Here is a very easy project that I am often asked about. It seems every year this simple project is appreciated by preschool teachers, Sunday School teachers and homeschoolers. It is simple, not messy, and makes a lovely gift. You can use it as a Valentine’s project for Sunday School or instead of a verse place a quote or a “to” and “from” and Happy Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Craft for Sunday School
- Construction paper
- Card stock
- Pipe cleaner
- Terracota Planter
- clay or hot glue (to make sure the pipe cleaner stays put in the planter)
- Confetti or shredded paper (to fill planter)
- Cut out heart shapes from construction paper. You can cut out several of them in sizes small to large in order for you to layer them.
- Stack the hearts for a layered effect for one side and make enough for the back side of your project. Glue each heart to keep them secure.
- Print out a verse, quote, or saying, on a piece of card stock.
- Cut the card stock in the shape of a heart and glue to the other hearts you layered.
- Take a green pipe cleaner and tape to the back of the hearts you have a verse on. Then take the other stack of layered hearts and glue over the pipe cleaner. This way the pipe cleaner will be covered completely and you can enjoy the project from both sides.
- Mold a piece of play doh or clay into a ball and place in the bottom of the terracotta planter.
- Stick the pipe cleaner in the ball of clay so it holds securely and appears to be a flower planted in the pot.
- Fill the surrounding area of the pot with confetti or shredded paper to cover up the clay.
- Tie the ribbon around the pot in a pretty bow.