop. Glue the hearts in a circular formation to achieve the flower, leaving a small hole in the center to place the lollipop. You can fasten the candy to the paper using a touch of clear tape.