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Valentine’s Crafts for Kids

by Kate Kurka


Valentine’s Crafts for Kids

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 handprint flower

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!

 

You’ll Need: Watercolors and Poster PaintScissorsMarkersClear Dry Glue

 

Valentine's Day Craft suncatcher

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.

You’ll Need: Heart Template, White Cardstock, Tissue Paper, Scissors, Foam Paint Brushes, Clear Sheet Protectors, Mod Podge, Pen

Valentine's Day Craft heart dog craft

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.

You’ll Need: Two White Pom Poms, One Black Pom Pom, Pink and White Cardstock Paper, Scissors, Glue, Googly Eyes

Valentine's Day Craft paint swatch bookmark

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 hole punched hearts

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.

You’ll Need: Scrap paper, Hole Puncher, Scissors, Ribbon, Painter’s Tape

Valentine's Day Craft diy string heart

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!

You’ll Need: A Piece of Wood, Spray Paint, White Paper, Box of Nails, String or Yarn

Valentine's Day Craft wind socks

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.

You’ll Need: Tin Can, Pink and Red Paint, Heart Stickers, Pink and Red Crepe Streamers, Elmer’s Glue, Fishing Line

Valentine's Day Craft painted mason jars

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.

You’ll Need: Ball Pint Size Regular Mouth Mason Jars, White Paint, Americana True Red Acrylic Paint, Folk Art Bright Baby Pink Acrylic Paint, Paint Brush, Washi Tape, Toothpick, Clear Coat Sealant

Valentine's Day Craft pizza plate craft

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.

You’ll Need: Two Paper Plates, Red, Yellow and Brown Craft Paint, Red Foam Sheet, Paint Brushes, Black Sharpie, Scissors, Hot Glue Gun

Valentine's Day Craft heart man

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!

You’ll Need: Red Paper, White Cardstock, Googly Eyes, Black Marker, Scissors, Glue, Heart Craft Punch, Heart Template

 Valentine’s Day Craft Bee Valentine Box

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!

You’ll Need: Large empty cylinder oatmeal container, Black, Yellow and Red Construction Paper, 8-inch Round Doilies, Black Pipe Cleaners, Large Googly EyesLetter Stickers, Scissors, Glue, Tape

Valentine’s Day Craft Valentine’s Day Mailbox

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 PaperHeart-shaped Cookie Cutter, Pencil with unused eraser

Valentine’s Day Craft Tree with Paper Hearts

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.

You’ll Need: Blamk Sheet of Paper, Color Construction Paper, Scissors, Glue, Black Marker, Heart-Shaped Hole Puncher

Valentine’s Day Craft Valentine’s Day Heart Man

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!

You’ll Need: Pink, Red, White Construction Paper, Googly Eyes, Scissors, Glue,Tape, Black Sharpie, Red Plastic Cup

Valentine’s Day Craft Heart Buddies

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.

You’ll Need: Heart Buddies Template, Washable Paint, Markers, Crayons, Paintbrushes, Single Hole Punch, Pipe Cleaners, Wiggly Eyes, Black Marker, Tacky Craft Glue, Scissors

Valentine’s Day Craft Homemade Crayons

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 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.

You’ll Need: Printable Template, Card Stock in Pink, Red, Purple and Yellow, Jumbo Straws, Googly Eyes, Glue

Valentine’s Day Craft Pine Cone Love Bugs

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.

You’ll Need: Pine Cones, Pipe Cleaners, Googly Eyes, Craft Felt, Hot Glue GunScissors

Valentine’s Day Craft Conversation Heart Picture Frame

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.

You’ll Need: Unfinished Wood Picture Frames, Craft Paint, Candy Conversation Hearts, Hot Glue Gun

Valentine’s Day Craft Piece of my Heart Valentine’s Day Card

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.

You’ll Need: Red Cardstock or Red Construction Paper, Puzzle Piece Pattern, Scissors, Glue Stick, Black Marker, Child’s Photograph