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13 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Published on Feb. 08, 2021

To children, Valentine’s Day is represented by hues of red, sweet cards and tasty treats. This year, your child may feel deprived of sharing goodies and words of affirmation with friends and classmates, so we have some ideas on how to make your February festive with 13 kid-friendly craft and activity ideas!

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Fingerprint Heart Tree

How cute is this? Not only will this craft be great to hang on the fridge, but it’ll help you remember just how tiny your little one’s hands once were. 

What you need:

  • White Cardstock
  • Paint (Brown, Red, Pink, Purple -- or any color of your choosing)
  • Tissue paper
  • Pencil
  • A hand!

See how to make this craft here!


“I Love You To Pieces” 

I Love You to Pieces craft photoAn easy craft to do with items you probably already have around the home! Plus, it’s a cute art piece to give away and brighten someone else’s day!

What you need:

  • White paper
  • Pencil or pen (just something to write with)
  • Different colored paper (red and pink would make this festive, but any colors do!)

See the final product and the step-by-step instructions here! Or, we've created a handy PDF template, here.


Cotton Ball Heart Painting

Whether you’re wanting to hang a festive piece of art on the refrigerator or up the game to a canvas to hang on your wall, this craft is sure to bring some joy to your home.

What you need:

  • Small white canvas or white cardstock
  • Heart foam piece (you can also use a cut out paper heart)
  • Paint (Any red and pink shades)
  • Cotton balls
  • Clothes pins

Start painting away! See a video of the steps here.


Paper Plate Heart Wreath

I would hang it on a door, I would hang it on a chair, I would hang this anywhere! (This craft requires the use of scissors, so make sure there’s either adults around or safe scissors for the little ones!)

What you need:

  • Paper (cardstock or construction)
  • Paper plate
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Heart template (printable at end)

Check out the directions on how to make this paper plate wreath here.


Heart Wreath

Remember those paper chains we made as kids? We’re talking the same concept, but adding some Valentine’s Day flair!

What you need:

  • 3 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock paper
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Start your stapling by reading through the blog post where this craft originated.


Valentine’s Day Windsock

Are you a collector of empty toilet paper rolls and looking for a creative way to reuse them? Here’s the perfect, festive craft opportunity.

What you need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Red paint
  • White paper
  • Tissue paper in Valentine color pallet
  • Single hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Yarn/String/Ribbon for hanging


Love Bugs

This craft may require purchasing supplies you don’t already have, but these love bugs are too cute to not include in this list! Bonus: you can hide these around the house as a little reminder of how much your kiddos are loved.

What you need:

  • Large Pom-Poms
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Googly Eyes
  • Foam Hearts
  • Hot glue gun

Learn how to make these lovable creatures here.


Glitter Heart Bottles

While crafts are fun to make and display, these glitter heart bottles are a sensory activity that are perfect for preschool aged kiddos. 

What you need*:

  • Empty plastic water bottle
  • Heart shaped glitter
  • Clear glue or light corn syrup
  • Water
  • Glue gun

*There are different varieties to this activity, using items you may already have at home. 

Click here to see the other variations of this project and instructions on how to make this at home!


Thumbprint Heart Bookmark

This bookmark is a cute and easy craft that can be used throughout the years!

What you need:

  • Red and white card stock or construction paper
  • Red stamp pad (or red paint)
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon (red, white, pink)
  • Scissors
  • Designer edge scissors
  • Glue

Start making the perfect trinket for the book lover in your life here.


Q-tip Painted Heart

Valentine's Craft blog thumbnailCotton tips have a million different uses -- and now they are a kid-friendly paintbrush! 

What you need:

  • White cardstock
  • Paint
  • Q-tips
  • Scissors
  • Waterdish

Start the painting masterpiece and see the full instructions here.

Magic Milk Experiment

Not every child wants to make a Valentine’s Day craft. For a child that would rather create a festive experiment, we have a couple ideas!

What you need:

  • Milk
  • Dish soap
  • Food Coloring (red and pink)
  • Cake pan (Extra points for heart shaped cake pans to make it more festive)
  • Cotton swabs or cotton balls

You can find steps for this and the next activity here.


Melting Heart Skittles

This science activity if perfect for preschool aged kids who love colors (and parents who love eating Skittles that aren’t used in the experiment). 

Here is what you will need:

  • Package of Skittles (Valentine’s Day ones are the most festive)
  • Warm water
  • Plate that is slightly curved in

Valentine’s Day Card

Homemade cards are an opportunity to simply let kids use their creative spirit! Grab any kind of paper, pens, paint -- and whatever crafty additions you have laying around -- and create a one-of-a kind card. (Don’t let them forget to sign their name!)

In celebration of the season, encourage your kids to make any of these crafts and mail or drop them off to loved ones as a way to safely spread some Valentine’s day cheer!