5 Simple and Fun Kid Friendly Valentine's Crafts to Try This February
Updated: Jan 14
If you’re looking for fun and simple Valentine’s crafts for your kids, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll be going over some of my favorite craft options here. There are a lot of great ways to get creative with your kids, but I like to keep things simple and affordable.
With my Valentine's Day craft ideas, you can spend the day making cards, garland, decorations, and other DIY gifts that can be given to your loved ones on Valentine's day!
1. Marbled Heart Valentine Cards
Valentine’s cards are the perfect craft for kids. Making cards with your kids can be a ton of fun! Best of all, you can send these cards to friends and family, or even have your kids hand them out to their favorite teachers.
You can make this traditional Valentine’s craft a little more exciting by using some unique supplies this year. Marbled heart valentines look beautiful and aren’t too hard to make. Just follow my instructions below to get started:
- Plastic container
- Bottle of foam shaving cream
- Watercolor paper
- Construction paper
Step 1: Put newspaper down to avoid a mess, then get out your container and shaving cream.
Step 2: Put the shaving cream in the container. Then put the paint in. I recommend using red and pink to keep with your Valentine’s day theme.
Step 3: Gently swirl the colors together with a spoon, but don’t mix them together completely. You want a nice marbled look.
Step 4: Put the watercolor paper on top of the paint and shaving cream. Press down lightly then wipe off any extra shaving cream with another piece of paper.
Step 5: When the watercolor paper is dry, cut it into the shape of a heart.
Step 6: Cut and fold your construction paper into a card shape then glue your marbled heart on the front of the card.
2. Button Heart Craft
The next craft you can try out with your kids is button hearts. Eating valentine’s candy and making cards are great activities you can do this February. If you want to make your home a little more festive, I recommend doing this next craft. You can even frame your button hearts and hang them on your kid's bedroom wall or in your living room.
This is a super simple and cheap valentine’s craft for kids! I’ll show you how you can make these hearts here:
- Clear glue
- Card stock paper
- Different color buttons
Step 1: Get a white piece of cardstock then place it down. Get a light pink cardstock and cut it into a heart shape, then glue it to the white paper.
Step 2: Pick out button colors. Red, pink, and purple will work well.
Step 3: Then have your kids place down the buttons over the heart shape.
Step 4: Let the heart button dry, then you can hang it up or even frame your kid's artwork.
3. Melted Crayon Hearts
If you have old or broken crayons that are going to waste, you’ll love this next Valentine’s craft. Melted crayon hearts are a great way to repurpose old art supplies, and these are great gifts for kids to hand out to their friends on Valentine's day. You only need a few supplies to make this incredibly creative craft!
- Silicon heart mold
- Paper and glue ( if you want to make a card)
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 250 degrees.
Step 2: Get your mold out and begin breaking up your crayons. Smaller pieces will melt a lot faster, so break them up well.
Step 3: Have your kids put similar colors in the same heart mold. Or they can experiment with different color combos. Don’t fill the mold all the way up, ½ or ¾ of the way should be fine.
Step 4: Put the mold into the oven for 20 minutes.
Step 5: Take the crayons out and let them cool.
Step 6: If your kids want you can glue the crayons to a piece of paper and make Valentine's cards out of this craft.
4. Paper Heart Garland
Paper heart garland are simple but look great hanging around your home. Kids of all ages can make this craft and your whole family can get involved with a little Valentine’s day festivity. You won’t need a lot to make these garland. Be prepared to cut out a lot of hearts!
- Craft paper (in Valentine's colors)
- Red yarn
- Tape or glue
Step 1: Get your paper and scissors out. Cut out the paper into squares. You can make them different sizes or the same size it's up to you.
Step 2: Then you and your kids should fold each square of paper up and draw half a heart on them.
Step 3: Cut along the heart shape you drew, this should create a perfect heart!
Step 4: Cut a long piece of yarn. How long your yarn string is will depend on where you want to hang the garland up.
Step 5: Tape or glue the hearts down along the yarn then put your garlands around the house.
5. Valentine’s Themed Slime
Kids love slime and this Valentine’s day you can make your very own slime right at home! While this craft can get a little on the messy side, there is an easy way to make this craft. All you need to do is go to your local Walmart or Target and buy some clear slime and valentines charms and glitter. If you want to make slime from scratch, though, check out this link.
- Clear slime
- Valentines charms and glitter
- Food coloring
Step 1: Get your clear slime from the store. Then buy some valentine themed glitter or charms to put in the slime.
Step 2: Dump the slime into a bowl.
Step 3: Then have your kids pick out what they will put in their slime.
Step 4: Mix in the charms and glitter, and you can even add a few drops of food coloring to make the slime look more colorful.
Final Thoughts on Valentine's Crafts For Kids
Again, there are so many amazing Valentine's crafts and gifts you can make with your kids this year. However, my list went over some simple and less expensive options to make your Valentine’s day go smoother.
Feel free to get as creative as you want with these crafts, and even maybe come up with your very own Valentine's traditions. Remember, Valentine’s day isn’t just for parents. Your kids will also love spreading joy with their own heart-shaped creations!