Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids

Think of your Valentine and then think Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids!


Follow my step-by-step projects for Valentine's Day and you and your children can make a Basket of Flowers, bursting with colourful fun foam blooms, or some old-fashioned Crepe Paper Roses.

And as Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without a card, you can make my Bouquet of Flowers card or the 'Be My Valentine' card too.

And, of course, all of these simple Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids projects can be adapted to suit other events and occasions throughout the year.

Just feel free to add your own twist to my designs!

 

 

 

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Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids - Project 1
Basket of Flowers

Basket of Flowers

You will need:

  • Thin white and pink card (or colours of your choice)
  • Pencil, ruler, scissors and glue or double-sided adhesive tape
  • Foam or paper flower and heart shapes (you can use the templates in this PDF file)
  • Green paper modelling straws
  • Green crepe or tissue paper

 

To make the basket:

  1. Draw the template below onto thin white card.

  2. Cut out around the outside lines, cut along the four dotted lines, then score and fold along the solid lines.

  3. Glue the four square corner tabs you have created to the inside of the side sections to form a simple rectangular box as the base for your basket.

 

Basket of Flowers template
  1. Cut a strip of white card 21cm x 2.5cm for the handle and another strip of pink card 21cm x 2cm. Stick the pink strip centrally on top of the white strip. Glue the ends of the handle to the inside of the basket at the middle of each of the shorter sides.

  2. Decorate the handle with 2 small foam or paper hearts.

  3. Cover the outside of the basket with woven paper pieces to create the basket effect. Make these sections as follows:
  • Cut 6 strips of pink card measuring 11cm x 1cm and 6 strips of pink card measuring 9cm x 1cm.
  • Cut 40 strips of white card measuring 3cm x 1cm.
  • Lay out 11 of the small white strips vertically side by side.
  • Weave one of the 11cm pink strips between the white strips at right angles and use glue or double-sided adhesive tape to secure the white strips to the pink strip along the bottom of the white strips.
  • Weave a second 11cm pink strip so that it sits tightly on top of the first and so that pink squares always appear next to white squares to achieve a basket-weave effect. Secure all the ends.
  • Repeat with a third 11cm pink strip and secure all the white strips to the third pink strip.
  • Trim off any excess length or height and stick this first woven panel to one of the longer sides of the basket.
  • Repeat for the opposite side and then use the 9cm pink strips to make covers for the two shorter sides of the basket in the same way.

To make the flowers to fill your basket:

  1. Cut green straws to make flower stems of the length you require. Flatten one end of the stem and glue to the back of a foam or paper flower. Add a circular centre to the flower if required.

  2. Flatten the other end of the stem and fold at right angles to enable you to glue the stem to the inside base of the basket.

  3. Repeat with the other flowers to fill your basket.

  4. Fill in around your flower stems with pieces of crumpled green crepe or tissue paper. This will help to support the stems as well as cover the base of the basket.

I hope you enjoy making this Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids project.

It does take a little while to make but I hope you'll agree that the end result is worth the time and effort.

This would make a lovely project for Mother's Day too!

 

 

 

Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids - Project 2
Crepe Paper Roses

Crepe Paper Roses

You will need:

  • Green paper modelling straws or plastic drinking straws (for stems)
  • Red and green crepe paper (or colours of your choice)
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors

 

Here's how to make these cheerful, long-lasting flowers:

  1. Draw a petal template as shown below:
Crepe Paper Roses template
  1. Take a strip of red crepe paper approximately 63cm long and 10cm high and fold into a concertina of 9 rectangular sections approximately 7cm x 10cm.

  2. Place the petal template into the centre of the concertina and cut right around the template to make 9 separate petals.

  3. Stretch each of the petals slightly at the centres using your thumbs to give the petals a bit of shape but take care not to tear the paper.

  4. Take a straw and attach the first petal around one end with sticky tape. Keep this first petal almost closed to make the centre of the rose.

  5. Now add a second petal to the stem, slightly more open than the first. Secure with sticky tape.

  6. Continue working round the straw stem adding one petal at a time to build up the rose in layers. About 9 petals should be enough for a reasonably-sized rose but you may wish to add a couple more.

  7. When you are happy with the size of your rose, cut a strip of green crepe paper approximately 2.5cm x 8cm and cut the edge as shown:
Crepe Paper Roses trim
  1. Attach this piece around the base of the flower head to finish off.
  2. Repeat to make as many roses as you wish.

 

Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids - Helen's Handy Hint:

If you don't have any green straws, you could also wrap the straws in green crepe paper along their whole length to finish off the stems.

 

 

 

Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids - Project 3
Bouquet of Flowers Card

Bouquet of Flowers Card

You will need:

  • Thin card and paper in assorted colours - eg white, red and green
  • Paper punch - daisy - approximately 2.5cm diameter (or cut out the small flower shapes from this PDF file)
  • Paper punch - very small flower - approximately 0.75cm diameter (optional)
  • Small foam or paper heart shape
  • Mini 3-D double-sided adhesive foam pads
  • PVA glue, glue stick or double-sided adhesive tape
  • Pencil, ruler, scissors and felt-tip pens or coloured pencils
  • Envelope


Just follow these step-by-step instructions to create this Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids card design:

  1. Take an A5 piece of white card and score and fold in half to form a basic A6 card blank.

  2. Cut about 9 thin strips of green paper of varying lengths up to approximately 10cm. It is best to cut them slightly longer than you need as you can trim off the ends later.

  3. Punch out about 15 flower shapes from red paper and some smaller flower shapes from white paper. (I have used a daisy punch for the red flowers with a 2.5cm diameter and a very small flower punch about 0.75cm diameter for the white flowers). Alternatively cut out the small flower shapes from this PDF file.

  4. Place the stems down onto your card one at a time (at varying angles to form the bouquet) and stick into place by attaching a red flower at the top of the stem. Do this with about 9 of the red flowers until you are happy with the shape of your bouquet. Make sure that the tops of the stems are hidden by the flowers.

  5. Then attach a small white flower to the centre of some of the red flowers already on the card to add interest. (If you don't have a small flower punch, small white circles will do - try using the waste from an ordinary hole punch).

  6. If you have some mini 3-D double-sided adhesive foam pads, you can add some extra dimension to your bouquet by attaching another layer of about 5 red flowers over the top of your original design. I have added small white flowers to the centre of each of these red flowers for extra detail too.

  7. Write an appropriate greeting onto a rectangle of white paper or card, mount onto a slightly larger rectangle of red card or paper if required, then stick at an angle close to the flower stems to look like a tag attached to the bouquet.

  8. Stick a small red foam or paper heart over the stems and the corner of the tag as shown or make a bow with some red ribbon.

  9. Trim off the ends of the stems as necessary, making them different lengths if required.

  10. Cut a white paper insert approximately 13.5cm x 20cm, fold in half and attach to the inside of your card with glue or tape.

  11. Add your own special message inside and any other decorations as required.

 

Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids - Helen's Handy Hints:

Don't forget to decorate the envelope as well to make your Valentine card extra-special.

If using the templates from this PDF file and you don't have a colour printer, try printing the page of flower outlines onto coloured paper or thin coloured card or simply print onto white paper and colour in with felt-tip pens or pencils.

I hope you enjoy making this Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids project. This design would also be ideal for Mother's Day - just create the bouquet using Mum's favourite colours.

 

 

 

Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids - Project 4
Be My Valentine Card

Be My Valentine Card

You will need:

  • Thin card and paper in assorted colours - eg white, pink and green
  • Foam or paper heart shapes
  • Heart-shape paper punch (optional)
  • PVA glue, glue stick or double-sided adhesive tape
  • Pencil, ruler, scissors and felt-tip pens or coloured pencils
  • Envelope

 

Just follow these simple steps to create this Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids card design:

  1. Take an A5 piece of pink card and score and fold in half to form a basic A6 card blank.

  2. Cut a piece of white paper or card approximately 6cm x 9.5cm. A piece of textured paper or card works well if you have some.

  3. Cut a stem and 2 leaves from green paper or card and stick into place on the white card.

  4. Take four small pink foam or paper hearts and arrange as shown to form a flower. Glue into place, so that you just cover the top of the stem.


Helen's Handy Hint: 

Place one heart down first and then place another opposite, aligning the points of the hearts. Repeat for the other 2 hearts and you should have the 4 hearts evenly spaced.

  1. Stick your mounted picture onto the front of your pink card about 1.5cm down from the top.

  2. If you have a small heart-shape paper punch, punch 4 small hearts from pink paper. Stick one heart over each corner of the white paper rectangle. Alternatively use some very small foam shapes or stickers.

  3. Write or print a "Be my Valentine" greeting (or message of your choice) onto white paper or thin card and stick to the front of your card below your picture.

  4. Cut a white paper insert approximately 13.5cm x 20cm, fold in half and attach to the inside of your card with glue or tape.

  5. Add your own special message inside and any other decorations as required.


Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids - Helen's Top Tips:

Don't forget to decorate the envelope as well to make your card extra-special.

If you don't have any foam or paper hearts already, print and cut out the shapes from the templates in this PDF file.

If you don't have a colour printer, try printing the page of heart outlines onto coloured paper or thin coloured card or simply print on white paper and colour in with felt-tip pens or pencils.

 

I hope you've enjoyed these Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids.

Don't miss the many other Valentines Day crafts for kids right here at Kids Crafts Made Easy.

Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

 

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