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27+ Easy and Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

If you are looking for something fun and creative to do with your kiddos, you should take a peek at some of these Valentine’s Day crafts for kids. Not only are these ideas made specifically for children, but they are a lot of fun to do, too! Plus, you’ll make the sweetest memories together.

Valentine's Day Kids Craft Ideas featuring pink slime and a heart with buttons glued on.

Valentine’s Day is a special time that is all about showing people you care about how much you love them. Naturally, you should show them how much you care throughout the year, but it’s so fun that there is a special holiday just for this occasion.

I think there is nothing better than spending time with my daughter and working on crafts together. Watching her eyes light up is something I hope I never forget! 

With Lily being so into crafting lately, I figured it’s an ideal time to start teaching her how to use scissors, glue, and other items that she doesn’t get to use all the time.

Plus, it’s an excellent opportunity to begin understanding how things work. For example, glue helps hold items together when it dries, or scissors can be used to cut all sorts of shapes. Granted, older kids will probably know all this, but for those who are just starting to put 2 and 2 together, it’s a world of wonder that they are happy to see. 

To make this post easy to navigate, I broke these projects up by age group. Use the table of contents below to skip ahead to your child’s age!

kids crafts with heart stickers on wooden kitchen table

Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

I want to show my daughter that Valentine’s Day is so much more than pink hearts and lovey-dovey words. It’s a feeling, and there is no better way to feel closer to your people than spending time together. They will always remember that one special craft you made them when you were two years old. 

Crafting is even more fun when you make some tasty treats and put on some entertaining music. It just gives you the ambiance of a great time, and it’s almost impossible not to be happy when all this is going on. 

Give your children the freedom to express themselves through their arts and crafts. It’s a great stress reliever, and if they don’t manage to make everything perfect, that’s okay. Let them add their own flair of personality and charm to their work.

Valentine’s Day Crafts For Toddlers

Toddlers love to show off their artwork and crafts! They are at the age when learning how to work with various crafting supplies is new and fun. You will get to make some amazing memories with your toddler with any of these amazing crafts.

heart shaped sun catcher made with beads

Heart Shaped Sun Catchers

These adorable heart-shaped sun catchers are perfect for toddlers. They are easy to make, and it’s so much fun playing with the pony beads, too. You just need a few basic supplies, and the kids will enjoy making a few of these.

berry themed valentine's painted craft

Berry Handprint Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids

I’m a sucker for handprint crafts, and this project includes a free printable template, making it easy for anyone to do.

felt pieces textured heart activity

Textured Heart Valentine

Kids will love these textured hearts! This is a fantastic idea to teach young children about dimensions in their artwork, as well as basic skills like using glue.

string heart craft for preschoolers

Yarn Heart Craft for Kids

Using yarn is an inexpensive way to make some art. Gather some glue, yarn, and paper and let the kids go wild, creating their masterpiece. There will be lots of giggles along the way with this one.

easy heart guy craft

Easy Heart Person

This little heart family turned out so sweet and charming. This craft idea is a wonderful way to help your kids focus on following directions and listening skills too. Each child can make their people as unique as they wish.

construction paper pieces valentine

Construction Paper Valentines

Here’s a great idea that can work with several age groups. If you do this with your preschooler, it’s a great chance to allow your child to practice scissor skills. If you want to help younger kids out, precut the paper pieces and allow them to be in charge of the glue instead!

fingerprinted hearts on white paper

Fingerprint Tracing Activity

This fingerprint heart tracing is a great Valentine’s craft for toddlers and preschoolers! They will have an absolute blast making these sweet hearts.

melted crayon wax dots craft

Melted Crayon Dots Activity

If your house is anything like mine, you likely have a bunch of broken crayons shoved into every drawer. Gather them up and give them new life with this pretty artwork!

Valentine’s Day Crafts For Preschool Kids

Once kids hit preschool, they have a little more experience working with craft supplies. This makes them even more excited to work on crafts and projects. Using scissors and glue still needs some fine-tuning, but they are more than happy to try out new things.

button heart craft

Heart Button Craft

I love that each heart will be uniquely different and beautiful with this craft. Plus, it keeps your little one busy and happy for quite a while which is always a win in my book. 😉

paper plate lovebirds

Paper Plate Love Birds

Want something a bit different? These are the most adorable love birds for Valentine’s Day. Paper plate crafts are always a hit with preschoolers, and these love birds are super fun and creative. 

pipe cleaner heart necklace

Beaded Name Heart

Beaded letters are all the rage right now, so why not take the opportunity to help your child practice spelling and letter recognition and strengthen hand-eye coordination with this cute craft?

DIY playdough recipe

Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe

Looking for an open-ended craft that allows your child to make anything that speaks to their heart? This easy DIY uses everyday household ingredients to create non-toxic playdough that is safe and fun to play with!

fingerprint Valentine's tree

Valentines Fingerprint Crafts for Kids

Using your fingerprints for art can help you create some lovely crafts like these adorable fingerprint trees. You just need some paper, ink pads, markers, and scissors to create them.

conversation heart frame DIY

Candy Heart Frame Keepsake

I’m a big fan of these adorable candy heart frames! I love that it’s a craft and a photo display all in one. The hardest part will be keeping your kiddo from snacking on them all. 😉

love bug valentine craft

Love Bug Valentine Craft

I just love making bright and colorful cutesy crafts that make people smile, so you know these clay pot love bugs are on my must-make list. These would be particularly cute for a grandparent who loves to garden!

symmetry painting activity

Painted Heart Art Project

Kids love to learn when they don’t realize they are learning! This craft idea is brilliant because the kids learn about symmetry and don’t even know. Plus, they will have a blast getting their hands a little dirty too.

lacing craft for kids

Valentine’s Lacing Craft Craft

Introduce children to the art of sewing with these Valentine’s lacing cards. Simply cut, punch with a hole punch tool, and thread! These are also a great way to work on fine motor skills!

Valentine’s Day Crafts For School-Aged Kids

Not only do toddlers and preschoolers love to be creative, but kids of all ages love to craft!

These ideas are geared more toward elementary-aged kids as well as children who are a little older. You can never go wrong with breaking out the crafting supplies with older kids because they have such vivid imaginations.

easy pink unicorn slime

Pink Glitter Slime

Glitter slime is a really quick and easy craft you can make at home! Change out the unicorns for hearts and add some heart glitter for a Valentine-themed activity!

DIY kid's valentine's puzzle made from craft sticks

Popsicle Stick Valentine’s Puzzle

Older kids will have a great time creating their own Valentine’s Day puzzles. They are easy, adorable, and will keep the kids happy. All you need to have are popsicle sticks, paint, and a paintbrush.

conversation heart buddies all in a row

Conversation Heart Buddy

Part craft, part interactive toy, these easy conversation heart dudes will be the star of any Valentine’s Day gathering. These are so cute!

Valentine card box that looks like a dinosaur

Dinosaur Valentine’s Day Box

If your kiddos need to make a Valentine’s Day card box, this one is fantastic! It’s simple to make and looks like a baby dinosaur.

paper heart wreath craft

DIY Rainbow Heart Wreath

These adorable heart wreaths are perfect for older kids! The rainbow theme is always popular with kids, and it helps them practice their colors.

painted polkadot hanging heart

Heart Hanger Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

These adorable hanging hearts look beautiful and can easily be customized. Each child can use their imagination and make their heart extra special. I love that this project is no-sew, so you can knock it out fairly quickly.

pom pom monster valentine's crafts for kids

Pom Pom Monsters

I love crafts like this because it lets me see just how innovative my daughter can be! Let your little ones choose their supplies and start crafting monsters of their own.

salt dough conversation hearts with red and white string

Salt Dough Conversation Hearts

It’s hard to think of something more quintessentially Valentine’s Day than conversation hearts! Help your little one create custom sayings on these and add them to jewelry or enjoy as-is.

red heart wreath made with little bunches of tissue paper

Tissue Paper Wreath

Use a piece of cardboard as the base and let your child add the tissue paper in the design they like. It will keep them entertained, and the end result is surprisingly chic!

climbing heart monster activity

Climbing Valentine Monster

Want something multi-purpose? This Heart Monster is the perfect Valentine’s Day kids craft and activity all rolled into one. Your child will love making their creation come to life as they “climb” up the wall!

One thing is for sure; once you and your kiddos work on all of these ideas for Valentine’s Day crafts, everyone will be excited to do more. You can stop at just one idea because they are all so entertaining and keep the kids captivated.

In fact, the hardest part of these Valentine’s crafts may be narrowing down which to choose!

More Kid-Friendly Crafts

If you’re looking for some more DIY crafts to make, check some of these out: 

Collage of various valentine's day crafts for kids of every age.
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Tania Griffis is an accomplished writer, blogger, and interior designer with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She started her popular blog, Run to Radiance, in 2011, demonstrating her design expertise through the personal remodeling of six houses to millions of readers across the globe.

Tania also owns The Creative Wheelhouse, a respected ghostwriting agency for bloggers, further showcasing her talent for creating engaging and informative content.

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