Here’s a simple Valentines day decor DIY that even a 9 year old can do. (I know, I made some of my students try it.) Younger children can do this craft with supervision as long as they are able to cut in a straight line.
All you need is tissue paper in two to four different colours, ribbon (thicker is better so the pieces will stay where you want them) and stickers.
Seriously, this craft could be practically free if you have these things around the house. I bought my supplies at the dollar store and the total came to seven dollars.
You can do a multicoloured banner like mine, or stick to all one colour for a more subdued look. I think this would be more grown-up looking in gold and blush pink.
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Start by folding the sheet of tissue paper in quarters. Cut the long folded side, leaving about 2-3 inches at the top. To get even-looking smaller cuts like these, cut in the centre first, then each of those halves, then each of those halves. *Make sure you do not cut all the way to the top!!*
Now comes the fun part, unroll your sheet! My students really enjoyed their “spiders.”
Roll from the middle, then twist and loop around. Seal your pouf with a foam sticker. String on your ribbon, hang, and enjoy!
When the holiday is over, let your kids use the tissue paper as cheerleading pompoms, or save it for next year.
Looking for more Valentines Day ideas? Try out these 12 Stay-at-Home Valentines Day Dates or these no-skills-required Valentines cupcake decorating ideas.
What do you think? Do you have any cheap and cheerful decorating ideas for Valentines Day?