Easy Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

These easy and fun Valentine’s Day crafts are perfect for children and parents to do together. Create lasting memories while making a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad or even your child’s teacher.

Toilet paper roll Valentine’s Day butterflies

Valentine's Day butterflies

Butterflies symbolize the beginning of spring with their beautiful and bright colors. Create a Valentine’s Day butterfly with your child to welcome the upcoming season and celebrate the day meant for love.

What you’ll need:

  • cardboard toilet paper roll
  • red and pink construction paper
  • 1 pipe cleaner, any color
  • scissors
  • markers
  • craft glue

What you’ll do:

  1. Decorate the toilet paper roll by drawing on it with markers.
  2. Cut two medium hearts from the pink construction paper.
  3. Cut two larger hearts from the red construction paper.
  4. Decorate the four hearts by drawing on them with your markers.
  5. With the scissors, carefully poke a small hole through the top of the toilet paper roll.
  6. Thread the pipe cleaner halfway through the small hole.
  7. Bend the pipe cleaner so both ends are sticking up.
  8. Twist the two pieces together near the toilet paper roll (to keep it in place).
  9. Twist the top pieces of the pipe cleaner around your finger to create antennae.
  10. Glue the two large red hearts to the upper backside of the toilet paper roll (to form top wings).
  11. Glue the two medium pink hearts to the lower backside of the toilet paper (to form bottom wings).

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Valentine’s Day handprint love poem

Handprints for Valentine's Day

This easy craft is a perfect gift for grandparents! With your child’s help, create a sweet love poem and document your child’s growth with his or her handprints. If you have more than one child, surround the poem with one handprint from each child.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 piece of light-colored cardstock paper (white or light pink)
  • washable red craft paint
  • fine tip marker

What you’ll do:

  1. Apply paint to both hands, stamp on the far ends of the cardstock paper.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Create or look up a Valentine’s Day poem.
  4. Write the poem in the middle of the cardstock, between the handprints.

Tissue paper flowers

Tissue paper flowers

This craft is a great way to create an indoor garden or for making Valentine’s Day flowers for Mom.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 pieces of red tissue paper
  • 3 pieces of pink tissue paper
  • 1 green pipe cleaner
  • 1 yellow pipe cleaner

What you’ll do:

  1. Lay each piece of tissue paper in a neat stack, alternating the colors.
  2. Lengthwise, fold and gently crease the stack of tissue paper accordion-style (approximately 3/4-inch to 1-inch folds).
  3. Twist the yellow pipe cleaner around the center of the folded tissue stack.
  4. With scissors and while still folded, round each end of the tissue paper stack.
  5. Secure the green pipe cleaner to the yellow pipe cleaner to make the stem.
  6. Turn the flower right side up and gently pull each layer up and toward the center, one at a time.

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Image credit: Molly Smith

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