DIY Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Maria Provenzano is making some fun DIYs that kids will love.

Materials for DIY Unicorn Cups

  • Paper Cups
  • Small Marshmallows
  • Clear Cone Shaped Party Bags
  • Curling Ribbon
  • Marker
  • Foam Sheets or Foam Hearts
  • Hot Glue Gun/ Glue
  • Scissors

Materials DIY Fringed Love Bug Bags

  • Crepe paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape or glue
  • Brown paper bags
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners

DIY Candy iPods

  • Construction Paper
  • Candy Hearts Box (Or other Rectangular Candy Box)
  • Ipod Face Template (Download below)
  • Hot Glue/Tape
  • Yarn
  • Mini Reese's Cups

Directions for Unicorn Cups

-Fill the party bag with marshmallows and tie off the end
-Glue the party bag onto the paper cup, upside down
-Glue your ribbons in front of and behind the marshmallow bag, creating the mane
-Cut hearts out of your foam sheets and cut them in half. (I actually found foam hearts at the store and cut those in half)
-Glue the half-hearts (ears) on either side of the marshmallow bag and mane
-Use your marker and draw eyes on either side of the cup
-Optional (add any of your favorite rainbow or glitter unicorn embellishments!)

Directions for Love Bug Bags

-Cut the crepe paper to the same size as the width of the bag
-Use the scissors to cut fringe into one side of the crepe paper leaving about a 1/4-1/2 inch uncut at the top
-To speed up the process, you can cut about 3 sheets at a time
-Place the double-sided tape, or glue, on the uncut part of the crepe paper
-Place onto the brown bag, starting at the bottom, and working your way up
-Repeat until the entire bag is covered
-Fill with candy, and use tape to secure the bag shut; optional
-Use the glue gun to add the eyes to the front of the bag and the antennas to the back of the bag.

Directions for Candy iPods

-Wrap and glue the candy heart box with your construction paper and cut it to fit the candy box
-Cut out and glue template to the front of your ipod (Fill the ipod template with your favorite songs, either on the computer or with pen.)
-Cut and glue a 12 inch piece of yarn onto the top of your candy box (This starts the headphone wire)
-Cut a 4 inch piece of yarn. Tie the end of this yarn piece 4 inches down from the other end of the longer yarn piece. Cut away excess.
-Tape two mini reese’s cups to the ends of the yarn pieces
-Gift to your favorite music lover!

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