Easy Valentine Flower Crafts
for Kids

by Karen & Grace Morris

Handmade Valentine flower crafts for kids are great to give to a parent or teacher. 

Flowers in the Victorian Era were sometimes used to create a secret message. Each flower would represent a word. Giving a red rose meant “love”. A pink rose which would represent “sweetheart” or “appreciation”. Some people give red, white, or yellow roses for Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids

A Sweet Valentine Flower

pink heart shaped flower for Valentine's Day

Even though the flower is made with a pink cupcake liner you could use a different color. You can find bright colored and holiday liners in the cake decorating section of your local store.

What you will need;

  • A pink cupcake liner (or a different color of your choice)
  • White paper
  • Pink crayon
  • Two green pipe cleaner
  • Tape
  • Chocolate kiss (optional)
pinch the top of the cupcake liner

From the inside of the cupcake liner pinch two of the sides together. Tape the ends together so they hold. This is will the top of your heart. 

pinch the bottom of the liner

From the outside of the cupcake line pinch two of the sides together and secure with tape. This is the point of the heart.

Cut two pieces of paper approximately 1 by 3 1/2 inches. Color both of your pieces of paper pink on both sides. Or you could use colored construction paper.

tape the paper strip inside the liner

Make a roll of tape place it inside of the cupcake liner on the bottom fold. Place the piece of paper and curl it around half of the inside of the liner. Tape it to the top fold.  

add the other strip

Do the same to the other piece of paper so that both pieces form into a heart.

add a stem

Cut a pipe cleaner 6 1/2 inches. Then tape it to the side of the cupcake liner to make your flowers stem. Your flower is done! (Unless you want to add a kiss.)

Want to give some candy with your flowers? You could tape a chocolate kiss in the center of your heart-shaped rose. 

make the stem stronger

You will need two pipe cleaners. In the step above you already attached the 6 1/2 inch pipe cleaner. Next, you will use a twelve-inch pipe cleaner and wrap the end around the point of the heart two or three times. Continue to twist the larger pipe cleaner down the stem.

add the kiss

Tape a candy kiss to the center of your flower.

Before you give your flower to your Valentine, write her or him a love note. One of the things you could write is the popular poem “Roses are Red”.

Surprise Heart Flower

a folded paper flower

This flower will make a cute Valentine card.

You will need;

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
fold your paper

Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Fold in half again the other way but don't crease. You just want to find the center.

Fold each side to the center. 

make a cone shape

Then fold back. You will have a cone shape. 

cut a c shape

Hold the center towards you. Cut a “C” shape but not to the center. (or around the end)


Unfold. You should see four hearts that are connected together and it should look like a flower.

Cut a 1 3/4 inch circle from yellow paper.

Glue to the center of the heart.

Write a Valentine message inside. Then fold back up and give to your special friend.

Valentine Flower Crafts for Kids
A Pencil Topper

pencil topper Valentine flower

Make one or several Valentine flower crafts for kids.Then give them to your teacher. She will love them!


  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hole punch
  • Washi or regular tape
fold a strip of paper

Fold a 4 by 9 inches of construction paper in half lengthwise. Fold in half the other way.

draw half of a heart

Draw half of a heart shape.  But leave the bottom almost square. 

make two

Make two shapes.

Unfold the piece. In the center of the square bottom punch a hole. 

tape the top

Thread a pencil through the holes.

Wrap a piece of tape around the top of the pencil below the eraser. 

tape the bottom

Fold the pieces up slightly and tape the bottom with tape or Washi tape.

bend the ends of the flower

Bend each of the rounded ends to the pencil so that it looks like a flower. Make several in different colors. Place them in a cup for a Valentine decoration.

.Valentine flower crafts for kids are so fun and easy that your child will want to make one for everyone on their list.

Related: Craft foam heart-shaped flower.

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