I have searched and found some fun and easy projects on the web for you to try with your kids. These are fun and easy step by step Valentines crafts that your kids will love doing.
Valentine Craft Ideas for Kids
Heart Necklace Valentine
Sew up some love with this Valentine craft!
Plastic Lacing Cord (Lanyard)
Plastic Pony Beads
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Cut two identical hearts from the craft foam (about 3 inches wide).
With a hole punch or nail (adult only), make holes for lacing around
the edges. Be sure that the holes match on each heart.
Cut a piece of plastic lacing (lanyard) long enough to sew around
the edges and and tie for a necklace.
Stack the two hearts together so that the holes match.
Start with the holes at the upper left side of the hearts and thread
the lanyard through both holes. Pull enough lanyard through, so that
the heart will end up in the middle of your necklace when all of the
lacing is complete. Thread through the remaining holes.
Tie a knot one each side, directly above the heart.
String a few beads on each side. Tie the ends for a necklace.
Fill the pocket with stickers, candy a small toy etc.
*Add a stick-on foam heart, glitter or other additional
decoration to your necklace.
*Tracing around a heart shaped cookie cutter onto the foam,
will make cutting much easier.
Swedish Paper Heart Valentine Craft
Fill this traditional Swedish heart basket with treats for your sweetheart!
Admittedly, these woven hearts are a bit tricky to learn.
But, with practice and patience you'll see they aren't so hard after all.
Once you get the hang of it, you can experiment with felt, craft foam, fabric etc. This project will be easier for kids 10 and up.
To make a woven Heart Basket, you will need:
Two pieces of paper, each a different color ( craft foam, fabric
or felt will also work)
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First cut two paper rectangles from colored construction paper and round off the ends. The exact dimensions of the rectangles don't matter as long as the two pieces are the the same size. You may want to start with larger pieces while learning.
Fold the strips in half and cut 2-3 slits through the folds.
Do not cut all the way to the edge.
You'll be weaving "through and around", as opposed to the
"over and under" in traditional weaving.
Begin by weaving strip 1 through slit A, around strip B, through slit C.
Push this row to the back, where the slits end. Continue the weaving with strip B. Weave it through slit 1, around strip 2, through slit 3.
Until this row is finished.
Continue until all the rows are done.
To make an optional handle on your basket cut a strip of matching paper and staple the ends to the front and back of your basket.
Candy Rose Valentine's
Day Craft for Kids
Three sweet ways to transform lollipops into a bouquet of Valentine treats!
Easy enough to make a bunch for a classroom Valentine's day party!
Easy To Make Lollipop Valentine's Day Roses
No cooking, no gluing, easy for younger children to make!
wrapped heart shaped lollipops
green chenille stems
Starting at the top of the top, tightly wrap the chenille stem in
a coil around the lollipop stick. Cut off reaming pieces of chenille,
about 3 inches. Twist the small piece of the chenille around the
stem where you want the flower leaves to be. Then shape the
leaves and twist to secure. If you want to add a name tap or note,
cut a piece of paper and make a hole with a hole punch. Secure the
note onto the smaller piece of chenille before twisting into the leaf shape.
Chocolate Heart Valentine Roses
These candy roses take a few more steps and more effort,
but will make a fun Saturday afternoon project for you and the kids.
a candy heart lollipop mold (craft store)
lollipop sticks (craft store)
melting chocolate or almond bark (craft or grocery store)
clear plastic wrap
Melt the chocolate according to package instructions. Carefully pour
the melted chocolate into the mold and insert the stick.
Chill or leave until hard. Gently remove the lollipops and wrap with a small pieces of plastic wrap. Secure with the wire "twistie". Fold the green paper in half and cut the leaf shapes on the folded edge, so that they open up. Fold the leaves around the lollipop sticks and glue both sides of the leaf together. Add a note if desired.
If you want to use two colors for your hearts. Pour one layer first.
After the first layer is hard, pour the second color. The swirled heart
that you see above, was created by drizzling the red first, let it harden and then add the white. It was very easy and created a unique effect.
Use tissue paper and ribbon to make a sweet bouquet
for a teacher or grandmother!
The colored candy melts that you can purchase at the craft store are more expensive than white almond bark (grocery store). We purchased
one bag of red candy melts and used almond bark for our white.
You can also mix the two together to make pink.
A unique valentine for kids to give to friends and family!
wrapped chocolates - kiss shape
lollipop sticks (craft store)
hot glue gun
Use the hot glue gun (adults) to attach the kiss-rose to the lollipop stick.
Fold the green paper and cut leaves along the folded edge,
so that they open. Wrap the leaves around the lollipop stick and glue
both sided of the leaf together. Add a message toe the leaf with a pen.
Tip: We found our kiss shaped candies in the bulk section of the
This Valentine's flower is a nice simple craft
that toddlers or preschool children will be able to make (if you cut out the pieces for
Sometimes parents worry that their children's projects aren't turning out
right... so I thought I'd include a photo of "the real thing" (see
above), to reassure you that nothing's wrong with your toddler if their
coloring is scribbly or their petals are a bit crooked. At age 2,
Kaitlyn's flower wasn't perfect, but she sure had fun making it!
This Valentine's flower is a nice simple craft that toddlers or preschool children will be able to make (if you cut out the pieces for them!).
Sometimes parents worry that their children's projects aren't turning out right... so I thought I'd include a photo of "the real thing" (see above), to reassure you that nothing's wrong with your toddler if their coloring is scribbly or their petals are a bit crooked. At age 2, Kaitlyn's flower wasn't perfect, but she sure had fun making it!
Print out the template of choice.
Colour (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces.
Glue together the four large hearts to form a flower (the points should all face towards the middle of the flower).
Glue the flower to the top of the rectangular stem and the smaller hearts to the bottom of the stem as leaves.
Alternative Decorating Ideas:
Use sparkles, sparkle glue, or felt to decorate
Use a pipecleaner or popsicle stick instead of the printed rectangle template piece for a sturdier stem.
This craft has nice big pieces, so try using paint rather than crayons to colour in the template.
Print a Valentine's message onto a circle of white or yellow construction paper and paste it to the center of the flower. Give the flower to someone special instead of a Valentine's card (Grandma's love to get crafts!)
Use the template for the black and white printer on red or pink coloured construction paper. Print a second template on white or green paper and mix & match the pieces.
Close the template window after printing to return to this
Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
(Jenny used red, white and pink)
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How cute is this FreeKidsCraft original project? Great to make in your classroom at your Valentine's Day party. Add your name and go around collecting Valentine's from your classmates.
Two 10" Paper or Plastic Plates
Cut one of the paper plates in half. Hold the plates fronts together and punch all around the lip approximately every inch. Beginning at what would be the top, lace all around, leaving an 8" tail for hanging. Glue lace across the top edge of the front plate. Cut hearts out of additional plates. Glue to front to decorate.