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17 easy DIY Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

Looking for easy Valentine's Day crafts for kids of all ages? These ideas hit the mark.

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

Image via Create With Grey/Instagram

Umm, how adorable is this robot valentine holder from Create With Grey? Whether your kiddo uses it to hold their valentines or just wants a Valentine’s Day robot (as one does), it’s a keeper.

2. Sugar heart painting

Image via Nanny Anita/Instagram

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

Image via Handcrafted Brunette/Instagram

What’s better — and fancier — than heart cut-outs made out of cute paper? Heart cut-outs made out of cute paper with sweet felt flowers and messages attached a la Handcrafted Brunette. Love!

4. Valentine’s Day bags

Image via First Grade Fan Club/Instagram

Want a Valentine’s Day craft for preschoolers that’s fun and functional? These Valentine’s Day bags from First Grade Fan Club tick all the boxes.

5. Love bugs

Image via Craftabella/Instagram

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

Image via Jordyn Hadwin

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

Image via Young School Art With Mr. G/Instagram

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

Image via I Heart Crafty Things

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

Image via Sarah Grose 82/Instagram

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. 

10. Lovebirds

Image via Learn Craft Grow/Instagram

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

Image via Daily Momtivity/Instagram

Not only is this button heart Valentine’s Day craft from Daily Momtivity super cute, it’s a great way for little kids to hone their fine motor skills!

12. Smarties flower valentines

Image via mer_mag/Instagram

Not only do these Valentine’s Day flowers from Mer Mag look super pretty, they’ve got a sweet treat — Smarties! — in the middle. Clever.

13. Valentine shoebox

Image via Olive and Eve Co/Instagram

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!

14. 3D stacked hearts

Image via Scissor Tales Play/Instagram

One of the quickest, cleanest and cheapest valentines crafts for toddlers? The 3D stacked hearts from Scissor Tales. Simply cut out some hearts from cardboard and let them do their thing!

15. Valentine dinos

Image via sunny_and_gold/Instagram

We can’t lie. We’re completely obsessed with these ridiculously cute Valentine’s Day dinosaurs from Sunny and Gold. Such a cute project!

16. Valentine mailbox

Image via In the Bag Kids Crafts/Instagram

This creative valentine mailbox from In the Bag Kids’ Crafts is cute, easy and budget-friendly. ‘Nuff said. 

17. Painted lovebug rocks

Image via Rock Painting 101/Instagram

Talk about cute — and creative! These painted lovebug rocks from Rock Painting 101 are an adorable and original craft for Valentine’s Day. Who wouldn’t want one of these?!

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