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Valentine's Day Party Ideas for Tweens Tutorial

Tween Valentine Party Activities Tutorial

Wondering what to do for a Tween Valentine Party? These Valentine's party ideas for tweens will keep kids busy afterschool. Invite their friends over for a fun filled Valentine's Day party with craftivities galore. Girls and boys alike will have fun making their own one of a kind snowflake hearts and Duct Tape Valentine Snack Treat Box to use while watching their favorite movie. Enjoy!

Valentine's Day Party Ideas for Tweens Tutorial
Heart Craftivities for a Valentine's Day Party for Tweens.


Your tweens may not enjoy exchanging classroom valentines or making valentine's mailboxes for school, but they probably enjoy eating fun food and having a party. You can make this as a surprise valentine treat for kids or you can have them help make the Valentine crafts as an afterschool activity.

Tween Valentine Party Activities Tutorial
Tween Valentine Party Activities Tutorial.

To decorate for our Valentine's Day party, we made a few heart crafts that are fun for kids of all ages.

First, we made paper snowflake hearts. Want the full tutorial? Click the link:  How to Make Paper Snowflake Hearts.

Once the snowflake hearts are cut out, glue them to a colorful background paper and cut them out. Use these lacy hearts as decorations hanging from the ceiling, placemats, or write fun sayings on them and hand them out as Valentine classroom exchange cards.


How to Make Paper Snowflake Hearts
Make paper snowflake hearts to decorate for a Valentine's Day party.

Using colorful cardstock, make heart sculptures. Cut out two hearts and then cut halfway up the bottom of one, and half way up the top of the other. Slide the hearts together (upside down) to form a 3D base for balloons. Punch a whole in the top of them, and slip a ribbon through to attach a balloon bouquet. They make fun, whimsical table decorations too- no balloons required.


3D heart sculpture table decorations.
3D heart sculpture table decorations.

Next, make heart garland to hang vertically in the window. These are a good scissor skill activity for younger kids. They also work fine motor skills. Fold paper in half, draw half a heart at the crease line of the paper. 

After the heart is cut out, keep it folded and cut two- 1" slits 1-2" apart. Open the heart and weave ribbon or string through the slits.

Using a glue stick (it works just fine) or hot glue gun, attach a pom pom to the end of the garland to give it a whimsical finishing touch.


How to make heart garland for Valentine's Day party decoration.
How to make heart garland for Valentine's Day party decorations.

Surprise the kids with snack treat boxes made from recycled cereal boxes. Make these ahead of time or let the kids choose their own patterns and make their own. 

At the Dollar Tree, we purchased duct tape in various colors. Not only does this decorate the box, it also makes the box sturdier giving it protection against spills or greasy food. 

While shopping, we found little red cups that make perfect Valentine treat holders. Fill them with dip for veggies or yummy candy treats. Ours are filled with Valentine candy conversation hearts.


Valentine snack treat boxes for movie time or after school snacks.
Valentine snack treat boxes for movie time or after school snacks.

Start with a cereal box. They are the perfect size for sitting on your lap. Cut out a large flap for the main course and then cut out two smaller wholes for the mini snack cup and a juice pack or drink holder. Trace the bottom of the cup and juice box to insure you cut out the perfect fit.


Things to do with a recycled cereal box.
Things to do with a recycled cereal box.

Carefully wrap the box in designer duct tape. When going around round the cut-outs, score the tape (cut a slit in the tape before folding it over), this allows for a cleaner, more attractive edge.


Snack box decorated with duct tape.
Snack box decorated with duct tape.

Once your box is covered in tape, attach a heart on the inside of the flap. Personalize it with your child's name or candy heart sayings like, 'Be Mine', 'Your the Bomb', 'Hers', or even 'Happy Valentine's Day'.


Snack treat box for Valentine's day or movie time.
Treat box for Valentine's day or movie time snack.

Place colorful plastic wrap or tissue paper inside the food flap. Then, fold four flaps over on a paper plate to form a square, paper bowl. Fill your food section with popcorn or a mini heart shaped pizza. Click the link for the full pizza recipe tutorial.


 Mini heart shaped pizza for Valentine's Day.
Mini heart shaped pizza for Valentine's Day.

These cute Valentine glasses were a steal at the Dollar Tree. They have lots of fun designs. If your tweens are too grown up for juice boxes, make a special drink for Valentine's Day. Keep scrolling for our easy Valentine's Day drink recipe.


Make a special tween drink for Valentine's Day.
Make a special tween drink for Valentine's Day.

Ever heard of a Shirley Temple? It is a non-alcholic fun, fizzy drink. To make a simple Shirley Temple, fill a glass with lemon-lime soda and then give it a splash of Grenadine. Grenadine is sweet, so a little goes a long way. For a fun version of the Shirley Temple, just add a bit of pink cotton candy. Don't forget to put a cherry on top!


Add a layer of plastic wrap or tissue paper to protect the inside of the box.

How fun was that? Kids will love getting invited to such a fun filled Valentine's party. Once everyone has their snack box, head over to the living room and watch a fun, Valentine's theme movie

Peanuts is always a good choice. Charlie Brown never gets the Valentine he hopes for.


Valentine treat box complete.
Valentine treat box complete.

Tween Valentine party ideas and activities.
Tween Valentine party ideas and activities.

These activities are so easy, if you don't have Valentine's Day plans, you can prep for this party in about 2 hours. So, go make your own fun! Hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day!


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Fill your treat box with Homemade Heart Shape Pretzels.

Valentine's Day Movies for Kids*





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25 Valentine Activities for Kids and the Elderly too

25 Fun Activities for Valentine's Day

Whether you work with an after-school program, in a classroom, or at a retirement community for senior citizens, these 25 Valentine's Day activities are the bomb! We curated all of our heart crafts, recipes, and classroom Valentine projects in one place. Enjoy!

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25 Valentine Activities for Kids Work for the Elderly too
Valentine activities for kids that work for the elderly too.



Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

Valentine Gift Guide


February is cold and dreary which makes it the perfect month to cuddle with your Valentine. Keep your Valentine in the cuddling mood with these Valentine's Day Gifts for her. This Valentine gift guide is full of fun, fashionable, and trendy gift ideas for your best girl. Don't get left out in the cold. Make a bold move and get her something special this year!

This post is a paid partnership with Nakturnal and  also contains Amazon affiliate links.


Valentine Gift Guide for women her girlfriend wife mom

Gift Guide for Women

Jewelry

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, gold is her lover. We all love a little bling! Something shiny in a box is sure to get a squeal. Gold Necklaces for women come in a wide variety. When giving a gold necklace as a gift for Valentine's Day, consider the receiver's personal style, Is she elegant requiring a statement piece or does she prefer simplicity? Thoughtfulness is truly the perfect way to show how much you care. It really is the thought that counts. 

Check out the beautiful simplicity of this gold pendant necklace from Au-Rate.  I've worn it 24-7 since it arrived at my door, it hasn't kinked or discolored. The length is perfect , not too tight around my neck. The best part, it goes with everything. Bling bling!


Gold Necklace for her for Valentine's Day Gift
Gold Necklace for her for Valentine's Day gift idea.


If you like to keep with the traditional Valentine's Day heart theme, heart gold earrings for women in 14k are a smart choice. We especially like the unique design of these gold earrings available from Amazon.



Valentine's day heart jewelry gold earrings
Gold Earrings for Valentine's Day gift.


Subscription Boxes

Everyone loves mail, especially your hardworking wife or girlfriend! When the doorbell rings to let her know a package has arrived, she'll feel like it's Christmas morning. So, give her a Valentine's Day gift that keeps giving with a subscription box designed especially for women. FabFitFun sends quarterly boxes to your door. 

Look at the awesome FULL SIZE items in my #fabfitfun winter box!! Follow @fabfitfun on Instagram. Save with my $10 off coupon code "LORA10" at fabfitfun.com


Valentine's Day Gifts for Her Subscription Box
FabFitFun Subscription Gift that keeps giving!


BumpBoxes are similar to FabFitFun boxes, but they're subscription boxes designed for expecting moms.  No matter if it's her first or her fourth baby, a subscription to BumpBoxes is the perfect Valentine's Day gift idea. You can choose the box based on trimester, expecting mom, newborn box, or even get a box for Daddy!


Valentine's Day Gifts for Her Subscription Box
Gift Idea: BumpBoxes for Newborn.



Chocolate

Forget the flowers. Flowers wilt, some women are allergic to them, and others feel that they're a waste of good money (She'd rather have the cash.) What's not a waste of hard earned cash? Food. Indulge her guilty pleasure with chocolate. Good Chocolate, not boxed chocolate in a variety of flavors, but good rich chocolate. 



Godiva Chocolate Ice Cream Valentines Day Gift Idea for Her



What's better than chocolate? Chocolate Ice Cream, of course! So, for the perfect Valentine's Day date, find a Godiva Boutique in your area, take her on a date for ice cream and surprise her with some bling! Indiana Residents will find a Godiva Boutique at the Fashion Mall in Keystone.



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Chocolate Gifts from Amazon



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Valentine's Day Gifts for Her Gift Guide



10 Valentine Printable Free Clipart Hearts Cartoons and Coloring Pages for Kids

We searched the web for some fun free clipart hearts for Valentine's day for your Kids

Your kids will love making their own Valentine's Cards to hand out to their classmates. Copy, print, and you're good to go make a homemade card. Save images to your computer to print or highlight image and press Ctrl/P together to print. Enjoy!

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10 Valentine Printable Free Clipart Hearts for Cards and Crafts
10 Valentine Printable Free Clipart Hearts for Cards and Crafts.

  • Simple Spiral Heart
free clipart heart spiral
Valentine Heart.


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  • Cherub Tweety Bird with Arrow
valentine clipart for kids free
Tweety.

  • Baby Cherub
Cupid.


  • Max and Ruby Valentine Hearts




  • Valentine Tree


  • Candy Hearts Printable
This isn't clipart, but it is a free printable for our conversation hearts game for preschoolers.



  • Ipod/MP3 Valentine Heart 
Ipod MP3 Valentine
Ipod MP3 Heart Valentine.

free printable abc clipart cartoon font
Fun Printable Font for Valentine Cards.


  • Candy Heart Printable Coloring Page
Conversation heart coloring pages
From www.TheColoringSpot.com visit their site for tons of  fun coloring pages.


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Vintage Valentines CD-ROM and Book *

Unique Valentine Crafts for Classroom

Valentine's Books for Kids*






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*We also use affiliate links, if you make a purchase we get a tiny commission. Kids Creative Chaos participates in the Amazon LLC Associates Program*, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a mean for blogs to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon properties, including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com. We also offer Tapinfluence, Google Adsense, SoFab, and Izea ads here. Thanks so much for helping us keep the lights on! :)



Five Fab Classroom Valentine's Day Crafts for kids to exchange

Valentine list of Classroom Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids from some very Crafty Bloggers.

Does this make you so happy you want to bake a Valentine's Cake? I love to celebrate Valentine's Day with crafts. Here are 5 fun ideas for Kids' Valentines from Pinterest. Enjoy!


Classroom Valentine Crafts for Children Exchange




Valentine's Day Crafts for kids Rolo TNT BOMB
It's Rolo Candy Rolls Bomb from Make it Do blog.

Thumbprint Valentine Craft to exchange
Scrappy Thumb Print Valentine from Simply Kierste blog.


Handprint Valentines for Mom
Thumbprint Roses from All Free Crafts.


butterfly lollipop classroom valentine
Butterfly Buggy Lollipop Valentines from Momma Bee Partyz blog.


Candy Heart Valentine Ipod or Mp3 Player for exchange.
Candy Hearts Ipod/MP3 Player with Reece's Cups from Studio5.KSL.


Happy Valentine's Crafting! 

You might also like Recycled Christmas Classroom Valentine and 10 Valentine Cartoon Clip Art Images.   




Recommended Reading:


Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool*

Snowy Valentine*


OLIVIA and the Perfect Valentine (Olivia TV Tie-in)*



















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Edible Art: Make Syrup and Milk Paint Heart Toast Valentine Recipe for Artsy Kids

Toddler Valentine Craft: How to Make Milk Paint

Give your little ones a happy start with this He'ART toast, the perfect edible Valentine Recipe for toddlers and kids in a highchair. Make syrup and milk paint heart toast. Artsy kids love it! The recipe for how to make milk paint is below. Enjoy!



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Valentine Recipe for toddler kids in a highchair How to make Milk Paint Craft Edible Art
Paint a heart on toast for Valentine's Day.

So easy, even a baby can paint some in a high chair (perfect toddler activity). It's all edible! Wear an apron or bib to protect your clothes from food the coloring! 

To Make Milk Paint Recipe:

2 Tbsp. of Milk per color
Food Coloring
Light Karo Syrup
Paint Brushes
Toast

Get creative make chocolate paint, strawberry syrup paint, Nutella paint, the possibilities are endless. Check out the video at the end of this post for amazing art with toast. How to make edible paint.

Valentine Edible Art Milk Paint Recipe for preschoolers.
Valentine Edible Art Milk Paint Recipe for preschoolers and toddlers.
Edible Art: Make Syrup and Milk Paint Heart Toast Valentine Recipe for Arty Kids
Edible Art: Make Syrup and Milk Paint Heart Toast Valentine Recipe for Arty Kids.

Mix the "Paint". Add 1-2 drops of food coloring and a splash of syrup. The syrup gives it flavor and adds a nice shine when toasted. Mix well. Let your little ones paint to their heart's desire.



Milk Paint Edible Recipe

Set your toaster to the lightest setting and insert toast. If it comes out soggy just toast it again. Congrats! You've just made beautiful, edible art. Make some on Valentine's Day to show them how much you care or leave a special message for Santa on Christmas Eve.

Mayhem, age 2.
Milk Paint Toddler Activity for Highchair



Jake's, age 4.
How to make milk paint.
How to make milk paint.


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Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool


Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (If You Give...)


Valentine Pretzels

Valentine Classroom Candy Holder

5 Fab Valentine Crafts for Kids





Toddler Valentine Craft: How to Make Milk Paint