Valentine’s Day is already here and I am sure you are looking for some cool home-based craft ideas that you and your kids can create. Being a mom, we have done this over and over again and trust me it gets more interesting every year. If you are looking for some of the best and fun craft ideas for Valentine’s Day that you and your kids can engage in, outlined below is a list of 8 creative valentine crafts ideas which I am sure you will love.
1. Heart Elephant
This is on top of the list because it’s simple and cute. I love crafting Heart Elephant because it’s easy for preschoolers as well as the toddlers to participate in creating it.
- Ping and grey stock paper
- Printed elephant template
- Googly eye
Cut a large heart from the grey paper. This will create the body and then cut two legs, a tail, and a trunk. After that, use the pink stock paper to create 3-5 little hearts. Use the glue to attach the feet, trunk, and tail in the appropriate places. Add the googly eye close to the trunk and place the hearts from the open end of the trunk.
2. Paper-Heart Collage
- Printed heart
- Craft tray with various types of papers
Use glue to place various types of papers on the printable hearts to create a fancy and simple paper heart. Flip the other side of the paper heart and color it with different types of paint. This is a favorite for use because it takes less than 10 minutes.
3. Yarn-Heart Paper Plate
- paper plate
- Hole punch
Use the scissors to create a heart-shaped hole on the paper plate. Thereafter use the hole punch to create holes on the heart’s perimeter. Use the needle to thread the yarn strands on the heart until you cover all the holes. My kids love to use yarns of different colors to create a beautiful rainbow appearance.
4. Handprint Keepsake
- Cardstock papers
Use cardstock papers with different colors to cut two handprints. Your kiddo can place their hands over the paper and then you can trace and cut it out. Together, write special messages on the handprints. Alternatively, you can use different pieces of paper to write special messages and use the glue to place them on the handprints. Clothespins should be used at the end to handle the handprint card.
5. Heart Craft
- A red paper
- Googly eyes
- White cardstock
Use the red paper to create heart templates. Cut one large heart and them four tiny hearts. If your kid is still a preschooler, you can make this processor with a heart-craft punch. Cut four strips from the white paper and attach them on the heart. These four strips will form the legs and arms. The four hears will be glue on the ends of the legs and arms. Place the googly eyes on top of the heart and then use a marker pen to draw the mouth.
6. Penguin Heart Craft
- Orange, white, red, and black-colored paper
My kids and I craft Penguin Heart more often, especially during the holidays because it’s just so cute. If you are going to craft this, start by cutting one large oval shape from the black paper, two small round shapes and two hearts. Cut a small heart shape from the white paper and two small round shapes. Cut a very small heart shape from the red paper and use the orange paper to create two small hearts and a small triangular shape.
Using the glue, attach the white heart on the lower side of the oval-shaped paper. Then place the red heart on top of the white heart. Use the round white and black shapes to create eyes and the orange triangle to form the nose. The two orange hearts will make the legs while the black hearts will be used to form hands.
7. Heart Box
- Multiple mini-craft sticks of different measurements
- Acrylic paint
Create a geometric heart using the craft sticks and then use the glue to add the sticks on top of each other to create a stack. Place the heart-stack on the cardboard and then trace and cut out its shape. Glue the cardboard on the bottom of the stack and using a pink or white paint, color the box stack. To ensure that the heart has beautiful decorations, embellish it with colored buttons. Although I find crafting the Heart Box with kids a little bit demanding, it’s actually very unique.
8. Heart-Spin Painting
- A red cardstock
- Printable heart templates
- White, purple, and pink acrylic paint
- A salad spinner
Together with your kids, place a heart template on the salad spinner, add the acrylic paints and spin. Use a drizzling paint to create a dramatic effect and interesting patterns. I normally let the kids place many hearts in the spinner and form their own creations. The result is usually multi-colored hearts which are attractive.