Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Crafts and Activities
The first craft that we made was a simple white mug from the $1.00 with permanent marker on it, which didn’t quite work out. The claim is that after writing on the mug, it can be run through the dishwasher to seal the permanent marker. Instead, buy a porcelain marker – like this – as our attempted permanent market designed mug has already mostly faded. So sad that we tried the Pinterest permanent marker method, and yes, this qualifies as yet another Pinterest fail.
We made valentines for our family members, and Annabelle made two additional for her friends. In addition, she completed her pen pal letter, enclosing one of the valentines.
We also started some heart shaped cinnamon rolls, and are bringing them to our home-school co-op class featuring St. Valentine. To make heart shaped cinnamon rolls, make your favorite cinnamon roll recipe, or use mine, and when making the roll, simply roll the two sides towards the center of the dough instead of in traditional log fashion, then bake as usual. They are featured, here, on Catholic cuisine. I think if you pinch the base of the heart closer together and put your rolls in the pan tightly, the gap can be eliminated. I will post pictures of mine on Friday.
The children learned about St. Valentine, and were surprised to find out that he wasn’t a chubby angelic creature with wings, carrying a bow and arrow. While I went over the lesson on St. Valentine, the children colored this page.