A family that crafts together stays together. For a darling date-night-in or a bonding crafternoon with your kids, check out our favorite crafts below. They’re known to make hearts swell.

Crepe Flowers
Create a bouquet of flowers with your little one. It requires three easy-to-find materials and takes less than 15 minutes. The best part is that these flowers last forever, meaning you and your kiddo never “forget” to water them. Click here to get Red Tricycle’s very own tutorial.

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“Date Night” Jar
“Letting the popsicle sticks decide” is also a fantastic, stress-free and diplomatic way of choosing an activity. All you need is a clean jar, popsicle sticks, a black pen and decorating materials of your choice like ribbons, stickers, paint, etc. Write your activity ideas like “Watch a movie, go to the park,” or “Get ice cream” on the sticks. Keep the jar on the side and whenever you’re ready to spend time together, pull out a stick and go! If you have time, be extra creative and color the popsicle sticks thematically so that you can use the jar for date night ideas with your partner too.

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photo: Personalcreations.com

Crayon Candles
What a great way to take all those colors your kids “don’t like” and turn it into a beautiful craft that’ll warm up any room. You will need to grab a bag of shredded wax, candle wicks and candle holders, which can be easily found at any Michael’s store, but the end result is worth it. Pst – Don’t forget to add fragrance to really spice up the experience! Get the full tutorial over at ramannoodles’ Instructable’s page.

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photo: Jennifer Longaway via flickr

What kind of crafts do you like to show your love? Tell us in the Comments below!