Valentine’s Crafts for Kids
by Kate Kurka
Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with these homemade Valentines and crafts that are perfect for children of all ages. Use these crafts to decorate your house for the holiday, or pass them along to a family and friends to brighten their day.
Valentine’s Day Craft #1: Handprint Flowers
It isn’t quite time yet for April showers or May flowers but you can make your own bouquet with these adorable handprint flowers from Nanny She Can Do. If you’re looking for a unique twist on this homemade craft for kids, or you have young children you don’t trust with finger paint, try making footprint flower!
Valentine’s Day Craft #2: Rainbow Heart Suncatchers
Brighten up the gloomy winter days with one of these brightly colored suncatchers. Not only will they liven up the space, but everytime you look at them you will think of the time you spent making them with your favorite Valentines. Fireflies and Mudpies has a tutorial of how to make these easy Valentine’s suncatchers in only five steps.
Valentine’s Day Craft #3: Heart Dog Craft
We can’t get over how cute this Valentine’s Day craft for kids is. Perfect for the animal lover in your life, this craft is surprisingly easy to make thanks to these instructions from Crafty Morning.
Valentine’s Day Craft #4: Paint Swatch Bookmarks
This homemade craft is not only cute and easy to make, but everyone from your child’s classmates to Grandma will love (and actually use) this Valentine. All you need to make this craft from Trina’s Day are some paint swatches from your local hardware store, a heart shaped hole punch, and a ribbon to top it off.
You’ll Need: Paint Color Sample Strips, Ribbon, Heart-Shaped Hole Puncher
Valentine’s Day Craft #5: Hole Punched Hearts
This craft from No Time For Flash Cards is perfect for kids of all ages, and the best part is that you probably have everything you need already. Simply cut hearts out from paper (scrap paper would be perfect for this), and punch holes into the hearts. Then string a ribbon through a hole and hang from the ceiling, a window, or anywhere else you would like to show off your handiwork.
Valentine’s Day Craft #6: Nail Heart Art
This Valentine’s Day craft from Green Wedding Shoes is going to take a little bit more planning ahead, but the extra work is well worth it. After you have nailed an outline of a heart into a piece of wood you can let your child go wild with a spool of string creating this piece of artwork. You’ll receive tons of compliments on this cute Valentine’s Day craft, and even more when people find out who the artist is!
Valentine’s Day Craft #7: Windsock
Add some color to your yard with this homemade tin can windsock from Non Toy Gifts. Whether you decide to hang this Valentine’s Day craft from a tree in your backyard, next to the door, or keep it inside, this windsock is sure to brighten your day and the dreary winter landscape.
Valentine’s Day Craft #8: Heart Mason Jars
These Valentine heart mason jars from Mason Jar Crafts Love are such a cute craft to do with your kids and can be customized in so many ways. When they’re finished your child can put her school Valentine’s inside, you can use as a vase for fresh flowers, and so much more.
Valentine’s Day Craft #9: Pizza Paper Plate
This Valentine’s Day craft idea from Surviving a Teacher’s Salary is sure to be a hit—who doesn’t love pizza? Even if it’s not on the menu this holiday, this fun and affordable Valentine’s Day craft is sure to be a hit, no matter which way you slice it.
Valentine’s Day Craft #10: Googly-Eyed Heart
This heart craft is sure to be a hit with your little ones when they see just how silly it is. Find the full instructions from The Resourceful Mama where she breaks down the process into 4 easy steps!
Valentine’s Day Craft Bee Valentine Box
Valentine’s Day Craft #11: Bee Valentine Box
Entertain your little busy bee by making this super cute Bee Valentine Box together. Head over to I Heart Crafty Things to get the buzz on how to create this fun canister. A great place to store all of those Valentine’s Day cards from classmates!
Valentine’s Day Craft Valentine’s Day Mailbox
Valentine’s Day Craft #12: Valentine’s Day Mailbox
Looking for a fun way to tote cards on Valentine’s Day? Mommy on Timeout demonstrates how to craft a DIY decorative Valentine’s Day Mailbox. Perfect for carrying cards to school or for stashing sentimental notes for your little love bugs.
You’ll Need: Washi Tape, 6″ Scotch Precision Scissors, Scotch Fasteners, Foam Sheet (for the 11-inch handle), Empty Tissue Box, Scotch Glue Stick, Colored Tissue Paper, Heart-shaped Cookie Cutter, Pencil with unused eraser
Valentine’s Day Craft Tree with Paper Hearts
Valentine’s Day Craft #13: Tree with Paper Hearts
Love doesn’t grow on trees but this sweet sentiment is rooted in affection. Easy Peasy and Fun shows how to make this lovely Tree with Paper Hearts door decoration in just a few simple steps.
Valentine’s Day Craft Valentine’s Day Heart Man
Valentine’s Day Craft #14: Valentine’s Day Heart Man
Cupid doesn’t have anything on this lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day Man. Crafty Morning shows how to make the silly character out of red plastic party cups. Mom will love the laughter he brings!
Valentine’s Day Craft Heart Buddies
Valentine’s Day Craft #15: Heart Buddies
He’s all heart (and big googly eyes) and a super clever way to spread some love with your little one. Fireflies and Mud Pies shares simple directions to create this funny Valentine.
Valentine’s Day Craft Homemade Crayons
Valentine’s Day Craft #16: Homemade Crayons
My Frugal Adventures shares a colorful expression of love with this DIY homemade crayon making idea. What could be better than coloring and doodling with these pretty heart-shaped crayons?
You’ll Need: Tupperware Bowl, Silicone Heart-Shaped Mold, Old Crayons
Valentine’s Day Craft Handprint Love Birds
Valentine’s Day Craft #17: Handprint Love Birds
What an adorable and handy idea for fun Valentine’s Day cards than these Handprint Love Birds? Kids Craft Room has step-by-step directions and a video tutorial on how to make these super “tweet” greeting cards.
Valentine’s Day Craft Pine Cone Love Bugs
Valentine’s Day Craft #18: Pine Cone Love Bugs
Your littles will love creating these lovable little creatures out of pine cones! This fun craft idea for Pine Cone Love Bugs from Fireflies and Mud Pies is a great activity for the kids and a cute keepsake for Mom.
Valentine’s Day Craft Conversation Heart Picture Frame
Valentine’s Day Craft #19: Conversation Heart Picture Frame
What a sweet way to say I love you! Happiness is Homemade shares step-by-step instructions on how to make this super cute Conversation Heart Picture Frame. The perfect Valentine’s Day decoration to craft with the kids.
Valentine’s Day Craft Piece of my Heart Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine’s Day Craft #20: Piece of My Heart Valentine’s Day Card
Everyone knows that Mom loves her little one to pieces, and this Piece of My Heart Valentine’s Card is perfectly fit for sharing your affection on February 14th. The Soccer Mom Blog shares a video on how to make this super sweet, sentimental card.