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Valentines Crafts with Grandkids

By Autumn Pointe,
February 11, 2020

“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” ~ unknown 

February is the month of love and there is no love greater than that of a grandparent and grandchild. The bond with your grandchild is special and what better way to show your love than with a DYI craft? Luckily you don’t have to be a crafting expert or artist to create memorable projects together, just the right supplies, time, and the perfect company, cookies and milk is a nice touch as well! Here are some ideas to start with. 

Family Tree

This project is not only easy but a frameable piece of art. With a black sharpie draw or trace the outline of a tree with branches on a white piece of paper. With a red or pink ink pad add “leaves” in the shape of a heart to form the tree. This is a great combined project as the tree is filled in with your combined fingerprints. Add a simple frame and it will become a piece you will treasure for years. 

You rock! 

This is a fun project for all ages because it involves finding pebbles together before you actually set forth to craft. Set off to find similar-sized rocks and pebbles once you have a collection, paint an 8×10 canvas (we like red). Glue the pebbles with epoxy to form the shape of a heart on your canvas once it’s dried. Once the glue has dried you will be ready to hang your creation on the wall. 

Simple Valentine’s Day cards  

Remember the days when you sat down and made homemade Valentine’s day cards in school? Kick it back old school and get out the crafting supplies for a walk down memory lane. Construction paper, glitter, glue, stickers, and scissors all make the perfect heart-shaped cards. Be sure to make enough for all the special people in your life. 

Make cookies 

Crafting doesn’t always have to include paper and stickers, make a trip to the grocery store and make cookies together! The recipients will love the thoughtfulness of a homemade treat and you’ll appreciate bonding together. Here is an easy recipe to get you started! Don’t forget the milk. 

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