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Time to Spread the Love
February 12, 2018 • By Michelle Ioannou

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by helping your child create valentines for siblings and family members or a bouquet for someone special! Then enjoy some of our favorite books celebrating the happiness of love.

 
  

 
 

Make a valentine butterfly (with or without the lollipop!)

valentines day butterfly

You will need:

  • Construction paper (multiple colors)
  • Lollipops/pipe cleaners/popsicle sticks
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes and stickers (optional) 

 

Directions:

    1. Fold a piece of construction paper in half, and cut out the letter “B” with the fold as the flat side.
    2. Fold a second piece of construction paper in half, and cut out a letter “B” smaller than the first with the fold as the flat side.
    3. Open out the pieces so they are two butterflies. Paste the smaller set of wings onto the larger set of wings, aligning the folds.
    4. Decorate the wings with markers, construction paper cut-outs, and/or stickers.
    5. Re-fold the wings together and cut two slits in the middle of the “B” an inch apart.
    6. Open the wings and slide the lollipop, a pipe cleaner or a popsicles stick into the slits.
    7. Paste eyes onto the center stick/pop and give to special person

This activity has been adapted from Mama Melia

 

 

Make a flower bouquet!

valentines day flower bouquet

You will need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Cupcake liners, tissue paper, or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes and stickers (optional) 

 
 

Directions:

    1. Bend one end of a pipe cleaner.
    2. Thread a cupcake liner (or a circle of tissue paper or construction paper) up the pipe cleaner to the bend.
    3. Dab the center with glue and scrunch into a cluster.
    4. Repeat with four additional liners/pieces of paper.
    5. Fold the pipe cleaner to create the stem and twist together leaving 2-3 inches
    6. Bend remaining end of pipe cleaner into a leaf.
    7. Attach by twisting onto the stem.
    8. Attach multiple flowers together by twisting the bottom parts of the stems.
    9. Spread the love!

 

This activity has been adapted from Parents.com