Cute and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
Crafting and creating is always a fun activity to do with the kids each holiday season. Valentine’s Day is no exception. There’s a million ways to design crafts for kids that incorporate the theme of love. If you are looking for some fun ways to craft with your kids this Valentine’s Day, then check out our list of ideas.
Valentine’s Day Bingo
It’s not just a craft, but a fun game to play with the kids. Snag a free bingo card printable and choose from a variety of options. These are super cute and your kids will be entertained for sure. Don’t forget to grab something for the markers, such as candy hearts, tic tacs or some other festive candy.
Valentine’s Day Crowns/Headbands
For the king or queen celebrating with you this Valentine’s Day, perhaps a crown or headband will suit their highness. The fun thing about headbands is that you can find a variety of options to create the most expressive and amazing crown.
To make this, simply cut strips of a poster board and staple the ends together. Then all you need to do is glue your design on. Great options for this include a pack of foam hearts, pipe cleaners, colorful ribbon, glitter and so much more.
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? If your kids enjoy baking, then sugar cookie decorating will be a hit. You can choose to make your own homemade recipe or pick up a tube of premade sugar cookie dough. The best part is creating your own designs on each tasty cookie. Besides frosting, consider using sprinkles, red hots, conversation hearts and whatever else you might find that represents love.
A great activity for a group of kids is to have them fashion their own Valentine’s Day inspired friendship necklaces. All this craft requires is string, beads and some more foam hearts. You’ll be amazed at the fun and unique designs the kids will create.
Baby Handprint Flower Bouquet
If you are looking for a craft to include the very young ones, perhaps a baby handprint flower bouquet is what you are looking for. You will need paint, paper, scissors, markers and clear dry glue.
First, paint your baby’s hand with the red paint. Yes it will be messy, but it will also be loads of fun. Then press their hand down on the paper. Try to make several of these if possible. If hands are just too much for your little one, then try feet. Once you have made several attempts, cut out your three favorites.
Next, take a new piece of paper and create a stem with three branches. Then you simply glue the prints on the end of the stem to create a fun handprint bouquet. Dressing up the rest of the picture is completely up to you and your imagination.
“I Love You to Pieces” Heart
Calling all teachers and childcare workers! This cute and easy craft is especially awesome to make if you are helping kids make crafts for their parents. This one is so easy it only requires three supplies; just paper, glue and watercolors.
On one piece of paper, make designs and patterns with the watercolors and set aside to dry. On a thicker piece of paper or card stock, draw a large heart and paint it with the poster paint. Once the other piece of paper with the patterns is dry, cut it into pieces and randomly glue the pieces all over the heart.
If you are searching for something other than the traditional Valentine’s Day box to hold your child’s prized cards, then perhaps a paper plate inspired bag is right up your alley. The supplies are simple; paper plates, red yarn, hole punch, foam heart stickers and scissors.
Directions straight from the website are as described:
- Cut off the top of 2 paper plates. You just want to cut off a little, so it is straight across the top rather than rounded.
- Turn the 2 plates so that the sides you would eat off of are facing each other.
- Holding them together, lined up perfectly, use the hold punch and punch holes around the outside edge of the plates. I did not measure them or make sure they were spaced perfectly, but make sure they are fairly close together.
- Starting at the top, thread the yarn through the holes until you reach the top on the other side. Go up through one hole and then down through the next until your reach the end. (Use a lighter to singe the end of the yarn unravel.)
- Make sure the threading is tight and rethread through the top two holes on both sides and knot.
- Attach a handle by cutting a long piece of yarn, threading it through the top holes on both sides and tying it.
- Decorate the front with stickers.
Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of fun crafts and love. All of these are super easy to create with your children. Most items can be found at dollar stores or on sale at the craft stores. You can make some amazing memories with the ones you love whether you are an expert or a novice. We hope you enjoy the holiday.