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Everybody loves getting Valentines – especially when they are made by their kids! Here are some great ideas (some easy, some more sophisticated) for kids to express their affection for the people who love them the most – their parents.

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Paper Rose

Create this lovely Valentine paper rose for moms! Stick it on a pipe cleaner, twig or card.

All you need is:

  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Scissors
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Heart Bookmark

How about lovely AND useful gift.

All you need is:

  • Cardstock
  • Decorative paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

 

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Origami Heart

For older kids that can do more than just rotate cardstock, there’s a more challenging folding art: origami.

All you need is:

  • Decorative square paper or origami paper
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Valentine Heart Cards

Cards may be the most expected gift, but only because they really are always so nice to receive.

All you need is:

  • Cardstock
  • Decorative paper or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
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Handprint Heart Tree

Another adorable keepsake to remind mom and dad how little those hands once were for years to come.

All you need is:

  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors
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Wall Plates

A more elaborate creation that looks more difficult to make than it actually is.

All you need is:

  • (Dollar store) White plates
  • Paint markers or porcelain paint
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Flower Brooch

With hearts in abundance all around, choose a flower theme for this lovely brooch.

All you need is:

  • Scrap fabric
  • Button or bead
  • Needle and thread
  • Safety pin or pin backing
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Pretty Paper Flowers

Exploiting further the flower theme, here’s an easy-to-make little-hands-friendly craft that will produce a heart-warming gift.

All you need is:

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler
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Origami Bookmark

Make this love-filled bookmark to become a dear keepsake for the times of relaxation.

All you need is:

  • Square decorative paper or origami paper
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Beautiful Tissue Paper Roses

As with most craft ideas, this one looks way more difficult to make than it really is. But isn’t that the magic of crafts, especially paper crafts?

All you need is:

  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Two large paper clips
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Colored marker pen
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