Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Valentine’s Day? Check out these 15 easy Valentines craft ideas that are perfect for all ages!
From simple crafts like painting rocks to homemade cards and even edible Valentine treats, there is sure to be something here that your kids will love. So get creative and have some fun crafting this Valentine’s Day!
Love Monster Valentines
Super cute Love Monster Valentines are perfect for both boys and girls to give or receive on Valentine’s Day.
Your instant download and print purchase includes a PDF with three different gender neutral designs and messaging. Just print, cut and fold – easy peasy.
You can use them alone or place a mini or snack size candy in it’s mouth for an extra sweet treat. (TIP: Use double sided sticky tape to secure candy in place)
Valentine Pencil Toppers
Fun to make with the kids so they can take to school and share with friends.
You’ll need: scissors, craft foam, Permanent markers, glue, pipe cleaner and a pencil.
To make, cut hearts from the craft foam and write messages with a marker. Glue the end of a pipe cleaner to the heart and hold it against a pencil. Wrap the rest of the pipe cleaner around the pencil. That’s it!
Paper Heart Chain
Make a paper string of hearts chain and customize it with your child’s name/teacher’s name or a Valentine message.
You’ll need: paper (red/pink/purple construction), scissors, markers, cookie cutter and glue.
To make: Follow the step-by-step instructions.
Give your teacher a round of applause with this craft. You can be creative and put a small gift inside like lotion, hand sanitizer, a baked treat, etc.
You’ll need: Card stock, marker, tube of lotion/hand sanitizer/candy and double sided tape.
To make: Fold some colored construction paper in half. Trace the outline of your child’s hand onto the paper and cut it out (resulting in two paper hands). Write your message on the hand and embellish with paper hearts, ribbon, charms or glitter. Use double sided tape to stick a hand to each side of your gift.
Sticky Hands, Warm Heart
You’ve heard the expression “cold hands, warm heart”, how about sticky hands, warm heart? Make a heart ornament with yarn and cornstarch that you can hang in the house for decorations!
You’ll need: Yarn, cornstarch glue, water, heart-shaped cookie cutter and parchment paper. One of the great things about this craft is making the cornstarch glue which is non-toxic!
To make: Follow the step-by-step instructions.
This one is my favorite, be the hit of the party with something fun to make and different!
You’ll need: card stock paper, aluminum foil, candy and double sided tape.
To make: Fold a sheet of colored card stock paper into thirds lengthwise to cut into 3 equal strips. Fold one strip into a tent shape, add aluminum foil arms and use double sided tape to add various candies for eyes and feet.
How about a craft for a bigger kid? Maybe a fun craft that Dad might be interested in helping with that involves using a hammer and nails!
You’ll need: small piece of wood, acrylic paint and brushes, sandpaper, eight cut nails, hammer, flexible wire (like lead free solder wire), ball chain, pencil, old magazines or newspaper and glue.
Cute, fun, easy and something little girls will love to make!
You’ll need: Red and green construction paper or card stock, scissors, lollipops (for the craft and some to enjoy while crafting) and a glue stick.
Wrap up a sweet treat in a sweet message, “Let’s roll baby!” “Save the last bite for me” “You’re a lifesaver” This is a fun craft that can be used with breath mints, lifesavers, sweet tarts, etc. and a great way to use left over gift wrap or recycle wrapping paper.
You’ll need: colorful wrapping paper, roll of candy, stickers and tape.
Do any of you save your cardboard tubes from wrapping paper, paper towels and toilet paper? We recycle ours but the heartstring is a great way to re-purpose them!
You’ll need: cardboard tube, paintbrush and red paint, pushpin, needle, embroidery thread and beads (with holes large enough for the needle to pass through).
While you can make love tokens and then string them, you could also make the heart tokens and attach small candy to them without stringing them!
Real roses have thorns, must be kept in water and will eventually die, so why not make a paper rose from a napkin?
All you need is a square paper napkin and step-by-step instructions.
Another cute and fashionable craft for the tween in your house, animal wrist bands, make a fashion statement and tell your BFF how wild you are about them.
You’ll need: Cardboard tubes, stapler, black elastic, tacky glue, animal-print felt, ribbon and card stock.
I think this would be a super fun craft to do this weekend at a slumber party with the girls to wear to school next week. Follow step-by-step instructions.
These are “lovely” accessories you can make to perk up your daughter’s outfit or give as gifts!
You’ll need: Pinking shears, scissors, felt, ribbon, hair tie, shoelaces, belt, or button.
What a creative way to use broken crayons! I always throw away our crayons when they break but now I’m going to start saving them in a box and use them for crafts.
You’ll need: Crayon pieces, heart-shaped metal cookie or muffin tin (our hearts are about 1 1/2 inches across), scrap paper, double-sided foam mounting tape, Scissors, colored card stock and a marker.
Follow step-by-step instructions.
Lovely Ribbon Bracelets
What girl doesn’t love to get and wear jewelry? Make these bracelets and customize with a message.
You’ll need: Ribbon, Scissors, Self-adhesive Velcro (buy precut circles or squares or long strips to cut yourself), Tacky glue (optional), White office label and a pen or marker.
These couldn’t be easier to make. Simply cut a piece of ribbon about 1 inch longer than your wrist. Please velcro on the ends, overlapping. That’s it!
Book of Love
This cute notepad would make a fun place for your child to doodle, practice writing their name or I think it would be fun to write down the one thing they “loved” most about their day.
I just love how colorful this rainbow mini heart notebook is. You can follow the step-by-step instructions.
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If you make one of these cute Valentines craft ideas, let me know which one of if you have suggestions to improve or make them easier. My favorite is the treat transmitter. Which one is your favorite?