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Quick Activities for Valentine’s Day

When we received a box of crafting goodies this morning, Crevette (6 years 6 months) was beyond excited, and immediately got started on Valentine’s Day crafts.

Valentine's Day - 10 Minute Crafts - Materials

We spent under an hour on our crafty activities, and we managed to make all these, as well as a couple of other cards I forgot to include in the photo:

Valentine's Day - 10 Minute Crafts

When Crevette and Beanie (4 years 4 months) decided to make cards, I left them to it as they could hardly go wrong, and I love it when they make things without any adult input. It just shows what they really love. Clearly, Beanie is into precious stones (or plastic ones, who knows?). They absolutely loved using the glitter pens we were sent, and I was grateful for those as it meant using glitter without the worst drawback of all: getting covered in glitter from head to toe (for a month).

Valentine's Day - 10 Minute Crafts - Beanie's Card

I have to say I was completely won over by the ‘micro dots’ we were sent. I have always loved making things, but until today, I had never come across those fab little glue dots. All you have to do is place whatever you want to stick on the sheet of tiny dots, peel off and stick. It is just like double sided tape, but quicker! Although I love crafts, I have no patience whatsoever, and anything that makes life easier is a winner in my books!

Valentine's Day - 10 Minute Crafts - Bostik micro dots

Crevette then spent about three minutes making a ring for one of his girlfriends. He also decorated the box it would go in.

Valentine's Day - 10 Minute Crafts - Making a Ring and Box

When I realised I was not really needed, I joined in with the cutting and sticking and made a couple of cards.

Valentine's Day - 10 Minute Crafts - Hearts and Glitter

I then cut some felt, using one of the foam hearts we had been sent as a template, and started making a felt heart ornament.

Valentine's Day - 10 Minute Crafts - Felt Heart Ornaments - Cutting Heart Shapes

I did not want to dig into my crafting supplies to look for stuffing, so I used a cotton bud instead.

Valentine's Day - 10 Minute Crafts - Felt Heart Ornament in Progress

Crevette wants to keep it for himself!

Valentine's Day - 10 Minute Crafts - Felt Heart Ornament

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone?

Valentine's Day - 10 Minute Crafts - Felt Hearts

If you are looking for quick and easy activities to try with your children, why not give a go to our toilet paper roll bunnies, reindeer lanterns, paper cup dragon, finger painting, bath painting, thumbprint art or even make your own play dough?

Disclosure: Bostik sent us a selection of crafting supplies free of charge as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers’ Club. All photos and opinions are my own.


  1. Eva
    15/02/2015 / 9:08 am

    Quelle créativité ! Tu as des vraies artistes en herbe ! J’espère que tu à passé une très belle weekend !!

    • Mel
      15/02/2015 / 10:35 pm

      Oui, merci! J’adore avoir ces colis de choses avec lesquelles on peut bricoler, et les loulous sont conquis à chaque fois.

  2. Fiona Chick
    15/02/2015 / 11:38 am

    That’s a neat little pack. Finley loves ‘jewels’ and glitter, and we enjoyed making cards over that we never sent!). You guys were really productive in a short space of time! x

    • Mel
      15/02/2015 / 10:30 pm

      They wanted to keep everything, but I convinced them to send one of them to my nan!

  3. Adorna
    15/02/2015 / 6:34 pm

    Well done children they look fab. Cotton buds what a good idea, I have three grand children who live on the farm next to my bungalow we also do crafts.Their ages are 5, 8, and 8. But Luke is only here 2-3 nights a week, due to a breakup. But they all like messing with card and glue. Speak to you again. Adorna xx

    • Mel
      15/02/2015 / 9:09 pm

      I bet your grandchildren love making cards, too. You should check my toilet paper roll bunnies. I bet they would have fun making those, and you probably have everything you need at home already.

  4. 15/02/2015 / 8:24 pm

    They are the best crafts I have ever seen a 6 year make! 🙂

    • Mel
      15/02/2015 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks Nagi. Lots of fun and improvisation.

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