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Valentines Day doesn’t have to be all about the adults, the kids can enjoy the holiday just as much with these super fun valentine’s day crafts for kids of all ages. Arts and Crafts are such a great way to get kids to learn, explore, turn creative, and really use their imagination. Below are 15 fun craft projects that will get them excited for Valentine’s Day and encourage them to share with those they love. A giving gift is always the best kind of gift!
Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers
These craft ideas are great for little busy bodies. Using their fingers, hands, and growing their dexterity with these fun crafts will be a blast. Some kids can get frustrated if projects are too complicated or too intricate so feel free to do the cutting and organizing first and let them just enjoy the project.
1. Fingerprint Tree Craft
This is such a fun and beautiful design that can be made by kids of any age. You just start with a sheet of paper and add lots of colorful pink and red fingerprints.
Grab the tutorial here from Easy Peasy and Fun.
2. Sparkle Heart Craft
This is a really neat Valentine’s crafting project that works with multiple senses and motor skills. I love that she uses natural ingredients to work with. The kids always enjoy making these sparkly designs.
Grab the project instructions from Theotoolbox.com
3. Valentine Sun Catcher Craft
A pretty take on the classic glass window catcher. This is a really beautiful project that can be enjoyed all year long. Little ones will enjoy sticking pretty tissue paper all over and creating a work of art they can feel proud of.
You can get the complete set of instructions and items at Makobiscribe.com. Lots of
4. Salt Dough Magnets
Playing with dough is one of all time favorite sensory craft projects for kids. You can do and make so many creative things with dough. These heart shaped salt dough magnets are the perfect example of a fun Valentine’s Day craft that is creative and offers magnetic appeal 😉
Get the recipe and info from Tinkerlab.com
5. Heart People
These funny long armed Heart People are too cute for words. They are great stuffed inside an envelope too for sweet Valentine’s Day cards with a hug.
View Instructions at East Coast Mommy.
6. Yarn Heart Craft
Kids love to tangle and twist and get creative. This sweet yarn heart craft is ideal for preschoolers to enjoy as a fun Valentines Day activity.
You can get the instructions from Hands On As We Grow.
Valentine’s Day Craft Projects for Tween and Teens
Teens and Tweens are often overlooked when it comes to fun and creative valentine’s day crafts and projects. They are the perfect audience though for making some of the most creative and beautiful crafts imagined. It will allow them a sense of accomplishment and excitement in making something for others to enjoy. I am always amazed at how talented kids can be when they are allowed to really try anything.
7. Lovely Homemade Bath Bombs
If you are looking for a luxurious gift that offers the gift of stress release and relaxation, then these bath bombs are truly the bomb. Teens and tweens- even adults, love making these creative and beautiful gifts. Great for teachers, neighbors, friends, and family!
Get instructions and the recipe for these love potion bath bombs from Atta Girl Says.
8. Hanging Flower Heart DIY
This gorgeous design is super easy and totally fun. Let your teen choose the flower colors and get to work. Any shades and even any type of flower works with this fun craft project.
Get the full tutorial over at A Beautiful Mess. This is an awesome dollar store craft and so beautiful!
9. Sparkle Heart Candles on a Stick
Making heart shaped candles is so much fun for teens to add some festivity to their room or a Valentine’s treat. Perfect on top a heart shaped cupcake (see below!)
Grab the tutorial from Sheknows.com and see how easy it can be!
10. DIY Paper Heart Garland
If your teen/tween is looking for a creative way to decorative their room or even the house this loving holiday season, then check out the simple yet very chic paper heart garland craft.
You can read the instructions and more here on GreenWeddingShoes.com.
11. DIY Heart Charm
Sweet and simple and so much fun! Another doughy type of craft that uses mold-able clay to design these fun hearts. Great as gifts for everyone and can be used in a number of ways! Think: keychains, earrings, bookmarks, paper weights, and more.
You can find instructions for these adorable charms on RedTedArt.com
12. Water Color Painted Rainbow Roses
I love the way this craft turns out! So beautiful and so much fun to make. If you have a crafty teen at home that enjoys rainbows or roses, this project will excite them! Even younger kids can get in on the fun since this project just uses watercolors and dollar store roses.
You can get the simple instructions from Sugar, Spice and Glitter here.
13. Heart Clothes Pin Clips
These are a little retro, totally usable, and a lot of adorable! Such a simple project, but the creations you can make using these are so much fun as well! You can use them for a hanging photo banner, to hang curtains or even just paper organizers. The possibilities are endless!
Instructions at Amy Latta Creations.
14. Valentine’s Day Heart Cupcakes
We all know that Valentines Day isn’t complete without some sweet sugary treats! These yummy, incredibly easy to shape cupcakes are the perfect dessert to pass out to your friends and family. Let the kids get creative with toppings and decorations.
This deliciously homemade recipe can be found at Amanda’s cookin along with a whole bunch of other sweet treats for any Holiday!
15. Valentine’s Day Party Favor Poppers
This Valentine’s Day craft for kids is totally fun and ready to pop with excitement! Let them be creative when thinking of what to fill these popper tubes with and see the fun explode!
Simple Instructions can be found at Craftown.