6 Green Crafts for Children on Valentine’s

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I may be a little late to the party with this post, but nonetheless I wanted to share some amazing ideas from brilliant bloggers on how to get your kids crafting this Valentine’s. 

Doing your bit for the environment is an important message that we must share with our children. This Valentine’s Day why not show them more ways we can be kind to our green world… in a fun and inspiring way of course! Make the best out of recycled materials, use eco friendly products and enjoy what nature has to offer us.

You can show the love this Valentine’s with these 6 green crafts for children.

1) Nature Fairy to Show the Love.

I absolutely love these little pinecone fairies! A simple craft for kids who like foraging in the woods and unearthing nature’s materials. The head is a wooden bead and the wings made from felt (which you can also make yourself!) Make sure to swap out the glue for solvent free stuff. Click on the photo to see the step by step. Photo Credit to Twig and Toadstool. 

2) Heart Shaped Crayons

Use old broken crayons to create a thoughtful gift that can be used again. Give away your colourful, marble effect hearts as presents or write your heart felt messages in them. Photo Credit: greenkidscrafts.com 

3) Bee Mine Card Craft

Once an adult has cut the shapes let the children take over with constructing their love bee. Use recycled coloured card or eco paints to turn old paper into new! Simple. Click on the photo to see the step by step! Photo Credit to Housing a Forest & Crafty Morning. 

4) Valentine’s Woodland Walk

There’s nothing better than the woods on a cool, clear day. Pull on your wellies and take the kids off the beaten track. Along the way, turn sticks and stones into subtle Valentine’s inspired crafts so other woodland walkers can feel the love! Photo Credit to rainorshinemamma.com 

5) Stained Glass Heart

Hung at the window these recycled heart shapes will let the sun shine through in warm and fuzzy colours. Re-use a milk bottle to cut the shape from and then simply let the children go mad with tissue paper. Use an eco-friendly glue and some ribbon to hang. See the step by step by clicking on the photo! Photo Credit to Kid’s Craft Room.

6) Food for the Birds.

This time of year can be a struggle for our garden birds as the cold weather makes finding food hard. By making this heart seed, feeder for your garden the local birds will sure love you this Valentine’s Day. As a young child I remember feeling very proud to be awarded with a green badge from blue peter for submitting a bird feed / how to recipe. This simple craft is bringing back the memories! Click on the photo to read the step by step. Photo Credit to mummapappabubba.com 

Well I hope you found something here you can do with the kids over the next few days. Have a wonderful Valentine’s day and please subscribe as my next article is going to be an original eco-friendly craft just for you! Thank you for reading. Carla x 

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