Over the years we have had lots and lots and lots of lovely and easy Heart Crafts here on Red Ted Art (well over 101 heart DIYs in fact)… many have been Valentine’s Day Hearts to begin with and been part of our 31 Days of Love guest series that I run in January. However, I always feel a lovely heart is also a great craft to make at other times of the year – eg as Mother’s Day Hearts (especially any “keepsake ideas”) or a Christmas Hearts (hearts make wonderful decorations at Christmas!). So though this list of these easy heart crafts will probably come in most useful as Valentine’s Day Crafts, I think you will enjoy them all year round. I have attempted to group them a little to make browsing more easier!! I hope you enjoy!!!!!!
I confess that I found it hard to group some of these ideas.. and some of these crafts of course fit into many categories…. so do browse them all to find your perfect idea! Though the broad categories are:
- Heart Crafts (they didn’t fit into something more specific, many of these would make great gifts)
- Heart Decorations (dangly thing! I think these make great gifts too)
- Heart Sewing & Knitting
- Paper Heart Crafts
- Footprint & Fingerprint Hearts (great keepsakes and gifts of course!)
- Heart Greeting Cards
- Heart Arts & Crafts (more arty projects, could probably fit into decrations too!)
- Heart Crafts for Toddlers
- Heart Foods
Easy Heart Crafts
These were the more general easy heart crafts that I couldn’t fit in else were – some make great party ideas (e.g. the heart pinata) others make great gifts (e.g. the heart bath bombs). I hope you like this section!
Upcycle old crayons into DIY Crayon Hearts – stick these on a card for a lovely Valentine’s Day Card come small gift idea. Or make them as wedding favours for kids!
Gorgeous Heart Pinata
One of our favourite Mother’s Day Gifts to date – Heart Shaped Bath Bombs
Gorgeous little Heart Jar Lanterns
Wonderful Potato Print Bunting (no sew too! Bonus!)
And a great tin jar upcycle – these tin can lanterns would be a fabulous wedding party decoration
Felt Heart Envelopes (again these would make darling wedding favours)
Simple Bubble Heart Mug – how lovely!
Easy peasy Heart Rocks.. pop them in your pocket or decorate your desk and be reminded of someone you love!
Make your own DIY Heart Stamps – we love using these to make our own wrapping paper
Make these gorgeous and easy Cardboard Heart Necklace
Printable Heart Glasses (perfect for Photo Shoots and Card Making)
Yarn Wrapped Heart Bookmarks – darling!
Fantastic Heart Bulletin Board
Sparkly Heart Fridget Magnet Clips
Make Heart Wands instead of Vatentines Wands for School: Cast a Love Spell
I love heart decorations. I think these could be fabulous for both Christmas Heart Crafts as well as Valentine’s Day Hearts (e.g. wouldn’t a Christmas tree full of heart ornaments look simply wonderful?).
Woodchip Heart Frame or Heart Decoration
DIY Marbled Heart Pendants or Ornaments
Whit Clay Hearts – gorgeous butting for both Valentine’s Day and Christmas
Similary, some sweet “bubble wrap printed” Salt Dough Hearts…
… or even simpler.. saltdough heart button pendants or ornaments. Gorgeous.
One of our favourite heart art displays – adore these twiggy hearts. Easy and pretty!
Paper Heart Garlands. Love the simplicity of this and that EVERYONE has paper at home
Dogwood Heart ornaments – aren’t they simply darling!?
Vibrant red Salt Dough Hearts – yes MORE salt dough.. love how one craft can have so many different looks
Three fun Paper Straw Crafts for Valentines
Heart Crafts Sewing & Knitting
We do like a bit of sewing here on Red Ted Art (check out our Sewing Projects for Kids ideas list). It is never too early to get kids sewing!
We are into sewing with kids BIG time.. and love these Kawaii inspired felt heart brooches
Finally, some simple felt LAVENDER hearts, these double up nicely as backpack zipper pulls or can also kept in drawers, smelling sweetly…
Knitted Felt Heart Key rings and bookmarks
Basic knitted heart – gorgeous garlands or Christmas ornaments
Learn machine sewing, with this adorable Heart Garland.
Learn the basics of Needle Felting with this how to make a needle felted heart bookmark
More fun with Needle Felting with these Needle Felted Heart Decorations.
Paper Heart Crafts
We love paper crafts as most of us, well have PAPER! Paper is surprisingly versatile and there are many great paper heart diys that you can browse and have a go at!
and another heat mobile!
These are probably these easiest 3D paper hearts that you can make and would look great all over a wall.
We also like making these “paper strip” hearts. Gorgeous.
And how fun are these heart teabags filled with hot chocolate! Certainly a bit different.
Another variation on the hearts mobile theme is this upcycled magazine mobile.
We adore these woven Swedish Heart Baskets – they are great for all seasons and can be made from paper, card or felt.
We have two sets of heart colouring pages for you to choose from.
Balancing Hearts Science Activity (includes free printable)
Adorable 3D Arty Hearts – with beads and buttons
Printable Heart Bookmark (Print, Colour and Make)
Footprint & Fingerprint Heart Crafts
These heart fingerprint, heart footprints and heart thumbprints of course make fantastic gifts for loved ones – be it for Mother’s Day or Christmas!
Wonderful wonderful Footprint Hearts
Fingerprint Hearts for Toddlers
Or turn your kids thumbs into keepsake keyrings and fridge magnets!
Thumprint hearts make great wrapping paper decorations too.
Or make your own marbled polymer clay thumbprint Jewelry bowl!
Or turn those fingerprints into beautiful fridge magnets!
Make fingerprint friendship rocks instead of cards: Our Friendship Rocks!
Heart Greeting Cards
Of course the majority of these Heart Greeting Cards are of course Valentine’s Day Cards that kids can make. But I think a heart card, is lovely all year round – for a birthday or special occassion.
DIY 3D Heart Card – gorgeous heat balloons!
Simple but gorgeous Pop Up heart cards.
Collage Hearts – Great fine motor activity for tots!
Squishy Heart Card – like a discover bottle through the post. So fun!
Paper Quilled Valentine’s Card – a great introduction to Quilling for kids
Secret Messages Valentine’s Day Card – the kids will have fun creating their own secret messages
DIY Crayon Scratch Art Cards
Surprisingly easy POP UP Heart Valentine’s Card
BFF Conversation Heart Buddies (with free printable)
Heart Arts & Crafts
Let’s get hearts arts and crafty. Projects that are a wonderful process with great results.
Science Colour Theory and Card Making in one
Button Hearts – this is a gift wrap idea, but would look wonderful as a card too!
Washi Tape DIY Stickers – use on cards or gift wrap!
DIY Crayon Scratch Art Hearts (love the combination of rainbows and white cover! Just gorgeous)
Heart Crafts for Toddlers
We do love crafting with toddlers and preschoolers. Here is a very special set of Heart Crafts for Preschoolers, meeting their unique capabilities and needs. (I think my favourite are the yarn wrapped hearts!).
Fabulous Paper Plate Crafts Hearts
Super simple cards for tots – colouring and cutting practice!
Heart Shaped Food
And finally some heart food. Yay, we love heart shaped food and they would be a great addition to a Mother’s Day surprise or Christmas Treat table. I think my favourite here are the Pepperming Creams. But I know I would also enjoy some of the heart shortbread cookies too!
Cookie Jar – fill with Shortbread
Heart Bento and Toddler snack
Heart shaped Peppermint Creams
No Egg Shortbreads – dipped in chocolate – easy to make for the kids!