5 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to spread the love than with a fun craft day with the kids? Here are some fun and easy ideas to help you prep!

Heart Fish

Here’s a fun one for your ocean-lovers that requires minimal materials! Is mom or dad deploying soon? Pop one of these cute Heart-Fishes in their sea-bag to put a smile on their face and keep them company under the waves!

What You’ll Need:

  • Colored construction paper
  • Googly eye(s)
  • Glitter glue (markers/crayons/colored pencils will do the trick!)
  • Glue stick/Elmers glue
  • Scissors

Source: craftymorning.com

Paper Roll Love Bug

Ready to upcycle some toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls? This little love bug is sure to be a hit with its giant eyes and cute little side grin. Maybe even surprise mom or dad by placing this little guy on the dashboard of their car to greet them on their early drive to work in the morning!

What You’ll Need:

  • Colored construction paper
  • Googly eyes (2)
  • Pom-pom for the nose (1)
  • Glitter glue
  • Paint/brushes
  • Markers
  • Pipe cleaners (3 – cut in half to make 6 legs)
  • Beads (6)
  • Glue stick/Elmers Glue
  • Scissors

Source: Thecrafttrain.com

Paper Heart Crown

This crown is fit for your little prince/princess of hearts! Have the kids pick out their favorite colors and add as much bling as they desire. You can go minimal on this craft or you can go all out with adornments depending on what you have on hand.

What You’ll Need:

  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler (to fasten the ends of the band together)
  • Elmers glue/hot glue gun (to add additional bedazzling if you choose)
  • Colored markers/glitter glue
  • Extra accessories (ie: sequins, jewels, foam shapes, etc)

Source: CuttingTinyBites.com

V-Day Puzzle Wreath

Do you have an old puzzle laying around that you’re ready to repurpose? How about turning it into a cute “Love You to Pieces” wreath to spice up your Valentine’s Day decor?

What You’ll Need:

  • Puzzle pieces
  • Pink/Red/White paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cardboard & Exacto knife (to cut out wreath base)
  • Markers
  • Construction paper
  • Ribbon or string (for hanging)

Source: thesoccermomblog.com

Homemade Valentine’s Day Playdough

Looking for something a little more tactile to keep the kids busy? Whipping up some homemade Valentine’s Day playdough is sure to keep the kids entertained for a bit! 

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 ½  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • ⅔  cup of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon strawberry extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
  • Red food coloring
  • Heart cookie cutter (fun to have, but not necessary)

Source: preschoolmom.com

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