Easy Valentine's Day
Crafts for Kids

by Karen & Grace Morris

Love is in the air! It is time to make Valentine's Day crafts for kids and place hearts everywhere. Make ones to go on the table, walls, and give to special friends. You can't go wrong with red, white, and pink.

It is traditional to give flowers, cards, and candy for Valentine's Day. The tradition was started in the United Kingdom. There was even a mystical character that left sweets for children. 

Valentine's Day crafts for kids

Click the pictures to go to the individual Valentine's Day crafts for kids.

Here are complete directions with pictures on how to make a heart. Now it will be easy to make your Valentine's Day crafts for kids. The page will open in a new window.

A Cupid's Bow

cupid bow

Do you think we can catch a “Cupid” with this bow? Or maybe you will catch your sweetheart!

What you will need;

  • Two paper towel rolls
  • One plastic wrap roll
  • Duct tape
  • Clear tape
  • Pink streamers
  • Hole punch
  • Tan yarn
  • Red paper
  • Four black feathers
hold rolls together

Hold the two paper towel rolls together so that they make a corner.

tape together

Duct tape them together. The duct tape will be the handle of your bow.

cover with a streamer

Use clear tape to tape the pink streamer to end of one of the paper towel rolls. Wrap until you reach the duct tape. The paper towel roll will be covered. Do the same to the other paper roll.

make holes for the string

Hole punch the ends of the two paper towel rolls. Tie your yarn in both holes tightly to make your bowstring.

Your bow is now complete, but hmmm, I think we need to make an arrow for it.

cover the arrow

To make your arrow, take a plastic wrap roll. Tape the end of the pink streamer to one of the ends of the plastic roll and wrap it until covered.

add a heart

Cut a 2 by 2 1/2 inch piece of red paper. Fold it in half. Make half a heart shape on the folded end. Cut out, when you unfold it should look like a whole heart. Tape your heart to the end of the plastic wrap roll, so that the end of the heart is pointing out like an arrowhead.

add feathers

Tape four black feathers to the other end of your arrow.

put the arrow with the bow

Place your arrow with your bow. Now you'll be able to send some love. <3

Sweet Heart Craft

Here is a cute heart craft that will hold your package of conversation hearts.

Did you know that another name for conversation hearts is sweethearts?

The candies were often used at weddings because of the love sayings that are printed on the candy.

Supplies;

  • Red and pink construction paper 
  • Wiggly eyes 
  • Red marker 
  • Two 12-inch pipe cleaners 
  • 2-inch heart shaped cookie cutter 
  • A glue stick 
use a cookie cutter to make the arms

The cookie cutter is not part of the craft but is helpful in making the hands.

Place the end of your pipe cleaner just beyond the point of the cookie cutter. You will want about an inch tail. Fold your pipe cleaner around the cookie cutter.

twist the ends

After you have made your heart shape, twist the end to the pipe cleaner. You should have a heart on a stem.

Don’t they just look like flowers? Well, you could give someone a bouquet of hearts for Valentine’s Day.

make a large heart

Cut a red heart out of a 5 by 5 1/2 inch piece of paper. Use all of the paper, just trim around the edges. It should be a little larger than your box.

make a smaller heart and add a face

Cut a pink heart out of a 3 by 3 1/2 inch piece of paper. This will be the head of your love monster.

Glue on the wiggly eyes. Then draw a heart for the mouth with a pencil. Draw over the pencil marks with a red marker.

Glue the pointed end to the center of the red heart.

Aww, my heart is blushing.

glue the hearts together

Glue the pointed end to the center of the red heart.

Aww, my heart is blushing.

add the arms

Take your pipe cleaners and poke a hole in the side of the red heart. Thread the end of the pipe cleaner through the hole until it reaches the twisted end.

Do the same for the other side. Make sure the arms are somewhat equal on each side.

On the back of the red paper twist the end of the pipe cleaner together.

add the box

Set your box of sweethearts so that it is sitting upright on the table. Place the love monster behind the box. Fold one pipe cleaner heart hand through the other.

Your heart craft gift is ready to give to your favorite person. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Paper Bag Card Holder

Valentine card bag

Ahh, a container to put your love in. :)

Supplies;

  • White paper lunch sack
  • Pink and white paper
  • A scrap of blue and red paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
make a heart to fit the bag

Fold a piece of construction paper lengthwise. Cut a 10 1/4 by 8 1 /2 inch heart from pink construction paper. 

cut strips of paper

Cut four strips 1 /2 inch by 12 inches from pink paper. Cut four more strips about the same size from white paper.

Cut two small hearts about 3/ 4 inches from blue paper for the eyes.

Cut a heart about 1 by 1 3/ 4 inches from red paper for the mouth. 

Glue the eyes and mouth on the large heart.

Glue the large heart to the paper bag.

fold the paper stips

Fold the white paper over the pink. Then fold the pink over the white. Continue until you reach the other end. Do the same with the other three pairs. 

glue the arms and legs to the large heart.

Glue the pink side of the paper to the front of the large heart. Glue the white to the back side of the heart. Do the same with the other arm and the legs.

Cut small heart shapes for hands and feet.

Glue the large heart to the paper bag.

Heart Suncatcher

heart suncatcher

Who says we can't have snow in February? Valentine's Day is still in the winter.

You will need;

  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue stick
cut a circle and fold into a cone shape

Cut a 6-inch circle from white paper. Fold the circle in half then fold the sides to the center to make a cone shape. Fold in half one more time.

Draw three "C" shapes.

cut on your lines

Cut on the outside line.

Cut on the next line. But not all the way to the fold.

Cut the next line all the way to the fold. 

Cut off the tip at an angle.

unfold

Unfold your circle. 

add tissue paper

Cut a piece of tissue paper to fit. Glue the white paper to the tissue. Cut off any tissue paper that goes beyond the outside of the white paper.

Hang your creation in the window.

More Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Flowers symbolize love and romance. In the Victorian age the color of roses had different messages. This rose will make a great gift for a special teacher.

A love bug would look cute sitting at each table setting. He is inexpensive to make because it used common household items. You could even use it to hide some candy in.

link to Valentine cards

Make a card to tell your family or fiends how special they are. Your kids will have fun making and giving these.

He loves me, he loves me not... Well, instead of buying flowers this year why don't you make special Valentine's Day crafts for all your loved ones. Your child can make one for mom, dad, grandparents, teacher, or even their favorite little brother.

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