On Monday, I had all my kids at home, plus my nephew since school was out, and I wanted to put together a seasonal activity to keep them occupied.
Since Valentine’s is just around the corner, I thought it we be fun to make a No Glue Valentine’s Day Candy Card. It also gave me an excuse to use up some of the leftover Halloween Candy I still had in a bag.
If you are interested in creating this craft as well, here is what you will need:
– Pieces of Pink, Purple, or Red Construction Paper
– Extra Paper to cut a pattern
– Items to decorate the card like Crayons and Stickers
How I did it:
I first folded a piece of construction paper in half, drew one half of a heart along the folded edge, and then cut this out. (This will open into a full heart) I then repeated the same step, but made the next heart a little bigger.
I picked different colors for each sized heart and then traced the patterns onto the construction paper. I then cut those out. For example, the large heart was purple, the smaller heart was pink.
I stapled the edges of the smaller heart to the larger one, leaving a space at the top so I could slide the candy in. However, before I put the candy in, I handed over the heart to my daughter (she is 4) an nephew (he is 3) to decorate. They both used crayons and some foam stickers that I had bought for Valentine’s from the previous year.
As for my son, (he is almost 7) I gave him the scissors and all the rest of the crafting supplies, and he cut it out, stapled, and decorated it all by himself.
After we were finished, we exchanged our cards, and I hung them up as a Valentine’s Day Decoration. We had a lot of fun making this, and the kids are already asking if we can do it again. This was a great activity for hand eye coordination and for the kids to use their creativity.
If you do this with your family, I hope you enjoy it!