Valentine's Day

Best Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids That They’ll Love Creating

As any teacher will tell you, Valentine’s Day is a fantastic crafting holiday. From DIY Valentine’s Day cards to the Valentine’s Day boxes to put them in, there’s no shortage of Valentine’s Day crafts for kids. There are so many heart-shaped activities to get your kids involved in that will fill the house with some beautiful Valentine’s Day crafts. There are easy creations here for kids of all ages, whether you’re hoping to let your toddler, preschooler, or middle schooler stretch their creativity. Try the heart stamps made out of toilet paper rolls, cute love bug hats that your littlest ones can create with paint and stickers, or fun tote bags decorated with puffy paint.

You can also have them turn their Valentine’s Day treats into a craft themselves by making a robot out of different candies or a wreath constructed out of sweets. Make some colorful heart suncatchers or a fingerprint tree that you can decorate the house with leading up to February 14. Pair one of these ideas with a fun Valentine’s Day game to make the day extra special. These adorable, easy Valentine’s Day crafts for kids are a great way to spend some quality time with the ones who are the most special in your life.

Valentine Sneakers

Kids will strut their stuff this Valentine’s Day in DIY decorated sneakers with colorful fabric laces.

To make: Use fabric paint to paint hearts on the top and sides of sneakers. Tear a long piece of fabric into thin strips and thread through eyelets.valentine sneakers

Tie Dye Gym Bag

Kids will love making and toting around books or gym clothes in this DIY tie dye bag.

To make: Start by washing a 100% cotton tote bag. While still damp, fold the bag in half. Using a chalk pencil or disappearing pen, draw an exaggerated heart on half of the bag, starting and ending at the fold. Pleat the bag, lining up the heart line (once pleated, the line should be straight). Use a zip tie or rubber band to hold pleats together. Create more pleats along the remaining bag, holding in place with zip ties or rubber bands. Place different color dyes in separate squeeze bottles (you will need as many colors ass pleated sections). Start by squeezing dye on heart section stopping 1/2 inch from the zip tie. Continue dying, using another color between each zip tie. Allow to dry completely, then remove tie.

tie dye gym bag

Puff Paint Valentines Tote Bag

The little ones will love giving this tote to their dear friends on this February 14.

To make: Use puff paint to draw designs and write a sweet note on a small tote bag. Allow to dry completely.puff paint valentines tote bag

Heart-Shaped Rag Wreath

Wrap strips of soft flannel around a heart-shaped foam wreath form to create a soft statement piece that says “I love you!”heart shaped rag wreath

Heat Tie Dye T-shirt

Create some high-fashion for the big day by creating a custom tie dye T-shirt.

To make: Start by washing a 100% cotton T-shirt. While still damp, fold the shirt in half. Using a chalk pencil or disappearing pen, draw an exaggerated heart on half of the shirt, starting and ending at the fold. Pleat the shirt, lining up the heart line (once pleated the line should be straight). Use a zip tie or rubber band to hold pleats together. Create more pleats along the remaining shirt, holding in place with zip ties or rubber bands. Place different color dyes in separate squeeze bottles (you will need as many colors ass pleated sections). Start by squeezing dye on heart section stopping 1/2 inch from the zip tie. Continue dying, using a another color between each zip tie. Allow to dry completely then remove ties.heart tie dye t shirt

Colored Pencil Vase

Magnify the hues of gifts from the garden with a kaleidoscope of colored pencils hot-glued to a glass vase or jar. Let kids fill a vase with your favorite blossoms (we chose purple and white lilacs, anemone, and privet berry) and tie a bow (we used double-faced satin ribbon) around the bottom.pencil vase

Paper Airplane Love Notes

Give your Valentine’s Day notes a lift. Take an aerial approach to letter writing with pint-size paper airplanes. CL contributing editor Cathe Holden designed this high-flying stationery. All you have to do? Print out a copy of the 8″W x 11″L PDF, jot down a note, then cut off the attached folding instructions and follow them to send your sentiments soaring.valentines day crafts kids paper airplane

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