Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids by Madly Madagascar

Your favorite Madagascar pals are back in an all-new adventure! Alex’s favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day,

brings hilarious surprises and excitement for the entire gang. Melman plans a big surprise for Gloria,

Marty tries to impress a new friend and everyone wants to get their hands on King Julien’s love potion.

You’ll fall in LOVE with MADLY MADAGASCAR!

Though you might not be able to make your own love potion like King Julien, you can get crafty with

your kids this Valentine’s Day! This guide will provide parents with fun and simple ways to create

Valentine’s Day crafts with their kids, including do it yourself V-day cards and creating your own heart

shaped pillows!

 

heartsHEART ORNAMENT

You’ll go mad for these adorable ornaments! They’re fun and simple to make, and they double as

inexpensive decorations! All you need is yarn, cornstarch glue, water, a heart shaped cookie cutter and

parchment paper. First, make your cornstarch glue by combining cornstarch and water over medium

heat until it is thick and translucent. Once the glue has cooled enough to touch, cut your yarn into foot

long pieces, and place your cookie cutter on your parchment paper. Then, push a piece of yarn into the

cornstarch glue until it’s coated, and remove any excess glue with your fingers. Next, lay the yarn inside

the cookie cutter. Repeat until the cookie cutter is filled with a thin layer of yarn, then press the yarn flat

and gently lift the cookie cutter off and allow the yarn to dry.

 

homemadevalentinesHOMEMADE VALENTINE’S CARDS

All you need to make extra special homemade Valentine’s Day cards is some colored paper (in colors

like red, white and pink), markers, glue, scissors, and anything you might want to add in (glitter, beads,

candy, etc.). Help your kids cut out heart shapes in their paper, and think of fun sayings to write on the

cards. Decorate the cards with drawings, or glue on treats like lollipops or Sweethearts. These truly

custom Valentine’s are both fun to make and receive.

 

Macaroni-Jewelry-1MACARONI JEWLERY

Making jewelry from macaroni is both fun and easy, especially for Valentine’s Day! All you need is some

rubbing alcohol, red food dye, dry macaroni, some bowls to mix in, and string. Once you’ve mixed the

rubbing alcohol and food dye to the perfect shade of Valentine’s red (or pink!), drop the macaroni in and

let it soak until you like the hue. Take the macaroni out of the dye, and let it dry, then use yarn or string

to make necklaces, bracelets, crowns, and more for the perfect Valentine’s Day accessory!

 

valentine'scookiesEASY VALENTINE’S COOKIES

These cookies are fun to make and, with a little help from mom and dad, easy for the kids to help

with! You need vanilla wafer cookies, peanut butter, melted chocolate chips (both white chocolate

and milk chocolate), red and white colored sprinkles, pink and red gummy candies, red, white and pink

decorating frosting and lollipop sticks. All you have to do is coat one side of your cookies with peanut

butter and place a lollipop stick on top of it, followed by another cookie. Then, dip your cookie stick into

your melted chocolate (either white or dark), covering completely. Use the remaining ingredients to

decorate! Once you are finished decorating, place the pops on wax paper and refridgerate until dry.

 

heartpillowsHEART SHAPED PILLOWS

This craft is great for slightly older kids, or may take a little more participation from mom or dad. To

make cute heart shaped pillows, you need fabric of your choice, a needle, thread, cotton batting, and

straight pins. First, lay your fabric down flat and fold it over twice so that it is doubled up. Next, cut

out half a heart shape in your folded fabric (when you open it you should have two hearts that are the

same size). Next, lay your hearts together so that the wrong side of the fabric is facing out, and use your

straight pins to secure the two pieces of fabric together. Then, stich around the edges of your hearts

until you’re about two inches from closing it. Remove all the pins, and turn your fabric inside out so that

the right side is visible. Next, gently stuff your heart with your cotton batting until it is full, and then

stitch the opening closed.

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    Sandy Jenney says:

    lol.. giggled at the macaroni craft. Made me think of the ones I used to make when I was a kid.

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