Valentine's Art & Crafts Programs for Children
Valentine's Day approaches, and your little one wants to make something special for you or another loved one. These venues across the Triangle are offering Valentine's Day craft activities for children.
Time for Tots: Have a Heart!
Feb. 3 and 10 – Discover heart shapes in items from the museum’s collection and create a heart-shaped valentine for someone you love. Ages 3-5 with adult. Register online. $1 member, $3 nonmember. 10-10:45 a.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7979. ncmoh-programs.com.
Valentine’s Day MakeShop
Feb. 7 – Create unique handmade gifts made with love to surprise your valentine. Drop-in class. $5 ages 1-adult. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 919-834-4040. marbleskidsmuseum.org.
Valentine Art Party
Feb. 11 – Paint a valentine-themed canvas or make five valentine cards. All ages. Registration recommended. $12-$20. 4-6 p.m. Bull City Craft, 2501 University Dr., Durham. 919-419-0800. bullcitycraft.com.
Valentine Art Activity
Feb. 13 – Kids ages 4 and older create valentine art and enjoy twisted balloons. Free. 6-8 p.m. Southern Home Crafts, 111 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-233-1598.
Dawn ’til Dusk Community Day: Jour d’Amour
Feb. 14 – Kids of all ages make a card for a loved one or go on a scavenger hunt in the galleries during a Valentine’s Day-inspired celebration. Register online for loved-themed sessions of Art Adventures for ages 6-9 or Drawing for Tweens for ages 10-13. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill. 919-966-5736. ackland.org/events-programs/ages-programs/dawn-til-dusk-community-day.
Family Feature: Happy Valentine’s Day, Mother Nature
Feb. 14 – Make homemade valentines for feathered friends, including a nesting ball and bird feeder. Create a card from natural objects to give to a special someone while enjoying a Valentine’s Day snack. All ages. Registration required. $5/family. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Crowder District Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Rd., Apex. 919-662-2850. wakegov.com/parks/crowder.
Make It, Take It: Heart-y Greetings
Feb. 14 – See some valentines of days past and make a heartfelt card of your own. Drop-in program. Free. 1-3 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. ncmuseumofhistory.org.