For kids, Valentine’s Day means plenty of heart-shaped candy, chocolate, Valentine’s Day cards, and “I love you’s.” It’s important to celebrate this holiday with your children so they can learn to express love and affection, but more than that – it’s lots of fun. So if you’re looking for new crafts to help you and your kids celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. Check out our Valentine’s Day crafts for kids below.
- Easy Valentines Crafts
- Heart Craft
- Valentine Box Decorating Ideas
- Cute Valentines Day Drawings
- Valentine Handprint Art
- Valentine Goodie Bag Ideas
- Custom Card Project
- Family Valentine’s Day Photo Book
- Valentine’s Day Games for Kids
The following five crafts make perfect kids’ Valentine’s Day activities– especially if you’re trying to keep things simple and fun. These no-hassle crafts have limited supplies and easy steps so you can focus on enjoying the holiday with your kids.
Write to the Point Valentines
Looking to craft some Valentine’s that won’t give the whole class cavities? Try creating these “Write to the point” Valentine’s from Liz on Call with your child. The printables are easy to make and the end result looks great. Plus, any child is sure to love the fun colors of the cards and pencils.
Valentine’s Day Printables
From printable fortune tellers, to poems, to flower lollipops, you can find plenty of templates in our Valentine’s Day Printables resource. Pick your favorite or work your way through the whole list– there’s plenty to help you celebrate the holiday!
DIY Valentine’s Day T-Shirt Transfers
Looking for a Valentine’s craft that you can use in the years to come? Try Skip to my Lou’s DIY Valentine’s Day T-Shirt Transfers. Pick out your favorite design and help your child transfer it onto a new shirt they can wear for all of Valentine’s Day.
No Mess Glitter Tea Light Luminaries
Many parents hate breaking out the crafting glitter for fear of the post-craft mess, but there’s no need for worry in this no-mess glitter tea light craft from Happy Hooligans. The mason jars keep the glitter contained so you can continue to enjoy the rest of your Valentine’s Day.
Milk Carton Valentine’s House
Who says the spirit of gingerbread houses is for Christmas time only? With this milk carton craft from Happy Hooligans your child can build their Valentine’s Day dream house out of any supplies laying around the house.
For hundreds of years the heart has consistently represented the symbol for love. For the same reason, hearts make up one of the most traditional Valentine’s Day Crafts for kids. Check out the heart craft ideas below for a fun and classic Valentine’s Day.
Clay Dough Heart
With only two ingredients, these clay hearts shouldn’t turn out as cute as they do. But not only is this Happy Hooligans craft simple – the Valentine’s hearts produced are perfect to hang up, add to homemade jewelry, or display however you like!
Sharpie and Alcohol Valentines
If your kid loves playing with different colors, the sharpie and alcohol valentine craft from Happy Hooligans may be the perfect Holiday activity. By using droppers of clear alcohol to make the colors bleed, you can turn your art craft into a beautiful collage of colors.
Without a Valentine Box, your child’s Valentine’s will have nowhere to go! Help them craft the perfect Valentine Box critter by following the instructions from our additional resource on Valentine’s Day Box ideas. It’s sure to help make their day a little more fun.
Many kids become inspired by all the arts and crafts that come with Valentine’s Day, which makes drawing and coloring pages the perfect quiet time activity. Check out two perfect resources for coloring pages below.
Coloring Pages #1
These coloring pages by Liz on Call make perfect activities for children who love coloring in different shapes and lettering. And with so many hearts, shapes, and more packed into one page they won’t easily run out of coloring space.
Coloring Pages #2
Skip to My Lou created printable coloring pages for children who are looking for more than just illustrations. With prompts and spaces for reflection, they can also easily be turned into a special Valentine’s Day card.
If you have a child who loves a more hands-on approach to arts and crafts, consider making Valentine Handprint art. Almost any paint and paper (given that it’s thick enough to prevent paint leaking through) will work. Then help your child to mimic the shapes and design shown in the craft image above.
Who doesn’t love receiving a goodie bag or gift basket for Valentine’s Day? Turn this fun present into one of your Valentine’s Day crafts for kids by having your child help to make some of the goodie bag gifts. Check out two of our favorite ideas for Valentine gift baskets below.
Puppy Chow for Valentine’s Day
Whether you call it puppy chow, muddy buddies, muddy munch, or anything else– you’ve never made it like this. This puppy chow recipe from Skip to my Lou takes on a Valentine’s Day theme, making it almost as fun to bake as it is to eat. And, it also makes a perfect gift basket addition.
Turning Kids Artwork into Gifts
If you’re trying to find a way to take your Valentine’s Day basket over the top, consider turning custom artwork by your child into photo gifts. Whether you create photo mugs, a customized pillow, or more– the artwork is sure to become a keepsake gift for years to look back on.
Has your child drawn or painted something that could make a perfect Valentine’s card? Instead of limiting the card to one recipient and losing the original drawing, turn the artwork into as many Valentine’s as you want with our kids’ artwork custom card project. This turns your child’s favorite painting or drawing into a Valentine’s craft they can be extra proud of.
Looking for a Valentine’s craft that the whole family can get involved in? Consider making a family’s Valentine’s Day Photo Book. Pick out your favorite photos from Valentine’s Day, or pick out photos that remind you of the love you share as a family to create your book. Take turns between the kids and adults picking imagery and captions for an end project you’ll love looking back on for years to come. Check out our resource on Valentine’s Day photo book ideas for inspiration to get you started.
If your child made it home with too many Valentine’s and crafts to carry, you may prefer Valentine’s Day activities and games for kids instead of additional crafts. If that’s the case, make sure to check out Skip to My Lou’s collection of Valentine’s Day games for kids.
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