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iCLIPART.com - Great Valentine's Day Craft Ideas for Kids. ~ February 2014

iCLIPART.com - Great Valentine's Day Craft Ideas for Kids. ~ February 2014

Jan 29, 2014

Great Valentine's Day Craft Ideas for Kids

Winter winds chill these days, but as we move slowly towards February there is one heartwarming thing to look forward to Valentine's Day.

While traditionally we think of sending messages or giving symbols of love to our romantic partners on Feb. 14, acknowledging affection for others close to us is also common. Little ones in particular enjoy creating special Valentine gifts for Mom and Dad and with images from iCLIPART.com teachers can devise imaginative ways to help them say I Love You to their parents.

What we've chosen to do here is a flower made by one of our staff for her granddaughter, using two iCLIPART.com images. The first is an easy-to-snip illustration of a simply daisy outline #395861. It can be coloured either with a crayon or, for subscribers to the site, online.

The leaf (#396103) was also coloured before two copies were printed and a personal message added. Next the flower was taped to a wooden kebab skewer (a pencil would work too) before the 'stem' was wrapped in green pipe cleaners. Finally the leaves were attached, then we put a wrapped-chocolate candy in the centre. (A sucker would work too, but you would need to attach it right after the flower so you can wrap the stick with the pipe cleaner as well.)

And there you have it. An easy-to-make, sweet treat for Valentine's Day, or any day when flowers and candy say it best.

In conducting our search for ideas we came up with a number of other possibilities that could be made with iCLIPART.com images, so thought we'd suggest a few. To start, why not create a banner with a special message using some of our lovely alphabet collections: http://tinyurl.com/n5rhpjw, http://tinyurl.com/nkdw9jw, http://tinyurl.com/pbxaaaz and http://tinyurl.com/neokndv.

Choose the ones you like, print them on sheets of paper, then attach them to enough string or ribbon to hang them in a suitable place.

Another suggestion is to fill some small clear packets with potpourri, soap, bath salts or candies. Select a nice image, perhaps something like #178589 to print on a tag which can then be used to seal the package.

For the book lover, here are step-by-step instructions from Martha Stewart's website to create a bookmark using clipart: http://tinyurl.com/ouz9d5h.

Mugs are the perfect starting item to create a special one-of-a-kind gift. Purchase a plain dollar store mug, print letters or select a font or image from iCLIPART.com and glue them to the mug. This website tells how: http://www.ask.com/question/how-to-print-on-mugs. Finally, fill the mug with candy hearts or kisses.

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"Thanks iCLIPART I love what you do, what you have and how you offer it. You're the best."
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A Featured Collection:

Snow is all around and there's lots of winter still ahead of us. People who love the season's sports are making the most of it, throwing rocks, shooting pucks and hitting the slopes. This featured collection of illustrations from iCLIPART.com has them all. Winter Sports Clipart

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