Adults aren’t the only ones who enjoy Valentine’s Day; after all, children are full of love, too. Try out one or more of these super easy Valentine’s crafts for toddlers and young kids that are really easy to make, but will melt the hearts of all who see or receive them. Using craft supplies you probably already have around the house, your toddler can make cards, decorations, and even ‘love potions’ while having lots of learning fun.
Homemade Heart Sponges Valentine's Day Craft
Toddlers love painting, so turn their creativity into a wonderful activity for Valentine’s Day with this simple DIY project. Sponges are easy to cut and soft to hold, making them the ideal way to create colorful, glittery pictures to give to Mom or Dad.
Heart Tube Stamping
The simpler the idea the better when it comes to Valentine crafts for toddlers, and this one couldn’t get any easier. All you need is an empty cardboard tube and some paint – red is ideal for this activity, but of course, any color can be used. Then just shape the tube, dip, and stamp!
This is a great project for toddlers to do because it allows them to create abstract work that doesn’t need to be precise. The vinyl heart can be easily peeled off once the paint has dried, leaving a perfect shape that can be left blank for an unusual look.
Handprint Monkey Valentine Craft for Toddlers
The perfect gift for Grandparents, this handprint monkey picture is loads of fun to do together. While the kids paint their hands and print them onto the paper, you can cut out the monkey’s head, tail, nose, and ears, and then add them onto the picture together.
Valentine's Day Chocolate Playdough Recipe
Have the kids make their own chocolates as a Valentine’s gift for Mom that won’t ruin her diet! Made from play dough with cocoa powder mixed in, these ‘chocolates’ can be molded to create any shape, and decorated before being placed in an old chocolate box.
Hole Punched Hearts Valentine's Day Craft
Super simple and easy enough for toddlers to make, these hole-punched hearts make lovely window hangings for the season of love. Once the hearts have been cut out of paper, let them loose with the hole punch before stringing the hearts on ribbons and hanging them in the window.
Feet Heart Craft
Footprints and handprints make fabulous memories and keepsakes, so put them to good use by making these cards. With strategic placing of the hands and feet, your toddler can create a heart shape that can be drawn around for clarity, and then stuck onto paper for a sweet Valentine card.
Easy Valentine's Heart Doily Art
Put a kitchen gadget to good use with this salad spinner doily art project. By squeezing different colors of paints into a doily that’s been set inside the spinner, kids can create swirly whirly patterns on the paper as they turn the handle, making the colors spread and mix.
Footprint Race Car Valentine Craft
Footprints lend themselves so well to so many shapes, as this race car Valentine card shows. The perfect keepsake to look back on through the years, this card just needs a few added details – like wheels and spoilers – to turn it into a Grand Prix-worthy picture.
Melted Crayon Dot Heart
These melted crayon hearts can be used for so many things, but hanging them in the window is particularly effective. Melting the crayons on the griddle does require supervision, of course, which makes it a wonderful rainy day activity to share together in the run up to Valentine’s Day.
You Make My Heart Flutter Toddler Valentine Craft
How adorable are these sweet butterfly pictures? With wings decorated with your child’s handprints, and little smiley faces, these cheerful insects carry a sweet message on their body to make parents and grandparents smile whenever they look at them pinned to the fridge or noticeboard.
Tissue Paper Valentines Wreath
Heart wreaths make fabulous Valentine’s Day décor, and these ones are perfect for little hands to get involved in. Once you’ve cut a heart out of cardboard, the kids can get to work scrunching up red and pink tissue paper squares and gluing them all over the painted template.
Stained Glass Paper Heart Craft For Toddlers
This hanging hearts project makes a fun Valentine craft for toddlers, and it encourages fine motor skills, too. Using coffee filters allows the colors to soak in and spread beautifully once the water is added, and they can then be hung on ribbons for some sweet decorations.
Easy Yarn Valentine
Your fridge will look beautiful when it has these sweet hearts displayed on the door, and they couldn’t be easier to make. Toddlers can go wild sticking colored yarn (and/or glitter, buttons, or other embellishments) to the front to make pretty, abstract works of art.
Salt Dough Marbled Hearts
Salt dough is a great medium for kids to work with, which makes it perfect for these adorable marbled hearts. Using red and white dough, these hearts can be air or oven dried, and would look lovely just placed around the home, or stuck to the fridge with a magnet on the back.
Tissue Paper Valentine's Day Craft for Toddlers
Tots will spend a happy afternoon ripping red tissue paper up and gluing it onto a giant heart as a Valentine’s Day project. Safe and easy to do, just draw a large heart on card and then let them tear and attach to their heart’s content, before cutting it out and sticking it up.
Bubble Wrap Hearts
Bubble Wrap Hearts are great fun to make, but they’re also a great learning opportunity. Incredibly simple to make, and free if you have the bubble wrap and paints already, toddlers can learn all about colors while also creating sweet artwork that will look great on the fridge door.
Valentine's Love Potion
Give them an early lesson in chemical reactions by setting up their own ‘Love Potion’ work station. Using basic ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, and water, they can pour, stir, and mix their way to creating a special Valentine potion with the addition of some bright red Kool-Aid.
Handprint Valentine Hearts
This sweet idea will make adorable hanging decorations for Valentine’s Day, and could also be used for cards for parents and grandparents, too. Using white paint on one hand and red on the other, your child can create these adorable heart shapes that will be treasured for years to come.
Valentine's Day Cards Using Shaving Cream
These marbled cards are stunning, and are so much fun to make. Mixing red food coloring to shaving foam creates this swirly effect, and once it’s dry your toddler can add glittery hearts as in the tutorial, or any other embellishment you happen to have in your craft stash.
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