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12 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

by Rachel Withers
January 31, 2023

We’re featuring 12 amazing Valentine’s Day crafts for kids. Lots of heart inspired Valentine art projects for kids this month or any month!

Updated December 2022

Valentine’s Day as a kid was one of my favorite holidays. I have distinct memories in first grade of making all sorts of handmade valentines for my classmates. As a  “grown-up” I still get that excited feeling as February gets closer.

We have an amazing collection of process art ideas for Valentine’s Day. These are gorgeous Valentine’s art and crafts ideas that will reflect the creativity of each child that makes it.


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Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Photo by Little Spirit Society

1. Layered Hearts on Wood

This Valentine’s Day craft project consists of three layers– a wooden heart base, bleeding tissue paper on white cardboard for the center, and painted newspaper on top.

Photo by Little Pine Learners

2. Nature Heart Keepsake

Air dry clay + flower petals are all you need to make this stunning heart keepsake.  This project is great for preschoolers on up.

papel picado garland
Photo by Rachel Withers

3. Papel Picado Garland

Learn how to make papel picado by cutting paper designs with tissue paper for a beautiful Valentine’s Day garland.

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Photo by Meri Cherry

4. Bleeding Hearts

After seeing this idea a few years back I now paint my own bleeding hearts each year. Process art is fun for adults too!

beeswax heart candles
Photo by Rachel Withers

5. Beeswax Heart Candles

My kids loved this handicraft idea from Ashley at Woodlark! Use a small heart cookie cutter to cut out shapes from beeswax sheets. Assemble the layers and wick together for the cutest valentine craft.

Photo by Catalina Gutierrez

6. Lace Painting

Lace, liquid watercolor and pipettes make up this easy & elegant project. Watch as the colors bleed together for a simple lesson in color theory!

Watercolor wax resist paintings for Valentine's day by Lori Wenger
Photo by Lori Wenger

7. Watercolor Heart Paintings

These little watercolor heart paintings are so wonderful! Use a white crayon and paint over for a simple & beautiful wax resist valentine.

Photo by Catalina Gutierrez

8. Paint Sugar Cubes with Liquid Watercolors

Grab some sugar cubes + watch them changes colors by squeezing liquid watercolors on them. Or paint with a paint brush. A great fine motor activity for toddlers and up!

Photo by Rachel Withers

9. Marbled Clay Hearts

We love this idea from @mericherryla! Roll out Sculpey clay or run it through a clay machine. Then cut out hearts with cookie cutters. A fun art activity or give as homemade valentines.

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Photo by Bar Rucci

10. Cereal Box Hearts

Dig into that recycling box and paint colorful heart paintings!

marbled shaving paper hearts
Photo by Andrea Martelle

11. Shaving Cream Marble Hearts

Shaving cream marbling is process art in all its glory. But then what to do with all the beautiful artwork? We have you covered!

Photo by Rachel Withers

12. DIY Valentines with Cardboard Hearts

Paint some cardboard, add glitter and pom poms to make these process art valentines!

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