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February is the Arts & crafts month of my parenting challenge, so I planned a lot of crafts to do with Bogdan. I wrote about some of them here: 28 playful craft ideas and a complete list of craft supplies for kids, but I really wanted to include some Valentine’s Day crafts for kids on our list too.
There were so many nice ideas that I liked so I gathered them here to inspire you too!
I tried to select only easy-to-make crafts that can be done by young children too. And I also focused on finding crafts that don’t require a lot of craft supplies. My biggest frustration when finding nice craft ideas is that usually I don’t have all the supplies on hand and most of the times we give up making the craft because of this.
I gathered here 10 Valentine’s Day crafts for kids that can be made with only a few craft supplies.
At the end of the article, you will find the complete shopping list for making all these crafts. I hope this will give you the motivation to buy the supplies and make all of these crafts with your kids.
I also created a Pinterest board including these ideas and some more, in case you need additional inspiration. You can find the board here:
10 Valentine’s Day crafts for kids
Here is our list of craft ideas, you’ll find for each of them a list of supplies you need and the link to the tutorial. At the end, you’ll find the complete shopping list including all the supplies you need for making these 10 crafts.
1. Heart Caterpillar
This is an easy and cute craft that kids can easily make.
Supplies needed: two different colored pieces of paper, a black marker, two googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick
Tutorial here: Valentine’s Day Heart Caterpillar Craft For Kids
2. Heart Ladybug
I like ladybugs and I was happy to find this nice idea. This craft is really easy to make and you only need few supplies for it.
Supplies needed: red and black construction paper, scissors, glue
Tutorial here: Heart Lady Bug Valentines Craft
3. Heart shaped animals
If you liked the ladybug craft ideas you will certainly enjoy these crafts too. The tutorial includes nice printables so you can easily create the 6 animals: heart chicken, heart fish, heart squirrel, heart alligator, heart hedgehog, and heart bunny.
Supplies needed: colored or patterned paper in a variety of colors, Scissors, glue stick
Tutorial and printable here: 6 Heart Shaped Animals
4. This much card
This is a super easy craft and can be a great gift for the loved ones. You only need some colored paper and the craft will be ready in a few minutes.
Supplies needed: colored paper, scissors, and glue
Tutorial here: This Much Card and a Kid Canvas
5. Flowering tree from a kid’s hand
Another cute idea for using the child’s handprint is this flowering tree. I love this idea and I think this is a lovely craft that even small kids can make.
Supplies needed: brown cardboard, colored paper, white paper, scissors, and glue
Tutorial here: Flowering tree
6. Bee mine craft
I saved a lot of paper rolls especially for making crafts with my son and I was glad to find this idea; the bee looks really cute!
Supplies needed: recycled toilet paper roll, yellow paint, black piper cleaner, yellow, black, white, and red cardstock (or construction paper), scissors, glue, tape, black marker
Tutorial here: Bee Mine Valentine Day Craft
7. Love bug craft
This is another craft that can be easily done by little children. I modified the idea a little bit just to adjust to more easy-to-get supplies, so you’ll see that the supplies list here is different from the one on the tutorial page. You can choose whatever alternative is simpler for you, I’m sure that the love bugs will look great anyway! 🙂
Supplies needed: colored craft sticks (this way we don’t need the acrylic paint anymore), pink and purple construction paper (instead of foam sheets), mini pom poms, googly eyes, white pipe cleaner, craft glue, black marker, mini craft jewels (optional)
Tutorial here: Super Fun Craft Stick Love Bugs (with the modifications mentioned above)
8. Rainbow paper heart pom pom wreath
If you want a nice kid-made decoration for Valentine’s day, this is a perfect idea! I modified the craft to make it easier for us: we don’t have a paper cutter so we will just use scissors to cut some colored paper. Also, we won’t create the pom pom from yarn, we will just use some mini pom poms glued together.
Supplies needed: colored cardstock, mini stapler, ribbon, mini pom poms, and scissors
Tutorial here: DIY Rainbow Paper Heart Pom Pom Wreath (we just made the modifications mentioned above)
9. Heart fingerprint tree craft
This is my favorite Valentine’s Day craft idea because it’s really lovely! And it is easy to make also! 🙂
Supplies needed: 2 sheets of white paper, finger paints (you can use normal washable paint too), black marker, scissors
10. Heart paper bag
These colorful heart paper bags are perfect for storing Valentine’s Day cards and are very easy to make.
Supplies needed: colored construction paper, pipe cleaners, straws, scissors, and glue
Tutorial here: Paper bag – heart
Shopping list for Valentine’s Day crafts
Like I wrote at the beginning of this article, I prepared a shopping list including the craft supplies you will need for all these 10 crafts.
You probably already have some of them in your house. You can buy the others online on Amazon or directly from stores like Walmart and Target.
You can download and print the list from here: Shopping list for Valentine’ Day crafts – printable. I hope you’ll enjoy making all these crafts with your kids!
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