Top Valentines Crafts for Kids

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If you are familiar with Red Ted Art, you will know, that we literally have 100s of fantastic Kids Valentine’s Day Crafts for you to choose from. As well as many many many wonderful Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards. However, I appreciate, that that can also be a little overwhelming. And sometimes, a set of our “top crafts”, is just what you need to get started. So… here are our top Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids! I hope you enjoy these DIY ideas as much as we do!

top valentines day crafts for kids

With February on the horizon, check out these top Valenitnes Crafts for Kids. No glitter needed here to make gorgeous Valentines crafts. You mostly need paper or construction paper and some odds and ends to get going…

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Most Popular Valentines Day Crafts for Kids

Let’s Start with more “Generic” Valentines Crafts, followed by some favourite cards!

Salt Dough Heart Footprint Craft

Let’s begin with the very very little ones among us! If you want an adorable keepsake Valentine’s Day Craft to make with babies or toddlers, then these Saltdough Heart Footprints are your first stop. Salt dough is probably one of my favourite “DIY Clays” – as so easy an inexpensive to make. And yet so versatile!

toilet paper roll love birds

Toilet Roll Love Bugs for Preschool

These love bugs for preschoolers have LONG been a favourite. They are wonderful way to get creative, use up some odds and ends in your craft box and make a lovely Valentine’s Day Craft with preschoolers! There is no “right or wrong” when it comes to love bugs, so these are an easy craft for kids of all ages. And also a fun way to use up your craft supplies stash.. especially when you have some bits and pieces left over to clear out. Little hands will enjoy this one.

Easy finger print heart rocks

Fingerprint Heart Rocks/ Friendship Rocks

I love how CUTE these Friendhsip Rocks are, without being “too cute”. The perfect BFF gift to make at Valentine’s Day. Both personal and lovely. The fact that the heart friends are made using finger prints, make these heart rocks a great keepsake too (and wouldn’t Mom love to receive these?!)!

Easy Heart Sewing Craft for Preschool
Wonderful Paper Plate Sewing for kids

Paper Plate Hearts to Sew

Technically our Paper Plate Heart Sewing Craft is one for preschoolers and younger kids. It is a great activity to practice those sewing skills whilst making a cute seasonal craft. But I think the finished result is so lovely, that ANY child wanting to do a little sewing can make this paper plate heart decoration. Don’t you agree? So lovely! Grab some odds and ends of yarn to use up, some paper plates and a large yarn needle and get started.

Valentine’s Owl Corner Bookmarks

How about a lovely paper craft GIFT! We adore these Valentine’s Day Owl Bookmark Corners. Such a hoot. Fun and easy to make. And even better to gift!

Black Glue Heart Art

A very stylish black glue heart project to make with slightly older kids. This is a fun art project for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. Comes with free templates and an easy to follow tutorial!

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Top Valentine’s Day Cards

All Valentine’s Day Gifts need a handmade card, right?

Paper chains are great for scissors skill practice.

Paper Chain Heart Valentines Day Card

We have to pop up heart cards for you to try. The first these Paper Chain Heart Pop Up Card. Such an easy technique for making 3d Valentine’s Cards. Who doesn’t love a heart-shaped paper chain? Easy peasy. The kids will love this one. The best bit? You make your basic paper chain hearts and decorate them in whatever way you want. They owuld make great conversation hearts too. Truly personalising the handmade valentine’s day card!

Pop Up Heart Bear & Cat Card

Valentine’s really IS all about the pop-up hearts, isn’t it? We have an adorable collection of pop up heart animal cards.. actually, animal and gnomes.. first up.. there is the 3d Heart Bear Card, next the 3d Axolotl Valentine’s Card and finally the ridiculously cute 3d Heart Gnome Card. I mean.. you simply HAVE To make one them. Right?!

3d heart card for valentines

Explosion Heart Card

The second pop up heart card is this “explosion heart card“. I promise – it looks complicated, but once you get you head around how this is assembled it is a really easy 3d Heart Card too! You start of with some paper hearts, that you then easily glue together. And so fun!

I hope you liked this collection of TOP Kids Valentines crafts for you. If this has whet your appetite. Why not browse the following categories by age:

Valentines Preschool

Two great Preschool Valentine’s Resources for you to explore – the more general “Valentines Crafts for Preschoolers” as well as the “Valentine’s Day Cards for Preschooler” collection!

Valentines Crafts for Elementary Students/ Kids

As with our toddler/ preschool collection.. we have a great extensive list of “Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids” – including lots of wonderful garlands, decorations and wreaths.. and more specifically our “Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids” collection too!