With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, and cold weather making it difficult to spend a lot of time outdoors lately, it seems like the perfect time to share some ideas for Valentine’s Day crafts for tweens.
Here are some of our favourite ideas from around the internet. Tweens can do these crafts on their own or with friends – or join in with them for some quality time together!
Roundup of Valentine’s Day Crafts for Tweens
Washi Tape Heart Photo Frame
Tweens can create this cute picture frame using an inexpensive wooden frame from the dollar store and colourful washi tape. Find out more at modgepodgerocksblog.com.
DIY Disco Heart Necklace
Tweens who love bling will adore these sparkly heart necklaces made using foam hearts and lots of glitter. For instructions, visit thealisonshow.com.
These yarn hearts made from yarn and floral wire are fun to make and look great hung up in a window. Learn how at cfabbridesigns.com.
Dip Dyed Stationery
This dip dyed paper makes a great gift for a friend, or tweens can keep it and use it themselves. Get instructions at poppytalk.com.
Paper Roll-Up Valentine Heart Wreath
Made by rolling up pieces of scrapbook paper, this wreath will make a colourful addition to your Valentine’s Day decor. Find the tutorial at tatertotsandjello.com.
DIY Magazine Heart Garland
Tweens can recycle old catalogues or magazines by cutting out heart shapes and stringing them together for a cheap and colourful garland for their room. Check out letsdrinkcoffeedarling.blogspot.ca for more details.
Rustic Glam Heart String Art
Tweens might need a bit of help with the nailing on this one, but the finished product would make a cute decoration for their bedroom. Get the instructions at thehappyhousie.com.
DIY Paper Hearts Garland
This heart garland is cute and super easy to make and can be used to decorate a tween’s room or anywhere in the house. Learn more at practicallyfunctional.com.
Origami Heart Bookmarks
These colourful origami heart bookmarks are fun to make and tweens can make extras for friends and family. Get instructions at howaboutorange.blogspot.ca.
Rainbow Loom Heart Bracelets
One of the hottest crazes of the past year, tweens love their Rainbow Looms. This heart bracelet is tricky, but definitely appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Find the video tutorial from Justin’s Toys on YouTube.
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