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 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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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. 😉
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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