OK, I know things around here were busy last month, but it does seem like Valentine’s Day has snuck up on me. Thankfully, I’ve gathered a few ideas for Valentine nature crafts that look kid-friendly, simple and fun.
1. Painted Heart Rocks
Our nature-inspired Valentine last year was simple to make and a big hit with friends. We only needed a few items to make it happen: acrylic paint, a paintbrush, a black sharpie and a rock.
2. Birdseed Ornaments
What’s better than a Valentine gift for the birds? Plus, making birdseed ornaments is a perfect slow activity for cold winter days.
3. Heart-Shaped Land Art
Everything from leaves, flower petals, sticks, rocks and pinecones can be used to create heart-shaped land art.
4. Chalk Hearts
Turn your sidewalk into a display of heart art. Or snap a photo of your creation and turn it into a Valentine card.
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5. Ice Hearts
Is it freezing outside where you live? We had loads of fun creating ice art earlier this winter. Use a heart mold and food coloring to create a Valentine ice heart perfect for snowy settings.
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6. Pressed Flower Keepsakes
Instead of a bouquet of roses, make pressed flower keepsakes. We placed our favorite flower petals between two paper towels, then put a heavy book on top. After a few days, the petals were dry and flat. Use clear contact paper to turn your flowers into bookmarks, ornaments or whatever you can dream up.
7. Flower Seed Pockets
I adore the idea of giving away flower seed pockets for Valentine’s Day. Design Mom’s simple tutorial calls for burlap, gardening string, potting soil, seeds and scissors.
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8. Nature Valentine Cards
Nature Rocks has made it really simple to download some adorable nature-themed Valentine cards for kids. Kids can personalize them with nature-themed stickers or doodles.
9. Handmade Valentine Cards
Sometimes simple ideas are the best. Consider making Valentine cards with items from nature like Adventure Tykes did.
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