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Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means it's a great time to stock up on everything you'll need to celebrate the holiday with pizzazz. If you're looking for great ways to get your kids involved, there's nothing more fun than Valentine's Day crafts. Whether you help them out with decorations, cards or gifts, a Crafts2U promotion code could get you deals on the materials you need. Here are a few fun ideas to try.
Hand-shaped cards Store-bought valentines can be expensive, which is why you might want to help your little ones decorate their own cute cards for their classmates. MarthaStewart.com recommends creating hand-shaped cards out of construction paper. Just have your kids trace their hands on a colorful sheet, then carefully cut them out with scissors. Attach a piece of candy, a few decorations and write a fun message. "You're hands-down my favorite Valentine" is a good starter.
Decorative blooms Flowers are a nice gift for any holiday. Have your kids give their teacher a small potted plant for Valentine's Day and save with a ProFlowers promotion code. While these blooms are great on their own, it might be cute to have your children paint the pots themselves. Grab a set of acrylic paints and let them go to town.
Sugar cookies Baking cookies is a great way to prepare for any occasion, and Valentine's Day is no different. You can create festive sugar cookies by using heart-shaped cookie cutters and plenty of red, pink and white sprinkles and frosting. A Candy.com promotion code can get you deals on more edible decorations.
Valentine's garlands Whether you make them out of fabric or paper, Valentine's Day garlands are the perfect addition to any room that needs a bit of extra flair. Have your kids cut out hearts and let them be creative with the decorations. Glitter, buttons, candy and anything else you can provide will work well. Punch holes on either side of the hearts, then string them together with yarn to make a festive banner.
Lovely magnets If your refrigerator is covered with pictures and important notices, it might be the perfect place to add a few decorations for Valentine's Day. Magnets are easy to make. Just buy a few wooden hearts at your local craft store, as well as several magnets. Let your children decorate the hearts with paints and glitter, then glue the magnet to the back. A CreateForLess promotion code could get you 70 percent off of closeout craft supplies.
Heart buttons As a cute way to spruce up your kids' outfits on Valentine's Day, MarthaStewart.com suggests creating button covers out of felt. Stock up on a few different colors of felt and cut out hearts that are a bit bigger than the buttons on your children's clothes. Next, fold them in half vertically and cut a small horizontal slit in the middle. You'll be able to slip the hearts right over the buttons.
Valentine's Day mailbox Get your children riled up for their valentines by helping them create a fabulous mailbox for the occasion. Use a FaveCrafts promotion code to get discounts on paints, glitter, fake flowers and ribbons, then buy a plain mailbox that can temporarily replace your current box. Help them glue on decorations, then set up the box outside. They'll love seeing it as they pass by the house.