Valentine's Day handmade crafts warm the hearts of friends and lovers.
There is plenty of variety, and some of the crafts are very simple while others are major projects. Simple or fancy - choose the style that fits the person who loves you.
For a boyfriend or girlfriend, a scrapbooking project or collage is the perfect Valentine's Day craft idea for using photos and other mementos -- like ticket stubs or concert programs -- to recall special times you've spent together.
Craft projects also make for great party directions, or as a fun activity for a kids' Valentine's Day party. Even adults like to handcraft a keepsake to give to a special sweetheart on Valentine's Day to show their love and affection.
To get started, try crafting this easy project for your very own homemade Valentine's Day pop-up card. You can right a special note on the side, or in the heart itself, to show how much you care. Or, simply write "I" and " YOU" on either side leaving the heart in the middle to get your message across!
Valentine's Day Pop-Up Card craft idea
What you'll need
• pink and red constructions paper
1. Take a piece of 8 /12' x 11' pink construction paper and fold it in half.
2. Carefully cut out a heart from the red construction paper (about 7 1/2" long so that it fits
inside your card) and fold it in half.
3. Crease sides of the heart to make flaps to attach to the inside of the card.
4. Put some glue on each of the side flaps.
Attach to the inside of the card as shown.
Heart-in-Hand Valentine Card
This is a fun, clever do-it-yourself Valentine greeting using construction paper, glue and
What you’ll need:
• pink and purple construction paper
1. Use a pencil to trace your hand on a piece of pink construction paper and carefully cut it out.
Next, cut out a heart from red construction paper, making sure it will fit inside your handprint.
Glue a heart onto your paper handprint. On the heart, write a message to your favorite Valentine!
More Valentines Day craft ideas around the Web:
Whether you're looking for crafts to make yourself, for the love of your life, or projects for the kids to make (with a little loving help), these sites will give you plenty of ideas and instructions.
Learning Crafts - Find easy ideas for Valentine cards, mobiles, tissue paper flowers, and printable coloring pages, with the focus
on preschool to elementary age children, but some of the cards are perfect for adults, too.