Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids
If you are looking for some love themed projects to do in the classroom or at home this Valentines Day Crafts for Kids list is packed with simple craft ideas for all ages.
If you find yourself wondering what crafts to make with kids on Valentine’s Day, we have got you covered.
From ideas that let kids get artsy with their fingers to fun photo props they can make to give to their friends and family.
Most of the ideas use everyday materials you probably already have at home or in your classroom, so you can jump right into crafting with your little ones.
There are lots of ideas that easily double up as DIY cards to give to friends or family, as well as DIY kid-made gifts.
Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids to Make
Browse through these ideas, and let’s get crafty!
1. Wonderful Heart Flowers
This one is one of our most popular projects all year round, but it’s pretty much the best DIY V-day card you can make with your kids. Super easy to make and has that wow factor as the heart flower opens up and reveals your message within.
2. Simple and Fun Heart Art
If you want an artsy project for V-day, this simple art idea is just the right pick.
3. Heart Shaped Animals
You can make all kinds of animals by using heart shapes only – combine different-sized and colored hearts and make a chicken, bear, dog, bunny, or a bunch of other animals. You can even make cards this way.
4. Valentine’s Day Paper Plate Decoration
Have kids make wreaths out of paper plates and use them to decorate your classroom or your home.
5. Simple Lovebug Card
Tutorial coming soon
6. 3D Colorful Heart Card
7. Heart Paper Doll
8. Valentine’s Day Cards to Color
9. Flower Heart Card
Combine flowers and hearts in this adorable Valentine’s Day craft for kids. Tulips are perfect for the occasion, as their natural shape somewhat resembles a heart.
10. Recycle Newspaper and Make a Card
Tutorial coming soon
11. Heart Corner Bookmarks
We do love origami a whole lot and origami bookmarks sure are one of our favorites. Heart shaped bookmark is a wonderful crafting idea for V-day – just add your special note to make this origami super personal.
12. Valentines’Day Art Idea
This one might just be my personal favorite and I love all the variations of this project people have been sending me. Perfect project for all ages.
13. Love Grows Tree Craft
We have yet another fun tree craft idea for Valentine’s day. This is a great way to show that love grows, especially when well cared for. This one comes with a free printable template, so be sure to grab it.
14. Spinning Heart Valentine’s Day Card
Now, this is a card that’s made to impress. Super easy to make and so much fun. Once the recipient opens the card, the heart in it will start spinning!
15. Little Love Book
This craft idea was shown to me by my mother so it holds a special place in my heart, although I might be biased, I do think this one makes the most amazing DIY gift from kids to their parents, grandparents, other family members and friends.
16. Heart Bracelets
Let the little ones decorate their very own heart paper bracelets. Such a fun activity.
17. Toilet Paper Roll Valentine’s Day Crafts
18. Heart Friends Craft
This is one of our favorite projects as it allows for so much creativity. Let your kids make heart friends. Make heart outlines (you can use our free printable heart outlines to help you) on heavier paper or cardstock (cereal boxes are great if you aim to recycle). Give each kid one heart and let them decorate it however they see fit. Once done, glue the heart on a stick, craft stick or a paper straw.
Another wonderful craft that’s perfect to do in the classroom.
20. Crafting With Paper Plates
Yarn Paper Plate Heart Craft – great for fine motor skills and it just looks adorable.
21. 3D Hearts
3D Paper Heart – such an easy project that will make the most wonderful decoration. Simple and frugal craft perfect for the classroom.
22. Another Cool Paper Plate Craft
Bee Mine Paper Plate Craft – for those who like sweet puns.
23. Yarn Hearts
Yarn Wrapped Hearts Craft – this crafty idea will entertain young kids and adults alike (this is one of our favorites).
24. Symmetry Art
Valentine’s Day is perfect for exploring symmetry art.
Tutorial coming soon.
25. Hogs and Kisses Card
This holiday is also great for utilizing adorable puns.
Tutorial coming soon.
26. Time to Rock
Heart Rock Canvas Art – gather some small rocks and get super creative.
Cardboard Hearts – simple and effective. These work out great as photo props.