Valentine’s Day Craft Round-Up
Valentine’s Day as a concept is an easy sell with preschoolers. A day to celebrate love? They are on it. One wonderful aspect of celebrating love is the art activities. There are so many fabulous art activities to choose from! Our classrooms each chose different, yet beautiful, Valentine’s Day crafts to represent the feeling of L-O-V-E.
Teacher Kieva’s Playdoh Recipe
1 cup flour
1 cup water
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/3 cup salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil or baby oil
Mix dry ingredients in pot. Add wet ingredients to pot and mix completely. Put pot on medium heat, stirring constantly (about 4-8 minutes), until it look doughy and a little crumbly. Remove from pot. Let cool until you can knead it. Add food coloring, glitter, or scent and knead it in until it mixes completely. You can use scents like peppermint extract, lemon extract, cinnamon, cooking spice).
In Fremont, teacher Maria’s class is working on a mobile made of painted hearts. First they painted the hearts, then they cut them out. They will glue them on card stock, and finally they will hang them from the ceiling!
Teacher Yadira’s class in Redwood City focused on the card-exchange aspect of Valentine’s Day. Learning to make something beautiful to give to someone else has a special kind of creative energy. They made hand-print cards and will send them to the Los Altos class.