Try these Valentine crafts for kids with your young ones and help them celebrate the special day with sweet treats and gifts they can make with you and for you!
In this article:
- DIY Heart-shaped Borax Crystals
- Heart Tissue
- Heart Tube Stamp
- Glitter Hearts
- Handprint-heart Card
- Heart Bookmark
- Valentine’s Day Glasses
- Stuffed Huggable Art
- Marshmallow Pops
- Heart-shaped Fruit Pop
- Strawberry Love Bugs (An army of ’em!)
- Doily Butterflies
- Felt Fortune Cookies
- Paper Heart Cow
- Valentine’s Day Votive
- DIY Yarn Hearts
- Doily Banner
- Paper Rose Wreath
- Easy Hand Print Pig Cards
- Kisses Card
Homemade Valentine Crafts for Kids
1. DIY Heart-shaped Borax Crystals
You have fun both making and learning from this DIY craft because it’s sort of a fun science project. You can make different shapes and patterns but for this season we are more on to heart shapes.
Pipe Cleaners Definition: a brush usually made from cotton or any absorbent material used for removing moisture and residue from smoking pipes
Smart tip: The longer you keep the heart-shaped pipe cleaners in the borax solution, the more crystals will form in them as water evaporates!
2. Heart Tissue
Let’s get the little ones involved in Valentine’s Day festivities by making these fun and super easy homemade Valentine crafts for kids! Here’s a really easy heart shape paper craft for Valentine’s, indeed, where you only need some glue and tissue paper and you can make this tissue heart.
3. Heart Tube Stamp
Here’s an even easier Valentine’s craft for kids and pretty cheap, too. All you need are toilet paper rolls, some paint, and these ideas that will keep your kids excited, for sure.
4. Glitter Hearts
Shiny shimmering glitter has always gone hand in hand with Valentine’s Day, including hearts. So in this craft, you are going to make a little bit of both.
Now, you will need the heart tube from the previous Valentine’s craft for kids to stamp heart shapes onto the cardboard hearts with glue. You will then sprinkle glitters onto the glue heart-shape stamps which we’re sure your kids will love, indeed!
5. Handprint-heart Card
Grab your scissors and craft paper, because you and your kids are going to want to make this cute handprint-heart card! Please do the cutting for your kids to avoid accidents.
6. Heart Bookmark
Make your kids both wanting to make DIY crafts and love reading, too. With these cute and handy DIY heart bookmarks, they will be just that for sure.
Here’s an even better plot: Let them be the sweetest kid, too by helping them make more of these they can share with friends and their teacher especially, for Valentine’s Day!
7. Valentine’s Day Glasses
This Valentine’s day glasses are also perfect as a photo booth idea, especially with kids who are apt to strike a pose at every photo opportunity. Now that Valentine’s Day is around the corner, take out the crafting tools you may already have in your stash and create these cute and fun DIY rose-colored glasses!
8. Stuffed Huggable Art
This needs a little bit of some sewing skills so you’ll need to help your kids out on this one. It’s an adorable stuffed heart they can hug when you’re not around or a gift they can give to their best friend or favorite person.
9. Marshmallow Pops
These marshmallow pops are soft, fluffy, and delicious and your kids will totally love this (and enjoy gobbling some, too!). Yummyyy! They’re sort of a fun craft too with all color and flavor combination you and your kids will have fun mix and matching, indeed.
10. Heart-shaped Fruit Pop
This love month, sugary treats and chocolates are everywhere so try this heart-shaped fruit pop substitute to pack for your kid’s lunch for a fruity Valentines day. Well, it’s high time they are introduced to healthy eating even on a sweet occasion as Valentine’s Day.
11. Strawberry Love Bugs (An army of ’em!)
These are the cutest and most adorable strawberry love bugs… ever, and your kids will adore them, for sure. They are pretty healthy, too so you can have as much of it as you can with your kids this Valentine’s Day.
12. Doily Butterflies
Any girly-girl will love these doily butterflies for Valentine’s Day, especially your kids! They’ll look perfect as wall decor, too.
What is a doily? It is an ornamental paper or mat with a decorative lace pattern. It is often used as a mat for cakes and sweets, but it is also used in crafts.
13. Felt Fortune Cookies
Have the kids come up with cute sayings to hide inside these cute felt fortune cookies. It also comes with sweet edible surprises so I’m imagining they’ll love working in these surprise crafts, indeed!
14. Paper Heart Cow
Make cute cows with your kids by upcycling paper plates. This is a really easy craft project for kids and pretty cheap, too. With paper plates and construction paper, it’s a craft that’s practically for free, indeed!
15. Valentine’s Day Votive
Now here’s a perfect chance to teach your kids a fun way to recycling, for sure. With all the bottles and glasses that gets thrown to the trash all the time, it’s a shame not to work on this fantastic craft, indeed.
Painting is one of the favorite activities for kids so I’m positive they will dig this Valentine’s Day votive which they can also have for their own.
16. DIY Yarn Hearts
First, let your little kiddo pick out different colors, other than red and pink so you can make the holiday more festive. Then, hang these DIY heartstrings on your windows for that beautiful window decoration, indeed!
17. Doily Banner
With your Christmas mantel decorations, all cleared up, your fireplace will look bare and boring, indeed. Well, with Valentine’s Day peeping just around the corner, might as well work on this nifty Valentine’s Day banner with your kids.
Your kids will do the special task of working on their “abstract” artwork which you will cut out into heart shapes. Then, paste them to heart doilies and make the fireplace mantel banner out of.
18. Paper Rose Wreath
To be honest, this does look like a little too hard for kids to make on their own, but they can be your little assistant which I’m sure they won’t say no to, for sure. While a wreath for Valentine’s Day isn’t that big of a deal, it’s high time it got to be with this pretty little flower wreath.
19. Easy Hand Print Pig Cards
Now here’s a Valentine’s Day art project very few kids will take a pass on, indeed. Who would when it’s such a fun project both boys and girls love since they get a chance to mess around?
What is even better about this handprint pig art is that they develop both social and motor kills simply by expressing themselves in this fun artform for Valentines.
20. Kisses Card
Here’s a Valentine’s Day card with a sweet twist your kids will be thrilled to make, for sure. It comes with a little warning, though: Try to ask your kids not to eat all the kisses or it’ll take longer to complete this craft project.
Watch this video from 5-Minute Crafts Family for 21 pretty DIY flowers so you can make them with as Valentine ideas, too:
It isn’t really a surprise that these DIY Valentine crafts for kids do them a lot of good, so start making them now in time for the big day. They can either make them at school, at home, and whether they give them to you, their friends, or their teachers.
They’ll have fun learning while making these easy arts and crafts for kids, indeed!
Which of the Valentine crafts for kids will you be making with the family? Share your thoughts about them with us in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 21, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.