Arts & Crafts

7 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

By: Highlights Editorial
Valentine's Day Crafts
Ages 3+
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Let’s have a DIY Valentine’s Day this year! Make your child’s heart happy with these Valentine’s Day ideas for kids! 

Give kids the opportunity to make a heartfelt greeting card for someone special, or just have fun exercising their creativity, with this huge card-making kit.

Simple enough for kids to make on their own, or fun to make with a parent, these 7 crafts use basic supplies, likely found at home. In a hurry? For an extra timesaver, check out these easy—and adorable!—Valentine’s Day cards.

1. Secret-Message Valentines 

Message hearts made with a resist technique.

White construction paper and a white crayon are all you need to send a secret message to someone on Valentine’s Day.

2. Cupid’s-Arrow Valentines 

Cupid’s arrows made from drinking straws and patterned paper.

Talk about flying into someone’s heart!

3. Bake Valentine’s Day Cookies 

Kids decorating heart-shaped cookies with icing and sprinkles.

Baking and sharing cookies with your child is a fun way to spend time together—and bring joy to others. Make it easy with our Kindness Baking Kit, which we created with our friends at Baketivity.

4. Mustache Lollipops 

Handmade greeting cards with lollipops attached.

Bring on the smiles with this sweet and silly craft!

5. Heart Spinner

Glue paper hearts to a piece of yarn and watch them spin.

Watch these colorful hearts twist and spin.

6. Mail a Hug Card 

Print, cut and give these cartoon sloths that hold a heart message.

Spread kindness and warm someone’s heart with these slot cards that can be customized with a personal message.

7. Valentine’s Day Puzzle 

A Hidden Pictures puzzle with bugs at a Valentine’s Day party.

Seek, find, solve and color your way through this holiday-themed Hidden Pictures puzzle. A great Valentine’s Day game for kids that stimulates the mind!

Click here to find read-aloud stories and poems, simple recipes, festive puzzles and easy-to-make crafts that will help your family create lasting traditions for Valentine's Day. 

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By: Highlights Editorial