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6 Simple Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Chantele enjoys crafting and DIY. As a mum, she especially appreciates kid-friendly projects and activities.

Check out 6 easy crafts for Valentine's Day that kids can make!

Check out 6 easy crafts for Valentine's Day that kids can make!

Valentine's DIY Crafts for Kids

Now that Christmas is out of the way, we can move onto the next little holiday: Valentine's Day! It's the festive day where we all get lovey-dovey and proclaim our love for the others in our life. Whether you decide to do something big or just something small, most of us will participate in this day in some way or other.

And children enjoy this day just as much as the adults do, exchanging gifts in class with their friends to show them how much they like them or making gifts for friends and family. So to help you out with some great ideas on what to make this year, I have found some great, simple Valentine's Day crafts that the children will be able to enjoy making and sharing with their friends and all the family.

The Top 6 Crafts

It's not just sweet treats, although there are a few of those, too—you'll find DIYs on how to create love bugs, heart-topped pencils, and even heart-stitched cards. I searched around the internet, and these are the top 6 Valentine's Day DIYs that I came across. They are all easy, cheap, and cute to make:

  1. Valentine's Day Photo Treat Pack
  2. Valentine's Butterflies
  3. Valentine's Pencils
  4. Heart-Shaped Crayons
  5. Love Bugs
  6. Yarn Heart Cards

I hope you find one that your children will love to make and will enjoy giving to their friends to put a smile on their faces this Valentine's Day.

Picture Treat Bags for Valentines Day

Picture Treat Bags for Valentines Day

1. Valentine's Day Photo Treat Pack

These can be found on Martha Stewart's Website and are totally cute and adorable!

  1. You simply need to print a picture of your child's face (blowing a kiss would be super sweet!) on pieces of card and use a shaped scissors to trim the edge.
  2. Then add a little message and draw a few small hearts.
  3. Then fill your little cellophane bags with any treat of your choice and staple or cellotape the card to the top.

This is a simple craft for children to help you with and would be really sweet to give to all their school friends.

Valentines Butterfly Craft

Valentines Butterfly Craft

2. Valentine's Butterflies

You will find this sweet little craft over on a new (to me) site I found called She Knows, which is full of so many interesting and fun crafts, recipes and general life tips you'll get lost there for hours! This is the perfect craft for the little girl in your life.

You may need to cut the butterfly wings, but then you can let the children decorate them. Why not try this with beads, glitter, paint (and fold it in half! You know what I mean) and any number of other crafting styles? Really let the kids' creativity come out and make these butterflies pretty. Then just add some googly eyes to the lollipop and thread it onto the wings—simple but really pretty.

Valentines Day Craft for Children to give to friends

Valentines Day Craft for Children to give to friends

3. Valentine's Pencils

If you don't have a sweet tooth and fancy something that isn't candy-based, plus still cheap so you can make enough for the whole class, then why not try these great Valentines Day Pencils which I found on The Gunny Sack. You simply need a pack of ordinary pencils, some paint, some strong glue and pipe cleaners. The rest is simple.

You may need to help on the gluing part, but you can leave the kids to the painting and shaping the pipecleaners. Just think how fun the classroom will look if all the children are using these pencils. Or you can give a single large pot of them to the teacher as a gift. This one is easy if you're a little artistically challenged.

Crayon Heart Craft for Valentines Day

Crayon Heart Craft for Valentines Day

4. Heart-Shaped Crayons

I found this colourful little craft over on Whipperberry.com where she has plenty of other crafts to entertain the children. I thought this one was really sweet and simple. All you need is a pile of crayons—you can even recycle the ends and broken ones you already have—a heart cupcake mould (or you could use any other shape, maybe star shape at Christmas?) and some card.

Your children can break the crayons and pile them into the moulds, then you just heat in the oven (see full instructions for temperature details), let them cool and mount them on a card. Let the children decorate the card and stamp out a little message to their friends. So simple but lovely and colourful and useful!

Love Bug DIY Craft for Kids

Love Bug DIY Craft for Kids

5. Love Bugs

These furry little Love Bugs can be found over on What to Expect, where you will find the full instructions on how to create them—but they are pretty simple; even little children will manage these.

Just get yourself a pack of pompoms (can be found in pound/dollar stores usually) some thin pipe cleaners, googly eyes and some foam sheets (or pre-cut foam hearts if you can find them). Then its just a case of assembling them with some PVA glue. You could make a whole little colourful army or these Love Bugs for all your children's friends.

Yarn Heart Cards Craft for kids on Valentines day

Yarn Heart Cards Craft for kids on Valentines day

6. Yarn Heart Cards

I found this simple yet effective Yarn Heart over on Parents.com, and what a great, easy kids' craft these would make. I think you could do them straight onto a blank card to make a unique handmade card for your children to give to someone special.

This may be more suited to slightly older children, but if you made the holes of the heart and got a plastic needle (often found in kids' cross stitch packs), then even younger children could manage it. And why stick to red and pink? You could make these hearts any colour—just find the right thread.

Comments

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on February 13, 2013:

Hope you have a nice Valentines Day too!!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on February 13, 2013:

I like the heart shaped crayons! Great craft ideas! Happy Valentine's Day!

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on February 02, 2013:

@Amanda I hope you sister will like them! They are very fun!

Amanda from Michigan, United States on February 01, 2013:

What a creativity filled hub! My sister will love doing some of these. I'm particularly fond of the pencils and the heart shaped crayons.

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on January 28, 2013:

Thank you samith! Glad you like them

Samith Jhon from Los Angeles, California on January 27, 2013:

Cute & lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing this information with us great hub keep it up :)

Better Living on January 18, 2013:

Cute ideas. Thanks!

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on January 17, 2013:

Be brave and go for the Crayons!! Sure your girls will love it.

Catherine Taylor from Canada on January 17, 2013:

Fantastic - wondering if I am going to be brave and attack the heart shaped crayons with my girls or play it safe and make the lollipop butterflies. Great ideas. Voted up and sharing!

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on January 13, 2013:

I love the butterflies, and think kids will too! Glad I could help!

Valerie Tapia from Nashua, NH on January 12, 2013:

So cute! Definitely will pass this on, our mom group will be having a Valentine's Craft Day soon. I so want to try the Valentine Butterflies :)

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on January 08, 2013:

Thank you, so glad you liked the posts!

FullOfLoveSites from United States on January 08, 2013:

If you've got a loved one, a dear friend or a closest family member I think these Valentines crafts are for all occasions. The bugs are really cute! And I think they're practical because most of them can be actually eaten or used. Voted up and useful. :)

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on January 03, 2013:

@healthwealthmusic Glad you like the hub, and glad I could help

Ruth R. Martin from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York on January 03, 2013:

Cute ideas... I've been online browsing Valentine stuff quite a bit. You have some of the best ideas right here!

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on January 02, 2013:

@teaches12345 I know they are great aren't they. You could build a whole little live bug army

Dianna Mendez on January 01, 2013:

I love those adorable bugs! What kid wouldn't want these? Very creative and one that will make Valentine's day so much more fun.

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on December 31, 2012:

Glad you like them

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on December 31, 2012:

They are all so sweet aren't they. It'll be upon us in now time so better to be prepared!

RTalloni on December 31, 2012:

What a neat holiday lineup of craft projects for heart day. :) Thanks for putting it together for us! Love the butterfly cards.

Jamie Brock from Texas on December 31, 2012:

These are all so cute. Thank you for sharing!

Chantele Cross-Jones (author) from Cardiff on December 31, 2012:

@Billybuc they are cute aren't they! Happy New Year

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 30, 2012:

I love the Love Bugs! I don't think I'll be making them but still love them.....Happy New Year!

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