When it comes to fun Valentine’s Day crafts for kids, we love making homemade Valentines together.
We gather together with colorful paper, scissors and glue, and let our imaginations go wild.
Every year I make special Valentines for the kids. They craft some for their dad and grandparents, and also for friends.
This year my son wanted to make a fun Valentine for boys to hand out at our homeschool party.
These awesome Rocket Valentines were fun to make and kids love that they really fly!
But these simple homemade straw rocket Valentines are my favorites by far.
Straw Rocket Valentine
- 1 rectangle (6 x 2 inches) of thick construction paper or cardstock
- 1 large triangle (with a 3 inch base)
- 2 small triangles (approximately an inch or so high)
- 1 bendable drinking straw
- 1 two inch long piece of drinking straw that is wider (think fast food restaurant straws)
- small piece of orange tissue paper
Glue the small triangles to the bottom of the rectangle. These will form the rocket’s wings.
Glue the big triangle to the top of the rectangle to form the rocket’s top.
Using scissors, give the orange tissue paper some fringe and glue it to the back of the rocket’s base. This will be the flames.
Use clear tape to secure the 2 inch piece of straw to the back of the rocket, as shown in the picture below. Also use a piece of tape to flatten the top of the straw and keep it closed.
If you are only making one, you could hand write the message.
We made them for a homeschool class party, so I printed copies of our Valentine’s message to glue to each rocket.
We went with the message: Valentine, you’re out of this world! You could also use, Blast off for Valentine’s Day, or another witty rocket pun.
Once your homemade Valentine is finished, you will insert one bendable straw into the piece of straw that is taped to the rocket.
Now you have a rocket Valentine that will really fly!
Simply blow into the end of the bendable straw. Blast off!
These rocket Valentines are so much fun for kids to make and receive. They are definitely our favorite homemade Valentine for boys.
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Originally posted: Feb 4, 2015