Easy Valentine Craft Ideas for Kids
Like most kids, mine absolutely loves making things for family and friends…
Valentine’s Day crafts will soon be taking over our home as they make valentines and other fun art projects.
So, we gathered easy Valentines craft ideas for kids. Check out our ideas below:
Easy, Homemade Valentine Craft Ideas for Kids
From simple, homemade Valentine’s crafts to Valentine boxes & treats, we love Valentine’s Day. We love everything about showing others how much I care.
If you’re looking for fun & easy Valentine themed craft ideas, we’ve got three great projects for you. Now that my daughter is 3 and into art and crafts, I am beyond excited to create some fun and loveable holiday crafts with her!
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This fun & easy V-Day craft that you can also use in your home to hang up in your home. There are a lot of different variations you can make of this craft.
Check out these instructions for creating this fun craft that doubles as decor. There are step-by-step instructions – with pictures!
Turn leftover empty paper cups into adorable love bugs with this easy kids’ craft.
Get crafty with your kids by painting hearts on rocks. These 11 step-by-step ideas are easy to follow along even for beginning painters. When you are done, give the painted rocks as gifts or hide them as part of the hide-and-seek rock game.
Kids will love making these simple Valentine’s Jello monsters! Plus, such a fun treat to take on the go too…
Make a puffy heart this Valentine’s Day. This heart craft doubles as a fun art project and great sensory activity for kids.
These easy-to-make stamps can be used on all kinds of crafts! If you have toilet paper and tape in your home, then you have all the supplies you need…
If you want to make heart decorations for your home, these heart suncatchers are perfect to hang in the windows! This craft does require some adult supervision as it needs an oven.
Looking for something unique to do on Valentine’s Day? Try a simple science experiment that kids will love!
Looking for a fun craft? Why not make these easy Valentine’s Day origami boxes?
Enjoy some messy-clean fun with these marble print Valentine’s hearts. All the goodness of processed-based art, but with an adorable product at the end.
I Love You To Pieces Heart Craft
This V-Day craft is a great option for toddlers, preschoolers & younger kiddos.
- Mixed colors of paper
- Stick or white glue that dries clear
- A heavy piece of paper to use as the outside lining for the heart shape
I found pieces of an unused scrapbook, computer, and construction paper to find the mix of colors and then got creative to add tissue paper and different embellishments. We chose to use red as the background color for our hearts.
I used an old calendar for heavy-duty paper to cut out my heart. I did the old trick where I folded it in half so the sides matched.
You will be using the outside of the cutout, not the actual heart. I only taped around the sides so the white paper could easily come off when we were done.
I cut all the little pieces of scrap paper for my daughter to glue. She personally separated them all into little piles to keep her colors organized. It is up to you if you want to use white glue or stick glue.
From there I set her free to glue, stick, smudge, create and pile on all the “pieces”.
When she was all done I cut around the white square and slowly peeled off the heart cut out. This would make a great gift for grandparents with the added words “I (we) Love You To Pieces” and the grandparents will adore the sweet valentine’s crafts.
I O-fish-ally Love You Valentine Craft
Glitter, sparkles…what more do Valentine’s Day crafts need?
- Construction paper
- Heart-shaped embellishments and stickers
- Scissors and glue
This project is perfect for kids who love stickers!
There really isn’t any set way to do this project…just let your imagination flow.
I cut out the initial hearts to make the fish’s body and showed my daughter how to line up the hearts as scales.
I found these heart stickers and heart cutouts at a craft store in Valentine’s section. You can also check out the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree for Valentine’s Day craft supplies of all kinds.
We used glue to stick the construction paper together and the heart cutouts. She added the heart stickers where she felt necessary.
I absolutely loved how this turned out and she is very proud to have this one hung high on the refrigerator!
L-O-V-E Valentine Craft
If your kids love to paint, this one is for you!
- Masking tape
- Variety of acrylic or watercolor paints
- A few extra pieces of 4 x 6 paper, color does not matter
- 8 x 11 inches or larger white card stock paper
- Old towel or sheet and wipes for cleaning up paint
This Valentine’s project was a tag team from both of us which made for some messy and fun memories.
I started off by taping “L O V E” on the large white paper. We used a large 12 x 12 piece of paper which I will eventually trim down to frame this project.
The letters were all easy to tape, except for the “O”, as you can see that took a little more effort.
Your children can paint whatever they would like on the paper using different Valentine’s colors and textures.
Let it dry…then add a few more layers of paint. For younger kids, you could also use water-color paints. After the art project has dried for a few hours, carefully peel the masking tape off.
Now you have a finished, Valentine’s masterpiece. You can set it out for all future Valentine’s Days!
Want to skip the mess?
Head over to Kaleidoscope at Crown Center for one of their free family art sessions using leftover materials from Hallmark’s Manufacturing process where your kids can create their own masterpieces to take home!
10 Cute Valentine’s Day Snack Ideas:
If your kids are anything like mine, they love creating fun culinary creations. Here are a few ideas to get you started at home…
- Valentine’s Day Popcorn
- Cuties for your cuties
- Heart Shaped Cookies
- Lovebug fruit cups
- Valentine’s Pretzels
- Valentine’s Day Snack Mix
- Valentine’s Fruit Kabobs
- Heart Wand Snacks
- Oreo Pops
- Cupid’s Arrows
Pro-Tip: Our friends at Taste Buds Kitchen in Leawood have great Valentine-themed cooking workshops.
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