Valentine’s Day Paper Plate Craft

Grab some paper plates, craft paint and your prettiest ribbon and make this adorable Valentine’s Day Paper Plate Craft!

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Last year my daughter Sophie’s preschool class made these adorable Valentine’s Day treat bags from paper plates to collect the cards she received from friends. We decided to make a new one for this year.

Here’s what you’ll need to make one:

  • 2 paper plates
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Stuff to decorate with: stickers, markers, glue, sequins,etc.

Fold each paper plate in half. With rounded sides facing, insert the side of one plate inside the other to make a heart shape. Staple in place, making sure that the middle section remains open to make a pocket.

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Let your child decorate it with any decorative craft items he or she wishes. This is one of those flexible crafts where you can use anything you have around the house so get creative! Sophie painted hers pink and decorated it with glitter glue, sequins and stickers.

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You can also turn this into a educational activity about color mixing. We didn’t have any pink paint so we mixed red and white together, and Sophie was really excited to see how it blended together into pink.

Just the night before we’d read The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon. The book is a tale of two kittens who set out to mix colors until they make all the colors in the world.

After the plates are decorated, hole punch both sides and tie a ribbon in between for carrying. Now it’s all set to collect Valentine’s cards!

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  1. What a fun project idea, Linda!!! Thank you for sharing! XOXO

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