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How to Make Easy Valentines for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
December 5, 2021
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These easy valentines for kids encourage fine motor skills and are fun to make! Think process over product.

Updated December 2021

By their nature (and this goes for many holiday crafts) Valentine cards are usually more about the finished product than the process. Which is totally fine, of course. We do plenty of holiday crafts in our homes.

But being process over product devotees when it comes to children’s art, we are always trying to think of ways to make our holiday projects more about the process than the product. Or at least as much about the process as the product. Because there’s no denying that we all think the finished card is important when we’re giving it to friends and family.

So, when we came across this idea for homemade Valentine cards, we thought it might be perfect, especially for our younger kids. This project is fun and interesting, as well as age appropriate and open ended.

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How to Make Homemade Valentines



  1. Cut paper into heart shapes

    First, cut out a stack of hearts from thick watercolor paper (card stock would work as well).

  2. Paint

    If desired, try painting the valentines with watercolors. This can be done on one day, and the rest of the project can be done on another day, depending on your child’s endurance!

    homemade hearts with hole punch

  3. Hole punch

    Use your hole punch to make holes around the edges of the hearts. Your kids will love this part!

    hole punched hearts (1)

  4. Thread ribbon

    Then lace the holes with ribbon and red embroidery floss.

    laced valentines

The finished valentines might not be totally polished, but they are ones that your kids will have a lot of fun making and that they will be proud to give to friends!

laced valentine in hand
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

More Valentine Art Activities 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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How to Make Easy Valentines for Kids

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