Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family

Last-Minute, DIY, Valentine’s Gifts { Flowers near Anoka }

We’re all about just sending flowers for Valentine’s Day–but, if you’re looking to make something, this is the DIY, craft blog, for you!  Obviously, flowers are such a big part of making a Valentine’s Day special, even for the kiddo’s; so, today, we thought we’d share with you, (cue the trumpets), Main Floral’s, top ten favorite, flowery, Valentine’s Day crafts! We’ve got one for every age–and, even a couple that the adults might like. So, whether you want to have the kids make something for Grandma, you’d like to make something handmade for someone special, or you’d just decorate the house a bit–we’ve got you covered.

We’ll start with the best projects for the littlest of hand–and, work our way up to the bigger hands, as we go.

Bunches of Love:

(Just a warning: our creativity, and available supplies, have us varying all of these ideas, just a little. We can’t help it. We don’t color inside the lines very well. Yes. Pun intended.)  Our toddler-sized, Picasso, went crazy painting for this one. (Because messy is awesome.) After the paint was dried, we cut out hearts and made the arrangement with bendy straws–because we couldn’t find pipe cleaners. (We also just taped the straws on the back instead of pushing them through the heart, itself.).

Original Inspiration Here:

http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2009/02/bunches-of-love.html
Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family

Valentine’s Day Paper Flower Puzzle

Since it can be hard to visualize, without guidance, where things go when you’re a toddler–we drew the ‘flower petal’ outlines and then sat back, and let that hand/eye coordination take over. We didn’t use a template, just a cookie cutter to trace.

Original Inspiration Here:

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/valentines/mvflower.html

Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family

Flowering Tree Hand

This one is heavily varied–since we want to send it to Grandma in Hawaii. We did the hard stuff, like the tracing and cutting–the little guy just showed us where to dab the glue, and he chose what to stick, where.

Original Inspiration Here:

http://krokotak.com/2015/01/flowering-tree-from-a-kids-hand

Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family
Celery Stamped Flowers:

We’ve stamped with apples and potatoes–but, celery? Never! It was super fun, and so easy–plus, no food waste, either. (That’s totally our grandma taking there.) We threw a little glitter on before it dried–to add a little sparkle.

Original Inspiration Here:

http://homemadeserenity.blogspot.com/2011/02/why-dont-you-make-celery-stamped.html

Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family
Heart and Lollipop Flowers

These are cute, and fun, and would make a really fun Valentine for your kid to bring into school. (As long as your kid doesn’t have a huge class. We just wouldn’t have the time for that. You might though.) We used a patterned scissors to cut them out, and a scissors to poke the hole. (Our hole puncher was too big.)

Original Inspiration Here:

http://www.marthastewart.com/966404/handmade-valentines-kids-heart-and-lollipop-flowers
Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family
Valentine Heart Bouquet – Card

You’ll have to excuse that the only, online, example of this one we found was on Pinterest–but, it’s simple enough where you probably don’t need too many instructions. Cut some smaller hearts from whatever paper you have on hand, glue them in ‘arrangement’ form of a card, draw a few stems and glue on a bow.  (The 12 year old did this one herself–with just a picture to go by. If she can do it, so can you.)

Original Inspiration Here:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/97390410670837306

Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family
Valentine Flowers

So…we changed these a bit too. (Surprise.) The website explains, and shows them beautifully, for adults–we are thinkin’ about kids though. Instead of beads and sticks–we used a bendy straw, and pom-pom. They turned out just as beautiful–they were easier for little hands this way.

Original Inspiration Here:

http://www.marthastewart.com/270534/valentine-flowers

Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family
Flower By Hearts – Card

Not gonna lie–this one kind of scared us. It looks way too cute to be easy. Turns out–it was the easiest, and quickest, project we did. We had scrap card stock, so, that’s what we used. It ended up coming out great–and, even a little ‘professional’ looking if we do say so ourselves. (There’s a reason we stick to kids crafts…the adult never turn out looking ‘adult’ for us anyway.)

Original Inspiration Here:

http://www.momdot.com/diy-heart-card-valentines-craft
Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family
Red, DIY, Paper Flowers

Well, since we had just started to re-root part of an Ivy we broke–we decided to spruce that up with a few flowers, instead. (Okay, it was mostly the guilt of breaking it in the first place that made us want to give it some bling.) These little flowers are a little putzy to create–but, even when we thought we wrecked them, they still turned out adorable. (THAT’S the kind of project we like.)

Original Inspiration Here (number seven on the page):

http://sadtohappyproject.com/valentines-day-craft-ideas

Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family
Love Jar:

This one is the trickiest–but, still pretty easy! After you put the hot glue on, make sure to pull off all the little stringy things left behind and then paint. We just used what we had on hand, some spray paint, and it worked like a charm. After the jar is dried, add a bow, and then stop into your local florist with it. You can pick out your own flowers; or, if they’re nice like us–you can just give them your budget, and they’ll create an adorable, professional, arrangement in it for you.

Original Inspiration Here:

http://www.joann.com/love-jar/4031323P9.html?crlt.pid=camp.DFM3Y6Om2qhU

Valentine's Day Flower Crafts for Kids and Family

As always, have fun with these! If you make any and they turn out awesome, totally fail, or are someplace in between–post a photo on our Facebook wall, or tag us on Instagram, we always love to see how we inspire YOU!

 

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