Valentine Crafts for Kids and Teens

Even if you may not celebrate Valentine’s Day yourself, it is still a great excuse to get crafty with the kids! Teens also love making little gifts from the heart, so here we have collected 10 great projects – 5 for little kids and 5 for older ones. But don’t feel as though you can’t make them for yourself too – there’s no age restrictions on having fun!

Five Fun Kids Crafts

 

First up is a cute Toilet Roll Love Bug from Red Ted Art, making use of your empty toilet rolls and any other crafty bit and pieces you have in your craft box!

Wear your heart on a string! This Pom Pom Hearts Garland from Kids Play Box is so simple and so pretty.

Kids love using their hands to cut around, and this Flowering Tree From a Kid’s Hand from Krokotak.com is very cool!

These beautiful little Paper Roses from Dozi Design can be used to make a table decoration or maybe attach them to some twigs and make a bouquet!

If your little person loves making other little people (out of paper), then this video showing how to make a Paper Heart Person from Expert Village is sure to please!

And For The Teens…

Red Ted Art is always a great resource for ideas, and these 3D Paper Hearts are a great example. Decorate them any way you choose, and maybe string them together to make a mobile or garland.

Have you ever made a Pinata? Another brilliant project from Red Ted Art, this DIY Pinata Heart is really pretty and if you fill them with sweets they make a fun party game, and let’s face it – who doesn’t love to whack a pinata? (Although it seems a shame to destroy all that effort!)

Transform a simple hair band into a thing of beauty with pipe cleaners, coloured paper and a few embellishments! This video for a Valentines Day Hairband from Todays Parent shows you how.

Another video, this time from Ventuno Art, show us how to make a really clever DIY Heart Basket which you could fill with sweets or give as a gift. Weave away!

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Finally, how about this DIY Paper Heart Wreath from Blooming Homestead? This is so simple yet so effective when completed. We thought this looked so cool, our lovely work experience student, Emma, made one for us!

Don’t forget to ask us if there is anything in particular you need for your projects. We have loads of materials in stock, but we are happy to track down anything specific if we can! Call us on 00 353 49 952 7424 or email hello@thecraftcabin.ie.

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New Year, New Workshops!

We have lots of exciting new workshops coming up in the next few months, covering various skills and crafts. All the details are on our adult workshops page, but here is a quick overview for you to have a look here to see what we are up to!

As well as the workshops, we have our Kids Club starting again on 22nd Jan from 4pm – 5.30pm and it takes place every first and third Friday . Plus, we have a new Teens Club for over 12yrs and primary school kids who are more crafty, which starts on 29th Jan from 5pm – 6.30pm, and this takes place every second and fourth Friday in the month. Booking is required for these, so please give us a call on 00 353 49 95 27424, email us at hello@thecraftcabin.ie or pop into the shop to reserve a place.

PLUS – our Cabin Fever adults craft club re-starts on Wednesday 20th Jan from 11am – 1pm. Come and join us every Wednesday morning for some crafting, chat and coffee. Bring along whatever you’re working on and pick up tips and hints from others. Its only €3 per week to join in and there’s no need to book. See you there!

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Cool Christmas Crafts!

Ten creative ideas to make your Yule more Cool!

Time to break out the buttons, practice your papercraft, dabble in decoupage, pile on the paint, find your fave felt, crack on with the crochet, and bring on the baubles! We have found ten awesome projects for you to have fun with and make your home extra special this Christmas!

Fab Felts: These Candy Cane Mice from Martha Stewart are a great way to decorate the tree or give as party treats, and if you want to go a bit bigger you could try this amazing Felt Christmas Tree from all-about-quilts.com which has lots of cute felt animals too!

Brilliant Baubles: Pins, buttons and poly balls are all you need for these easy Handmade Christmas Baubles from allthingshandmade.org. Or, if you are an owl lover, Just Craft Enough gets all sparkly to make a Glitter Owl Bauble!

Wonderful Wreaths: An Oregon Cottage.com provides all the instructions you need to make a gorgeous white woolly Pom Pom Wreath, or if you prefer paper-crafting, why not try an amazing 3D Paper Star Wreath – the full tutorial is from Little Birdie Secrets.

Cracking Crochet: Create your very own crocheted Reindeer Bust with this free pattern from Dendennis.nl (which also has a link to other cute Christmas characters!), and you can decorate the tree, hang in your windows, or make a mobile with these pretty Snowflake Ornaments. The free pattern is from Red Heart.com.

Joyful Jars: Winter luminaries look so cozy around the home and make a great gift too! Crafts By Amanda show us how to make a beautiful Snowy Pinecone Candle Jar, and Adventure In A Box shows us how to easily create Magical Christmas Lanterns using only paint and a marker!

We have lots of these materials in the shop, so do pop in to have a look, and if there any other materials you need to achieve these (or any other!) project, just give us a call or message us on Facebook. Happy crafting!