As a mom, it’s easy to see all of the wonderful, intricate Valentine’s Day activities folks are doing with their little ones. But sometimes, you just want an easy and simply craft you can do in 10 minutes that won’t take much effort. Does that feel like cheating? No. That feels like reality.
So rather than trying to rack your brain for eye-popping ideas, make things a little easier on yourself and make this super simple and easy Valentine craft sticker heart. Your child will enjoy the activity and get some amazing fine motor practice peeling all of those stickers and cutting with scissors, which means stronger handwriting down the line. Take that, easy craft! There’s some educational benefit to it, too.
Materials you’ll need:
- Stickers (loads of them — and admit it, you know you have a box of loose ones lying around in the house somewhere)
- Construction paper
- Scissors (child-friendly if your child is going to make her own heart)
- Hole puncher
- Trace out a large heart onto a piece of construction paper
- Have your child cut out the shape of the heart
- Even if they can’t complete the heart, have they start cutting it. Scissor practice is an awesome way to get those fine motor skills down.
- Load the heart up with tons of stickers
- Encourage your child to overlap and fill in every space. Don’t peel the stickers for her. Working on getting those suckers off of the sticker sheet is another way to sneak in fine motor practice
- Punch a hole toward the top of the heart
- Thread a piece of ribbon through the hole and tada!
- Have your child write her name on the back and give it as a Valentine card or hang it in her room as decoration
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!