Valentines Tea Bags

What you need:
• Tea Bags
• Red Construction Paper
• All Purpose Glue
• Scissors
• Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter

What you do:
• Trace your cookie cutter on construction paper.
• Cut two hearts out of construction paper.
• Remove a tea-bag tag.
• At the end of the string, affix two hearts, back-to-back with glue.
• Let it dry.
• Package bags to give as a present or steep one in hot water and serve.

Heart Bookmark

What you need:
• Heavy Card Stock
• Utility Knife
• Construction Paper
• Glue Stick

What you do:
• Create a template of a heart, about 1 1/2 inches wide.
• Cut out with a utility knife, and trace onto heavy card stock.
• Copy it at 80 percent, cut out, and trace onto construction paper.
• Cut out both hearts, and use a glue stick to secure smaller patterned heart to center of the larger one; let dry.
• Trace bottom half of inner heart with a utility knife, cutting through card stock beneath. Then your valentine can slip pages between the hearts.

Wreath of Hearts

What you need:
• Construction paper
• Heart shaped cookie cutters of different sizes
• Red paint
• Glue stick
• Cardboard 9 1/2″ square or larger

What you do:
• Cut a 9″ circle from cardboard.  In the center of this circle, cut out and discard a 5″ circle.  This is the form for your wreath.
• Lay your wreath form down on your work surface face up. 
• Paint the wreath red. Let it dry.
• Trace the cookie cutters on the construction paper. Cut out.
• Glue the hearts on to your cardboard circle, layering and overlapping them.

Felt Fortune Cookies

What you need:
• Red
• Pipe Cleaners
• Scissors
• Glue
• Fortune inserts

What you do:
• On felt, trace 4½-inch circles.
• Cut out the circles.
• Cut pipe cleaners slightly shorter than the width of the felt circle.
• Using glue, adhere the pipe cleaner to the felt.
• Wait 30 minutes.
• Fold the circle in half along the pipe cleaner.
• Bend the two ends of pipe cleaner towards each other, then insert finger to poof out the sides.
• Assemble the fortune cookies. Carefully peel back one flap of the felt cookie, and insert a paper fortune and a few candies. Fold the flap back over to close cookie around contents.

Heart Ornaments

What you need:
• Red-colored felt
• Heart shaped cookie cutters
• Disappearing-ink pen
• Scissors
• Thread

What you do:
• Trace cookie cutters with a disappearing-ink pen on felt.
• Cut out twice.
• Lightly brush glue onto the back sides of colored-felt pieces.
• Sandwich the light-colored piece in between.
• Let dry flat.
• Hang from a length of silver thread, knotting at top.

Sunflower Frame

What you need:
• paper
• something to color with
• scissors
• glue
• favorite picture
• yellow tissue paper
• green tissue paper

What you do:
• Print out the template.
  •Cut out the template pieces.
  • Glue the flower and leaves onto the stem.  You can glue both onto a piece of     white paper if that makes it easier to hang up later.
  • Glue picture into center of the sunflower.
  • Glue balled up pieces of yellow tissue paper onto the petals.
  • Glue balled up pieces of green tissue paper onto the leaves.

Sunflower Template

Macaroni Jewelry

Macaroni crafts are great activities for children.  On a rainy day or during “down time,” kids can work on a number of different projects.  Making jewelry out of macaroni can be a really fun activity for kids and their parents. 
Macaroni bead necklace can be given to friends or relatives as a cute little gift.

 

What you need:
• Tape
• Food Colouring
• String
• Scissors
• Rubbing alcohol
• Measuring cups
• Spoon

What you do:
1. Pour ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol into a 12 to 16 oz cup and add anywhere from 5 to 15 drops of food colouring.
2. Add macaroni into the cup. Stir until all the colour is absorbed.
3. Spoon the macaroni onto a paper towel and let it dry.
4. Once the macaroni is dry, the jewellery making is ready to begin.
5. Cut the string at the desired length. Wrap one end of the string with tape so that sliding macaroni onto the string will be a little easier.
6. Slide a piece of macaroni all the way to the end of the string and tie a knot around it. This will help prevent other macaroni from sliding off the end.
7.  Continue to add macaroni until the string is full.
8.  Tie each end of the string together to complete the necklace.