These Valentine’s Day crafts for kids are perfect for your next craft day. Whether you have a preschooler, a toddler, or a teenager at home, these homemade crafts are perfect for your child to create. Keep reading to find your favorite and start crafting!
As a mother with young children, I always felt Valentine’s Day came so quickly after Christmas.
We finally put the Christmas tree away, the decorations are down for another year, and then, bam! Valentine’s Day!
I’ll be perfectly honest, my children LOVE going from one holiday with candy to another holiday with candy (ah, to be young again).
So, instead of indulging their sweet tooths, I focus their time and attention on creativity, especially with these cute Valentine’s Day crafts.
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24 Perfect Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids
I want to make finding your child’s perfect Valentine’s Day craft easy. This is why these crafts are divided depending on the age of your child.
There are crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, tweens/teens, and (my favorite) nonmessy Valentine’s Day crafts.
Feel free to search for your favorite and have fun crafting!
Valentine’s Day Crafts Perfect For Your Toddler
If you love sentimental Valentine’s Day crafts, then you’ll love this adorable Fingerprint Cupid’s Arrows from Raising Whasians. This craft is the perfect gift idea for grandparents or your child’s personal memory file.
A second Valentine’s Day craft gift idea is this Fingerprint Heart Frame from Mommy’s Bundle. If you want to melt any grandparent’s heart or show off how cute your children are, then you won’t want to miss this easy Valentine’s kids craft.
Maybe your child is like mine and they don’t sit still for very long.
They love touching everything, exploring, and they ask more questions than you have answers to.
I will warn you that the crafts from Parenting Chaos can be a little messy. As long as you don’t mind a clean-up, then your children are going to love getting their fingers dirty and having some sensory exploring fun!
Our final perfect Valentine’s day craft is a nonmessy and easy craft for your toddler. You’ll want to find a bunch of red, pink, or white LEGOs and make this LEGO Heart Valentine’s Day STEM Activity from Little Bins for Little Hands.
You can make a LEGO heart for your toddler first (just to show them how this craft is done), and then let them have fun making what is in their imagination.
Valentine’s Day Crafts Perfect For Your Preschooler
One of the reasons I love preschool so much is because the children are able to better follow instructions and find joy in their creativity and creation.
When my son was a toddler, he would finger paint and smile at the mess he made. He LOVED his artwork!
Now that he’s older, he knows what he is creating and his excitement for his beautiful crafts is contagious.
If you also have an enthusiastic preschooler, then you’ll love doing these Valentine’s Day crafts with them.
The first craft I want to share is perfect if your child has more energy than a caffeinated squirrel and you’re looking for something to productively help channel their energy.
This Cupid’s Quiver & Arrow Valentine’s Craft from Mommy’s Bundle is the first Valentine’s Day craft you will want to make.
This fun craft will allow you to create a “target” and help your preschooler practice their hand-eye coordination while channeling their energy productively where you can better keep an eye on them.
If you’re looking for an easy-nonmessy-fun craft for those crazy days when you just don’t want to clean up the glue and paint, then you’ll love this Heart Necklace Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids from Gluesticks and Gumdrops.
Other fun Valentine’s Day crafts for your preschooler includes this Simple Valentine’s Day Heart Suncatcher from Happiness is Homemade, a fun Wood Button Heart Decoration from Pink Peppermint Design, and this sentimental Handprint Valentine Craft from The Best Ideas for Kids.
Kindergarten Valentine’s Day Crafts
I remember the first time my kindergartener told me, “Mom, I got this. You don’t have to help me craft.”
I’d be lying to you if I say I was excited about this moment. I love making these crafts just as much as the children do, and I often found myself using my kids as an excuse to make these crafts. (Silly, I know!)
One of the reasons I love these Valentine’s Day crafts for kindergarteners is because of the complexity and personality in each of these crafts. There is something for every child, no matter their likes or dislikes when it comes to crafting preferences.
One of the crafts your kid might enjoy is this Valentine’s Day Heart Slime Science from Little Bins for Little Hands. I remember when slime was so popular, and if your kid loves exploring their sense of touch, then you’ll have to start making the slime recipe.
Other fun Valentine’s Day crafts for your kindergartener include, Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Art from Happiness is Homemade, I “Chews” You Valentine Craft from All for the Boys, Valentine’s Day Kids Craft Puzzle Wreath from Raising Whasians, and this DIY Valentine Owl Craft from Toilet Paper Roll from Cincy Shopper.
Valentine’s Day Crafts Perfect For Your Tween & Teen
I don’t have a teenager yet (although sometimes my house feels this way), these Valentine’s Day crafts are perfect for those mommy-tween or teenager dates.
These Valentine’s Day crafts are easy to do and would be fun to sit down with your child and talk with them about their lives and answer any questions they might have on their minds.
If you decide to have a mommy/daddy-teen date night, then your perfect Valentine’s Day craft might include, Love Bugs Toilet Paper Roll Craft from Typically Simple, Mosaic Heart for Valentine’s Day from Crafts by Amanda, DIY Flower by Hearts Card Tutorial from MomDot, Tissue Paper Heart Wreath from Happiness is Homemade, and Crystal Hearts Valentines Science Craft from Little Bins for Little Hands.
Nonmessy Valentine’s Day Crafts
Sometimes you just don’t want to clean up a huge mess of glue, glitter, and paint.
I get that too well.
This is one of the reasons why I love these nonmessy Valentine’s Day crafts for kids. They’re super easy for them to do and some of them are so cute that you’re going to be tempted to use them as Valentine’s Day gifts.
Your nonmessy crafts include, How to Make Valentine’s Day Pom Pom Monsters and Hershey’s Kisses Mice for Valentine’s Day from Practically Functional, Valentine Craft Ideas with Glow Sticks from Kasey Trenum, and Valentine Love Bugs Craft for Kids from Rhythms of Play.
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