Valentine crafts for kids, chock-full of hearts, pink-ness and cuteness, are fun to make with the kids, and lovely to receive too! Here are 12 Easy Valentine Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers You’ll Treasure, all of which are perfect for those little hands. What’s not to love?!
#1. Handprint Art
We love the simplicity of this Valentine craft from Activity Village, which is ideal for young hands, and perfect if you’re pressed for time also!
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#2. Mosaic Heart
These cute Mosaic Hearts by No Time For Flash Cards are great for improving the scissor skills of your preschooler, but also could be used as a toddler craft, once you help and cut the paper in advance.
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#3. Heart-Shaped Stamps
Have the kids create some cute Valentines cards/pictures using a heart-shaped potato stamp, and some paint – Noe Place Like Home have full instructions over on their blog.
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#4. Stained Glass Hearts
Great activity for younger kids, who will love tearing tissue paper and glueing to make these cute stained glass hearts from Parentdish.co.uk.
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#5. Valentine Heart Stamps
These Valentine Heart Stamps by Rust & Sunshine couldn’t be easier – all you will need is a toilet roll, tape, and some red paint. Then let the kids make a picture/decorate cards as gifts for Dad/Mom. Ingenious recycling!
Image via Rust & Sunshine
#6. Heart Person
How cute is this little guy?! Make a Heart Person using some paper or card.
- Cut out a large heart using either paper or card
- Decorate as you wish using either colours or stick on goggly eyes
- Cut 4 strips of paper and fold them accordion style to create arms and legs
- Glue them on to finish your heart person.
- Further embellish by adding heart hands and feet
How about making a few heart people and turning them into valentine bunting?
#7. Button Valentine Heart
Using a variety of buttons, card paper and some glue, have the kids create these cute Button Valentine Hearts from Hands On As We Grow. This is a good activity to help your toddlers learn their colour names and sorting.
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#8. Easy Scribble Valentines
This Easy 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 Valentines cards, or stick to card paper to make a keepsake picture.
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#9. Pretty Valentine Tree
Toddlers and preschoolers will love this fun and messy Pretty Valentine Tree craft from scrumdilly-do.
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#10. Tissue Paper Hearts
Scrunch up some colourful tissue paper, and stick 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.
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#11. Love Bugs
Your little ones will love making these adorable Love Bugs from The Idea Box using simple craft materials.
Image via The Idea Box
#12. Handprint Love Bug
These simple Handprint Love Bugs by Crafty Morning are cleverly made using your child’s handprint for the body, and some heart-shaped cutouts as wings.
Image via Crafty Morning
Over to you! Have you any further ideas for Valentine crafts for younger kids? Let us know in the comments below.