20 Adorable Heart Crafts

LOOKING FOR SOME heart CRAFTS?

 

Heart Day crafts are cute to make for around your house or give to someone else.

I have 20 Adorable heart crafts for you! Let’s get started.


CRAFT #1: POM HEART CRAFT

 

This is an easy toddler and preschool heart craft.

The result turns out beautiful, and it makes for the perfect DIY Valentine’s Day card.

pom valentine's day craft

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

 

colored clothespins

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B. SET-UP

 

Tape a heart onto a piece of paper using masking tape (it’s easy to peel off and won’t rip the paper).

Add paint to a paint tray and attach poms to clothespins.

C. ACTIVITY

 

Your child will dab the pom in paint and make prints all over the paper using different colors. They should try to cover the entire paper to see the white heart in the middle.

You or your little one can peel off the heart shape to reveal the heart in the center of the paper!

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CRAFT #2: LOVE HANDPRINT VALENTINE

 

Here’s a cute heart craft for kids! This is a perfect one to give to mom or dad.

Handprint and fingerprint crafts are the cutest keepsakes. This is the perfect gift idea.

handprint love valentine

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

B. SET-UP

 

Trace your child’s hand on a piece of paper. Then, on a white piece of cardstock paper, use masking tape to make the letters L,V, and E.

Tape your little one’s hand in between the L and the V to make the word LOVE.

C. ACTIVITY

 

The kids will use pom poms that are attached to clothespins to paint around the letters and handprint. They should cover as much of the paper as possible!

When the paint is dry, peel off the tape and the handprint to reveal the word. Then, they can fill in the letters with their fingerprints if they want to, or it can just be left blank.


CRAFT #3: FINGERPRINT HEART CRAFT

 

Looking for a simple heart craft to give to someone for Valentine’s Day?

This fingerprint craft is the perfect activity!

 

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • paper
  • paint
  • foam heart
  • masking tape

B. SET-UP

 

Tape a foam heart onto a piece of paper using masking tape.

C. ACTIVITY

 

Have the kids dip their fingers into paint and make prints around the heart! They will also make prints all over the paper.

Then, once they are all done, you can peel the heart off to reveal how it looks underneath!

Your kids will love to see the outcome! You can write a sweet message inside the heart, or you can leave it blank.


CRAFT #4: PIPE CLEANER HEARTS

 

This simple heart craft is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

I love how the paint shows up on the black paper. It really makes it pop!\

 

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • black cardstock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • pipe cleaners
  • paint tray
  • scissors

B. SET-UP

 

Create a heart shape out of pipe cleaners. Fold the middle part into the heart’s humps at the top then fold the sides in to close the heart. Twist the pipe cleaners together and create a stick for the kids to hold!

C. ACTIVITY

 

Add some paint into a paint tray. Have the kids dip the hearts into the paint and make prints on the paper.

They may have to press down on the pipe cleaners to make the heart shape show up completely!

This is such a simple and fun process art activity! Make the hearts different sizes and shapes too, it turns out cool on the paper!


CRAFT #5: DIY VALENTINE HOLDER

 

Paper plate activities are my FAVORITE kind of craft. They are cute and easy, and the kids always enjoy them.

This heart craft is great to use at home or in the classroom. We have been leaving little notes to each other over the past few days since we created these. It’s so much fun!

 

paper plate valentine holder

How to do this activity

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

B. SET-UP

 

Paint 1 whole paper plate red! Cut another paper plate in half and paint that. Once they dry, staple the half plate to the bottom of the whole plate several times to ensure the Valentine’s won’t fall out!

C. ACTIVITY

 

Decorate the plates by writing your name, adding stickers, and other Valentine’s craft supplies. Then, with a hole punch, punch a hole at the top of the plate to stick a string through it to be able to hang it up!

 


CRAFT #6: HEART WREATH

 

We had a blast making this heart craft wreath together! My daughter loved creating the heart shapes; she even has a few as decorations in her room!

I love it when crafts can be used as decor around the house. This Valentine’s Day craft will make a great wreath for your door!

 

heart stapled wreath

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

B. SET-UP

 

Cut strips of different colored cardstock paper to create the hearts. To make the heart take one of the strips and bend it in half. Then, curl both sides in to make the top part of the heart and staple the tops together. Repeat this process for all the hearts.

C. ACTIVITY

 

Staple the sides of each heart together in a circle formation! Once they are all attached, punch two holes at the top in two different hearts. Then, stick a piece of twine through the holes and tie them to hang this wreath up!


CRAFT #7: MARBLED VALENTINES DAY ART

 

Marbled art is such a fun process, and the end result turns out so cool. This is the perfect heart craft to do with kids.

The process is really simple, as well! You only need just a few supplies to do this.

 

marbled valentine craft

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

 

food coloring

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B. SET-UP

 

On cardstock, create a heart shape and cut it out. On an art tray, spray some foam shaving cream and drop in a few drops of food coloring. Use a toothpick to spread the food coloring throughout the shaving cream.

C. Activity

Place the heart into the shaving cream mixture and gently press down to make sure the entire heart gets the mixture on it. Then, pull it up and place it on an art tray!

Use a paintbrush to brush off the extra shaving cream to reveal the colors underneath! Let them dry on the tray.


CRAFT #8: LOVE JAR

 

Showing my kids reasons why I love them is one of my FAVORITE things to do. I have done several activities like the one below, and I love seeing their faces reading what I wrote.

This heart craft will be a keeper for sure. They love hearing why you love them!

 

love jar

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • FREE Love jar printable
  • marker

*FREE LOVE JAR PRINTABLE*

 

B. SET-UP

 

Print off the jar and the hearts. Cut out the hearts and have your little ones color the jar!

C. ACTIVITY

 

Write on the heart’s reasons why you love your kids. Then, either they can read the answers, or you can read them. You can also have them fill out the hearts for people in your family!

 

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CRAFT #9: FIZZY VALENTINE EXPERIMENT

 

This is more of Valentine’s Day activity than a craft, but I thought it was too fun not to add in!

 

This fizzy experiment is fun and simple! The kids are excited each time because they love to see it bubble up and overflow! Check out the video below to see how it looks.

 

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

B. SET-UP

 

Add the baking cups to a sensory bin. In the baking cups, add some baking soda and valentine confetti.

C. ACTIVITY

 

In a measuring cup, add in 2 cups of vinegar and dump it into the baking cups. See, it all fizz up! You can keep dumping vinegar over and over again to see the reaction occur.

RELATED: VALENTINE’S DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

 


CRAFT #10: FRUIT LOOP HEART THREADING

 

Fine motor skills are essential for kids to do everyday activities like buttoning their shirts, zipping their jacks, and tying their shoes. This Fruit Loop heart craft helps strengthen the muscles to do these things!

This Valentine’s Day craft is fun because they get a little snack.

 

fruit loop threading hearts

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

 

pipe cleaners

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B. SET-UP

 

Have your little ones help you sort the Fruit Loops by color in bowls! Create a heart shape with each colored pipe cleaner.

 

C. ACTIVITY

 

Your child will use color-matching skills to place the correct colored Fruit Loops on the pipe cleaners. Then, they will thread Fruit Loops through the entire pipe cleaner to create a colored heart.

 

RELATED: FUN FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

 


 

CRAFT #11: HEART CUTTING CRAFT

 

This heart craft is the perfect way to practice scissor skills!

I drew several different lines for them to practice, but you can adjust this activity for your child’s skill level.

heart cutting craft

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • paper
  • Sharpie
  • scissors

B. SET-UP

 

Create some heart shapes on paper and cut them out! Then, make lines on each heart!

C. ACTIVITY

 

Have your child use scissors to cut on the lines of each heart. They should try to stay on the lines as much as possible!

 

We didn’t cut the hearts all the way through, we stopped at the top, but you can have them cut all the way through. So if you do this, you can have the kids try to build their hearts to put them back together!

RELATED: FINE MOTOR SKILLS FOR KIDS

 


CRAFT #12: BEE MINE CRAFT

 

Here’s another cute DIY heart card craft.

Make paper bees that say bee mine! This was such a fun and easy craft to put together.

 

bee mine valentine's day craft

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • marker
  • googly eyes

B. SET-UP

 

Make a heart shape out of yellow paper to be the body for the bee. Then, make a smaller circle for the bee’s head. Lastly, create wings for bee by making hearts out of red or pink paper.

 

Have your child cut strips of black paper for the bee’s stripes.

C. ACTIVITY

 

First, have the kids glue the bee’s stripes on the body. Then, attach the head to the body of the bee. Create a face for the bee by adding googly eyes, a smile, and heart cheeks!

Lastly, glue the wings on the sides of the bee! Write a Valentine’s Day message on the wings!


CRAFT #13: YARN HEARTS

 

Yarn wrapping crafts are easy, and they always turn out really pretty!

I love the mix of colors for this heart craft!

 

yarn heart Valentine's Day craft

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

 

colored yarn crafting

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B. SET-UP

 

Draw a heart shape on cardboard and cut it out using a box cutter.

C. ACTIVITY

 

The kids will tape one end of yarn on the back of the heart and start wrapping. They can use one color or multiple colors! Once they are done with one color, they can cut the yarn and tape it to the back.

You try to cover up as much of the cardboard as possible with the yarn.

This is a great craft to work on fine motor skills!


CRAFT #14: VALENTINE’S COLOR BY CODE

 

This is a little bit of a different heart craft, but I wanted to add it in.

This FREE color-by-code Valentine’s Day activity is a fun way for kids to work on numbers.

valentine's day color by code

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • Color by Code sheets
  • crayons
  • markers

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE VALENTINE’S DAY COLOR BY CODE SHEETS

B. SET-UP

 

Print off the sheets that you want to use!

C. ACTIVITY

 

Make sure your child understands how to read the key at the top of the page. Then, they will color each number in the picture based on what the key says.

These are my kid’s favorite out of all the printables I create. They love revealing the picture at the end!

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CRAFT #15: SENSORY HEARTS

 

Using different sensory fillers for crafting is a fun and different way to make art!

Rice is one of my go-to sensory fillers for the kids. Using it for crafting is a fun process. This heart craft is so fun and colorful.

 

sensory heart Valentine's Day craft

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • cardboard
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • rice
  • ziplock bag
  • parchment paper
  • art tray
  • googly eyes

B. SET-UP

 

Color the rice by dumping a cup of rice into a ziplock bag. Add some acrylic paint, shake and dump out on parchment paper to dry.

It takes about an hour to completely dry, so I usually prep this activity the night before.

Lastly, draw and paint a heart on cardboard or paper!

C. ACTIVITY

 

You can either create a face for the hearts by adding googly eyes or leave it blank.

Add a thin layer of glue to each heart. Then, have the kids sprinkle the colored rice on top!


CRAFT #16: TRACING HEARTS

 

Q-tip tracing activities are perfect for kids to practice handwriting skills.

This simple heart craft setup will be perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!

 

tracing hearts activity

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • paper
  • Q-tips
  • washable paint
  • paint tray
  • markers

B. SET-UP

 

On a piece of paper, draw different colored hearts. You can write each color inside the hearts to work on sight word recognition.

C. ACTIVITY

 

Have the kids say each color out loud. Then, have them color match by tracing the lines of the hearts using a Q-tip and paint.

This activity aims to try to stay on the lines as much as possible to help build those fine motor skills for writing.

RELATED: FUN FINE MOTOR SKILLS FOR KIDS

 


CRAFT #17: SECRET MESSAGE HEARTS

 

Color resist art projects are always fun for kids. They love to see what they will reveal!

This heart craft is perfect for giving as a gift to someone else so they can reveal a secret message!

secret message Valentine's

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • cardstock white paper
  • white crayon
  • watercolors
  • pencil
  • scissors

 

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B. SET-UP

 

Create some heart shapes on cardstock paper and cut them out.

Have the kids write a secret message to friends or family members using a white crayon.

C. ACTIVITY

 

To reveal the message, have the kids use watercolors! They will paint the heart and be able to read their Valentine’s message!

 


CRAFT 18: HEART TREES

 

I am such a sucker for handprint and fingerprint art. They make the cutest keepsakes.

This heart craft is a great gift for family members!

 

fingerprint tree Valentine craft

 

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

B. SET-UP

 

Trace your child’s hand and some of their arm to create the tree trunk. Then, paste it to a piece of paper.

C. ACTIVITY

 

The kids will dip their fingers in paint and make one print by tilting their finger a little bit, then another one next to it to make a heart.

They will do this all over their handprint to look like leaves on a tree. One tip I have is only to use one color at a time.

You can also have them add a little bit at the bottom of the page to look like fallen hearts!

BONUS CRAFT!

This was the craft that I did that inspired the finger painting craft.

 

heart hole punch tree craft

 

I used a heart hole punch to create the hearts! This is a fun and easy activity for the kids! I linked it up above in the materials needed if you’d rather try this version.


CRAFT #19: SALT PAINTING HEARTS

 

If you follow me on Instagram, you know about my love for salt painting. It’s something that I tend to do quite a lot.

This is such a fun heart craft! The process is so fun. You’ll be hooked like me once you try this one!

 

salt painting heart craft

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

 

watercolor set for kids

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B. SET-UP

 

With a pencil, draw a bunch of hearts on the white paper. Then, outline your drawings with glue and dump salt ALL over them. Make sure to do this on an art tray, so it’s easy to dump the excess out in the trash.

You will need to let this dry once you complete this step. It takes a few hours. I tend to do this at night, so it’s ready to paint in the morning, so the kids don’t have to wait. 

C. ACTIVITY

 

Use watercolors to paint the salt! You can stick with one color, or you can try different colors. No matter how you do it, it will turn out beautiful.


CRAFT #20: TISSUE PAPER HEARTS

 

My son loves doing tissue paper scrunching activities because he gets to use scissors! He’s obsessed with learning how to cut.

Plus, he gets to scrunch up tissue paper, so it’s a win-win for him :).

 

scunched tissue paper craft

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

colored tissue paper

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B. SET-UP

 

Have your little one cut pieces of tissue paper up to scrunch. This is a great activity to practice scissors skills because the paper has to be scrunched up anyway, so they can try their best!

 

You can create the heart shape out of pink, purple, red, or white cardstock!

 

They will scrunch the colored tissue paper up in their hands to create a ball formation. Once you have enough to fill up your heart, you can add glue to your entire heart.

 

They can then stick the tissue paper onto the heart. They can make a specific pattern or place the different colored pieces all over the heart. No matter what, it turns out pretty!

 

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CRAFT #21: I LOVE YOU TO PIECES CRAFT

 

I love it when creating can be as easy as possible. This heart craft for kids couldn’t get any easier.

I have a freebie printable for you as well!

 

i love you to pieces craft

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • I love you printable
  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • marker

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR I LOVE YOU TO PIECES CRAFT PRINTABLE

B. SET-UP

 

While you are printing off the sheet, have your child start to rip pieces of construction paper!

We used Valentine’s Day colors, but they can use any color they want.

C. ACTIVITY

 

Have the kids fill in the heart with their ripped pieces of paper. They will use a glue stick to attach the pieces on!

They can write their name at the bottom, or you can write it for them!

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CRAFT 22: PUFFY PAINT VALENTINES

 

Have you ever made puffy paint? It’s really easy and a great sensory activity for kids.

It makes for a fun heart craft for kids! It can also be given to someone as a Valentine.

 

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • foam shaving cream
  • glue
  • cardstock paper
  • food coloring
  • spoon
  • paintbrush

B. SET-UP

 

In a bowl mix equal parts foam shaving cream and school glue. Add food coloring to give it some color!

C. ACTIVITY

 

On a piece of paper, draw the design you would like the kids to paint. We did some hearts and we also did an I love you sign!

The kids will use a spoon to scoop out the paint and place it on the picture. Then, they will use a paintbrush to spread it out.

Let it dry! This takes time, after a few hours, have the kids touch the picture to feel their puffy paint!


CRAFT #23: ROCKET VALENTINE

 

Got a kiddo that loves space? This heart craft for kids is perfect!

I love making crafts out of toilet paper rolls!

 

rocket valentines craft

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

B. SET-UP

 

Paint a toilet paper roll with acrylic paint. While you are waiting for that to dry, you can create the hearts for the windows of the rocket out of scrapbook glitter paper!

To make the top of the rocket, create a circle with scrapbook paper. You will make a cut to the center of that circle. Then, you will take the two sides and twist them to make a cone. Use hot glue to paste on the rocket top.

C. ACTIVITY

 

Hot glue the rocket onto black paper. You’ll have to glue the top of the paper. You can place a piece of tape on the back of the TP roll for it to stick better to the paper.

Draw a moon and stars and use a glue stick to glue them on.

Lastly, to make the rockets fire, create lines with glue and sprinkle some heart glitter on the glue.

Write a cute Valentine’s Day message in a heart at the bottom of the black paper.


CRAFT #24: SPONGE VALENTINES

 

I actually have two heart craft ideas for you here!

A stick sponge craft and heart sponges. Check out the video below to see how they turned out.

 

HOW TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

 

A. MATERIALS YOU NEED

  • sponges
  • scissors
  • paint
  • black paper
  • white paper
  • paint tray
  • masking tape
  • heart shape

B. SET-UP

 

Cut a sponge into rectangles or create a heart shape. Then, dump paint into a tray for the kids to use!

C. ACTIVITY

 

For the first craft, tape down a foam heart using masking tape to the paper. Have the kids dip their sponges in the paint to create prints all around the heart. In the end, they can pull the heart off to reveal what’s under!

For the heart sponges, dip them into paint and print them on paper! These would make fun valentines for family members!


Craft #25: Q-Tip Resist Heart Craft

 

Using Q-tips to make prints is so much fun! This heart craft was easy to do too. 

The colors look so pretty on the black paper! This is a fun one for toddlers and preschoolers. 

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • black cardstock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • masking tape
  • paper
  • q-tips

B. Set-up

 

Draw 3 heart shapes and tape them down using masking tape to the black paper. 

C. Activity

 

The kids will dip the q-tips into paint and make prints all over the paper and around the heart shapes.

 

Once they have made all the prints they want, they can slowly peel up the hearts to reveal what’s underneath! 


FINAL THOUGHTS AND CONCLUSIONS

 

I hope you found some fun heart crafts for kids to try out!

If you do anything special for Valentine’s Day with your kids, we’d love to hear about it. Please let us know in the comments below what your favorite activity is to do with your kids or students!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Deena <3

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