Both my two older girls attended some form of early learning program from the time they were infants. There, they would spend most of their day playing with other kids, reading stories, engaging in gross motor play, and most of all crafting.
Based on the droves of paper that came home every day, it seemed as though the entire day was spent doing arts and crafts.
No matter how irritating it might have been to receive all this paper each day, crafts are more than just fun activities for kids. Craft activities can help build fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, teach following directions, hand-motor coordination (both hands working together), encourage cooperation and patience, and are great bonding activities for kids and their parents.
Now, I have a one-year-old at home with me as I work all day long. I’ve attempted to do a few coloring activities with him, but most of the time crayons end up in his mouth or play dough smashed on the floor.
But, the baby is going to be 18 months old shortly after Valentine’s Day, which means that he is finally spending more time actually using crayons than eating them. And since we’re cooped up inside with the winter weather, it’s the perfect time to get his older sisters involved and create some fun valentine’s day crafts together.Let the #kids decorate your house this #ValentinesDay. They just might learn something! Click To Tweet
The key to Valentine’s Day crafts for kids is to keep them simple. And for the younger ones especially, keep them quick. So I thought it would be fun to pull together a few easy craft ideas that anyone can do with their kids. Best of all, these crafts can be modified for pretty much all age ranges.
As long as we don’t create droves of paper crafts without enough room to display them all, any of these Valentine’s Day crafts for kids would be a fun weekend project to do together.
11 Adorable Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
LOVE Thumbprint Art from Momista Beginnings
Valentine’s Day Heart Pockets from Honey and Lime
Valentine Pipe Cleaner Heart Garland by Jinxy Kids
Paper Heart Animals by Hey Little Sweet Thing
Valentine’s Day Veggie Art by Coffee with Us Three
Paper Heart Garland by Coffee with Us Three
Paper Heart Caterpillar by Crafty Morning
Flowering Hand & Heart Tree by Krokotak
Sticky Pom Pom Heart Garland by Kids Play Box
Valentine’s Day Play Dough by Eat Drink and Save Money
Cork Love Bugs by No Time for Flash Cards