Easy, Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts

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A fun and easy way to celebrate Valentine's Day, is crafting!

My son loves to paint, color and make messes. We rounded up some of our favorite Valentine’s crafts – they are toddler and school-aged approved, too! 

Valentine Box

My son is only two years old, but I am going to keep this craft handy for class parties. This box is simple, gender-neutral and super cute!


What You Need:

  • Empty box
  • Brown paper
  • Printed Air Mail Cut-Outs* (optional)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Marker/pen
  • Red or pink paper

Instructions:

Wrap your box in brown paper, write an address and a return address, add an airplane (this can be done by printing out an airplane or even stamping an airplane), glue on the stamp and/or add stickers and cut a hole on the top of the box.

Not everything listed has to be used! Get creative and use what you have on-hand!

(This craft is from busybeekidscrafts.com/Valentine-Air-Mail.html). 

Valentine Tic Tac Toe Snack Craft

This edible craft is easy, tasty and sure to be a hit in the classroom or at home!

What You Need:

  • Graham Crackers
  • ½ cup pink candy melts/disks
  • ½ cup white chocolate melts/disks
  • Candy conversation hearts

Instructions:

Microwave the pink melts and white chocolate (separately) approximately 30 seconds and stir. Place the melted chocolate in plastic baggies and snip the corner. Pipe the lines to create the tic tac toe board. Use two different colors of the conversation hearts to play tic tac toe and then enjoy the treat!

(This craft is from sippycupmom.com/valentine-tic-tac-toe-snack-craft).

I Love You to Pieces Craft

You’re little one will “love you to pieces” after putting together this easy-peasy craft together! 

What You Need:

  • Cardstock
  • Construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Marker

Instructions:

Write “I love you to pieces” and draw a heart on the cardstock, tear pieces of construction paper and glue the pieces onto the heart.

This craft can be done in a variety of ways and adjusted according to age! Use tissue paper rather than construction paper, use scissors rather than tearing pieces, cut out different shapes or separate the colors as a learning tool. 

(This craft is from modernsmalltownmama.com/i-love-you-to-pieces-valentines-day-craft). 

Sign Language “I Love You” Handprint

When I was younger, I babysat a little boy whose mom was deaf. This craft would have been fun to make for her. It is a beautiful way to include the deaf community.

What You Need:

  • Foam paper
  • Foam stickers
  • Foam letters
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions:

Cut a foam square for the background, trace the child’s hand on the foam paper, cut the hand out, glue the hand onto the background, cut out a foam heart, glue the heart onto the hand, glue the two fingers down to show the “I love you” sign in ASL and use stickers to say, “I love you.”

If you don’t have foam paper, stickers or letters…simply use construction paper and use a marker to write “I love you”! 

(This craft is from funhandprintartblog.com/sign-language-i-love-you-handprint-for-valentines-day.html).

Fingerprint Heart Valentine’s Day Tree

I love this craft. I like to keep my son’s handprints and look back to see how much he has grown. This craft is simple and great for all ages!

What You Need:

  • White cardstock 
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil

Instructions:

Trace the child’s hand and forearm (this is a great idea for children with sensory needs), paint the outline, paint the tips of the child’s fingers and create prints to look like hearts.

My son loves to get messy with paint, so I would paint his hand and forearm and stamp it onto what we have on hand (construction paper)!

(This craft is from artycraftykids.com/valentines/fingerprint-heart-valentines-day-tree). 

Kelsey is a 29-year-old stay-at-home mom. She loves hanging out with her son and dog, refurbishing furniture and finding new places to explore in the local area!

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