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30 Valentine’s Day Crafts and Activities for Kids (with Printable List!)

by Jean Van't Hul
December 12, 2021

Here are 30 Valentine’s Day crafts for kids, activity ideas, baking projects and favorite books for celebrating love & friendship.

Updated January 2022

It’s February! And you know what that means, right? It’s time to start thinking about heart art and Valentine crafts!

If you haven’t already, that is.

We don’t know about you, but we start making hearts part of our creative making and playing on the early side. Sometimes a full month in advance, because, well, HEARTS! But in the interest of keeping things a little more seasonally appropriate for the rest of you we decided to wait until February 1st for this post.

So here you go!

A whole month of Valentine crafts and activities for kids, including heart art, craft projects, handmade gifts, Valentine treats, books about Valentine’s Day, and more!

Child adding sequins to painted cardboard heart
Photo by Rachel Withers

30 Valentine’s Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

Note: Please feel free to add your own favorite Valentine’s Day crafts and activities in a comment at the end of this post!

Maias Ombre Heart Symmetry painting with mixed colors
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

5 Valentine Process Art Projects

There’s always simply drawing, collaging, or painting on heart-shaped paper, but here are some more elaborate heart art activities.

1) Heart symmetry painting

2) Faux stained-glass Valentines with black glue

3) 12 Valentine process art ideas

4) Papel picado

5) Melted crayon heart paintings

Heartstrings - Melted Crayon Hearts & Suncatchers
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

6 Valentine Crafts for Kids

6) How to make suncatcher heartstrings with melted crayon hearts

7) DIY heart crowns

8) Coffee filter hearts for the window

9) 10 Valentine crafts to make from kids’ process art

10) How to make heart suncatchers with lace and ribbons

11) Valentine’s suncatchers

Cardboard DIY Valentines for Kids
Photo by Rachel Withers

5 Class Valentines Kids Can Make

(See also the color-mixing Valentine’s under heart art activities and the process art Valentine’s under crafts above.)

12) DIY Valentines for kids with cardboard hearts

13) Glitter rock Valentines

14) Get creative with metallic art on black hearts

15) Decoupage heart rocks

16) Easy foil heart valentines

Painting a map of my heart activity for kids
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

4 Valentine Activities for Kids

17) Painting a map of my heart

18) An interactive heart drawing activity

19) Hearts and lace prints in playdough

20) Process-oriented lacing heart Valentines

Making Lace Hearts in Clay
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

5 Handmade Heart Gifts to Make

21) Lace heart ornaments and magnets made out of air dry clay

22) How to make heart shirts for kids

23) Heart pillows that double as soothing hot/cold packs

24) How to make DIY gift bags for Valentine’s Day

25) Clay coil hearts

cherry hand pie
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

4 Valentine Treats to Bake

You can cook just about anything in a heart shape, right?

26) Bake heart-shaped cherry hand pies

27) Make cranberry oatmeal heart cookies

28) Make heart-shaped candy cane lollipops

29) Make peanut butter cups in heart molds

valentine book and craft _ anna harpe
Photo by Anna Harpe

Read Valentine Books for Kids

30) Read some of our favorite Valentine books about love and family and try some creative art projects to go with them.

31) Head to the library and check out some books about Valentine’s Day.

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Need some suggestions? Ask your children’s librarian or try some of these:

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