Easy valentine crafts that are just right for toddlers. Lots of fun painting, printmaking, and playdough ideas for heart art all month long.
If you have a toddler, this list is for you! It’s full of painting, playdough & printing activities that make adorable handmade valentines or heart art for the walls.
And best of all, these are age appropriate crafts that toddlers can make mostly on their own!
So get ready– I think there’s nothing sweeter than watching chubby hands happily painting hearts. Enjoy!
Easy Valentine Crafts
These are so fun to make big or small. We’ve painted big hearts with toddlers at art classes and made small hearts for classroom valentines. Start with cardboard and paint, add pompoms, glitter, sequins, cut paper, straws, etc!
Whether you know it as smush or symmetry paint or blot art, we find toddlers are wild over it! Beware that once kids get started, it’s hard to stop!
3. Homemade Playdough for Valentine’s Day
Make some homemade playdough with holiday colors. Playdough is a great way for toddlers to develop hand strength and fine motor skills. Plus sculpting is lots of fun! Find some homemade recipes here.
A sweet and simple heart art activity, especially for toddlers. Cut out a paper heart and set out liquid watercolors. String finished hearts together as a garland or give to friends & family for homemade valentines.
I’m not sure when potato printing is more fun than for Valentine’s Day with sweet little hearts. Learn how to create your own stamps and easily cut out potato stamps with our favorite tips.
A spinoff inspired by Redviolet Studio’s sugar cube version. Use a silicone mold with sugar and enough water so it comes together. Let dry and pop out of the mold. Paint with droppers and liquid watercolors.
Create a whole gallery of hearts with this idea from CreationSpace. Perfect for a toddler art class, toddler play date, or having fun on your own!
Cut out hearts and paint. Then have children hole punch and stitch the heart.
Try this easy 3D valentine with recycled cardboard and pouch lids, plus tempera paint sticks.
A basic weaving project with cardboard, rubber bands, and flowers that’s so fun for kids.
Try this fun idea from CreationSpace. An interactive painting experience using an unusual canvas.
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