Valentine’s Day Crafts

Who is Ready to Fall in LOVE with a Craft?

As promised, our team is sharing a few great crafts to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Grab your supplies and your loved ones and enjoy a hands on experience!


CRAFT 1: MARBLED HEARTS

There is something special about making marbled art. It’s a favorite with kids of all ages because they get to get their hands messy while making the art. It’s a favorite with mom’s because it’s a fairly easy craft to setup with beautiful results! I use shaving cream – make sure to purchase a can of foam NOT GEL shaving cream. Here are the instructions:

  • SUPPLIES
    • 1 can of foam shaving cream.
    • 8 x 11 Card stock white paper
    • Colored card stock paper (if you want)
    • Food coloring or liquid water color paint (I used food coloring)
    • Butter Knife or scraper
    • Skewer or chopstick
    • Nice sized casserole/cake dish ( 9 x 14 or 9 x 16)
  • INSTRUCTIONS
    • Fold one sheet of your card stock paper in half to make a folding card. On the cover, draw a heart and cut it out. This is your heart template. You want to make sure it will fit onto the cover of a standard 8 x 11 card or whatever sized card you want to end up with. Trace the heart shape onto more card stock as for as many cards as you want to make.
    • Cut out the hearts. This is a great thing to have the kids doing while you prepare the shaving cream!
    • Lay a bunch of newspaper around the table you are using as the food coloring will stain if that is what you are using! Fill half the dish with shaving cream.
    • Using the food coloring, drop 3 drops of each color you want about 2” apart from each other. Remember these will blend so be mindful of what colors you want to end up with!
    • Using the skewer or chopstick, gently swirl the dye. DON’T OVER MIX! You want distinct colors!
    • Get your heart shape and place the paper onto the colored shaving cream. Just lay it on top and then lift it up. We found the color stayed on the card better if we left the shaving cream on the heart for a minute or so.
    • When ready, get the butter knife or scraper, and scrape off the shaving cream from the heart shape. This will leave the color on the card in neat marbled designs.
    • Let your hearts dry for a day and then glue them onto the front of your card. For added fun, paste your marbled heart onto a piece of contrasting card stock and then place on the front of your card. I like putting ours on black to make the marbling really pop!
    • Write your Valentine’s message on the inside and deliver!

      Shaving Cream Art
      The kids had so much fun with this hands on craft!

CRAFT 2: THREAD HEARTS

I found this on Pinterest and had a lot of fun. It was a bit more time consuming than I expected but the results are pretty cool. This is also a great way to get rid of any left over embossing thread or yarn you haven’t used.

  • SUPPLIES
    • Card stock (8x 11 or whatever size you want the cards to be)
    • Embroidery floss or yarn of whatever color you like.
    • An embroidery or yarn needle
    • A pencil

      Fun with thread for Valentines Day.
      Our finished product, beautiful Valentines Day hearts!
  • INSTRUCTIONS
    • Lightly draw a heart in the size you want on the cardstock. A fatter rounder heart works better than a skinny one.
    • Using the needle, poke holes along the line of the heart you drew, placing a few millimeters between each hole you poke with the needle. If children are going to be doing this, make the spaces a bit farther apart. For older kids, place them closer together. Do this all around the heart you have drawn till it is perforated all along the outline of the heart.
    • Thread your needle with your embroidery floss or yarn making a knot at the end.
    • Using the threaded needle, start at one end of the heart placing the needle through one of the holes you made earlier. Span the heart, taking care not to cover the ‘V’ of the heart. I found that when re-entering the heart, use a near-by hole so that you are not threading the back of the heart, only the front.
    • Keep crossing the heart – back and forth until all the holes you made around the heart have been used. Then tie off the thread on the back of the card. This makes a great card to write a simple note onto.
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5 Love Languages

Learn the Language of Love

Learning a second or third language is always beneficial. Being able to communicate with more people is always useful, and can help advance your career. Not to mention the social doors being multilingual can open.

There’s five languages, though, that are universally understood.  In some ways, they are the most allusive for most people. However, you can easily become proficient if you are willing to try. They are the love languages.

How Many Love Languages Are There?

Author, Gary Chapman the love languages. He presented five languages that cover the entire scope of human interactions. Every person “speaks” a combination of these five.

Learning which language you understand best, as well as what language speaks best to your loved one can transform your relationship.

What Are the Five Love Languages?

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In his book, Chapman, devotes a chapter to each of these languages. A specific combination of these languages speak to each persons heart and steer how they show love to others.

Words of Affirmation –

Speakers of this language yearn to be praised. They need to know that other value what they do. They thrive on verbal affirmation as well as written love notes.

Quality Time –

Spending time relaxing together. Sharing a favorite activity. Planning an afternoon of uninterrupted time. All of these are the nuances of this love language. Speakers long for others to clear their schedule and focus on enjoying each others’ company.

Receiving Gifts –

This is not just a desire to be showered with trinkets or treasures. A speaker of this language isn’t focused on the money spent. Instead, they find pleasure and reassurance in the thoughtfulness, effort, and love put into choosing the gift. Even small gifts speak volumes to their hearts when done with affection.

Acts of Service –

This love language is expressed in doing not being or buying. Folding the clothes, sweeping the floor, painting the garage all make speakers of this language swoon. They live not just to be served, because most are very industrious themselves, but thrive on small actions done with love.

Physical Touch –

Like, the Faith Hill song, speakers of this language love the way they are loved.

Ooh, I love the way you
Love the way you love me
There’s nowhere else I’d rather be
Ooo, to feel the way I feel with your arms around me
I only wish that you could see the way you love me

They yearn to be loved with outward demonstrations, saying “I love you” is nothing compared to showing.

Why Learn the 5 Love Languages?

Just as speaking the native tongue while traveling will make your journey easier and more comfortable, speaking the love language of your loved one will improve your relationship. Who doesn’t want to understand their significant other better?

Since everyone speaks some combination of these languages, this has a wider benefit, too. Building relationships, understanding our neighbors near and far is a recipe for unity and peace. Becoming proficient in the languages of love can have global impacts.

How Can I Learn the 5 Love Language?

Like any other language, learning these takes study and a bit of work. The good news is it will not take you years to master.

Joining a study group or course is the easiest way to become fluent quickly. At Global Learn Day we love learning. Our mission is to bring together the One Planet, One People. We also love providing educational opportunities for all.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we are teaming up with Online Training Institutes to let our friends and followers learn these special languages for FREE!

Coupon Code LOVE will give free access to the 5 Love Languages Mini-Course until February 14th! Give more than a gift this Valentine’s Day, give the gift of understanding and better relationship by learning to speak the oldest language in the world–the language of love!

 

 

 

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