Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Looking for something fun to do with the kids to get in the festive Valentine’s Day spirit? It’s a great time of year to spend a little time together doing a fun craft while teaching them the importance of expressing love and appreciation for others.

Check out these fun ideas that are perfect to fill a winter afternoon with love and laughter as you work together on your special project!

  • Make a Valentine’s Day countdown calendar with craft paper, hang it on the refrigerator and move a heart-shaped magnet each day as the holiday approaches. You can also label each date with a holiday-inspired project (like calling Grandma to tell her that she is loved) or sweet treat they will receive each day to make the countdown even more exciting.

  • Spend an afternoon wrapping up baked goods in festive packaging, decorating individual treat bags, or making a hot chocolate cone by layering a cellophane bag with hot chocolate, marshmallows, sprinkles, and more. Working together and getting creative with ribbons, stickers, and markers makes everything more fun and festive.

  • Handmade gifts are a heartwarming favorite that can be treasured for years to come. Cut out two handprints out of craft paper, place them upside down and intertwine the fingers together, creating a heart-shaped design. You can then write a poem or special message to create a pretty border to the creation.

  • Don’t just sign your name to a Valentine—adorn them with special touches both inside and out! Using a stamp pad, press thumbprints in a “V” pattern to create an adorable custom stamp under a signature or a faux mailing “stamp” on the envelope for hand-delivered Valentines.

  • It’s easy to make a Valentine’s Day gift out of old crayons and heart-shaped ice cube trays. Have the kids remove the paper wrapping from the crayons, coarsely chop up the crayons for them with a knife, and then have them fill the molds. Bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes and once cooled, you’ll have a cost effective and one-of-a-kind gift.

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