No matter your feelings about Valentines Day as holiday, any excuse to indulge in a special meal, some bubbly, washed down with sweet chocolate treats – oh, and a few extra hugs & kisses! – in the dead of winter is a reason to celebrate!
If you’re looking for something creative to do with incredibly lovely results, here are some fun art activities to keep you and your loved ones busy during these short and chilly days.
Valentines Window of Painted Hearts
Get everybody out of that February funk with a few paper doilies and the kid’s favourite colours. Makes for the perfect festive, mid-winter window decorations!
Place a doily in a shallow plastic container, add a few blobs of colour and then throw in a ball to roll around to help little fingers spread the paint.
Beautiful, messy family fun!
Shaken Painted Hearts
Here’s a great painting activity that keeps all the mess contained inside a pizza box!
If you want your kids to get a little movement – get their shake on! – with super festive and creative fun results with minimal mess this is a no-brainer.
Find a container that can be closed pretty securely. Cut out paper hearts of all sizes from colourful construction, or another heavier weight paper, and tape (double-sided is best) them inside.
Throw in some random small toys that can be cleaned easily – think texture! Add a few blobs of paint, but not directly on the hearts. Close up your container, seal it with tape if you think it’s required.
Shake, shake, shake… shake your booty!!!
Open it up… go at ‘er again if you want. Shake, shake, shake your way to beautiful, active, art!
For older kids and adults….
Felt Coffee Cup Cozy Sleeve
Make something totally cool, useful and, even better, reusable!
Pick your colour, dig out the old pinking shears and snip away. If you’re good with a sewing machine, sew up a decorative seam or simply look to the handy, dandy glue gun to seal it up.
Protect your loved ones digits and, with simple felt and scissors, make the perfect and customized coffee cup cozy sleeve so they can pass on the cardboard.
Felt Lip Balm Holder/Keychain
We can’t say enough about this incredibly practical idea! And perfect for Valentines Day kisses!
If you or your honey is perpetually chappy and always on the search for lip balm here’s the answer… attach it to car or house keys and it will always be handy.
No more excuses for that special someone to be crusty!
Thanks to Martha Stewart for these great ideas!
In the spirit of love, here’s another great idea that will warm hearts well beyond your own…
Come down to the shop and enjoy some great savings while you help provide for an invaluable community service. We have extended our fundraising efforts for the Columbia Valley Food Bank, at a time when they are feeling an extra pinch for resources – food and cash!
Show the love this Valentines Day!
Buying flowers and chocolate? Decor items? Flowering plants? It doesn’t matter. Donate $5 to the Food Bank and get 10% off your purchase; donate $10, get 20% off!