Arty-Crafty Valentines

MATCHBOX CAR PRINTS

My boys have way too many Matchbox cars—so today we made use of them and created some super-cool valentines. We rolled our old cars through big globs of finger paint, then taped clean cars to our artwork. The finger paints made for easy-peasy cleanup. (If you don’t have extra cars to give away, you can find them for cheap at your local Dollar Tree. You can get finger paints there, too.) Can’t wait to give these to our little friends!

ART SUPPLIES

If painting valentines feels like too much work, give art supplies instead. The kids will love them, and their parents will thank you for not giving candy! Here are our favorite easy ideas.

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ACRYLIC PAINTS

Who doesn’t love a fresh set of paints? Throw in a paintbrush and you’ve got the world’s cutest (and most practical) valentine.

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OIL PASTELS

These can be spendier, but they show your love like no other art supply. Their bright, vivid colors will brighten up any art and craft session! I think they work best when you have only a few valentines to give, such as for friends at a small daycare.

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CRAYONS

Easy, cheap, bright, fun, and can be used for anything. They’re an all-around win for the giver AND receiver.

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COLORED PENCILS

My kids love colored pencils and would be THRILLED to get this valentine. These Kid Made Modern pencils are super fun because each pencil has multiple colors inside it!

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WATERCOLORS

Every kid needs a new set of watercolors. (If your valentine is like my two-year-old, he mixes all the colors and everything looks brown after just one sitting.) Luckily, these paints are super cheap and easy to find. We love the idea of watercolors as valentines, and your mom friends will too!

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