For Christmas this year our decorations were scarce. My little boy, who we have come to call "Hulk" was a little too curious to warrant anything on tables, shelves or ornaments on the tree. So now that he is getting into his toys I wanted to do some decorating for Valentine's Day. So, enough rambling on--here is a craft that you can do.
I took my super cheap muslin ($.59 a yard) traced hearts and people. Stack the shapes, each object has 4-5 layers of fabric. The hearts have a red fabric on either side, the people are just muslin. Then sew around the edge of the people, and around the hearts. To make the hearts stiffer I quilted different patterns in each heart. Not too complicated, but fun. Then I made a chain of hearts and people and pinned it up to my less than thrilling mantle.
This would be a good project to have kids help with. They would be good and making the pattern of people and hearts.