For the Love of Valentines! (9 Cupid-Inspired Avtivities)

Ahhh, Valentine’s Day. To parents, February 14th could mean anything from a makeshift candlelight dinner squeezed into a busy schedule to an after-Valentine’s Day, 75% off box-o-chocolate special. Maybe you’ve planned ahead and called 6 months in advance to reserve a table at a romantic restaurant (good for you!) or maybe you won’t do anything at all (gasp!).

But to kiddos, Valentine’s Day means glitter and glue, heart-shaped everything, and the excuse to wear pink and red for days on end. Sugar cookies and pink frosting are household staples for the first half of February, and loooove is in the air. Whether your cupids-in-training are creative valentines, sweet valentines or active valentines, we’ve got a little something sweet for everyone.

Check out my Red Tricycle article for some kid-friendly, cupid-inspired Valentine’s activities and events!

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Valentine’s Day Playdough

For a quick morning craft, we whipped up some Valentine’s Day playdough, adapted from my Batman Playdough post.  Add some pink, purple and/or red food coloring, a pinch of glitter and tadah- playdough straight from Cupid’s heart.  I stuffed some into a lone mason jar, wrapped some twine around the top, added a tag and called it a playdough Valentine; a perfect goodie for any Valentine’s Day party. 

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Here are some other V-day crafts that I love:

Stained glass hearts from Martha Stewart.

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Here’s one I remember making when I was a kid.  From AuntAnnie.com

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A cute wall hanging from Crafts Kaboose.

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Some heart-shaped crayons for your little Cupids to make their own Valentines with.

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And pretty much everything from this blog.

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Happy V-day Crafting!!