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 artistic abilities. After all, they are the cutest little Valentine.
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Fun Valentine Crafts for Toddlers
#1. Paper Plate Yarn Heart
Not only is this paper plate yarn heart from I Heart Crafty Things a great Valentine craft idea, it’s also a fun way to practice your preschooler’s fine motor skills.
#2. Valentine Monsters
These little Love Monsters from Glued to My Crafts are a colourful, fun craft idea for your preschooler this Valentine’s Day. Mini pom poms, yarn, googly eyes, tissue paper, glitter or whatever your craft box contains will mean you can make your own unique monsters!
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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. Family Watercolour Heart Banner
Easy but great fun, this family watercolour hearts banner from Pink Stripey Socks is perfect for your toddler. Use watercolour paints to decorate a heart for each family member, then mount it on a larger heart and string together
#9. Fingerprint Napkins
Fingerprint crafts are always popular with preschoolers and toddlers, and this is a way you can treasure the results for years to come. Make your own set of fingerprint Valentine napkins using fabric paint, thanks to this tutorial from Glued to My Crafts.
#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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