Soap Balls and Bubble Bath
4 cups of soap flakes
1 cup water, divided in two
1/2 tsp. food coloring
Mixing bowl measuring cups and spoons, large spoon
1/2 cup shampoo
1. Measure the soap flakes and put them in the mixing bowl.
2. Add food coloring to the soap.
3. Add small amounts of water. Stir until the soap pulls away from the sides of
the bowl. It will form a ball. The mixture should be thick, not sticky.
4. Roll small amounts of the soap mixture into balls. Use your hands to do
5. Place the finished soap balls on a foil-covered cookie sheet.
6. Allow the soap balls to dry for a week.
1. Combine 6 teaspoons of baby oil, 1/2 cup shampoo, and 1/2 cup water in a
2. Put a lid on the container and shake it.
3. Write Directions: on a note to go with the bubble bath. It should read
"Add a few tablespoons of bubble bath to warm bath water."
Valentine's Day Mail Boxes
Misc. Crafts Supplies
Cover the shoe box with red construction paper, and cut a mail slot in the
top. Decorate the box with paper scraps, material scraps, stickers, what ever
Accordion Valentine Hearts Craft
Heavy construction paper
Colored markers or paints
To start, cut a long narrow rectangle from heavy paper, then fold it into
four equal squares, accordion-style. Then glue down a different heart for each
square, using photographs, wrapping paper or other paper. If desired, a border
can be created with a thin line from various markers or watercolors that have
been unevenly mixed so that they form a changing, rainbow border.
Valentine Heart Magnets
1 cup of salt
1/3 cup of water
1/2 cup of cornstarch
1/4 cup of cold water
Food coloring and/or tempera paints
Heart cookie cutter
Store bought magnets and/or pin backings
Hot glue gun
Make the clay:
Heat salt and 1/3 cup of water over medium high heat for 4 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Remove from the heat and add cornstarch and 1/4 cup of cold
water. The mixture should look like thick mashed potatoes, stir until it
thickens, then let cool for a few minutes before kneading. If the dough seems
too sticky at first work in extra cornstarch as you knead. Add food coloring if
Using a rolling pin or hands flatten the dough to 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch
thickness depending on your preference. Using the cookie cutter cut out hearts.
Place them on a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper and let dry. They should
stand and dry for 1-4 days.
After the hearts are dried completely, they are ready to be painted. Using the
paints decorate the hearts. Be creative. After the paint has dried you can
varnish or shellac them for a shiny finish. Using the hot glue gun attach the
magnet or pin backing.
Amazing Sparkling Valentine Heart
Red, pink or white paint
Paint a large heart with red, pink or white paint. While the paint is still
damp, sprinkle some salt over the painting. The heart will sparkle when it
2 Sheets of White Paper
Various Sizes of Paper Hearts
Put hearts on 1 sheet of paper and place other sheet on top, paper clip
together to keep them from slipping, rub the side of the crayon over the
surface of the paper. Hearts will appear like "magic".
Valentine Day Candy Craft Candle
1 York Peppermint Pattie
1 Roll Lifesavers
Ribbon for decorating
For the base, take the Peppermint Pattie and wrap it in foil
or fold the corners under and tape. Glue a bow to the top of the Peppermint
patty. Cut out the center loop of the bow. Take the outer wrapping off the
Lifesavers roll. Don't remove the foil wrap. Tape a Hershey Kiss to the end of
the Lifesaver roll. This will create a candle.
You can use other types of rolled candy such as Mentos, Rolos, Spree etc. Tape
the bottom of the candle into the bow where the center loop was removed. You
can decorate the candle with ribbon or stickers. Tip: Use ribbon criss-crossed
around the candy and to a red candle add a chocolate heart candy.
Valentine Puppet Craft
Red construction paper
4 Large rubber bands
- Cut two hearts of the same size from red construction paper. Make them
bigger than your hand. Cut 4 1 inch hearts from the red paper for the puppet's
hands and feet.
- Cut each of the rubber bands so that they form elastic strings. Glue the
rubber bands to the sides and bottom of one of the large hearts to form the
arms and legs of the puppet.
- Glue the tops of the two large hearts together with the ends of the rubber
bands between them. Leave the bottom part open to slip your hand in.
- Glue a small heart to the end of each elastic arm and leg. When the puppet
has dried completely, draw a face with markers.
Valentine Photo Frame
1- plain wooden photo frame
Several boxes of candy hearts (different sizes)
Gloss finish spray
Instructions: Glue the candy hearts onto the wood, all around the photo
frame. Spray all with gloss finish. Place your favorite Valentine photo or poem
inside the frame.
Craft Valentine Place Mats
Tissue or other fine paper (9"x12")
Red construction paper
Clear self adehsive plastic
Begin with a rectangle of tissue or other fine paper, 9" x 12".
Fold it 3 or 4 times, keeping the edges together as perfectly as possible. Cut
pieces from each side as you would cut a snowflake, but make a number of
half-heart shaped cuts.
Each child can make 3 or 4 and then choose the favorite. Glue it to a larger
piece of red construction paper. Cover both sides of finished mat with clear,