Valentine’s Day Crafts With Kids

Happy Valentine’s Day! This holiday, while usually associated with flowers and chocolate, doesn’t have to be only for adults! Get your kids of any age involved in the fun by making love-inspired crafts, either to give as gifts or to enjoy themselves. 

Paper Roll Hearts

Great for Homemade Valentine’s Day cards or refrigerator art

What you’ll need:

  • Paper roll
  • Paint, red or pink
  • Cardstock, pink or white
  • Paper plate




1. Push the roll inward to make the top of the heart and pinch the bottom for the point.

2. Spread a layer of paint onto your plate.

 3. Dip the roll in the paint and use as a stamp!



*My two and a half year old daughter loved this one! It was easy, had minimal mess and it kept her attention.



You can stamp as much or as little as you like and even fold it after drying to make a card!

 “Love Bug” Butterflies

Great for Valentine’s Day gifts for friends or classmates

What you’ll need:

  • Cardstock, any color
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Paint, purple & pink
  • Tiny googly eyes
  • Tiny pom poms
  • Sticker jewels
  • Pipe cleaners, any color, cut into 1″ pieces
  • Fine tip sharpie
  • Hot glue gun

1. Paint the craft sticks and let dry.

2. Cut a small portion of cardstock and fold in half. Cut along the folded edge, creating half a heart outline.  




3. Prepare to use the hot glue gun (your older child may be able to do steps 4-6 while supervised).

4. Glue the upside down heart to the back of the stick.

5. Glue the pompoms to the tips of the pipe cleaners and then glue the pipe cleaners to the back of the stick, with the pompoms facing toward the front.

6. Glue the eyes and a pompom for the nose.

7. Draw a mouth with the sharpie.


8. Decorate with sticky jewels, as pictured here, or anything else you want!     


 Handprint Art : Lovey Flamingos

Great for Grandparent or teacher gifts

What you’ll need:

  • Paint – pink, orange & red
  • Cardstock, white
  • Black sharpie
  • 2 Small paintbrushes
  • Paper plate

1. Use a paintbrush to cover the hands in pink paint (I chose to do one hand at a time).

2. Press one hand at a time onto the paper, with the thumbs pointing down. Fill in any blank spaced in the handprints if necessary. 

3. Use the paintbrush to create the necks and heads, making a heart-like shape.

4. Use the other paintbrush to make the legs and beaks.

5. Give each flamingo one eye with the black sharpie.

6. Pour a little paint onto the paper plate for your child to make a finger print border.


I hope you and your kids enjoy making these as much as we did! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Jenny is originally from Kenner, LA, and considers herself a New Orleans girl at heart. She moved to Pineville in 2004 to attend college where she met her funny and always entertaining husband Brandon. Together they relocated to Baton Rouge almost 10 years ago and married in 2008. They added their joyful daughter Salem to the crew in April 2014, blue-eyed son Declan in July 2015, and baby Liesel in 2019 and now live in Zachary. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/Journalism from LSU and has previously done some freelance writing. She now works full-time for the State of Louisiana. She and her family enjoy spending time together, making each other laugh and being a part of their church community. She loves wandering around Target, drinking coffee, watching HGTV, having people over and making any kind of craft.


  1. These are really great ideas! I was also thinking about how I’m going to spend valentine’s day with my kids. I thought it would be a good day to spend the holiday with the whole family, instead of organizing dinner for only my husband and me. Thanks for this.

  2. Kids usually like to spend time making crafts and trying new things, this will definitely going to improve their creativity. Thanks for the idea and these ideas can also be utilized to engage kids at birthday parties.


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