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19 Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
December 15, 2021
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19 Valentine’s Day craft ideas for kids. Lots of fun and easy ideas that are perfect for giving to your valentines!

Updated December 2021

Are you looking for some great Valentine’s Day arts and crafts activities to share with your kids? Maybe they want to make valentines for their classmates, or maybe something special for a grandparent.

Here are some of our favorites!

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Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

1. Faux Stained Glass Valentines with Black Glue 

Learn how to make faux stained-glass valentines with black glue and watercolors.

2. Heart Mandalas

A Valentine’s take on the back-and-forth mandala drawings we do around the year. We love the process of creating a joint artwork.

3. A Valentine’s Day Bunting

Liquid watercolors and paper heart doilies combine to make this colorful window display.

4. Heart Melts 

We’ve combined some of our very favorite art techniques (and subjects) into an art activity that is fun to do, sweet to gift, and gorgeous hanging in the window.

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5. Heart Symmetry Painting

Create unique heart art with symmetry painting. Kids of all ages, especially toddlers, LOVE this easy art activity!

6. Metallic Valentines

Looking to make something a little different this year? Try these metallic art supplies for homemade valentines.

7. Painting a Map of My Heart 

A sweet painting activity for kids.

8. A Heart Suncatcher

These easy suncatchers are made with paper plates, contact paper, and index dividers!

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9. Suncatcher Heartstrings with Melted Crayon Hearts 

Create this Valentine’s Day garland with melted crayon hearts.

10. DIY Stained Glass Heart Crowns

These stained-glass heart crowns are fun to make and even more fun to wear!

11. Easy Foil Heart Valentines

Create melted crayon heart drawings on heated foil with this easy project.

12. Beaded Salt Dough Heart Ornaments

Sparkling heart suncatchers make a great Valentine’s Day gift or decoration.

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13. Beautiful Free Form Hearts 

These heart suncatchers would make amazing Valentine’s Day gifts

14. Glitter Rock Valentines

These glitter rock valentines are simple for kids to make and fun to give to friends. All you need are small rocks, glue, and glitter!

15. Coffee Filter Hearts for the Window

Make heart shaped coffee filter snowflakes for a beautiful window decoration!

16. Lace Hearts in Clay

Learn how to make lace heart ornaments and magnets. Easy to make with air dry clay, doilies or lace and beads, and a perfect gift for your Valentine!

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17. Papel Picado for Kids

Learn how to create beautiful paper designs with tissue paper. For the perfect Valentine’s Day garland, try adding heart shapes.

18. Heart Sculptures 

Heart shaped balloons and plaster of paris = amazing heart sculptures!

19. DIY Valentines with Cardboard Hearts

Paint and decorate cardboard hearts for fun DIY Valentines!

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And be sure to try these Heart Shaped Cherry Hand Pies … they’re delicious!

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