If you’re on the hunt for cute DIY Valentines for kids, you’re not alone! We love a good DIY craft that kids can put together. And…this one earns extra credit because the receiver of the Valentine will also have a little DIY project to look forward to!
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Who doesn’t love stickers? We use them ALL the time to practice fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and more during therapy sessions.
So, why not give them to friends for Valentine’s Day and make them extra special with an added sensory element of surprise?!
Pretty, but practical and easy to make, these DIY Valentines are full of fine motor and sensory fun.
You may remember our DIY Scratch and Sniff Watermelon Stickers from a few summers ago. Today, we are going to use that same concept for our Valentines with one difference – we are going to let the recipient do the work of making their stickers smell like cherry!
What You’ll Need:
–Sticker paper that you can print on
–Cherry Kool-Aid packs (one for each gift bag)
–Small paintbrush (one for each gift bag)
What to do:
Print the heart page of the PDF onto the sticker paper — there will be four sheets of stickers per page. Then, print the instruction cards and gift tags onto cardstock.
Cut each of the sticker sheets into the 4 smaller sheets of stickers. In each clear gift bag, you’ll insert one small sheet of stickers, one packet of Kool-Aid, one paintbrush, and one instruction card.
Hole punch the tag and tie it on with pretty ribbon!
Here’s what your little Valentine will do when she opens her package (these are the instructions that appear on the printable card):
Dissolve Koolaid in water (¼ teaspoon Koolaid to each ½ t of water)
Use the paintbrush to gently paint over each heart with the Kool-aid solution.
Let the stickers dry thoroughly.
Carefully cut out each of the stickers.
Scratch, sniff, and stick!