Valentine’s Day may technically be a holiday that revolves around love, but when you’re a kid, it’s all about the glitter, glue and paper hearts. (And it’s just as well, because what parent isn’t completely besotted with a handmade, heartfelt valentine craft from their little one?!)
From super pretty pink and red dream catchers to the cutest valentine holder you ever did see, here are 17 of the cutest, most creative Valentine’s Day crafts for kids. Time to make room in the memory box.
1. Robot valentine holder
2. Sugar heart painting
Talk about cute! We love these pretty Valentine’s Day sugar paintings from Nanny Anita. And the best part? The paint is completely taste-safe for little ones who have a tendency to put everything in their mouth.
3. Felt flower hearts
4. Valentine’s Day bags
5. Love bugs
Looking for Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers? Look no further. Since there’s nothing cuter than the feeties of little ones, this sweet love bug craft from Craftabella is sure to be a hit. (Not to mention, it’s one of the easiest Valentine’s Day crafts for kids out there! Win-win!)
6. Textured yarn heart
A Valentine’s Day craft for older kids? Perhaps. These textured yarn hearts from Jordyn Hadwin are gorgeous (and can be made a little easier for little kids by simply wrapping a few pieces of yarn around a heart).
7. Penguin love
Let’s face it: Penguins are always a good idea. And they’re even more adorable when they’re adorned with hearts, bows and smart top hats. These paper valentine penguins from Young School Art With Mr. G are surprisingly easy to make — and guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face.
8. Cute cacti
Kids will get a kick out of these adorable cactus valentines from I Heart Crafty Things. And not only are they adorable, but they’re the one of the best Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers since they’re mess-free — a plus in any parent’s book.
9. Valentine dream catchers
Dream catchers are definitely having a moment, so why not put a Valentine’s Day spin on the stylish trend. This sweet Valentine’s Day dream catcher (inspired by mericherryla) will look pretty displayed on a window any time of year.
Looking for Valentine’s Day crafts for kids on the older side? How about these positively adorable lovebirds from Learn Craft Grow? Cute, customizable and a perfect addition to any bedroom shelf. Squee!
11. Button hearts
12. Smarties flower valentines
13. Valentine shoebox
Looking for an original idea for your kiddo’s valentine holder at school? We love this creative valentine shoebox idea from Olive and Eve Co. Though, we must say, this monster is definitely more sweet than scary!