Celebrate Cupid’s day of love with these adorable Valentine crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. Chock-full of hearts, pinkness and hands-on fun, they’re perfect for those little hands to get creative. Their masterpieces will make for lovely gifts, I mean what’s not to love?!
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Quick, easy and simple enough for young children to grasp, these Valentine crafts for toddlers are great for them to learn all about giving love to family and friends through their artist abilities. After all, they are the cutest little Valentine.
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Fun Valentine Crafts for Toddlers
#1. Handprint Art
We love the simplicity of this Valentine handprint art craft from Activity Village. Your toddler will love getting their hand covered in paint and pressing it down for speedy results. It’s a quick craft suiting children who don’t like to sit for too long.
#2. Mosaic Heart
These cute mosaic hearts by No Time For Flash Cards are great for improving the scissor skills of your preschooler. Toddlers can get involved in this craft too, but they’ll the paper pre-cut by the likes of mum, dad or a bigger sibling.
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#3. Heart-Shaped Stamps
The humble potato also comes in handy for crafts. We adore this heart-shaped potato stamp from Noe Place Like Home. It’s such an easy but effective idea that they’ll have tons of fun with.
#4. Stained Glass Hearts
Who doesn’t love tearing tissue paper and glueing it down? Your younger child will have a blast making this stained glass heart from Parentdish.
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#5. DIY Heart Stamp
These Valentine heart stamps by Crafty Morning couldn’t be easier. All you need is a toilet roll, tape, and some red paint. Then let the kids make a picture or decorate cards as gifts. A genius idea for recycling!
#6. Heart Person
How cute is this little guy?! Make a heart person by using some paper or card. All you have to do is cut out a large heart using either paper or card. Your preschooler should be able to follow a rough line if you draw the heart outline, your toddler will need your help to cut it out completely. Decorate as you wish using colours of your choice or stick on googly eyes.
Once the decoration is complete, cut four strips of paper and fold them accordion style to create arms and legs, glue them on to your finished heart person. You can add heart hands and feet to really give your person that Valentine’s day look! To make the most out of this craft, why not make a few heart people and turn them into Valentine bunting?
#7. Button Valentine Heart
Using a variety of buttons, card paper and some glue, have the kids create these cute Valentine hearts from Hands On As We Grow. This activity will help them learn the names of the colours.
#8. Easy Scribble Valentines
Easy but great fun, this scribble Valentine activity from What We Do All Day is perfect for your toddler. Have them scribble on a large sheet of paper then cut out heart shapes to make Valentine’s cards, or stick to card paper to make a keepsake picture.
#9. Pretty Valentine Tree
Toddlers and preschoolers will love this interactive (and messy!) Valentine tree craft from Scrumdilly-Do. Make your fingerprint tree as detailed (or not) as you like, using a variety of colours.
#10. Tissue Paper Hearts
Scrunch up some colourful tissue paper, and stick them to a heart-shaped piece of card to make these tissue paper hearts from Fun At Home With Kids. Nice and easy for little hands.
#11. Love Bugs
Your little ones will love making these adorable Love Bugs from The Idea Box. They’re so cute and you only need simple craft materials to make them.
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#12. Handprint Love Bug
Spread the love with these handprint bugs. Cleverly made using your child’s handprint for the body, handprint love bugs by Crafty Morning are a craft we love doing every Valentine’s day. The heart-shaped cutouts as wings and some googly eyes really bring the bug to life.
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Have your say! Do your toddlers and preschoolers love to make Valentine crafts? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!