Valentines Day Crafts For Preschoolers
Spend an afternoon making these Valentine’s Day cards, decorations, and edible projects. Bonus: Each one can double as a homemade gift for someone special!
Kids need to learn to show their appreciation for the people they love early on, and making crafts is a great way to do that inexpensively. Nothing says, “I love you,” quite like something homemade, does it? From simple crafts that only take a few minutes to make to lengthier ones that encourage kids to focus and spend some quiet time creating, you’ll find some fabulous February art projects on this list.
Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschool from Messy Little Monster
We have loads of Valentine’s Day craft ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids here at Messy Little Monster! Here are a few of our favourite preschool Valentine crafts.
Valentine Heart Card
This Valentine Heart Card is a fun process art activity that can be turned into a gorgeous card for a loved one. Coffee filters are “tie-dyed” using markers and water, becoming a beautiful backdrop for the heart-shaped cutouts on the cards.
Paper Strip Heart Craft
Ripping or cutting paper for this paper heart craft is a great way for preschoolers to work on their fine motor skills whilst making a beautiful Valentine craft to gift to a loved one.
Heart Scribble Mug
What an adorable Valentine’s Day gift idea! Fill this heart scribble mug with some goodies or a gift card for someone you care about. It is so easy to make using a fun technique easy enough for even the youngest preschoolers.
Make a pretty bouquet of felt flowers for mom, grandma, or a teacher! The great thing about this bouquet is that it will be beautiful all year round.
Or how about a batch of chocolate playdough so your preschoolers can design their own box of Valenitne’s chocolates using sprinkles, candies, and colour sugar? It’s fun to play chocolatier for a day.
Strawberries and Cream Scented Playdough
Make up a batch of homemade strawberry playdough with the kids. It’s as much fun to make as it is to play with! The kids will love how amazing it smells, just add a few heart cookie cutters and this is the perfect preschool Valentine craft.
Little girls will love making these adorable, sparkly heart bags for Valentine’s Day. Fill them with treats or carry them around like a little purse.
Fingerprint Heart Magnets
Any parent would love covering their fridge with these sweet little fingerprint heart magnets. They make lovely keepsakes for friends and family and are such a fun and easy Valentine’s day craft for preschoolers to make.
Hanging Heart Craft
If you are looking for an easy heart craft you will love this hanging heart craft complete with heart template. Simply fill the heart shape with paper straws, add ribbon and get ready to hang or gift your lovely heart craft!
Love Bird Valentine Craft
How cute are these little love birds! Preschoolers will love putting together this cupcake liner love bird craft. They can mix up the colors and have fun making a branch for their love birds to sit on.
Handprint Heart Craft
We couldn’t have a collection of preschool Valentine crafts without a handprint craft! This cute poem along with a handprint heart makes such an adorable keepsake.
More Preschool Valentine Crafts
Here are some of our favourite Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers from other websites we love.
DIY Heart Stamps
These heart stamps from Natural Beach Living are pretty and easy. Let your kids stamp away in different colours of red and pink (or any other colour combination you like). The stamps would make pretty wrapping paper.
Valentine’s Day Countdown Calendar
Count down the days until February 14th with this fun Valentine’s Day countdown calendar from Coffee and Carpool. This is perfect for kids who are so excited about their class parties and valentine exchanges.
Love Bug Countdown Chain
Here’s another adorable countdown idea: a love bug countdown chain by Homeschool Preschool. The links are made from “love bugs” like butterflies, bees, and ladybugs. Each link is a cute craft on its own, though!
Puppy Valentine Bag
The printable template makes this puppy bag from Primary Playground so easy for preschoolers! The shapes are simple, so they’re easy to cut out, though some may need a little scissor help. This is perfect for collecting valentines and goodies at class parties.
Painted Rocks for Valentine’s Day
These Valentine’s Day painted rocks by Twitchetts are fun to give as gifts or to exchange with friends. You could also encourage the kids to use them as “kindness rocks” to leave around town for someone to find as a surprise.
This heart windsock by I Heart Crafty Things is a fun activity for home or school. Preschoolers will love watching the pretty streamers flutter in the wind once they’re finished making this cute Valentine’s Day craft!
Love Bug Snack Cups
Love Bug Snack Cups from Crayons and Cravings are a fun Valentine snack and craft in one. Kids will love giving these love bug snacks to their friends. You can customise this by changing out the snack, too, if you prefer. Strawberry flavoured applesauce would work nicely, as would strawberry pudding.
Stuffed Hearts Fine Motor Craft
Do cutting, painting, and lacing all in one fun craft. Weaving the ribbon in and out of the holes is excellent fine motor practice. These stuffed hearts by Schooltime Snippets will make a nice crinkly noise when the kids play with them.
Spin Art Hearts
Your salad spinner is a surprisingly useful tool for process art, like these spin art hearts by Left Brain Craft Brain! Every heart you make will be unique with swirls of gorgeous colour. These would make beautiful Valentine’s Day gifts or cards.
Explore your world with a fun pair of heart binoculars from Red Ted Art. It would be fun to go outside and birdwatch with these binoculars for a while and to see how the world looks through heart-shaped “lenses.”
Chalk Pastel Heart Art
Pastel chalk really pops off the page when you use a black background! These pastel hearts from Projects with Kids almost look like they’re glowing.
Twirling Love Bugs
Hang these twirling love bugs from Crafts by Amanda anywhere in your home where you’d like to add a little cheer. They’d also make beautiful party decorations for a Valentine’s Day party or ladybug-themed baby shower.
Rainbow Heart Suncatchers
Add bright, beautiful colours to your windows with these rainbow heart suncatchers from Fireflies and Mud Pies. You’ll want to keep them up long after Valentine’s Day.
Paper Plate and Paper Strip Hearts
These colourful paper plate and paper strip hearts by Non-Toy Gifts will look so pretty hanging in your home or classroom. You can get lots of colour variation by painting the plates a different colour or using different colour paper strips to create lots of combinations.
Valentine Stick Friends Craft
Dress up sticks to make funny Valentine stick friends by Kids Craft Room. I really like the “Let’s stick together” pair! Preschoolers would totally love making their own Valentine stick crafts to hand out to their family or friends.
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