Fun and creative Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

8 Feb 2021 | Early Years, Inspirational Activity Ideas

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the adults anymore, little ones can get involved too with our fun and creative Valentine’s Day crafts! We love any excuse here at Hope to get our craft on, so we’ve put together a couple of craft gift ideas for you to try with the children, plus they’re super easy and not too messy. Enjoy…

 

Heart patterns

Valentine’s Day proves to be a rather fun theme for play with our first craft idea. This craft will make for a beautiful display and also keep the little ones busy for some time.

 

What you will need:

White card

Colouring Pens

PVA glue

Scissors

Pom poms

Beads

Classmates buttons

Coloured match sticks

 

Steps:

  1. Use an old cardboard box to cut a heart shape and stick it to some plain white card
  2. Draw pattern lines on the white card in the heart shape using a felt-tip or marker – straight lines, wiggly lines, zig-zag lines
  3. Add PVA glue over where you have made marks (you or the child can do this)
  4. Place different materials in some tubs – buttons, pom poms etc – and let the children follow the marked lines and stick them down
  5. When you’re done, you could stick on the wall or make a hole at the top and thread some material through to hang up

Valentine’s Cards

These cards are something a little different and a lot more fun than your standard Valentine’s Day card. A perfect gift idea from children to parents!

 

You will need:

Red card

White card

Colouring Pens

PVA glue

Scissors

Wiggly eyes

 

Steps:

  1. Get a red piece of card (or paint a piece of card red and leave to dry), and fold it in half like a card
  2. Cut out a heart shape, being sure to leave the card joined together slightly on the fold
  3. Cut out 4 strips of white paper or card and fold up until you make zig-zags
  4. Stick the 4 strips on to what the back of the card will be, making arms and legs for the heart
  5. Decorate the front of the card using wiggly eyes and marker pen or paint and sequins to make a face
  6. Add some paper red hearts on the ends of the white paper ‘arms and legs’ to make hands and feet
  7. Open up the card once dry and write a message

 

We hope you enjoyed our Valentine’s Day craft ideas. Make sure you share your versions with us over on our early years Instagram so we can re-post them!

If you’ve enjoyed these crafts and want more craft inspiration, head over to our Inspirational Activity Ideas page for more.

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