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


30 Valentine crafts and activities for kids, including heart art ideas, class Valentine’s, handmade gifts, and a list of favorite picture books about Valentine’s Day

Child adding sequins to painted cardboard heart

Updated January 2021

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.

I 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 I 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!

30 Valentine 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

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) Heart art and a lesson in mixing colors

Heartstrings - Melted Crayon Hearts & Suncatchers

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

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

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

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

4 Valentine Treats to Bake

You can cook just about anything in a heart shape, right? We’ve made heart cookies, of course, but also heart cakes, heart lollipops, heart-shaped hand pies, heart pizzas, and even heart-shaped doughnuts!

26) Bake heart-shaped cherry hand pies

27) Make cranberry oatmeal heart cookies

28) Make heart-shaped pretzels

29) Make peanut butter cups in heart molds

7 Books about Valentines Day for Kids

Read Valentine Books for Kids

30) 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:

How about you? What are your favorite Valentine crafts and activities for kids? Something from this list or something different? Please share in the comments!

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    February 1, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    What a comprehensive list! Can’t wait to try some of these activities!

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    February 2, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Any suggestions specifically for toddlers not quite two years of age?

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    January 25, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Hi! What project is the one that’s pictured in the top right corner of your featured photo? I couldn’t seem to find the link for that one on your webpage at My daughter and I love scrolling through your crafts and handmade projects as we spend a lot of time doing crafts or cooking/baking together. Thank you!

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    February 15, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Unfortunately, there are so many ads that I cant read the article because they stay in front of the text. It’s such a pity

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      The Artful Parent Editorial Team
      February 17, 2021 at 12:01 pm

      Sorry to hear that, Natalia. We recently changed our ads, so we hope that will provide a better user experience! Thanks, the Editorial Team

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