We’re full of creative ideas for Valentine’s Day crafts for kids! Here’s another one of our favorites…
There’s nothing better than getting flowers as a gift, especially from a child. Your little one will love making this beautiful flower heart art.
And with the added benefit of fine motor skills practice, it’s the gift that keeps on giving! Be sure to add this to your list of Valentine’s Day crafts for kids.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-Red construction paper
-Buttons (or any other crafting supplies you want to use)
What to Do:
Draw a dot on the white paper as a visual guide for your child, indicating where the center of the flower will be. Have the child glue each point of their heart onto the dot in a circular pattern until it begins to look like a flower with petals.
They can continue to layer their hearts if they would like a 3 dimensional look, or try curling up the ends to add some more 3D texture!
Next, glue a button (or sequin or pompom) onto the flower’s center. Have your child draw his own creative stems and leaves on his flowers.
How to Change it Up:
-The larger the heart pattern, the easier the scissor skills challenge. Change up the size depending on your child’s skill level.
-Have a kiddo who is not ready for scissors yet? Find a heart stamp that just requires a push. Your child will still benefit from motor planning how to turn the stamp to create the flower.
Skill Areas Addressed:
Fine motor skills, grasp, bilateral coordination, visual motor integration, visual perceptual skills
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