It's the time of year for all things hearts and love! But how can you make Valentine's Day fun for kids? Are there simple Valentine's day crafts that would be fun to try? Here's a list of seven easy Valentine's Day Crafts for toddlers, plus some bonus ones we love too!
What are some good Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers?
Valentine's Day brings out the craftiness in many parents as they try and work with their kids to make something special for loved ones. Having a homemade Valentine's Day card or craft from a child seems a lot more special than a store bought valentine.
Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that seems to sneak up on me in February since it is so early in the month. But with all the hearts and treats, it's become my favorite winter holiday to celebrate. This year I am excited to make valentines with my kids and do other Valentine's Day themed activities.
Here's my formula for a good Valentine's Day craft:
- Kid-made- You can tell that kids helped create it. If it includes a child's handprint or footprint, it gets bonus points!
- Inexpensive & simple supplies- It uses materials that I have at home (or can purchase pretty inexpensively)
- Low-prep- It doesn't take hours to make and there aren't a dozen steps.
Valentine's Day Crafts for Toddlers
These simple Valentine's Day crafts use easy to find materials and kids will love them! We even threw in a few extra ones!
Bouquet of Love from Toddler Approved
Create a beautiful piece of artwork using colorful kid made drawings and some scissors.
Shaving Cream Heart art by Toddler Approved
Every single shaving cream creation looks different! This beautiful activity is addicting and so much fun!
Waxed Paper Crayon Hearts by Toddler Approved
This classic art process of melting crayons in between wax paper is one that kids (and adults) are fascinated by!
Bug-o-love by Toddler Approved
Transform a ladybug into a love bug with some heart stickers and other creative tools!
Heart Suncatchers by Toddler Approved
These colorful suncatchers are a fun way to decorate your windows for Valentine's Day!
Spin Art Hearts by Toddler Approved
Use a salad spinner and paint to create these colorful hearts.
Heart Wreath by Toddler Approved
Decorate your doors with this simple kid-made Valentine's Day wreath.
Love Truck by Toddler Approved
These love truck is the perfect art idea for any truck lovers!
Footprint Hearts by Toddler Approved
Footprints and handprints make any Valentine's Day craft extra special! This keepsake craft is one that parents will treasure.
Yarn Valentine by Toddler Approved
This fabulous cutting activity can help kids create a beautiful Valentine as well!
Decorate the hearts!
This simple fine motor activity just requires stickers, crayons, and some paper hearts. It's so easy to set up!
Valentine's Day Books for Toddlers
No Time for Flashcards has curated a great list of Valentine's Day books that toddlers and preschoolers will love! Do you see any of your favorites on it?
Frequently Asked Questions
No! Valentine's Day crafts are a great way to connect and create with kids, but they are not required! Many families love to do Valentine's Day crafts because they can easily be repurposed into a Valentine's Day card for grandparents, neighbors or friends.
Valentine's Day can be a day to show love to others! You can make simple valentines together to give away, host a party and do some simple Valentine's Day activities, or just cuddle up and read some favorite Valentine's Day themed books. Your toddler will love anything you do together.
Two year olds typically have short attention spans and limited experience with crafts. Crafts that get their bodies moving or use materials that are simple usually work the best for them. Two of my favorite crafts to do with two year olds are making spin art hearts and creating heart wreaths.