Way back when the kids were in preschool we made Valentine necklaces, but the post was terrible, the pictures were terrible, and I wanted an excuse to re-do this project because it was fun.
Valentine’s Necklace craft supplies
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- Con-Tact paper
- RainbowTissue Paper (you’ll only need red, pink, and white, but we use tissue paper a lot)
- Wilton Nesting Heart Cutter Set (I got these in a cake-decorating class and have yet to make cookies with them)
- Sharpie Fine-Tip Permanent Marker (you really only need 1 sharpie for this, but this is a good price for the number of sharpies and I bought this back in December and don’t regret it one bit)
- Safety Scissors(I buy scissors in bulk because I can never find them when I need them)
- Holes Punch
What to do to make a fun Valentine necklace craft
First tear your tissue paper into small pieces. (When my kids were little I thought, great fine motor practice, now I’m amazed at how quickly they tear it up)
Start sticking pieces all over your contact paper. The more you layer different colors the more amazing it will look.
Stick a second layer of contact paper over the top of it.
Trace the heart cookie cutters, you can use all the different sizes. I tended to use the smaller size because it looks more to scale on pre-schoolers, but the bigger ones can be used for other projects (seriously we used these hearts for about 4 different Valentine’s Day projects).
Set your kids to cutting out the hearts. Back when they were little, oh so many ages and ages ago I cut out the hearts, that’s the great thing about having older minions they can do the tedious part for you.
Punch holes in the heart with a hole punch. We’ve tried different locations for the holes, but they generally like it in the middle best.
At the time I paired this craft with the super cute book Day It Rained Hearts, which I need to pull out and read to the kiddos again.
Just for fun you can print these “Valentine you stole my heart” cards out on cardstock and attach the Valentine necklace to them, just like I did way back when the kids were little bitty.
Follow Ticia Adventures in Mommydom’s board Valentine’s Day for kids on Pinterest.
And because I just found our first time of making the Valentine’s Day necklaces, here’s a collage of those pictures.
Natalie PlanetSmartyPants says
Great project when you need Valentines for a big crowd!
I know, last time we went to the party we had 40 kids to make Valentines for. That’s 120 Valentines. 120!
maryanne @ mama smiles says
Simple and pretty. Just my style! Pinning this 🙂
In some crafts I’m all about the simple.
Marie-Claude Leroux says
Contact paper is a great idea – worked out really good.
I always forget how useful it is for projects.