I am all about getting rid of “stuff” this year! One of the categories that we have the most “stuff” in is crafts. We.have.a.ton.of.craft.supplies. I used to be a scrapbooker. I say used to because really just the other day is when I decided that I could no longer maintain it. I was incredibly inspired by a friend that wrote this. But really, that is another post. Anyway, we have lots of paper and lots of sparkly things and lots of everything else that there may even be a remote possibility of upcycling. I scoured the web and Pinterest for some #upcycled Valentine ideas and found so many!
Below are just 9 of my favorites!
Lacing Valentines with Magazine Sentiments – I LOVE these! We have a gazillion magazines and catalogs laying around and 2 kiddos that are learning to read and write. This is a perfect way to have them practice!
Crayon Valentines – We have a container filled with broken crayons put aside just for this!
DIY Recycled Seed Paper – Just in time for spring!!
Upcycled Valentines – Another one using those catalogues and magazines, these hearts are fabulous!
Love Bugs – Oh my these adorable pink and red bugs using upcycled egg cartons are just perfect!
Flowers – The perfect way to upcycle egg cartons. These flowers were made by mwah and they are simple and fun for the kiddos to make! Oh and gorgeous too:)
Handmade and Recycled Paper Hearts – I used to try and make paper when I was little. It never worked:/I can’t wait to make my dream come true.
Upcycled Animal Favor Boxes – A place to use all of those extra toilet paper rolls you’ve been saving! These are adorable and kids can get super creative too!
Melted Bead Hearts – Who doesn’t have a million stray beads hanging around? Don’t throw them out! These melted bead hearts are perfect for them!
These are just a few to get the ideas started! We’ve also had a fun time crafting the a toilet paper roll made into the shape of a heart, dipping it in paint and making hearts on paper. Of course leftover paint chips make a great medium with which to cut those hearts out too! Fun ways to decorate for Valentine’s Day!
What are your favorite ways to reuse when thinking about classroom Valentines?