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The Best Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

The Best Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day of the year to tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by couples, but you can wish a Happy Valentine’s Day to anyone in your life if you want to! Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to get crafty and get your kids involved. Handmade gifts are often the most thoughtful, so we’ve put together a list of the best Valentine’s Day crafts you can create with your kids. Don’t worry, steps are included. Let’s get started!

Valentine’s Day Card Making Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect day of the year to tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by couples, but you can wish a Happy Valentine’s Day to anyone in your life if you want to! Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to get crafty and get your kids involved. Handmade gifts are often the most thoughtful, so we’ve put together a list of the best Valentine’s Day crafts you can create with your kids. Don’t worry, steps are included. Let’s get started!

Valentine’s Day Card Making Ideas

A purple card with a silhouette of cupid engraved on the front sits on a table.A purple card with a silhouette of cupid engraved on the front sits on a table.

Everyone loves receiving a Valentine’s Day card with a thoughtful message inside. Why not make it extra thoughtful and create a card using your favorite Cricut™ machine? It couldn’t be easier!

Steps:

1. Choose some art card, make sure you pick a colour that the person receiving the card will like.

2. Carefully place the art card into your chosen Cricut machine.

3. Head into Cricut Design Space and upload or create your design here. There are premade templates available too.

4. Make sure you resize your design so it fits on the card.

5. Add a scoring line down the centre of the card so it folds. 

6. Once you’re happy with your design, set your machine to cut the design and away you go!

If you don’t have a Cricut machine handy, don’t worry! We have a brilliant Card Making Kit (£14.99) for you. This kit has everything you need to create stunning Valentine’s Day cards. It includes cards, envelopes, precision scissors, a stamp set and much more. 

You can buy extra envelopes and other card making accessories on our website!

Handmade Valentine’s Gift Ideas: Personalised Mugs

Mugs are a perfect gift for everyone. You know they will always be used and appreciated by whoever you give one to. Let’s make it even more special by personalising it.

Creating a personalised mug is easy with Cricut Mug Press™ and your favourite Cricut machine. You will get professional results every time in five simple steps.

Steps:

1. Choose your materials. Select Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets or Infusible Ink Pens & Markers and a compatible blank Cricut mug.


2. Create your design and import it into Cricut Design Space, or create it within Design Space itself. Cut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets with another Cricut machine or draw with Infusible Ink Pens & Markers using laser copy paper. A mug template is available in the Cricut Design Space.


3. Apply heat. Infuse your design into your Cricut mug with Cricut Mug Press.


4. Wait for the progress bar to fill up and then carefully remove your Cricut mug.


5. You’re ready to make a lovely cup of tea in your new mug!

It really is that easy! Cricut Mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe too, so you don’t need to worry about the design getting damaged.

Creating mugs is an easy craft to get the kids involved with too. They can have loads of fun making mugs for their friends at school! Mugs are a perfect gift to give on Valentine’s Day, make sure you put this one high on your list.

Make Your Own Valentine’s Chocolates

Chocolates are a classic Valentine’s Day gift, so take it to the next level and make your own!

You don’t have to try and make the chocolate from scratch, you can grab your loved one’s favourite chocolate bar and melt it down. Find a unique mould you can pour the chocolate into, hearts are always a winner. Make it taste even better by adding sprinkles, or even chopped strawberries! We all know strawberries and chocolate are a classic Valentine’s Day treat.

Steps:

1. Choose a chocolate bar to melt down, milk chocolate is always popular.

2. Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil.

3. Place a mixing bowl on top of the saucepan and place the chocolate in it and gently stir with a wooden spoon until it completely melts.

4. Once melted, pour the chocolate into your chosen mould.

5. Carefully add any extras into the melted chocolate while it’s in the mould, such as sprinkles, nuts or fruit.

6. Place into the fridge to set overnight.

Adding a personal touch to something as simple as chocolates shows much more thought has gone into the gift. If your kids are helping with this craft, make sure you supervise when melting and pouring the chocolate.

Make Your Own Valentine’s Decorations

Decorating the house with Valentine’s balloons is lovely, but everyone does that these days. Add a personal twist to your Valentine’s Day decorations and create your own. With Cricut, you can create wreaths and garlands.

Garland Steps:

1. Create two designs in Cricut design space. For example, a heart and a rose.

2. Choose two different colours of art card, pink and red work well together.

3. Set your Cricut machine to cut your design, make sure you do multiple of each to form the garland.

4. Once your designs are cut out, using a hole punch, put a hole in the top centre of your design. This is where the ribbon will go through.

5. Grab some ribbon or string and thread it through the design. Now all you need to do is hang it up!

Two cricut machines sat on a kitchen table.Two cricut machines sat on a kitchen table.

Wreath Steps:

1. Select some thick card, around 200gsm+, and draw a large circle. You can use a dinner plate to draw around if needed.
 
2. In the middle of the circle you have just drawn, draw a smaller circle. Use a smaller plate or bowl to assist. 

3. Cut out the circles using scissors, it should look like a donut when finished.

4. If needed, create another wreath base with more card and use a glue like the Ryman Multi Purpose PVA Glue to stick them together to increase strength. 

5. Once happy with the base of the wreath, head into Cricut Design Space and upload or create elements for your Valentine’s Day wreath. This could be a mix of hearts, roses and leaves.

6. Create your elements in a variety of sizes, this will make your wreath look more interesting when putting it together later.

7. When each element has been created you will need to group them in the ‘Actions’ menu, e.g. group hearts together.

8. You may need to duplicate some elements depending on how full you want the wreath to be. Make sure you do this once all elements have been customised to your liking.

9. Double check that the elements have been customised according to the colour of cardstock you are using.

10. When you’re happy with everything, click ‘Make It’ and follow the onscreen instructions.

11. Carefully remove the cut pieces of card using the Essential Tool Set.

12. Using the Ryman Multipurpose PVA Glue, start arranging and sticking the paper foliage onto the wreath base you created earlier.

13. Once you’ve added all the foliage, stick some ribbon onto the back of the wreath so it can be hung up and you’re done.

Creating Valentine’s Day decorations is a lot of fun and something your kids can definitely help out with. They will love it just as much as you do! 

There are so many different Valentine’s Day crafts you can create with your kids, and they can be given as gifts! Make sure you’re ready for Valentine’s Day and get your craft supplies on our website.

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