3 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

These are easy and enjoyable crafts for parents and young children to do for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion that calls for a fun and endearing way to say “I love you.” Even toddlers will delight in the activities, which will help them build fine motor skills.

By A. Noelle

3 Valentines Day Crafts for Kids Paper Hearts

Paper Hearts

Supplies

  • Large white construction paper or canvas
  • Craft paper (various shades of red or pink)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or crayon

Instructions

  1. Draw a large heart on the white construction paper or canvas.
  2. Apply glue to the inside portion of the heart.
  3. Cut smaller heart shapes out of the craft paper, and paste them all over the large heart. Continue until the entire heart is filled with smaller hearts. It’s okay if you go past the border of the larger heart. (Help your children with the cutting if they’re too young to do so by themselves.)

Photo: nixxphotography

3 Valentines Day Crafts for Kids Love Confetti

Love Confetti

Supplies

  • Large white construction/poster paper
  • Craft paper (various shades of red or pink)
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Using the hole punch, create your small pieces of love confetti out of the red or pink craft paper.
  2. Lightly trace a large outline of a heart onto the white construction paper or poster with a pencil.
  3. Go over the heart outline with glue, spreading until you’ve created a thick 1/2″ – 1″ outline.
  4. Now the fun part! Take the punched out confetti and glitter, and toss them liberally onto the poster until the outline is completely coated. Shake off any excess and let dry.

Note: Recommended for outdoors. This activity can get really messy!

Photo: metrue

3 Valentines Day Crafts for Kids Fingerprints on Hearts

Fingerprints on Hearts

Supplies

  • Large white construction/poster paper
  • Red and pink acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or crayon

Instructions

  1. Prepare the paint and allow your children to finger paint all over the white construction paper or poster, creating red and pink dots with their fingers. (Or simply have them finger paint the entire poster in the color of their choice.)
  2. Fill up the entire poster until you have a nice mix of red and pink (or any other color combinations). Then wait to dry.
  3. Using a pencil or crayon, draw a large heart-shaped outline on the poster.
  4. Cut out the heart shape, and give it to a loved one! You can have your children write special messages in marker for Valentine’s Day.

Note: Don’t forget to lay out newspapers or old sheets for the finger painting!

Photo: Theeradech Sanin

Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

Featured photo: Stuart Miles

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