40+ Easy Valentines Cards for Kids

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We love making cards on all occassions. DIY Card Making is a fun way to get crafty and put a smile on someone’s face! Whether you love making Pop Up Cards or drawing your own cards, we have lots of inspiration for you here today to help kick start your creativity for Valentines! Today, we have a special selection of our favourite Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Cards For Kids! So many fun and lovely ideas! More great Kids Valentine’s Activities here!

Homemade Valentines Cards for Kids and grown ups to make. Cute, funny, personalized or printable, so many adorable Valentine's Day Cards that make giving special!
Handmade Valetnines Cards are the Best! From Cute, to Funny, to Personalised!

This collection of Valentine’s Day Cards was first published in January 2015 and updated for your convenience!

More from the 31 Days of Love Valentine’s Day Crafts series:

How do I make a Valentine Card?

READ ON! We have lots of great ideas from easy pop up heart cards, to heart collages and handprint cards. Or combine your favourite origami craft with some fabuloulsy fun valentines puns. Release your creativity and be inspired by the collection of Valentines Cards for kids of all ages here!

40+ Handmade Valentine Cards for Kids to Make:

We are dore handmade valentine cards. Over the years this collection of ideas has grown significantly! I confess, there are so many to chose from, that they are hard to get into some sort of order.. but we have ordered them regardless.. with some of my favourites going first!

For the majority of these cards, you simply need to stock up on some blank cards (white cardstock is great for many of these), grab some colored paper, scissors and a little glue and off you go! Then add messages or puns in marker pen!

Heart Bouquet Cards – love how these open into a heart shape! Such a sweet little card for Mom on Valentines or for birthdays.

Adorable moveable BFF Conversation Hearts – these would make fantastic Valentines Cards for Kids – grab your free printable, some card and pipe cleaners and off you go! This would be a great friendship card for girlfriends!


Super fun and adorable Heart Snowflakes – see how they fold up into great DIY Cards. A fun way to work with just a pair of scissors and red paper!

3D & Pop Up Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

I often get asked how do you make a simple pop up card.. and as you know we ADORE Pop Up Card Projects here on Red Ted Art and of course have a great set suitable for Valentine’s Day! So if you are looking for some 3d cards or pop up cards for kids to make this Valentine’s Day, why not consider one of these Valentine card ideas for kids today!

Quilled Heart - Valentines Cards

Paper Quilled Valentine’s Card – a great introduction to Quilling for kids – all you need is paper, a knitting needle and a little glue and off you go.

Paper Quilling for Kids and Beginners - Emoji Greeting Card

If you enjoyed the paper quilled hearts above, we have some paper quilled emoji cards that tweens may love! Same process as for the paper quilled heart, but you will need to add some paper facial embellishments such as lips and a heart to blow.

Emoji pop up cards

Similarly, we havea super fun Emoji Explosion Card that they may like – and the construction of it, is easier than you think!

This handmade card is a surprisingly easy POP UP Heart Valentine’s Card – using the same technique as the Emoji Pop Up Card above, this is another fun explosion heart card that kids will love to explore. Check out my simple step by step tutorial and be amazed! Learn how to make a pop up card step by step like this today!

Similarly we have a fantastic Pop Up Heart Card – that is so so sooo easy. Change the colour scheme to suits you or add a photo! We love all sort of different Pop Up Card techniques! If you are looking for a way as to how to make a pop up heart.. this one I think is a really fun and easy one to try out!

Easy Pop Up Bear Heart Card for Kids to make on Valentines, printable worksheets available!

Easy Pop Up Bear and Pop Up Cat Card – you are Purrrrfect! Super cute homemade valentine cards that you customise to suit all animal lovers interests!

axolotl cards

Similarly, try you hand at these 3d Axolotl Valentine’s Day cards. Aren’t they adorable?

3d heart valentines

Or grab the templates to make these super duper cute Valentines Gnome Cards. Love!

Valentines Cards pop up hearts (4)

Simple but gorgeous Pop Up heart cards.

DIY 3D Heart Card - beautiful and easy diy cards for Valentines and Weddings

DIY 3D Heart Card – gorgeous heat balloons with some real yarn or ribbons to add that special detail!

Valentines Cards for Kids Fun Pop Up Cards

Fun Pop up message – Valentine’s Day Card. This is such a cute and simple pop up card for kids! This is a great little homemade valentine’s day card for younger kids too!

pop up valentines cards

Pop Up Card for Valentine’s Day

DIY Valentine Cards for Kids with Puns

Easy Pop Up Bear Heart Card for Kids to make on Valentines, printable worksheets available!

Easy Pop Up Bear and Pop Up Cat Card – you are Purrrrfect!

valentines bee craft

Super easy Valentines Bee Card – “Bee Mine”

Easy Valentine's Origam Bat Card Making Idea - I am Batty About You

Valentine’s Origami Bat – I am Batty About You

Origami Whale Card: I whaley whaley whaley Like you

Valentine’s Origami Whale – I Whaley Whaley Whaley Love you

3D Cat Pop Up Card (could of course go in the section above too) – You are Purrrrfect.

Valentine's Day Cards Boys

More PURRRFECT fun with these adorable Tiger Pop Up Cards!

Valentine wishes Card Finished

Valentines Wishes Card – I wish you were my Valentine!

handprint cut out with Father's Day message

You are Turtle-y Awesome – cutest of cute Turtle Handprint Cards

Or how about these TOAD-ally adorable frog cards? One fun and quirky Printed Frog Art Projects, combined with paper cut outs to make your heart JUMP this Valentines!

Guitar Cards for music lovers and rock chicks

You Rock!! Guitar Card Printable for Music Lovers and any boyfriend who is into music. Not too cheesy but still fun to make!

Fun with DIY Cactus Cards this Valentine's Day

Recycled Cactus Cards – I am Stuck on You!

Art Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

Try your hand at different art techniques and make some stunning Art Valentine’s Cards for Kids!

Watercolour & Heart Mixed Media Cards

Crayon Resist Technique - This is such a fun and magical technique for kids. Great for art projects or for making wonderful cards (6)

Crayon Resist Card Making Ideas – a wonderful watercolour activity for kids.

Oil Pastel Heart Cards for Valentines Day or Mother's Day

Oil Pastel Heart Cards – an easy technique with gorgeous results!

Winter Bird Heart Cards from the Educators' Spin On It

Winter Tree Art & Birds  – Love these Valentine’s Day Cards. So cute!

Birch Tree Card Picture

Winter Cardinal Love Cards – gorgeous Winter Tree Art technique (with salt painting)

Water Color Heart Themed Valentines' Day Card by The Educators' Spin On It

Winter Hearts Card – this is a great watercolor heart project for Winter and Valentines. But you can take the same concept and make some candy hearts with messages.

GORGEOUS DIY Lantern Cards

Oh the magical fun you can have with a piece of paper or light card… Here is one for grown ups (or older kids) STUNNING DIY Silhouette Cards. Simply beautiful! Love how they double up as lanterns!

Puffy Paint Recipe Valentines Hearts (3)

Turn these Puffy Paint Hearts into Valentine’s Day Cards or garlands!

Valentines Day Cards for Kids - printed hearts (3)

Polystyrene Printed Cards – have a go at print making!

Pop Art Hearts 7

Pop Art Inspired Cards – pop art really is a fun theme for kids – we have quite a few great Art Projects for Valentine‘s the kids can try!


DIY Crayon Scratch Art Cards are always much fun and seem like magic to the kids!

Valentines Cards - Heart stencil

Stencil Technique Card

More Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids to make

Adorable Mini Vase Cards for real flowers

Printable Heart Notebook – these small notebooks would make great cards too


Gorgeous Yarn Heart Cards – I love the texture of this yarn heart! So lovely. Grab your scissors, some yarn and have a go!

Valentine wishes Card Finished

Valentines Wishes Card – super sweet printed card. Start off with some white cardstock and add your details.

How to make Washi Tape DIY Stickers - such a fun way to create your own designs (6)

Washi Tape DIY Stickers – use on cards or gift wrap!

Mouse Heart Valentine’s Cards

Make friendship rocks instead of cards: Our Friendship Rocks!

Valentines Day Cards - fun with science (4)

Secret Message Cards

Valentines Card 1

Gorgeous Marbled Cards

Valentines' Cards for Kids - sewing and threading activity

Threading and Sewing Cards for Valentine’s Day


Secret Messages Valentine’s Day Card – the kids will have fun creating their own secret messages and confessions! So fun!

Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

Printable heart card pop up for Mother's Day or Valentine's

Pop Up Heart Card to print and colour! This is probably the easiest and pop up heart card for those of you looking how to make a simple pop up card! Grab the printable, marker pens and scissors and off you go.


Coloring Page / Printable Valentines Card

Printable Chemistry Valentines cards

Printable Chemistry Lovers Cards

Princess Valentines Day Card printables

Fun Valentine’s Day Cards with Disney Princesses! This a cute alternative to all the pop up heart cards shared above. Love these sweet princesses!


Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

LEGO Valentine's Box & Free Printable Card Gifts

LEGO Gift Box & Card Printable – the gift box is a perfect way to collect those love notes this Valentines.

Fabulous Stained Glass Valentines Game

A game, colouring page AND Valentine’s Card to give, with this fun Stained Glass Valentine’s Activity!

Fun Valentine’s Day Card Making ideas for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Here is a fun set of DIY Valentine cards ideas for those of you asking how to make Valentine Cards for Kindergarten, Toddlers and preschool! Such cute ideas for little hands.

fingerprint heart collage

Fingerprint Hearts for Toddlers

Valentines Cards for Kids

Cupcake Liner Cards, so cute!

You Make My Heart Squishy Kids Valentine Card - B-Inspired Mama at Red Ted Art

Squishy Heart Card – like a discover bottle through the post. So fun!

Make Heart Wands instead of Vatentines Wands for School: Cast a Love Spell

Valentines Gifts for Kids LOVE

Upcycled Heart Crayon Cards! Then pop your card in an envelope and suprise someone this February!

Easy Toddler Valentines Day Cards - these are so easy to make and look adorable (1)

Toddler Card idea – a fun art technique for little ones – do some q-tip painting and turn into these lovely heart cards. Lots more great Valentine’s Cards for Preschoolers here.


Button Hearts – this is a gift wrap idea, but would look wonderful as a card too!

valentine's day cards for kids to make - these giant cards look so fun! (2)

GIANT Valentine’s Day Cards for kids to make!


DIY Conversation Heart Cards – this is the perfect paper heart card for those of you that LOVE candy hearts. And a fun way to write Valentines messages.

Valentines Card for kids

Super simple cards for tots – colouring and cutting practice – super simple paper hearts to colour and cut out!

valentine's cards for kids

Recycled Valentine’s Day Cards – cut out lots of paper hearts from old magazines and bring them together in this oh so simple heart bouque

valentine's day cards for kids

Real simple Collage Hearts! Great fine motor activity for tots! This craft could also be made with old puzzle pieces. So fun.


More easy Collage Heart Cards – a lovely way to have fun with a variety of embellishments and use up the odds ends in your craft box. If using glitter.. do consider using only eco friendly glitter going forward!


Handprint “Blowing Kisses” Card – the kissing handprint card is always popular with grandparents!

Toddler valentines cards

Simple Lacing Cards for Tots

Secret Code Cards

more science fun – decode the message!

Valentine's Day cards

Threading and Sewing Cards for Valentine’s Day – a great one for using up odds and ends in your craft box. Go wild with the embelishments! I always think this craft would make a great candy heart craft too!


Photo Collage Cards – photo collages are always a great way to personalide homamde cards and the kids will adore making these! They are great for having fun with embellishments or even a little eco friendly glitter!

Lego Valentines FB Image

LEGO Stamping Heart Cards. Fun! If you have a child that adores LEGO. Then our LEGO Valeninte’s Ideas collection is a MUST!

Mosaic LOVE cards

Easy Paper Heart Flowers (Rainbow)

A few more Card Making Ideas for Kids from sites we love

Printable Unicorn Cards by Hello Wonderful

Adorable pop up HEART Penguin cards by Non Toy Gifts

And finally.. about these Heart Flower Bouquets from I Heart Crafty Things?

Aren’t they wonderful!? Once you have made your DIY cards, don’t forget to add a loving message or quirky pun!

I do hope you and the kids find some inspiration and maybe try out something new this year! There are so many fun ways for kids to make Valentine’s Day Cards and I hope you found a Valentine’s Card Idea to make today!

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Your kids may also enjoy these fantastic Valentines Day Books for Kids:

Valentines Day Book for Kids - a wonderful way to explore love and friendship with children and discuss the meaning of Valentines Day!
25+ Valentines Cards for Kids to Make - this is such an amazing set of Valentines Day Cards for Kids to make. So many cool and different ideas for all ages!
Valentines Cards for Kids to Make