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4 Easy Valentine Crafts to Make with Your Child

Posted on Feb 10, 2020

With Valentine’s Day 2020 just around the corner, we’ve gathered some of our favorite Valentine’s Day themed crafts. Spend an afternoon or evening with your child making and decorating some valentine crafts with your favorite Doodle Hog products!.

 

Tissue Box Monsters

Looking for something to hold your child’s valentine’s in? These cute monsters are made from empty tissue boxes.


You'll Need

  • Empty tissue box
  • White paint
  • Dab and dot markers
  • NoYo crayons
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors 
  • White construction paper
  • Optional: pom poms, glitter, feathers, buttons

Instructions 
  1. Start with your empty tissue box and remove any plastic wrapping. Cover the outside of your box with a coat of white paint. Let dry.
  2. Start decorating your tissue box with our Dab and Dot markers and NoYo crayons. Try mixing colors or creating patterns as you go.
  3. When you’ve completed decorating, add eyes using glue and googly eyes. Try using different sized eyes, one large eye or grouping small eyes together.
  4. Continue to decorate your tissue box with glitter, pom poms, feathers or stickers.
  5. Add teeth to your monster by cutting out triangles from white construction paper and tape or glue to the inside of your tissue box mouth.
  6. Optional: write your child’s name on the side of the box.



 Heart Bookmark

We love this craft as a non- candy option valentine to pass out in school.

You'll Need

  • NoYo Crayons
  • Dab and Dot markers
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Craft Knife
Instructions
  1. Take a piece of paper and draw a heart (we used a cookie cutter as a template).
  2. After tracing your heart, make a photocopy about 75% smaller. Print on cardstock.
  3. Before cutting out your hearts, decorate one side of each shape with our Dab and Dot markers (we like our pastel set) or NoYo crayons.
  4. Once decorated, cut out your hearts. Glue the smaller heart in the center of the larger heart, let dry.
  5. Once dry, have an adult trace the lower half of the inner heart with a craft knife, cutting though the two layers of paper in a “V” shape. This will allow your heart to slip through your favorite book. 


Heart Wall Hanging

This is a simple project to make with any child and decorate your home years to come.

You'll Need

  • Dab and Dot Markers
  • Ribbon
  • Construction paper
  • Heart template or cookie cutter
  • Pencil
  • Tape or glue

Instructions

  1. Cut out number of hearts, one for each letter of your child's name
  2. Have child decorate their hearts using our Dab and Dot pastel markers
  3. Spell your child's name, one letter per heart
  4. Cut out cloud shape
  5. Glue the back of the hearts to some ribbon, attach to cloud, hang

 


Negative Space Paintings

Practice stamping and dabbing while making a colorful masterpiece for your fridge or to give to a loved one!

You'll Need

  • Dab and Dot markers
  • Paper
  • Heart Template (or draw your own hearts)
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock

Instructions 

  1. Cut different sized hearts out of cardstock and place it over a second piece of paper.
  2. Using your Dab and Dot markers, dot around your heart, remove the shape
  3. Continue to stamp around your paper using the different sized heart shapes.

 

Dab and Dot Heart Worksheet

Try our 101 Dab and Dot booklet. Our heart template is on page 152


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