Looking for some fun and simple Valentine’s Day art ideas for your kids? Here’s a roundup of 18 adorable – and easy – crafts to do with your kids this February!
I love doing crafts with my kids. But, as a decidedly non-crafty person, I often struggle to come up with ideas or even know where to start.
Over the years, however, I’ve learned that if I can just get some ideas flowing and see some photos (and maybe a quick tutorial) for some simple craft ideas, I get really excited to get creating with my kids!
I’ve made it one of my missions this year to do more art projects with my kids. So, for each season and holiday I’m planning to round up some really simple and creative craft ideas. It will help get my creativity flowing for projects to do with my boys and hopefully it will also give you a bit of inspiration for your own kids!
We’ve already knocked out our first craft project of the season! Click here to see our Valentine’s day mantel we put together!
I’m hoping to tackle a few more fun (and simple) art projects with the kids in the next couple of weeks. So, here are a few ideas that I’ve been looking at. I’m thinking we’ll definitely make a card for the grandparents (I’m obsessed with the heart balloon one!), and maybe one or two more crafts just for fun.
Valentine’s Day Art Project Ideas
I scoured the internet for the cutest, easiest, fewest-materials-required crafts that I could find. And, I’m putting them all in one place for you.
We have a pretty well-stocked arts and crafts cabinet, but we aren’t the type to keep really obscure stuff in the house. If I have to go shopping for a craft, it’s not gonna happen!
So, all of these projects should be mostly made of things we’re all likely to have on hand – paint, paper, maybe a pom pom or two.
I can’t wait to hear about which ones you try with your kids!
Valentine's Day Craft Ideas
Bouquet of Hearts Card
This adorable heart bouquet card would make a great Valentine for grandparents or aunts and uncles! Even the littles toddlers can participate - just have them decorate the hearts and you can arrange them!
Silly Heart Craft
Making this little Valentine heart man is sure to make your kids giggle. It's a really simple craft that's great for just about any age, and they'll have a blast afterwards bringing it to life and playing with it!
"Cupids Arrow" Pencil Toppers
These would be a perfect DIY Valentine gift to bring to school and share with friends! It's quick and simple, and it's out of the box. Your kids' classmates will love it, and their parents will love you for not sending home more candy.
How to Make a Felt Garland
This felt ball garland is really beautiful and would make a really fun addition to your Valentine's Day decor! I'd be happy to hang this anywhere in my house - your kids will be so proud to see their creation hanging proudly along the mantel or on a shelf!
Heart Painting on Canvas- 3 Easy Ways!
All of these ideas are so fun, but I particularly love the dots with the white heart in the middle - it's so simple to make, and the finished product is truly beautiful! This is one that would be so good for any age (even babies could participate in some of these ideas!)
Paper Plate Love Note Bird
How adorable is this little love bird craft?! It would make a great Valentine card for a loved one, and it's a project you can do with stuff most of us already have on hand most of the time, too!
Valentine Floam Slime Recipe
I know, I know. As parents, we all haaaaate slime. But the kids love it! You'll for sure win parent of the year if you let them make some for Valentine's Day.
Cute Heart Rings from Pipe Cleaners
These adorable little hearts are made from pipe cleaners! So incredibly simple, but so fun. The kids will be proud to wear them on Valentine's Day!
3D Optical Illusion Heart Drawing Craft
I used to love making these little optical illusion drawings as a kid - and how fun is a Valentine's themed one?! The kids will be amazed at how this little drawing seems to pop right off the page.
Stapled Paper Heart Wreath
This is SO SIMPLE to make, but such a visually impactful little craft! I'm thinking each of my boys definitely need one of these hanging on their doors for the month of February.
Valentines Fingerprint Canvas
Another really fun and simple craft that the littles can participate in too! Kids love getting messy with paint, and this one is sure to be a winner.
Rainbow Heart Sun-catchers
Sun catchers are so much fun to make, and these little heart ones will look so cute stuck up on your kids' windows in their bedroom!
Valentine Tic Tac Toe Snack Craft
Of course, while you're doing all these fun Valentine's crafts, you're gonna need a good snack! This is a really cute idea, and it's interactive so the kids can play tic tac toe before eating it! I love a snack that'll keep them busy as long as possible!
Valentine's Day Garland
This garland is so, so beautiful! I really want to make one of these with my boys - how great would it look strung up across a window?! It's a simple one that is really fun to watch unfold, and it's almost impossible to make it look bad. Kids of all ages will love this one.
Paper Plate Love Birds
I can't get over how simple yet how absolutely adorable these guys are! If you have any paper plates on hand, you're good to go! Just add a bit of paint and a few details and you've got the cutest little birds.
Paper Heart Mobile
If you make a few of these simple little heart mobiles and string them up along a window, it'll make a huge impact! They're easy to make and won't take a ton of time, but the kids will be so proud of their creation.
Valentine Balloon Craft
This would make a PERFECT Valentine's card for anyone in your life! Even the youngest kids can participate in creating the hearts on the paper, and then you can fill in the rest. This is a really simple and fun idea!
This is a really simple version of a sun catcher that will create really cool shadows in your space and is SO easy for any kid to make! You can even save the holes you punch out of the hearts to create some confetti for another craft!
Aren’t they all so fun?
Not gonna lie, I considered throwing a Valentine’s Day craft party for the kids so we could make every last one of them. It feels a little over the top. But, I’m still considering a little play date where we can make at least one or two with some friends. Because, aren’t art projects always more fun when you’re doing them with friends?!
Be sure to let me know which ones you end up trying with your kids. I’d love to see your Valentine’s Day projects – you can even tag me on Instagram, so I can re-share!