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12 Homemade Valentines Cards for Kids

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
February 9, 2024
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Does your child like to make homemade valentines cards? Here are 12 fun homemade valentines for kids to make this Valentine’s Day. This post is featured isTwinkl’s Valentine’s Day Campaign,  The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Activity Pack

Updated January 2024

Valentines’s Day is a fun opportunity to get creative and what better place to start than with homemade valentines?

As a kid, I remember spending hours making valentines. We’ve gathered together a list of DIY valentines card ideas that kids can make. In true process art fashion, each one will be unique!

And if you’re like us and have a pile of kids’ artwork lying around, you can always repurpose it into valentines! Marbled paper, splatter painting, etc. all look great cut into hearts!

Homemade Valentines Cards

cardboard heart valentines _ diy valentine card ideas for kids
Photo by Rachel Withers

1. Cardboard Heart Valentines

Paint cardboard heart cut outs, then decorate as you choose. Small hearts make adorable handmade valentines!

watercolor heart resist _ diy valentine card ideas for kids
Photo by Rachel Withers

2. Watercolor Heart Resist

These valentines are inspired by Lori Wenger and make colorful homemade valentines that kids will love to make!

beeswax heart valentines
Photo by Rachel Withers

3. Beeswax Hearts

These beeswax heart candles are a fun handicraft and the heart outline left behind makes a perfect DIY Valentine card idea. (Inspiration for this project comes from Ashley on Woodlark.)

watercolor heart valentines _  diy valentine card ideas for kids
Photo by Rachel Withers

4. Watercolor Hearts

Sometimes simple is best like with these painted watercolor valentines inspired by Bar Rucci.

potato print heart valentine
Photo by Rachel Withers

5. Potato Heart Prints

Create your own heart stamps with a mini cookie cutter and stamp some adorable heart shape potato prints.

painting heart art
Photo by Andrea Martelle

6. Stained Glass Valentines with Black Glue

“Draw” with black glue, let dry, then paint! An easy glue resist activity for handmade valentine cards.

glitter rock valentines featured image
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

7. Glitter Rock Valentines

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

Photo by Andrea Martelle

8. Pointillism Hearts with Q-tips 

Pointillism with Q-tips is a super-easy-yet-interesting activity for quick and beautiful art.

seed packet diy valentines
Photo by emetamily

9. Seed Packet Valentines

These punny seed packets are delightful gifts that keep on giving.

spin art heart diy valentines
Photo by homegrownfriends

10. Spin Art Hearts

Spin painting is a favorite kids art activity that can be done with a salad spinner or with a kids spin art machine.

stamped diy valentines
Photo by artbarblog

11. Stamped Valentines

Make your own stamps by adding craft foam to corks or lids.

Photo by supermakeit

12. Fingerprint Valentines

It doesn’t get any easier than fingerprints for your DIY valentines!

Set up a Valentine Making Station!

We love the following ideas for setting up a child accessible valentine making station all month long!

Photo by scissortales_schoolhouse

1. Valentine Creation Station

Get those creative juices flowing by making old supplies seem new!

diy valentines craft table
Photo by artbarblog

2. Valentine Craft Table

Set out some simple supplies and watch your kiddos create valentine magic.

Photo by Andrea Martelle

3. Process Art Valentines

Turn your process art into colorful homemade valentines. Let kids decorate these all month long!

More Valentine Arts & Crafts for Kids

Want even more creative ideas?

Check out our Hearts Activities pack!

We think you’re going to LOVE this sweet collection of adorable heart activities! This 32-page printable eBook is full of coloring pages, drawing prompts, games, and more!

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