45+ LOVELY Valentine’s Day Crafts

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


#1: 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
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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!


#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: Love Birds Paper Plates

I have another fun paper plate Valentine’s Day craft for you!

These love birds as SO fun to make, and they are precious for Valentine’s Day.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

acylic paint set

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B. Set-up

Cut a paper plate in half. Paint the plates red, pink, and purple! Create some hearts from card stock; these will be your wings!

C. Activity

Have your child decorate each of the lovebirds by using gems, feathers, and little hearts. To create the little hearts, use a heart-hole puncher (linked above) with construction paper.

They should glue these supplies on! To create the feet, cut two small pieces of pipe cleaner. Then, twist one onto the bottom of the other. An adult needs to hot glue the pipe cleaner feet on!


#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

vegetable tray

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B. Set-up

Hot glue 4 popsicle sticks together. Place two horizontally, then place the other two vertically, so all the ends are touching! Set up a tray for the kids to pick their supplies out of.

C. Activity

The adult or kids can squeeze the glue all over the popsicle sticks (this makes it easier to just stick the items on). Then, the kids can pick what supplies they want to add to the frame and place them on.

They can think of a specific design they want for each side, or they can just decorate them however they want!

Lastly, pick a picture to add to the frame and hot glue that to the popsicle sticks on the back. You can also write a note inside the frame instead of a picture.


#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: 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!


#8: 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!


 #9: 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!


#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 activity helps strengthen the muscles to do these things!

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

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.


#11: 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!


#12: Marbled Valentines 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.


#13: 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 Valentine’s Day craft will be a keeper for sure. They love hearing why you love them!

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!


#14: Heart Wreath

We had a blast making this heart 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!

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!


#15: Fizzy Valentine Experiment

This is more of a 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.


#16: 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
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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!


#17: Love Bug Name Craft

This Valentine’s Day craft is great for kids to practice name-building skills.

Kids love seeing their name on crafts. It makes it more special for them to make.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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

B. Set-up

Make the number of hearts you need to create your child’s name. We used a foam heart to make sure all the hearts were the same size.

Also, create some feet for the love bug!

C. Activity

Make a face for your love bug by using googly eyes, a marker and make some antenna and attach them using a glue stick!

Either you or your child can write the letters of their name on each heart. Then, have them use the glue stick to stick them together in the correct order to make the bug.

Lastly, add on the legs to the bug!


#18: Heart Cutting Craft

This Valentine’s Day 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.

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 the hearts to put them back together!


#19: 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!


#20: Yarn Hearts

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

I love the mix of colors for this Valentine’s Day craft.

How to do this activity

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!


#21: 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 them 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”!


#22: 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

acrylic paint set

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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 robots “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!


#23: 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.

How to do this activity

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!


#24: 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

  • 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.


#25: 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

  • cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes
  • heart hole punch
  • scissors
  • cupcake liners (mini)

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.


#26: Heart Trees

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

This Valentine’s Day craft is a great gift for family members!

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 finger 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!


#27: 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!


 #28: 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!


#29: 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.

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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!


#30: 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 :).

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 just try their best!

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

C. Activity

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 just place the different colored pieces all over the heart. No matter what, it turns out pretty!


#31: I love you to pieces craft

I love 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!


#32: 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!


#33: 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.


#34: Love Handprint Valentine

Here’s another cute handprint Valentine 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.


#35: 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!


 #36: 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!


#37: Handprint Rocket Craft

Here’s another fun handprint Valentine 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.

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.”


#38: Fingerprint Heart Craft

Looking for a simple 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 just leave it blank.


#39: 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!

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!


#40: Sponge Valentines

I actually have two Valentine’s Day 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. At the end, they can pull the heart off to reveal what’s under!

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


#41: Flamingo Handprint Craft

Here’s another fun DIY Valentine craft for kids!

Making flamingos around Valentine’s is so fun because it’s pink! <3

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • googly eyes
  • heart hole punch

B. Set-up

Fold a piece of pink paper in half and trace your little one’s hand. This will make it into a card form.

Draw and cut your flamingo pieces out of pink, orange, and black paper.

C. Activity

Paste the pieces together to make the flamingo on a piece of paper! We made two flamingos!

Write a sweet message like “you tickle me pink” inside the hands!


#42: 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 Valentines

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!


#43: 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

  • cardstock paper
  • heart hole punch
  • glue stick
  • markers
  • white paint

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!


#44: Love Boats

What a fun craft for Valentine’s Day! I love that these boats can actually rock if you stand them up.

This would make a cute Valentine to make someone or just to make with the kids.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper plates
  • heart hole punch
  • popsicle sticks
  • glitter glue
  • acrylic paint
  • hot glue
  • valentine glitter

B. Set-up

Fold a paper plate in half and paint it or make a fun design using the paint!

Then, paint a popsicle stick with the paint and let them both dry.

C. Activity

An adult will hot glue the popsicle stick to the back of the paper plate.

Then, create a triangle out of cardstock paper for the top of the boat. The kids can decorate it using glitter glue, markers or other fun supplies!

Paste the sail to the top of the popsicle stick. Then, stand your boat up, and rock is back and forth!


#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

  • buttons
  • glue
  • cardstock
  • markers

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: Printable Valentines

Here are 3 cute and easy valentine’s 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!


#47: 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!


Final Thoughts and Conclusions

I hope you found some fun Valentine’s activities 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!

Also, if you try any of these activities, tell me how it went! I always love hearing feedback.

Happy Learning!

Deena <3

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