As winter and cold freezing weather is in full swing, finding things for younger kids to do indoors is a must. Especially if it is unrelated to tech – TV, tables, and phones become too much in the winter, when you cannot always get outside. Another thing is that it can be hard to find activities that are right for 3 – 6 year old kids. But this simple and fun Valentine’s Day Craft activity will definitely get your kids to pass the time 🙂
This is a VERY easy to make Valentine’s Day Craft, just takes 3 supplies – ribbon, a shower curtain ring and scissors. The best part is it teaches your little one math skills (counting) and fine motor skills too. It is not a messy project, which is awesome. The time it takes to set up and complete is minimal too, which is a total BONUS in my book. Especially, since my kiddos cannot stay seated for long!!
Plus there are plenty of imaginative ways to use this item once it is complete! My kids love to wave it in the air and dance with it. When my kids are done playing with their Valentine’s Day craft they hang it like art on a hook on their bulletin board.
Simple to Make Valentine’s Day Craft Project
- Dollar Store Shower Rings in Clear
- 6 – 7 various ribbons that are Valentine’s related or just different shades of red and pink. (varying sizes is fine) or you can repeat a few if you like
- scissors (safety scissors are OK for older kids)
Total Estimated Cost of Valentine’s Day Craft Project
Dollar Store Shower Rings in Clear come in a 12 pack so each ring costs about 8.3 cents. I purchased 5 ribbons with varying patterns. They are 5/8 inch wide and have a total of 3 yards per roll. Each roll cost $1.00 for a total spent of $5.00. I estimated that I used approximately 2 yards total. Which equates to 66.7 cents. The scissors I already owned, buying a decent children’s pair for a $1.00 is totally possible.
Total projected cost per child: $1.75 (including the scissors)
- Take each of the ribbons and dole out varying amounts, so that you can cut them.
- Cut the ribbons in different lengths, you can make them as short or as long as you want. I made mine between 4 and 8 inches.
- Loop the ribbon over the shower curtain ring, it is OK if the lengths are not exact, after all this is a kids project.
- Tie a knot (or two) tightly, depending on the age of the child you may need to assist. A 5 year old can do this themselves, but a 3 or 4 year old might need some help.
- Repeat the process of looping the ribbon over the shower curtain ring and tying a knot or two to secure it to the ring, with each piece of ribbon.
- That is it. you now have something your child can dance with, waive around, hang on a knob or use as they imagine it should be used!
What a fun and easy project for you to enjoy with your little ones. They will love spending time with you creating and you will love the minimal clean up!
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Looking for great ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a low key way with kids? Check out my post for awesome ideas to spend the holiday together but still connect with your significant other.
Or if you are looking for a fun and free activity to do with the entire family, check out this free printable Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt. It is fun for the entire family!