When February rolls around, it’s hard to decide on just one Valentine’s Day craft to make for friends and family. Everyone has a special place in your heart, and therefore they deserve a unique craft to commemorate it! I made these 5 Valentine’s crafts that all use Metallic Corrugated Hearts for Fun365, from turning them into kissing fish to making a love-shower mobile to making Valentine award ribbons. Pick one (or all five!) and craft your little heart out!
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VALENTINE HEART MOBILE
Shower someone with a lot of love with this Valentine’s room decoration. Fold three Metallic Corrugated Hearts in half and glue them back to back around a string that’s between four and eight inches long. Repeat to make about 12 total in varying lengths. Paint your embroidery hoop (this step is optional), and once it’s dry, glue or tie the stringed hearts onto the center ring of the hoop, staggering their lengths. Secure the outer ring around by tightening the screw. Cut three long pieces of string and loop them around the entire hoop; gather these together and knot at the top to hang. Make it for a Valentine’s party or to just remind your loved one that love is all around!
VALENTINE KISSING FISH
We’ve all heard of love birds, but this craft is all about kissing fish! Glue two Metallic Corrugated Hearts together, overlapping just the top edges to form an almond shape. Glue the point of another corrugated heart to the back, and create fins by adhering Bright Self-Adhesive Heart Shapes to the top and bottom of the fish’s body. Fold a heart in half and glue it to the middle of the fish to make the side fin. Glue a googly eye to the fish’s face and stick a mini heart sticker under the fish’s eye as the mouth. Make these with your kids as school valentines or just as a fun, unplugged craft project.
VALENTINE HEART CARDS
Grab your pack of 100 Metallic Corrugated Heartsand make quick and simple cards for everyone—your BFF, your favorite cousin, your bus driver and your babysitter! These are so fast to make that you can spread the love far and wide in a short period of time. Cut colored cardstock down to various card sizes: 4×6 inches, 5×7 inches, or 3×3 inches, and glue the hearts on with Aleene’s® Tacky Glue®. Vary your sizes and designs, and get creative as you go. You can cut letters freehand from scraps of cardstock to add messages like “I ♥ U”!
VALENTINE HEART-SHAPED PALS
Add some metallic chenille stem arms and legs to a corrugated heart and you have a cute little Valentine friend! First glue googly eyes to the front of the heart. Cut your chenille stem in half—use one half for the arms and one half for the legs. Fold one in half and glue the bend behind the bottom point of the heart. Bend the feet up and glue a small bead on as a shoe. Glue the other half of the chenille stem to the middle back of the heart and add a bead on either end as hands. If you want to turn these into class valentines, glue a cardstock talk bubble to the heart that says Happy Valentine’s Day!
VALENTINE HEART AWARD RIBBONS
Who gives the best hugs? Who’s your number-one teacher? Make these Valentine award ribbons with your kids to decorate the loved ones in their lives. First, flatten two cupcake liners, and fringe the ruffled part of one liner. Trim the ruffled part of the second in half, making a small cupcake liner and then fringe the ends. Glue the small liner on top of the larger one, and then glue a Metallic Corrugated Heart to the center. Cut two 3/4-inch strips of cardstock that are about 3-4 inches long. Trim the ends to look like ribbon and glue them to the back of the larger cupcake liner. Use the space on the ribbons to write love-filled messages to the award-winner!