Are you and your kids ready for some Valentine’s Day craft fun? Nothing spruces up the dreary end to winter like celebrating a holiday devoted to love. Fortunately, there are countless arts and crafts for kids that’ll brighten up your home and fill it with warmth and cheer this February.
These crafts for kids rely on everyday materials, many of which may already be lying around your home. So, gather the ribbons, construction paper, glue, glitter, and more. Then, get ready to let the crafting fun begin.
Whether you’ve got preschoolers or preteens, here are fun and simple Valentine’s crafts for kids that’ll engage your family’s imaginations and inspire them to explore their creative sides.
1. DIY Heart Bath Bombs
Ready for a unique spin on Valentine’s Day crafting? Check out these eclectic, heart-shaped bath bombs. Although these DIY bath bombs look complicated, your kids will have a blast making them. And that is great, because you’ll want to pass them out to all of your friends and family! Get the full details for this gorgeous Valentine’s surprise at The Best Ideas for Kids.
2. Mini Mason Jar Chocolate Candles
If you’re looking for a sweet treat that doesn’t involve sugar, give these Mini Mason Jar Candles a try. Unlike the other crafts on this list, you’ll need to work closely with your children because it involves hot wax. You’ll also need some specialized ingredients to make these chocolate-scented gifts, but the results will prove well worth it. A fantastic craft for older kids, including preteens and teens, visit Damask Love for the materials list and instructions.
3. Valentine’s Day Glittery Block Puzzle
Why not add a little sparkle to your kid’s routine with this glittery block puzzle just in time for Valentine’s Day? With four simple wooden blocks and some sparkly paint, your kids can bring this craft to life. Although Studio DIY! chose a simple heart pattern for February, you could also use other shapes to craft a truly unique finished product. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
4. Thumbprint Heart Bookmarks
These innovative bookmarks are easy to make with a few simple materials, including construction paper, ink, and ribbons. Yet, the finished product will warm the hearts of all of the avid readers in your family’s inner circle. Best of all, you’ll have a beautiful keepsake featuring your children’s precious fingerprints. Check out Artsy Craftsy Mom for all of the details.
5. DIY Chenille Stick Valentine Pencil Toppers
Are your kids ready to liven up everyday pencils with cute Valentine-inspired toppers? If so, they’ll have a blast making these Chenille Stick Valentine Pencil Toppers. Whether your children choose to shape the chenille into hearts, cupid’s arrows, or something else, they can let their imaginations run wild. This craft will help them develop fine motor skills while crafting fun decorations they can use all February long. Get the full details.
6. Valentine’s Day Clay Teddy Bear Craft
Certain themes predominate in February, from roses to teddy bears and symbols of love. So, why not let your kids unite these themes together in a clay project? Best of all, you can glue the finished clay pieces onto a picture frame. Not only will this make a wonderful keepsake, but you’ll have fun filling it with one of your favorite family photos. Here’s how to get started.
7. Origami Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes
You can decorate these darling miniature origami boxes as elaborately as you like. They’re perfect for fun little surprises, whether trinkets, candies, or something else. You’ll need a variety of colored paper as well as sequins, pipe cleaner, heart-shaped candies, pompoms, twine, and anything else you want to decorate the boxes with. Check out just how fun and easy these DIY boxes are to make.
8. Valentine’s Day Yarn Cards
Arts and crafts for kids come with so many benefits. They liberate children’s imaginations, and they help them hone coordination and fine motor skills. A fantastic project for kids, you can tailor these Valentine’s Day Yarn Cards to the age and skill level of each of your children. Even toddlers can give them a try, but you’ll also find yarn art perfect for preteens and teens who can run wild with elaborate designs. Click here to let the fun unravel.
9. Valentine’s Day Heart Cone Tree
If you’re the kind of family that likes to keep your Christmas tree up past December, then you’ll enjoy these fun Heart Cone Trees. Just create cones using construction paper and glue. Next, layer them with construction paper hearts made with a lopsided punch. After assembling the trees, decorate them with mini garlands or other love-related tokens for a Valentine’s Day decoration you’ll cherish for years to come. Take a look at the finished product and get the instructions at I Gotta Create.
10. Secret Pocket Pillow Tutorial
Do you and your kids enjoy sewing? Or would you like to give it a try? Either way, you’ll enjoy making this super simple thread-and-needle project from See Kate Sew! Not only does this project result in a charming holiday-themed pillow, but it comes with a heart-shaped pocket where you can include a secret note to a loved one. Get the full instructions.
Valentine’s Crafts for Kids
The simple, creative, and kid-friendly crafts above will inspire your family. They’ll also get your children in the holiday spirit this February. Which love-themed art will you and your kids try first? Let us know! Post your finished Valentine’s crafts for kids to the Our Whole Village Facebook page. We’d love to highlight your family’s creativity.
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