Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you may be looking for a craft that your children or students can make for the holiday. Collages are fun and easy to make. A colorful Valentine’s collage also makes a great decoration for your home or classroom. The Valentine’s collages that the children make can also be used as gifts for a parent or friend.
Materials to Make Valentine’s Collages
Many kinds of materials can be used to make Valentine’s collages. You may have a lot of the materials you need for this craft available at your home or in your classroom. The materials can also be found at your local craft, department and dollar stores.
- Valentine’s coloring pages
- Cardboard (old cereal boxes work great)
- A variety of pastas
- Tissue paper
- Paint brushes
- Red cinnamon candy hearts
- Sweethearts candy
- Nerds candy
- Plastic butter knifes or Popsicle sticks
- Small cups of water
Cover the work surface with newspaper to help prevent big messes. Make sure each child has a small cup of water and napkins to use to clean his or her paint brushes. When the children are done making the collages, have them help clean up the work area. When the collages are, ask the children to hang them on the wall for display.
Valentine’s Coloring Pages Collages
Coloring pages can be used to make beautiful collages for Valentine’s Day. Have each child pick a coloring page and glue it to a piece of cardboard to make it sturdier. The children can use the paints to paint the pasta Valentine’s Day colors. Have them cover the coloring pages using the pastas, glitter, pompoms, beads and tissue paper. Let them be creative and decorate them in any way they choose.
Valentine’s Candy Collages
Valentine’s candy collages are fun to make and the candy can be eaten after the collages come off the wall. Have the children cut heart shapes from the cardboard. The children can use butter knifes or Popsicle sticks to spread icing over the over the fronts of the hearts. Encourage the children to decorate the hearts with Valentine’s candies. If there is leftover candy, you can give it to the children as a special treat.
Valentine’s Day is coming soon. Valentine’s collages make great decorations and gifts for other people. Collages are fun to make and the children will have a great time. You may have a lot of the materials needed for these crafts at home or in the classroom. The materials are inexpensive and can be found at many of your local stores.