Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
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It’s been cold outside these days, but our hearts are filled with warmth from LOVE. Are you starting to see lots of red, white…and pink?! Yep, you guessed it. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! It’s one of my very favorite holidays, even though some people mark it as a forced “show your love by spending gobs of money on mushy stuff” Hallmark day. For me, it’s pausing and taking the time to show how much I really love and care for those who are the most important in my lifeand not taking that for granted. For my kids, of course, it’s about getting chocolates, candy, stuffed animals, and exchanging Valentine’s cards. But to make it extra special and really meaningful, I love to make Valentine’s Day crafts with my guys because it gives us an opportunity to spend quality time together while doing something fun and memorable. These 10 DIY easy Valentine’s crafts are easy, incredibly cute, heart-warmingand you don’t need a ton of extras to get going – you will have most of the materials already in your home! Let’s get started! 

Jar of Hearts

Materials Needed: 

  • Scissors 

  • Mason jar (or any kind of canning jar) 

  • Red, pink, and white construction paper 

  • Ribbon 

  • Black marker 

Instructions:

  1. Tie a ribbon around the top of the jar.  

  2. Using the construction paper, cut out several hearts. I used 24 hearts, 8 of each color. 

  3. On each heart, write a cute love note. Sayings can include “Be Mine”, “You Are Loved”, “My Sweetheart”, etc.  

  4. Fold the hearts in half and place them inside the jar.  

  5. Have your family members pick out a love note! 

Pom-Pom Heart

Materials Needed:

  • Scissors 

  • White construction paper 

  • Red, white, and pink pom–poms 

  • Glue (liquid works best

Instructions:

  1. Cut out a big heart using the white construction paper. 

  2. Then cut out a smaller heart inside the larger heart. 

  3. Using glue, apply a drop onto each pom-pom and glue them onto the paper.

Love You to Pieces

Materials Needed: 

  • Black marker 

  • Scissors 

  • Glue 

  • Red, white, and pink construction paper 

Instructions: 

  1. On one 8 ½ x 11 piece of white construction paper, using the black marker, draw a heart in the middle of the paper. Then write the words “I LOVE YOU TO PIECES.” 

  2. Cut small square pieces of the red, pink, and white paper.  

  3. Glue the small pieces of paper onto the heart. 

Caterpillar Hearts

Materials Needed: 

  • 8 red, white, and pink foam sticker hearts (these can be purchased at any craft store, or you can just use construction paper) 

  • Glue 

  • White construction paper 

  • Black marker 

  • Googly eyes 

Instructions: 

  1. Start by attaching the sticker hearts to each other by peeling off the backing. If you are using construction paper, overlap the hearts slightly and glue them together.  

  2. Glue the googly eyes onto the head of the caterpillar, and then draw a mouth using the black marker.

  3. Glue the caterpillar onto a piece of white construction paper.  

  4. Draw 8 legs and 2 antennae.

Heart to Heart

Materials Needed:

  • Red, pink or white construction paper 

  • 2 red pipe cleaners 

  • Scissors 

  • Googly eyes 

  • Glue 

  • Black marker 

Instructions: 

  1. Cut a large heart using the construction paper.  

  2. Glue the googly eyes onto the heart, and then draw a mouth using the black marker. 

  3. Cut the 2 pipe cleaners in half. Then bend them so they are zig zag shaped.  

  4. Glue the pipe cleaners onto the back of the heart.  

Canvas Heart

Materials Needed: 

  • Small blank painting canvas 

  • Red acrylic paint 

  • Small paint brush 

  • Black marker 

  • Glue (liquid is best) 

  • Variety of buttons, preferably colored pink, red, white, black, or tan 

  • Foam sticker hearts (optional) 

Instructions: 

  1. Using the canvas, paint the entire front and sides red. Canvases can be purchased at any craft store, and they come in a variety of sizes.  

  2. Wait for the paint to dry. Once ready, draw a large heart in the center of the canvas. 

  3. Add a drop of glue onto each button and place them onto the canvas.  

  4. Add foam sticker hearts for added decoration or get creative and use anything else you’d like! 

Craft Stick Valentine’s Puzzle

Materials Needed: 

  • 8 red wooden craft sticks (you can also use plain wooden sticks and paint them a specific color) 

  • Acrylic paint, any color 

Instructions: 

  1. Arrange the 8 wooden craft sticks together.  

  2. Paint an object onto the wooden craft sticks. This can be any image that represents Valentine’s Day such as a heart. I painted a pink heart onto the sticks.  

  3. Once dry, rearrange the craft sticks and have your child put them back in the order to create the painted object.  

Conversation Heart Picture Frame

Materials Needed: 

  • Wooden picture frame, any size (this can be purchased at any craft store) 

  • Red acrylic paint 

  • Medium paint brush 

  • Conversation hearts (the ones that are candy and edible) 

  • Glue 

  • Red, pink, and white foam heart stickers 

  • Picture of your loved one(s)

Instructions:

  1. Using the red paint and brush, paint the wooden frame. Remember to paint the top and all sides. You may need to apply several coats to ensure it covers the frame really well. 

  2. Once dry, apply the foam heart stickers by removing the backing and stick them onto the wooden frame. 

  3. Glue the conversation heart candies onto the frame.  

  4. Choose a photo to insert into the frame.  

Cupid’s Arrows

Materials Needed: 

  • 3 plastic straws, any color 

  • Scissors 

  • Red construction paper 

  • Sharp knife or blade 

  • Ribbon 

Instructions

  1. Cut out 3 small hearts.  

  2. In the middle of each heart, make a small slit using a sharp knife or blade.  

  3. Insert a plastic straw into the slit. 

  4. Tie a ribbon at the end of the straw. 

Love Bug

Materials Needed: 

  • Toilet paper roll 

  • Red acrylic paint 

  • Small paint brush 

  • Scissors 

  • Googly eyes 

  • Glue or tape 

  • Black marker 

  • Pink construction paper 

  • White pipe cleaner 

Instructions: 

  1. Paint the toilet paper roll red using the paint brush.  

  2. Once dry, glue the googly eyes onto it, and then draw a mouth using a black marker.  

  3. Cut out 2 hearts using the pink construction paper.  

  4. Facing sideways, glue each of the hearts onto the back of the roll.  

  5. Cut the white pipe cleaner in half to make 2 pieces.  

  6. Glue or tape the pipe cleaners inside the roll to create antennae. 

 

When you’re done making all these crafts, I like to put them all together and proudly display your child’s heart-warming creations for all to see! They make great Valentine’s gifts, as well as bring so much joy and love. 

I hope you enjoyed these DIY Valentine’s crafts for kids! Not only are they super easy to make, but your child will also have a ton of fun making them. Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day filled with everyone and everything that you love!  (and deep down, aren’t we all secretly hoping for a little chocolate, flowers, and love notes to make us moms feel extra loved, too?) 

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