We’re featuring 12 Valentine’s Day crafts for kids with lots of heart art from some of our favorite process art studios.
Updated December 2021
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.
Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
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.
AIr dry clay + flower petals are all you need to make this stunning heart keepsake. This project is great for preschoolers on up.
Cardboard, paint sticks and food pouch lids are all you need to create this amazing 3D Valentine!
After seeing this idea a few years back I now paint my own bleeding hearts each year. Process art is fun for adults too!
Kids love cloud dough! And who could resist this adorable Valentine’s Day themed sensory table? (It’s easy to make with vegetable oil + flour, color to your liking with food coloring).
Lace, liquid watercolor and pipettes make up this easy & elegant project. Watch as the colors bleed together for a simple lesson in color theory!
These little watercolor heart paintings are so wonderful! Use a white crayon and paint over for a simple & beautiful wax resist valentine.
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!
These nature heart valentines are simple and beautiful! A basic weaving project with cardboard + flowers that’s so fun for kids.
Dig into that recycling box and paint colorful heart paintings!
11. Shaving Cream Marbling Hearts by The Artful Parent
Shaving cream marbling is process art in all its glory. But then what to do with all the beautiful artwork? We have you covered!
12. Cardboard Hearts with Little Mainer Art Studio
Paint some cardboard, add glitter and pom poms to make these process art valentines!
More Craft Ideas for Valentine’s Day
- Teach kids how to mix colors while making these colorful valentines.
- Hole punch heart shapes & thread ribbon. A fun fine motor valentine for preschoolers.
- Try something new and create metallic valentines.
- Make a pretty Valentine garland.
- Cut and paint coffee filter hearts for the window.
- Make suncatcher heartstrings.
Pin It For Later