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Pocket Valentine CraftLooking for an easy and fun Valentine craft to make with your children or grandchildren?  Look no further.  This craft fits the bill perfectly.

Every time my 5-year-old granddaughter comes to spend the day with me she asks if I have a craft for us to do.  This week I was looking for something the kids could do as a Valentine craft and stumbled upon this one at Everything Preschool.

Pocket Valentine Craft

Supplies you will need:

  • an old piece of clothing with a pocket
  • fabric glue
  • items to decorate your pocket:
    • glitter
    • buttons
    • silk flowers
    • sequins
    • glitter glue
    • ribbon
    • lace
    • etc., etc
  • Hershey Kisses

Instructions:

Cut the pocket out of the shirt, making sure to cut around the seam or stitching so that the pocket stays intact.

Iron the pocket flat.

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Pockets cut out, ironed and ready.
Provide each child with a pocket and set out all of the items they can use to decorate their pocket.

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Selecting their decorations

Encourage your child/grandchild to decorate their pocket in any way they desire and then watch them create!

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Maggie carefully decorating her pocket.

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Jacob adding generous amounts of glitter glue.

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Zellene showing her unhappiness about sticky glue on her fingers!

Cut a piece of ribbon or lace and help the children to attach it to the two top corners of their pocket with the fabric glue.  Use clothes pins to hold it securely until it dries.

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The back of the pockets showing the ribbon attached.

Place some Valentine candy in the completed pocket.  We chose Hershey Kisses and bite size Hershey Peanut Butter cups.

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Adding candy to the pockets.

Optional:  Use a hot glue gun to secure the ribbon to the pocket.  (This should only be done by an adult, due to the high temp of the glue gun.)  I chose to do this because I wanted a strong, quick drying glue to hold it tightly.  I cut the ribbon then turned up the end, securing it with the glue gun.  I then glued the ribbon, again with the glue gun, to each side of the back of the pocket.  I also checked the buttons and glitter the grandkids had applied and if needed gave them a dab of hot glue to hold them securely!

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Beautiful pockets!

As we were getting ready to take the kids home today, Maggie stated “I liked this craft Grandma”.  I think one of the things she really enjoyed was being able to decorate her pocket in any way she chose.  And in typical fashion, Maggie’s was a labor of love and Jacob’s was just “git ‘er done!”  Such are the special differences between little boys and girls!

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Pockets completed and stuffed to the brim….and happy children!

Download a printable of the instructions here!   Pocket of Kisses printable

This post was shared on the following lovely link parties:  Grand Social     Inspire Me Monday     Merry Monday     Party In Your PJs     Turn It Up Tuesday     Worthwhile Wednesdays     Be Inspired Link Party

{ 14 comments }
Tamuria February 8, 2016, 4:51 pm

What a fun craft! My granddaughters would love this one – have to start sorting the old clothes! Found you on GRAND Social.

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Teresa February 8, 2016, 6:17 pm

Thank you for reading. It was fun, plus easy, which is great! I hope you enjoy helping your little ones create their pockets.

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Kathy February 9, 2016, 2:27 am

Such a cute idea! Going to make this with my grandson 🙂

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Teresa February 9, 2016, 7:53 am

Hi Kathy, Thank you for reading! They were fun for the kids and of course they were thrilled to fill them with candy!

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Chelc | Inside the Fox Den February 9, 2016, 1:13 pm

What a unique valentine! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

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Teresa February 9, 2016, 9:25 pm

Thank you! I’ll be there!

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Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty February 9, 2016, 11:53 pm

These are so cute and clever! I recently did a sewing project using old jeans, and I could use the back pockets for this craft!

Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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Teresa February 10, 2016, 7:46 am

Yes, the back pockets would work great! This craft was fun for the kids and easy for Grandma! I hope you enjoy making them too. Teresa

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Nina Lewis February 10, 2016, 9:24 am

What a fabulous idea! I’m going to have to go through our old clothing and cut out those pockets!

Love the picture of Zellene. She’s such a cutie!

Nina

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Teresa February 10, 2016, 11:08 pm

Thank you Nina. Our little Zellene is full of personality, she keeps us busy and laughing. Enjoy making your “pocket of kisses”! Teresa

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Pamela Shank February 10, 2016, 12:01 pm

What an adorable idea! I have never seen this and would not have thought of it myself. Great post and looks like it was a lot of fun.

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Teresa February 10, 2016, 11:15 pm

Thank you! It was fun, I think it’s a craft that we’ll make again one day. Maybe try out different types of pockets and fabrics! Teresa

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Mary-the boondocks blog February 15, 2016, 3:13 pm

What a great way to spend time with the kids Teresa! They created something beautiful and take pride in their accomplishments and they have the best smiles on their faces!!

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Teresa February 15, 2016, 10:38 pm

Thank you Mary! They really did have fun working on this craft. Teresa

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