Valentine crafts for kids are perfect for some fun and easy activities making use of the beautiful colors you get through chromatography.
Valentine Day crafts for kids come alive when you add drops of water onto marker pen colors.
The colors spray out into fascinating patterns and delicate hues - perfect for decorating hearts and flowers.
Easy crafts for kids are a great choice for making something to mark Valentine Day.
My children William and Catherine found chromatography totally absorbing - even though it's really simple and quick!
You can use chromatography to make beautiful butterflies and flowers - ideal for decorating Valentine Day cards.
If you put marker pen colors on blotting paper and then add drops of water, something magic happens.
The colors split up into their
components and spread delicately up the paper, creating all sorts of
fascinating unexpected effects ideal to use for all sorts of
homeschooling kids crafts.
Easy Valentine crafts for kids like this are great for any age, from those who can only just hold a pen on up to High School.
Because the effects are random it means this is one of those fun homeschool activities where everyone is equal.
Plus, the materials you need for homeschooling fun crafts for kids are easy. You'll need:
Thanks for asking Lydia! I couldn't find blotting paper in the US, but apparently watercolor paper works in the same way..
Why not add your Valentine Hearts to a Party invite to celebrate the Day? Try out these great free printable invitations for Valentines.
It's a good idea to practice on some homeschool blotting paper first to see what effects chromatography gives which you can make use of for homeschooling Valentine Day crafts.
Practice adding water droplets onto dots of color and see how the water spreads out from the wet part to the dry part taking the color with it.
Now you're ready to start the fun by decorating your homeschool heart for Valentine Day.
Valentine Day: Homeschool Hearts
I always struggle to get the shape symmetrical, so I draw half a heart, fold it over and cut round the shape so when I open it out both halves are identical.
To keep these activities easy for small kids, it might be a good idea for you to make a homeschooling heart template and then cut out lots of hearts yourself from the blotting paper.
That way even the youngest can enjoy homeschooling Valentine crafts for kids because all they need do to join in with easy crafts activities is to add dots of color and drops of water!
This pretty homeschool Valentine flower was made entirely by William and Catherine.
You can see they've cut out two flower shapes and put one on top of the other. The homeschool glitter glue adds extra fun!
You can make these homeschooling Valentine Day flower crafts for kids more effective by adding pipe cleaner stalks.
For more fun activities and easy crafts for kids using homeschooling chromatography you could:
The History of Valentine's Day
If you have older children, Wikipedia gives you the history of Valentine's Day, which is a nice interesting thing to know.
There's a great list of Valentine's Day activities for different ages on this site.
Here are some of my most popular homeschooling pages. Click on the pic to go to the page. And - enjoy!
Chromatography is perfect for easy Valentine crafts for kids and you can use the effects to make beautiful creations.