17 Adorable Valentine's Day Crafts for Toddlers (2024)

Crafting is a fun way to spend quality time with your toddler, and with February 14th just around the corner, you should try some of these adorable Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers. At this age, kids love exploring different materials, but the crafts need to be simple to avoid frustration or inability to focus.

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17 Adorable Valentine's Day Crafts for Toddlers

These Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers are short and sweet; you'll be able to complete most of them in just a few minutes, which is great as we all know how short toddlers attention span can be.

You'll find lots of keepsakes here like fingerprint and handprint crafts because we all like to remember just how small those little hands were. Parents, grandparents, and extended family will love the keepsake Valentine's Day crafts.

You will also find other ideas that you can turn into cards, garlands, or collages.And the best part of all is that these crafts use ordinary materials that you probably have in your crafting closet already, so there's no reason you can't get started right away!

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Here are some favourite toddler appropriate Valentine's Day crafts from yours truly!

Fingerprint Heart Canvas Keepsake

Our Fingerprint Heart Poem Keepsake is a sweet gift to make for a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle. It's a wonderful way to remember just how small your children were when making those tiny little fingerprints. It will look so cute on your mantle or console table this Valentine's Day and long after!

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Rainbow Heart Valentine Craft

Keep things mess free with this rainbow heart craft that is just perfect for Valentine's Day. Don't fancy a rainbow heart!? Not a problem it is easy to mix up this no mess painting by changing the colours or even the shape. Toddlers will have a ball!

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Cupid Arrow Craft

You can't get any easier than our Cupid Arrow Heart Craft! This is a crazy easy Valentines Day craft that's perfect for toddlers. You could use them as bookmarks or put magnets on the back to decorate your fridge a little.

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Paper Plate Love Birds

Our Paper Plate Love Birds are so adorable and versatile and can be adapted for any age. Toddlers can use the round sponge brush (or even BINGO markers) to create patterns on their birds. You could even try some taste-safe finger paints if your little one can't use paintbrushes yet.

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Bubble Wrap Painting Picture Frame

You're going to love the textured look of our Bubble Wrap Painted Picture Frame. It's perfect for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, and you can put a cute little message from your kiddo in the frame or a sweet picture. This keepsake can be enjoyed year-round!

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Heart Art Painting

Stamping is an easy technique for toddlers to master, so don't forget to try our Heart Art Painting craft! Not only does this make a beautiful canvas to hang in your home, but you could also use this to make cards for your family or to create some lovely wrapping paper for Valentine's Day gifts.

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More Cute Valentine's Day Crafts for Toddlers

Check out these cute and creative valentines's day craft ideas from others websites that we love.

Ladybug Handprint Card

Handprint crafts are always a hit, and this Ladybug Handprint Card by Fun Handprint Art Blog is so cute and creative. You'll need to do the cutting, of course, but your toddler will enjoy turning his little handprints into an adorable bug!

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Handprint Love Bug

Here's another fun Valentines Day handprint craft to try: the Handprint Love Bug Valentine by Crafty Morning. You can pre-cut the heart shapes for the wings (in different sizes) and see what fun colour combinations your toddler comes up with.

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Spin Painting Valentine's Day Craft

If you've never tried spin painting before, you really should! It's an easy art technique for toddlers and preschoolers, and it can be used to make some beautiful pieces like these Spin Painted Hearts by Projects With Kids. Turn these lovely hearts into Valentine's Day cards or perhaps a banner to hang up in the window.

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Cosmic Hearts

These bright and beautiful Cosmic Hearts by I Heart Crafty Things are dreamy! They definitely need to be turned into a garland for your Valentine's Day party so all can enjoy them. The two-ingredient glossy paint featured here is a great recipe to add to your collection of toddler-safe paints.

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Heart Suncatcher

Toddlers love sparkly things, don't they? This Heart Suncatcher by Happiness is Homemade fits the bill. Your toddler can add whatever sparkly things you can find, like sequins, confetti, glitter, and pretty bits of tissue paper. You really can't go wrong with this design it will look fabulous no matter what!

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Fingerprint Heart Card

Can you imagine the oohs and ahhs this sweet little Fingerprint Heart Card by The Best Ideas for Kids will get from the grandparents? Cut out the template and let your toddlers stamp their fingerprints all over. Easy peasy.

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Conversation Heart Caterpillar

Kids love caterpillar crafts, and this Conversation Heart Caterpillar by Artsy Momma is a cute and easy choice for Valentine's Day. If you can't find the conversation heart stickers, any heart stickers will do. See what other bugs you can create with heart shapes while you're working on this one!

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Valentine's Day Straw Art

This Valentine's Day Straw Artfrom Fun a Day is another fun stamping activity. You will need to help shape the bottom of the paper straw into the heart shape, but after that, your kiddo can dip and stamp until the surface is covered. You can either pre-cut heart shapes or cut them once your child has filled up a paper with heart stamps to get several hearts out of one sheet.

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Shake Up Hearts

These Shake Up Hearts by Sunny Day Family incorporate art and movement into one fun activity. Moms will love that this is a no-mess painting activity that requires no cleanup except for the shake-up jar. Create a garland or collage with your hearts when you're finished.

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Fingerprint Vase

You'll need something to put your flowers in this Valentine's Day, like this Fingerprint Vase by The Simple Parent. The fingerprint hearts are darling. You could also create fingerprint flowers or cover the entire vase in pink and red fingerprints.

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Valentine Necklace

Of course, making "jewellery" with the kids is always fun. These Valentine Necklaces by What We Can Do with Paper and Glue are so simple and colourful. All you need is some string and paper straws. Threading the straw pieces onto the string is a great way to practice fine motor skills.

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Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath

Tissue paper crafts are great for little hands that are developing their grasping skills. This Paper Plate Valentine's Day Wreath by Glue Sticks & Gumdrops is a super easy Valentine's Day project for toddlers. Parents need to cut out the centre, add the heart cellophane to the middle section, and then let the kids glue tissue paper squares all around.

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There are so many lovely toddler valentines ideas here! Which will you try first!

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How do you explain Valentine's Day to a toddler? ›

“Talk about Valentine's Day as a day of sharing love for all people, not just romantic interests,” says Dee Ray, director of the Center for Play Therapy and professor in the counseling and higher education department at the University of North Texas in Denton.

How to make a simple Valentine gift? ›

Your take on homemade Valentine's gifts might mean an easy craft (anything heart-shaped will do), a sweet treat (think chocolates, pink candies or homemade donuts) or a DIY Valentine's Day card. Whatever your style, this roundup proves it's easier than expected to make your own presents.

How can I be creative for Valentine's Day? ›

Shower your better half with all the love and affection they deserve this year.
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How do you celebrate valentines day with a 3 year old? ›

From the heart-melting to the giggle-inducing, here are 16 Valentine's Day ideas for kids.
  1. Mystery Message Hearts Valentine's Activity.
  2. Spot the Hearts Valentine's Party Scavenger Hunt.
  3. Homemade Valentine Heart Gummies.
  4. Heart Tracing Valentine's Activity.
  5. Mittens and Kisses Valentine's Day Activity.

What is a fun fact for kids about valentines day? ›

Fun V-Day Facts

Around 60% of Valentine's Day cards and gifts are purchased in the 5-6 days before the holiday! The people who receive the most valentines each year are teachers! Wives, partners, and school children are close behind. Men spend around twice as much on Valentine's Day than women do.

What is a cute Valentine's day tradition? ›

Offering a bouquet of red roses to your beloved. Purchasing a card with a heartfelt message. Sharing a candlelit meal with your partner. Giving a heart-shaped box of delicious chocolates.

How to decorate simple in valentine's Day? ›

Consider a bowl of hearts, love quotes or even vintage cards to evoke a feeling of love as well as being easy and subtle Valentine's Day decor for your home. I filled my absolute favorite vase with some fluffy pink peony stems to give this desk end table a pretty Valentine's look.

How to make a valentine's basket? ›

1. "Sweet Treats Basket" - Fill a basket with homemade cookies, chocolates, and other sweet treats for your loved one to indulge in on Valentine's Day. 2. "Cozy Night In Basket" - Create a cozy night in with a basket filled with a fuzzy blanket, scented candles, and a romantic movie for a relaxing evening together.

How to design a valentine gift? ›

For the novice crafters, start with simple projects like making a floral arrangement in a paper bag planter or perhaps a card from scratch with a sweet haiku. If you want to get more hands on, the world is your oyster as you can tackle activities like baking, knitting, or abstract painting.

How can I make Valentines day special without gifts? ›

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without Buying Gifts
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  2. Bake Cookies. I don't know about you, but I love getting containers filled with tasty treats around the holidays. ...
  3. Write a Card. ...
  4. Frame a Photo. ...
  5. Have a Movie Night.

What are good Valentine's day gifts? ›

  • Valentine's Day Beauty Gift. Beauty Sleep Overnight Lip Mask in Pink Champagne. ...
  • Practical Gift. Phone Bag. ...
  • Custom Jewelry. Personalized Bar Pendant Necklace. ...
  • Gift for Mom. Enameled Cast Iron Heart Cocotte. ...
  • Little Gift. Heart-Shaped Tea Bags. ...
  • Personalized Guitar Picks. ...
  • Vintage Valentine Seals Puzzle. ...
  • Best Floral Perfume.
Feb 5, 2024

How can I make Valentine's more romantic? ›

Some popular options include:
  1. Taking a scenic walk or hike.
  2. Having a picnic in a romantic location.
  3. Planning a surprise getaway or weekend trip.
  4. Take a romantic walk.
  5. Writing love letters to each other.
Feb 10, 2013

What is Valentine's day in simple words? ›

What is Valentine's Day? St Valentine's Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends.

How do I teach my child about valentines? ›

Tips to Teach & Show Children the Meaning of Love
  1. Express "I love you" in words and notes. ...
  2. Spend meaningful time with your children. ...
  3. Make something with your child for Valentine's Day. ...
  4. Celebrate your child's best efforts rather than focus on achievements. ...
  5. Dream with your child. ...
  6. Let go, listen, and laugh.
Mar 1, 2020

What is Valentine's day facts for kids? ›

Fun V-Day Facts

Around 60% of Valentine's Day cards and gifts are purchased in the 5-6 days before the holiday! The people who receive the most valentines each year are teachers! Wives, partners, and school children are close behind. Men spend around twice as much on Valentine's Day than women do.

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