Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and as you have guessed, it is time to start prepping. But this month of love is not just for us adults, but also for our children. How cute is it when you see your kid put all the effort into making sweet Valentine’s Day kids crafts and cards for you or their friends during the period?
As it mentions in Parental Questions, It’s easy to get your kids’ creativity flowing and have their Valentine’s Day filled with love, laughter, and gifts, as long as you have the right inspiration.
Here is an Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day Kids Crafts and Activities
7 Valentine’s Day Kids Crafts
1. Making Bookmarks
There is nothing better than sharing a “bookworm” moment with your kids, whether you are reading them a bedtime story or you are killing time in the living room enjoying your books.
How about making bookmarks for saving the last page you read. Some ideas include Origami heart-shaped bookmarks, super cute heart designed corner bookmarks, or cutting from old mail cards and decorating with different paints, words, and drawings.
Check out my Faith-Filled Printable Bookmarks.
2. Sewing Ideas
Passing your sewing skills to kids will not only give them a hobby but possibly spark an interest in a fashion career. Regardless, it really does come in handy in adulthood.
Here are a few sewing ideas for Valentine’s Day Kids Crafts – try sewing simple hearts onto each other’s clothes. Other ideas include these stunning Valentine’s Day Fabric Envelopes, an adorable Felt Pocket Kitty, or this DIY felt heart mobile and for more inspiration check out these 10 Free Valentine’s Sewing Projects.
3. Paper Plate Crafting Ideas
Paper plates are fairly affordable and offer several crafting ideas, like cutting the inside into a heart shape and making a heart wreath with strings. Other options include paper plate unicorns, paper plate owls, or Paper Plate Love Bug Twirlers.
4. Valentine’s Day Card Ideas
A Valentine’s Day cannot be complete without a card. Rather than buy from the store, have the kids make personal cards with watercolor paints, crayons, or markers. Try these super cute bear heart pop-up cards.
5. Making Heart Wreaths
Craft ideas don’t have to be complex, keep it simple. Some great ideas include heart-shaped wreaths, circular wreaths with paper cuttings of hearts or artificial flowers, and glue the items together with a two-sided tape or a glue gun.
6. Flowery Craft Ideas
Instead of buying roses or getting some from the flower garden, the kids can spend time crafting their own Valentine’s Day flowers. These are easy to make in several ways using different materials. Dyed tissue papers are an excellent example of materials to use or colored manilla papers. Here’s how to make tissue paper flowers.
If you want to add a little bit of science into your crafts, make some Valentine flowers. You will need some construction paper, paper cupcake holders, green construction paper, and some perfume (to make your flower smell good too). Teach your kids about the parts of the flower including the stem, the leaves, the stamen, and the petals.
Here’s a great YouTube video to watch. Talk about the different smells the flowers have, and why they smell. Let your kids wrap their flowers up to give as Valentine’s gifts.
7. Confetti Craft Ideas
Bring the sparkle into your crafts with confetti, which are not only colorful but also easy to make. Make your own confetti by ripping small pieces of tissue paper or use a hole punch on several different colors of construction paper then dump out the hole punch and voila, confetti. You can make confetti balloons (clear blown up balloons with confetti inside) for pretty decorations, confetti sticks, or Valentine’s Confetti slime.
Check out this simple tissue paper heart craft!
5 Valentine’s Day Kids Activity Ideas
1. Shooting Cupid’s Arrow
How sharp of a shooter are the kids? They can gauge their accuracy using DIY bow and arrows and a box with a heart-shaped hole. The one with more target hits can win a gift, like healthy snacks. Trust us, it’s way more fun than your typical “Nerf Guns” and doesn’t cost nearly as much!
2. Fun Valentine’s Learning Activities for the Little Learner
Check out this Valentine’s Day Learning Printable pack for preschool aged kids! These super fun and festive printable pages are the perfect way to celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday while learning!
Note: This is the brand new 116 page premium version of my free Valentine’s Day Preschool Pack
I recommend printing the cutouts on cardstock paper and laminating to make them last. The practice sheets you can reuse by laminating or placing in paper protectors to use with dry-erase markers.
3. Valentine’s Day Word Search
Another fun themed learning opportunity is to create a valentine’s Day themed word searches. There are downloadable options, or you can generate one on your own along with the key. Word puzzles are not just educational for the kids but also for everyone in the house and the opportunity to bond and create memories.
4. Valentine’s Science Experiments
Who says learning Science has to be boring? If you want to make Science and Valentine’s Day even more exciting, why not try some Valentine’s Day science experiments!? This is a great way to hide learning in a package of fun!
5. Candy Stacking Games
Who has more speed and can stack more candy than the rest? Have the kids stack together candy hearts to see who creates the tallest stack faster than the rest. For a more challenging game, let them pick and stack the candy using chopsticks.
This ultimate guide to Valentine’s Day kids crafts and activities will ensure that the Day is fun-filled, busy, and full of love for the kids too. Valentine’s Day, a day of celebrating love, gets better when every family member is involved, including the children. Ensure you and your kids create the best memories with the above tips.
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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 11, 13, & 15 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.