Valentine’s Day Crafts With Kids

Happy Valentine’s Day! This holiday, while usually associated with flowers and chocolate, doesn’t have to be only for adults! Get your kids of any age involved in the fun by making love-inspired crafts, either to give as gifts or to enjoy themselves. 

Paper Roll Hearts

Great for Homemade Valentine’s Day cards or refrigerator art

What you’ll need:

  • Paper roll
  • Paint, red or pink
  • Cardstock, pink or white
  • Paper plate




1. Push the roll inward to make the top of the heart and pinch the bottom for the point.

2. Spread a layer of paint onto your plate.

 3. Dip the roll in the paint and use as a stamp!



*My two and a half year old daughter loved this one! It was easy, had minimal mess and it kept her attention.



You can stamp as much or as little as you like and even fold it after drying to make a card!

 “Love Bug” Butterflies

Great for Valentine’s Day gifts for friends or classmates

What you’ll need:

  • Cardstock, any color
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Paint, purple & pink
  • Tiny googly eyes
  • Tiny pom poms
  • Sticker jewels
  • Pipe cleaners, any color, cut into 1″ pieces
  • Fine tip sharpie
  • Hot glue gun

1. Paint the craft sticks and let dry.

2. Cut a small portion of cardstock and fold in half. Cut along the folded edge, creating half a heart outline.  




3. Prepare to use the hot glue gun (your older child may be able to do steps 4-6 while supervised).

4. Glue the upside down heart to the back of the stick.

5. Glue the pompoms to the tips of the pipe cleaners and then glue the pipe cleaners to the back of the stick, with the pompoms facing toward the front.

6. Glue the eyes and a pompom for the nose.

7. Draw a mouth with the sharpie.


8. Decorate with sticky jewels, as pictured here, or anything else you want!     


 Handprint Art : Lovey Flamingos

Great for Grandparent or teacher gifts

What you’ll need:

  • Paint – pink, orange & red
  • Cardstock, white
  • Black sharpie
  • 2 Small paintbrushes
  • Paper plate

1. Use a paintbrush to cover the hands in pink paint (I chose to do one hand at a time).

2. Press one hand at a time onto the paper, with the thumbs pointing down. Fill in any blank spaced in the handprints if necessary. 

3. Use the paintbrush to create the necks and heads, making a heart-like shape.

4. Use the other paintbrush to make the legs and beaks.

5. Give each flamingo one eye with the black sharpie.

6. Pour a little paint onto the paper plate for your child to make a finger print border.


I hope you and your kids enjoy making these as much as we did! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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4 Responses to Valentine’s Day Crafts With Kids

  1. Geneva Waldorf February 10, 2017 at 3:25 am #

    These are really great ideas! I was also thinking about how I’m going to spend valentine’s day with my kids. I thought it would be a good day to spend the holiday with the whole family, instead of organizing dinner for only my husband and me. Thanks for this.

    • Jenny
      Jenny February 10, 2017 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks Geneva! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and fun Valentine’s Day together!

  2. Elly February 16, 2017 at 12:54 am #

    Kids usually like to spend time making crafts and trying new things, this will definitely going to improve their creativity. Thanks for the idea and these ideas can also be utilized to engage kids at birthday parties.

    • Jenny
      Jenny March 16, 2017 at 10:32 am #

      Great thought Elly!

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