These 11 adorable Valentine’s Day Crafts for kids are fun for many age ranges, and are the perfect way to cheer up a cold winter weekend!
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.
Just a few benefits of crafts for kids are:
- help build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination,
- teach following directions,
- encourage 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.
The key to Valentine’s Day crafts for kids is to keep them simple and 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!
Before getting started, make sure you have plenty of the following:
- craft smocks for kids
- Tempera Paint (it washes off, yay!)
- Colorful card stock
- Any other craft supplies you might already have on hand or want to get.
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
Now It’s Your Turn
Set aside a few minutes in the next day or two to make one of these crafts with your kids. Even if you end up creating paper crafts that you don’t have a place to store, you’ be creating memories with your kids and getting your home ready for Valentine’s day too!
Do you find the time to do crafts with your kids?
What Valentine’s Day crafts do you want to do this year?