Arts & Crafts

8 Crafts for Valentine’s Day

By: Highlights Editorial
Valentine's Day Crafts
Ages 3+
Critical Thinking
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Make little (and big!) hearts happy with these Valentine’s Day crafts for kids! Simple enough for kids to make on their own, and fun enough for grown-ups to join in, these crafts use basic supplies you can easily find at home. 

No time to create your own? Check out these Hidden Pictures and Pop-It cards for quick, adorable Valentine’s Day gifts for kids!

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! These arrows are some of the most unique Valentine’s Day gifts for kids.

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 the sweetest (and silliest!) Valentine’s Day homemade crafts.

5. Heart Spinner

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

These Valentine crafts for kids have colorful hearts that twist and spin.

6. Mail a Hug Card 

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

Spread kindness with these slot cards that can be customized with a personal message.

7. Valentine’s Day Mailbox Craft 

Cardboard mailbox decorated for Valentine’s Day cards.

Create a colorful countertop mailbox to collect (and show off!) this year's Valentine cards.

8. 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. It's a great on-the-go Valentine’s Day activity!

Find additional crafts for Valentine’s Day — plus games, stories, recipes, and more — in the Highlights Valentine Craft Collection and Celebrate Valentine’s Day activity book!

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By: Highlights Editorial