Friday, February 8, 2013


Since the weekend is coming up, it might be a good time to do some Valentine crafts with your children. This particular holiday is the perfect time to remind your children of how much Jesus loves them and how they in turn can show His love to others. I'm reminded of two poems I learned as a child. Perhaps you can use them to teach your children, too. 

Jesus is my Valentine
His heart was pierced for me
I cannot tell you why He loved me so well
But He proved it on Calvary!

Another one was:

Love is from the heart
of the Father
The giver of every
good and perfect gift,
For love is
The greatest gift of all.             

And, of course, singing "Jesus Loves Me" while making these fun ornaments will be another reminder of how precious your children are to God.

What You Need:

4 cups of flour 
1 cup of salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
yarn or ribbon
Assorted colors of acrylic paints

Here's what you do:

Mix the flour and salt in a bowl. Pour in the warm water and mix gently with hands. Knead for five minutes. Pinch a small amount of dough from the batch and roll out. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the dough. Punch a small hole in the top of each heart shape. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until hard. After the ornament has cooled, paint or write on each heart. Loop a piece of ribbon or yarn through the holes and tie into a bow. Make some extras to give to friends and family members as a reminder of how much Jesus loves them. ( I put Jesus Loves You on mine)

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