Valentine’s Day will come soon.
Don’t want to do common crafts with your kids?
I had found 10 very creative, easy and pretty crafts, which can be done with your kids together.
1. Heart Crayons
I love this idea so much! Not sure if we can carve some words on the heart with screwdriver?
2. Photo holding gift for your love
I think we can put candy, paper flower, pencil with pipe cleaner heart (see below), a stick with a message on top, etc. inside the hand.
3. Pipe cleaner
Pipe cleaner can make any shapes you like. Maybe we can make flower shape too.
4. Valentine’s Tree
The stem is done by blowing watercolor with straw. The leaves are done by pressing fingerprints with colors.
5. Candy bomb
You can choose the candies that your love likes and make them as bombs. That is so meaningful!
6. Yarn Hearts
A good window decorations in Valentine’s Day!
7. Bird Seed Hearts
This is so creative. I never think of this!
8. Perler Beads Hearts
I think it will be better if we attach a key ring or string with this for hanging on bags.
9. Weaving Paper Heart
What a pretty heart! It can be made as a card or gift tag.
10. DIY message on puzzles
Kids can write a secret message on this, design his own puzzles and play together!
Blank puzzles available at:
For more Valentine’s crafts ideas:
I found an easy folding X’mas tree in the internet. That is simple and cute.
Some bloggers provided templates. But those templates are not good enough because different people may have different preference on the number of layers of the tree.
Only one template provided cannot give us the choice of layers of the tree.
Thus, I prepared the below template for you and will teach kids how to fold different trees with the help of protractor.
paper xmas tree (PDF File here)
(or, you can right click the above image, save to your computer and print it out.)
Note: The tree that you make by the above template is about 11 cm tall.
Steps are as follows:
- Draw a circle with string & pencil or a compass
- Cut out the circle and fold it into half
- Mark a point as the tree top. As I tried, 1/3 of radius away from the center is the best.
- Use protractor to measure angles.
If you want to have a 3-layer tree, which is wider and more cute. You should measure 60 degree angles (i.e. 180 degree / 3). (the upper circle of the above template.)
If you want to have a 4-layer tree, which is taller. You should measure 45 degree angles (i.e. 180 degree / 4). (the lower circle of the above template.)
If you want to have a 5-layer tree, which is narrower and taller. You should measure 36 degree angles (i.e. 180 degree / 5) .
On the right hand side of the above template, there are different shapes.
You can print the whole page on different colors of A4 papers.
Cut the right part out, and fold according to the dotted lines.
Then cut the shapes you want and you can get 6 pieces of the same shape easily.
Or, you can just print it on white A4 paper. Cut the shape that you want and staple onto different color papers (as shown in the image below.)
Then you can cut a few pieces of same shape quickly.
For small circles, you can use a hole punch to help you.
This simple folding X’mas is great.
If you fold small X’mas trees, you can use them as bookmark or ornament after adding a string on top.
If you fold a bigger one, you can use it as a X’mas card. You can write your greetings inside the tree and put into an envelope.
This can even be used as decorations on school’s poster boards. That must be amazing!
If you like, you can add some decorations on the tree as below. But I think that just plain folding tree is already very pretty!
For more Christmas craft ideas:
Easy paper X’mas tree origami is always popular for kids.
They can make small paper X’mas trees as ornament or bookmark.
They can also use big color papers to make a tall X’mas tree for decorating.
Believe it or not. You can make one with similar height to a 5-6 year old kid.
Below is an easy and cute X’mas tree. I like the star on top. That is made from the same paper, amazing!
Below is another easy folding method.
As this tree has flat base, it can stand firmly itself.
If you use big and thicker color papers, you can make a big X’mas tree with height similar to a 5-6 year old kid.
As shown in the image, the taller tree is 110 cm and the shorter one is 55 cm tall. The left tree used 6 pieces of big color papers (for decorating poster board) sticking together.
If you use small paper and a string, you can make ornaments.
Video instructions for this tree
Below is the third folding method.
Also, simple and cute!
Korean Soy Wax Flower Candles are very popular here in Hong Kong.
Many girls join classes to learn that.
I want to learn too. The flowers are so pretty! But the courses are very expensive!
(credit: Wellness Living)
Father’s Day is coming.
Make a card for Daddy. That is more meaningful than buy one from shop.
Below are funny cards that I found for your reference.
I love all of them.
They are all creative and cute!!
- Secret Message Card
Just like spy using secret codes. I think this card boys must want to make for their daddies.