45+ LOVELY Valentine’s Day Crafts (2024)

Looking for some Valentine’s Day crafts?

Valentine’s Day crafts are cute to make for around your house or give to someone else.

I have 40+ EASY and FUN Valentine’s Day crafts for you! Let’s get started.


#1: Blowing Kisses Valentine

I have the cutest Valentine’s Day craft for you to do this year for someone special.

I love this for classroom teachers to do for parents or for kids to do for their grandparents.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • sponges
  • paint
  • camera (I love this instant print one to make printing easy!)
  • scissors
  • glue stick

B. Set-up

Take a picture of your child pretending to blow kisses. They should stand to the side.

C. Activity

Print the picture off and have the kids cut out the background on the picture, so it’s just them!

They will paste their picture on the side of the piece of paper.

Then, create hearts out of a sponge with a Sharpie marker. Cut the heart shape out with scissors.

The kids will dip the sponges into paint and make heart shapes going up on the paper like they are blowing kisses!

Add a cute Valentine’s Day message and you have the cutest card around.


#2: Handprint Valentine Flower Craft

This handprint Valentine’s Day craft is a must-try activity!

There’s just something so sweet about seeing their little prints on crafts.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • washable paint
  • paintbrush

B. Set-up

Paint your child’s hand using Valentine’s Day washable paint colors. Then, turn their hand upside down to make a print on white paper. Make sure to press gently on their fingers and hand to make sure their entire print shows up.

Once they are dry, cut them out!

C. Activity

Make stems for each flower out of green paper. Also, create a vase for the flowers and glue it down to the paper. Finally, you can write a message on it!

Lastly, add on the hands at the top of the stems to be the flowers!

This is a great gift to give to family members, teachers, or even just to keep for yourselves!


#3: Pom Heart Craft

This is an easy toddler and preschool Valentine’s Day craft.

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

How to do this activity

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!


#4: Pizza Handprint Valentine

This is an adorable handprint Valentine’s Day craft! I love the fingerprint heart pepperoni.

This makes for the perfect card for friends or family.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • paint
  • paintbrushes
  • markers

B. Set-up

Paint your child’s hand brown at the bottom of their hand towards their thumb. Then, the rest should be painted yellow.

C. Activity

Make a print on white cardstock paper. Make sure to press the entire hand down so it shows up completely.

Then, wait for the handprint to dry. Once it is dry, the kids will use their index fingers to make small prints to form a heart.

They will do this all around their pizza. Write a cute saying at the top and give it out!


#5: Valentine’s Day Photo Frames

Looking for a gift idea that you can make at home? There’s just something special about homemade gifts.

This Valentine’s Day craft for kids is easy to do, and the kids enjoy getting to create special frames for others.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

If you want to paint your popsicle sticks, do this step first and use acrylic paint!

Once they are dry, hot glue 4 popsicle sticks together in a square shape. Place two horizontally, then place the other two vertically, so all the ends are touching!

C. Activity

Decorate your popsicle sticks! You can use Conversation Heart candy, glitter, gems, fingerpaint, or any other fun supplies!

Once they are all decorated and dry, you can add your picture. You can either tape it onto the back on all four sides, or you can hot glue it to make sure it’s secured.

You can also make them stand up by adding a small popsicle stick on the back. I hot glued my small popsicle stick onto the back of the photo and then tapped it in place as well.


#6: Valentine’s Color by Code

This is a little bit of a different Valentine’s Day 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

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!


#7: Heart Fingerprint Magnets

These heart fingerprint magnets are adorable. I was inspired to give these a try from Rhythms of Play. I saw this on her website and knew we had to make them!

These make a great Valentine’s Day gift for mom or grandma.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Create a bunch of heart fingerprints on white cardstock paper using a stamp pad. You can help guide your child’s hand down to make a heart.

C. Activity

Cut out the hearts leaving some extra paper around them so you can add the gem.

Add a little Mod Podge on the back of the clear gem and place it down on the heart you created. Let this dry.

Then, cut the extra white paper off around it. Add a little more Mod Podge to the white paper on the back stick the magnet on and let it dry upside down.

Stick on the fridge to hang things up.


#8: Sticky Heart Plates

Using sticky paper is so much fun for kids! This is a simple and fun Valentine’s Day craft!

You can use supplies like scrunched tissue paper, craft poms, glitter, yarn, or ripped paper

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE to get my free heart shape template

B. Set-up

Print off my heart shape template, cut it out and trace it on the back of a paper plate.

Stick a pencil through the heart to make a hole and cut the heart shape out.

C. Activity

Paint your plate! We like to use acrylic paint. While you wait for the paint to dry, cut out your pieces of contact paper, make them big enough to fit the heart shape.

When the plate is dry, place the plate onto a piece of contact paper.

Then, the kids can use the supplies to stick the items onto the sticky contact paper!

You can even use these as suncatchers! Put a piece of masking tape on the back of the plate and stick it to the window!


#9: Valentine DIY Candle

This is the cutest Valentine’s Day craft to make with the kids and it can be a decoration for the house!

It also makes as a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for someone special. One thing though, is to make sure everyone knows this is just a decorative candle- it shouldn’t be burned.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Draw your designs on a square of white tissue paper. Make sure the tissue paper will fit onto your size candle.

Use Sharpies to make your designs. When you make your design and words make sure they aren’t too close together or they will smear. Simple designs are best

C. Activity

Tape the white tissue paper design onto your candle and then tape a piece of wax paper on top of it.

You’ll use a hair dryer to make the Sharpie transfer to the candle. You’ll only do this part for a few minutes.

When you see the Sharpie start to look wet- that’s good that’s when you can see if it fully transferred.

You want hte entire design to look a little “wet” not smearing. Just 2-3 minutes should work.

Slowly peel the wax paper off. The tissue paper will have adhered to the candle.

Give it to someone special or display around your house!


#10: Love You to Pieces Craft

Popsicle stick crafts are easy to do, and they always turn out cute.

This Valentine’s Day craft is creative and different! Kids will love to use puzzle pieces in an art project.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

blank puzzle pieces

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B. Set-up

Hot glue the red popsicle sticks together. I did 6 popsicle sticks! Next, use acrylic paint to paint the puzzle pieces.

C. Activity

Once the puzzle pieces dry, hot glue them to the popsicle sticks. Have your little one write on the sticks. I love you to pieces. They can also write their name and who it is to on the sticks to make it a little bit more personal.

You can also add hot glue some twine on the back so it can be hung up as well!


#11: Flamingo Card Craft

I love using bow-tie pasta for crafts. It always turns out so cool!

This Valentine’s Day flamingo craft is cute and fun for the kids to make.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • bow tie pasta
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • heart stickers

B. Set-up

Draw and paint a flamingo shape on paper. Then, paint your bow tie pasta pink!

Paint the pasta on an art try and lay down a piece of parchment paper so it can dry.

C. Activity

Have the kids glue the bow tie pasta where the wings would be for the flamingo. Then, write a message like “I’m tickled pink” or “you tickle me pink.”

Add on some Valentine’s Day stickers!


 #12: DIY Valentine Holder

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

This Valentine’s Day 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 have created these. It’s so much fun!

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!


#13: Ripped Paper Hearts

Ripped paper crafts are fun and easy. This is a great Valentine’s Day craft to do at a school party or right at home.

I love all the different colors of construction paper used to make these hearts.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Draw a heart shape on black construction paper. Then, draw smaller hearts inside of each other so the kids know where to place the pieces of construction paper.

C. Activity

The kids will rip pieces of construction paper. Then, they will outline the first heart that you drew in glue.

They will place the ripped paper on the glue! They will try to fill up the entire shape. After they finish the first heart, they will continue on to the other hearts.

Don’t have them add glue on all of the hearts all at once. This will help control the mess.

Check out their adorable ripped paper heart crafts!


#14: I’m Stuck on You Cactus Craft

Here’s another “I’m Stuck on You” Valentine’s Day craft.

Cactus crafts are always so fun to make. I love using forks to make the spikes.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • glue stick
  • forks
  • black paint
  • scissors
  • googly eyes

B. Set-up

Create a cactus shape and pot out of construction paper. Paste the pot down first, then the cactus on top.

C. Activity

The kids will dip a fork into black paint and make prints around the cactus to make the spikes.

I did make sure not to have the kids dip the entire fork in the paint because it would make too big of prints; they need a little bit on the fork.

Write a message in the pot for your Valentine!


#15: Marbled Valentine’s Day Art

I just discovered this new craft, and I’m hooked! The colors look so neat when they blend.

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

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.


#16: Plate Heart Wreath Craft

I love making our own wreaths for the holidays! It’s so fun to see their creations around the house each season.

This is a great Valentine’s Day craft for all ages!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper plate
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • cardstock paper
  • paint

B. Set-up

Create the wreath shape by creating a circle on the back of a white paper plate. Poke a hole through it with a pencil and cut out the center of the plate.

C. Activity

You can print off my free heart templates to make copies of a bunch of hearts or you can draw your own.

We used light and dark pink cardstock paper for this craft. I also had the kids add fingerprints around the smaller hearts using acrylic paint.

Once all of the hearts are created, use a glue stick or a hot glue gun to paste them onto the plate. The big hearts will go around the outside and then paste the smaller hearts on top of them.

Use a hole punch to punch a hole at the top of the wreath and string twine or yarn through it to hang it up!


#17: Thumb-body Loves You Craft

This is a must-try keepsake Valentine’s Day craft! This is perfect for a parent gift or family member.

The kids loved using the stamp pad for this craft too!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your FREE Heart Shape Template

B. Set-up

Print off my heart template on cardstock paper. Poke a hole in the center of the heart with a pencil and cut out around the lines.

C. Activity

You need another piece of cardstock paper for this craft as well. You are going to tape the heart-shaped paper you just cut on top of the blank sheet. Use masking tape to avoid ripping.

The kids will use a stamp pad to make fingerprints inside the heart shape. They will fill up the shape completely!

Then, pull up the top sheet to reveal your heart shape! Write a cute message like “Thumb-body love you!”.


#18: Dinomite Dinosaur Valentine

Got a dinosaur lover? This Valentine’s Day craft couldn’t be ANY cuter.

I love how a simple paper plate can be turned into an incredible creation.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • paper plates
  • acrylic paint
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • Q-tip
  • marker
  • googly eyes
  • heart stickers
acrylic paint set

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B. Set-up

Cut a small paper plate in half and paint using acrylic paint. While waiting for it to dry, create the dinosaur’s head, feet, and tail out of colored paper.

C. Activity

Use a glue stick to glue down the feet. Then, once the paper plate is dry, you can glue the plate down. Lastly, add on the dinosaur’s head and tail.

You can add spots on the dinosaur’s body using a Q-tip and different colored paint if you want to!

Add some Valentine’s Day stickers and write a message at the top of the card!


#19: Fork Painted Flower Craft

A fork to make art? Yes! It’s a fun process, and it turns out super cool.

This Valentine’s Day craft is easy, and it’s perfect for giving to a family member or teacher!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • heart hole puncher
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • forks
  • paint
  • paintbrush
heart hole puncher

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B. Set-up

Make a vase shape out of paper, cut it out, and paste it to the paper. Then, use a heart hole punch to create a bunch of little hearts. Finally, use a glue stick to stick them on the vase.

C. Activity

Dip the forks into paint and make prints on the paper near the vase. Then, use a paintbrush to create the stems for the flowers.

You can add some other cut-out hearts around the paper and write a message on the paper to give someone!


#20: Hot Glue Conversation Hearts

The kids LOVED revealing what each heart said in this craft!

This is a simple Valentine’s Day craft that turns out so pretty.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Create heart shapes with a pencil on cardstock paper. Then, outline the shapes in hot glue! This is a great hack to help kids stay in the lines while they are painting.

C. Activity

Create some designs inside the hearts using a white crayon. Make sure to press down hard enough, so that when the kids paint over it, it will show up!

These can be designs in the hearts or fun messages!

The kids will use watercolors to reveal what’s inside each heart! They will love to check out what each heart has inside.


#21: Heart Cutting Craft

This Valentine’s Day craft is the perfect way to practice scissors skills!

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

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • Sharpie
  • scissors
  • heart shape template
Click HERE for your Free Heart Shape Templates

B. Set-up

Create some heart shapes on paper or use my heart shape templates 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 the hearts to put them back together!


#22: Bee Mine Craft

Here’s another cute DIY Valentine’s Day card craft.

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

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!


#23: Yarn Hearts

How adorable is this fun and colorful Valentine’s Day craft? The best part about this craft is that kids of all ages can do this!

It’s a simple craft to do for a Valentine’s Day party too.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • yarn
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
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B. Set-up

Draw a heart shape on cardstock paper so the kids know where to place the yarn.

C. Activity

The kids will cut a bunch of small pieces of yarn. This is a great craft to work on some fine motor skills.

Add some glue onto the heart and the kids will stick the pieces of yarn all over the heart shape.

Write a cute message like ” I love you to pieces”.


#24: Lion Craft

Here’s another cute and simple animal Valentine’s Day craft.

Lions are one of my favorite animals to craft because choosing different supplies for the mane is SO fun.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes
  • bow tie pasta
  • parchment paper
  • art tray
  • zip lock bag
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B. Set-up

Create a lion face out of paper. Then, place the circle down on a colored piece of paper and draw a mane around the face. You can do this step again with another color if you want to!

We used two colors to make the mane larger so the bow tie pasta would fit on the paper.

Paint the bow tie pasta individually and let it dry on a piece of parchment paper that’s on an art tray.

C. Activity

The kids will create a face for the lion using the hearts you made! Then, add some googly eyes and whiskers for the lion.

Use school glue to attach the bow tie pasta to the lion’s mane! You can do use a pattern or all the same colored pasta.

Lastly, write a message like  “You make my heart roar”!


#25: Robot Valentine Craft

The kids like the crafts that they can play with after the most.

This Valentine’s Day craft for kids! You can even write a message on it saying, “My heart beeps for you!”

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Wrap the toilet paper roll in aluminum foil! Then, create a face for it using googly eyes and a Sharpie.

C. Activity

Paint a heart on the front of each robot! Then, add on gems, Fruit Loops, buttons, or any other craft supply you’d like for the robot’s “buttons” on the front.

Paint some bottle caps using acrylic paint. Then, once they are dry, glue them on using hot glue.

To create the arms, create a hole using scissors or a box cutter, slide the pipe cleaner through the tube, and curl them up!

Lastly, we added a pipe cleaner at the top of the robots and a pom. Use hot glue to paste the pipe cleaner to the inside of the toilet paper roll.

Now you are ready to play! I love creating crafts that the kids can play with after! They enjoy it so much more too!


#26: Owl Valentine

This owl Valentine’s Day craft is too cute!

I love using cupcake liners in rafts. Your kids will love making this simple and adorable craft.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Create a circle for the owl’s belly! Then, make the head by making pointy ears and finish with a circle for the head.

C. Activity

Paste the owl’s head and belly on another piece of paper. Then, have the kids add on eyes and beak.

Make another white circle for the center of the owl’s belly and punch a few hearts inside.

Lastly, fold a mini cupcake liner in half and paste them on either side of the owl to make your cute owl valentine.


#27: Tracing Hearts

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

This simple Valentine’s Day craft setup will be perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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.


#28: Turtle Valentine

I have the cutest turtle Valentine’s Day craft for you! The colored pasta makes it cute because it’s for the turtle’s shell.

Plus, it’s a handprint craft, which is always my favorite keepsake!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • gluestick
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • acrylic paint
  • pasta
  • ziplock bag
  • parchment paper
  • tray

B. Set-up

Trace your child’s hand on green cardstock paper and cut it out. Paste it to white cardstock paper.

Then, create a head for the turtle by just making a wide oval shape on the same green paper. Paste this on top of the thumb.

C. Activity

Make the colored pasta by adding a cup of shell pasta into a ziplock bag. Squirt some acrylic paint inside the bag, shake it up, and dump it out on parchment paper to dry.

(if you want more detailed instructions on how to dye pasta, check out how to dye pasta here!)

Once all the colors are dry that you want to use, you’ll use Elmer’s school glue to paste some of the shells on the back of the turtle.

Now it’s time for the face! Add some googly eyes and a smile and you have the cutest turtle valentine!


#29: Black Glue Hearts

Black glue is the coolest! It’s easy to make and the kids love using a different color glue.

This Valentine’s Day heart craft is one of my favorites. I love how the watercolors look with the black outline.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your FREE Lined Heart Templates

B. Set-up

Print off my free template onto white cardstock paper or draw your own hearts. Then, you’ll need to draw different lines on the inside of the hearts.

C. Activity

Create black glue by using a half-empty Elmer’s glue bottle and dump a bunch of black acrylic paint inside. Shake it up and it’ll turn black (it’s that easy!).

Outline the heart shape with the black glue. You can do this step or you can have the kids follow the lines to do this on their own.

You can leave this sit overnight, or you can use a blow dryer to make the glue dry faster.

The kids will use watercolors to paint inside the black lines! Advise them to not paint over the black glue, especially if you used a hair dryer to dry the glue, it could still be a little wet.

This is a great technique for kids to practice painting inside the lines!


#30: I Love your Berry Much!

Looking for an easy craft for your kids to do for Valentine’s Day?

This strawberry craft is adorable, and it’s simple for toddlers to do.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes
  • black paint
  • Q-tips

B. Set-up

Create a strawberry shape on red construction paper and make a stem out of green paper. Then, cut these pieces out!

C. Activity

Have the kids paste the stem to the strawberry and then glue the strawberry to a piece of paper!

Add on some googly eyes, then let the kids use a Q-tip and black paint to make the seeds of the strawberry.

Write the message I love you berry much at the top of the Valentine!


 #31: Hedgehog Paper Valentine

Hedgehog crafts always turn out SO cute. There’s just something adorable about their little spikes.

This Valentine’s Day craft is perfect to make for a family member, friend, or teacher.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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

B. Set-up

Create a hedgehog shape out of brown paper and make its arms and legs out of a lighter color brown, so it stands out.

C. Activity

Paste the hedgehog shape on a piece of colored paper. Next, draw the spikes around the hedgehog and cut on those lines you made.

Then, if you would like, you can do that again by pasting it down to another sheet for a double layer of spikes.

Lastly, draw a heart and have the hedgehog hold that heart! Then, you can write a message like I’m stuck on you!


#32: 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.

My Instagram handle is @abcdeelearning. Follow me for daily activity ideas for kids!

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.

Check out the video below to see how easy and fun this process is!

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#33: Hot Air Balloon Valentine

This is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day crafts!

I love all the hearts on this craft. I also love how bright and colorful it is.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Have the kids start using the heart hole punch to make a bunch of hearts. We used pink and red paper for this!

While they are making those, you can make the pieces for the balloon. You’ll need a square of the bottom, two rectangles for the sides, and a circle for the top.

C. Activity

Paste the pieces of the balloon down on a blue sheet of paper.

Then, have the kids use a glue stick to add the hearts on the circle for the top of the balloon.

They will use a pom to paint on clouds around the balloon using white paint.

Lastly, write a message inside the bottom of the balloon saying a cute message!


#34: I love you to pieces craft

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

I have a freebie printable for you as well!

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!


#35: 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 Valentine’s Day craft for kids! It can also be given to someone as a Valentine.

How to do this activity

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!


#36: Printable Valentines

Here are 3 cute and easy valentines to make for your child’s class this year!

I also have FREE printable Valentine’s cards to go along with them.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • popcorn
  • clementines
  • packs of watercolor paints
  • Valentine’s Day ribbon
  • free printables

Click HERE for your FREE Valentine’s Day Cards

B. Set-up

Print off the cards that you want to use!

C. Activity

If you are making watercolor paints, you will tie a ribbon around the top opening and use a hole punch to punch a hole into the card. Slide it through the ribbon and tie it on!

When making the clementines, you will wrap the clementine in a clear bag and tie a ribbon around it. Use a hole punch to punch a hole and slide the tag on!

Lastly, to make the popcorn just print off the card and tape it on top of the popcorn!


#37: Rocket Valentine

Got a kiddo that loves space? This Valentine’s Day craft for kids is perfect!

I love making crafts out of toilet paper rolls!

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.


#38: Love Handprint Valentine

Here’s another cute handprint Valentine’s Day 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.

How to do this activity

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.


#39: Butterfly Valentine

You make my heart flutter! How cute is this easy Valentine’s Day craft for kids?

I seem to have plenty of coffee filters around the house, because well I just love coffee :).

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • coffee filters
  • dot markers
  • clothespins
  • paper

B. Set-up

Flatten a coffee filter on an art tray. Use dot markers to create spots for each of the butterflies!

C. Activity

Scrunch up the coffee filters, especially in the middle so they can fit in a clothespin. Put the clothespin in the middle of the coffee filter and spread it out on both sides, to make it look like butterfly wings.

Glue the clothespins down to a piece of paper and write a cute Valentine’s Day message!


 #40: Valentine Stick Gift Idea

DIY gifts are the best gifts that you can give someone!

This is an adorable and easy craft to make for a parent, teacher, or friend.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • popsicle sticks
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • Sharpie
  • twine
  • packing tape

B. Set-up

Paint some popsicle sticks or use colored popsicle sticks.

C. Activity

When they are dry, ask your little one some things that they love about the person. They can write it on the sticks or you can!

Flip all the sticks over and place packing tape all on the back to have them stick together.

Lastly, add a piece of twine to the back so it can be hung up!


#41: Handprint Rocket Craft

Here’s another fun handprint Valentine’s craft!

This one is perfect for kids who LOVE space! My kids have been really interested in space lately, so they really enjoyed making these.

YouTube video

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • marker

B. Set-up

Fold a piece of orange paper in half and trace your child’s hand to make it into a card. This will be the fire for the rocket.

Then, draw the pieces for the rocket.

C. Activity

Your kids can paste all the pieces together to make a rocket!

Have them write a sweet message like “You are out of this world” or “You make my heart soar.”


#42: Fingerprint Heart Craft

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

This fingerprint craft is the perfect activity!

YouTube video

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 just leave it blank.


#43: Pipe Cleaner Hearts

This simple heart-shaped art is perfect for a Valentine’s Day craft for kids!

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

YouTube video

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.


#44: FREE printable Valentines

Here are three fun and easy DIY Valentines that you can make for your child’s classroom or for teachers to give to the students!

These are such great Valentine’s Day crafts to make and prep with the kids. Included with this freebie pack are free LEGO, Play-Doh and bookmark valentines.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • free printables
  • clear bags
  • Valentine’s Day ribbon
  • crayons
  • building blocks
  • mini play dough and toys
  • hole puncher

Click HERE for your FREE Printable Valentine

B. Set-up

Print off my Valentine’s and cut them out! Use a hole puncher to punch a single hole in all of the valentines.

C. Activity

Place your items into the clear bags and then tie a Valentine’s Day ribbon around each bag.

Then, have your child write their name onto the Valentine in the from section and thread the card onto the ribbon, and tie it.

For the bookmark, add a hole a the top and add a ribbon!


#45: Button Valentine

You are cute as a button! How adorable is this Valentine’s Day craft?

This is a really simple one for kids to do too!

A. How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Draw a heart shape on cardstock paper.

C. Activity

Have the kids use school glue to add buttons around the heart shape. They should try to fill the entire shape, so it looks like a heart!

Then, write a cute message at the top of the card!


#46: Free Handprint Templates

Handprint crafts are my favorite! They make for the perfect Valentine’s Day craft to give to someone.

I have different varieties of each template to make it easy for you to make a card for someone this year!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • poms
  • glue
  • cardstock paper
  • free templates

Click HERE for your FREE Valentine’s Templates

B. Set-up

Print off the templates you want to use, and grab your paints!

C. Activity

Create a few of these cards for some special people in your life! I have options for parents, grandparents, and teachers! These are fun and adorable!


#47: Foil Print Hearts

One of my favorite activities is to do color transfer crafts with the kids. They always love the reveal of how the color transferred over to their page.

This is simple to set up and a perfect Valentine’s Day craft!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Draw hearts on white card stock paper. Use card stock paper because it’s heavier and won’t fall apart when it hits the water.

You can make designs inside the hearts or even use white crayon to make designs or messages inside.

C. Activity

Scribble marker on a sheet of foil. Then, spray the marker with water using a small spray bottle. A little goes a long way with this 🙂

Then, flip the paper with the design down on the marker. Make sure to press down all over the sheet so the color shows up the best it can.

Then, slowly peel it up to reveal the color transfer! Your kids will be amazed!


Final Thoughts and Conclusions

I hope you found some fun Valentine’s Day crafts for kids to try out!

Make sure to check out all my Valentine’s Day freebies!

Deena <3

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