Crafting is a fun way to spend quality time with your toddler, and with February 14th just around the corner, you should try some of these adorable Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers. At this age, kids love exploring different materials, but the crafts need to be simple to avoid frustration or inability to focus.
These Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers are short and sweet; you’ll be able to complete most of them in just a few minutes, which is great as we all know how short toddlers attention span can be.
You’ll find lots of keepsakes here like fingerprint and handprint crafts because we all like to remember just how small those little hands were. Parents, grandparents, and extended family will love the keepsake Valentine’s Day crafts.
You will also find other ideas that you can turn into cards, garlands, or collages. And the best part of all is that these crafts use ordinary materials that you probably have in your crafting closet already, so there’s no reason you can’t get started right away!
Here are some favourite toddler appropriate Valentine’s Day crafts from yours truly!
Fingerprint Heart Canvas Keepsake
Our Fingerprint Heart Poem Keepsake is a sweet gift to make for a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle. It’s a wonderful way to remember just how small your children were when making those tiny little fingerprints. It will look so cute on your mantle or console table this Valentine’s Day and long after!
Rainbow Heart Valentine Craft
Keep things mess-free with this rainbow heart craft that is just perfect for Valentine’s Day. Don’t fancy a rainbow heart!? Not a problem it is easy to mix up this no-mess painting by changing the colors or even the shape. Toddlers will have a ball!
Cupid Arrow Craft
You can’t get any easier than our Cupid Arrow Heart Craft! This is a crazy easy Valentines Day craft that’s perfect for toddlers. You could use them as bookmarks or put magnets on the back to decorate your fridge a little.
Paper Plate Love Birds
Our Paper Plate Love Birds are so adorable and versatile and can be adapted for any age. Toddlers can use the round sponge brush (or even BINGO markers) to create patterns on their birds. You could even try some taste-safe finger paints if your little one can’t use paintbrushes yet.
Bubble Wrap Painting Picture Frame
You’re going to love the textured look of our Bubble Wrap Painted Picture Frame. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, and you can put a cute little message from your kiddo in the frame or a sweet picture. This keepsake can be enjoyed year-round!
Heart Art Painting
Stamping is an easy technique for toddlers to master, so don’t forget to try our Heart Art Painting craft! Not only does this make a beautiful canvas to hang in your home, but you could also use this to make cards for your family or to create some lovely wrapping paper for Valentine’s Day gifts.
More Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers
Check out these cute and creative valentines’s day craft ideas from others websites that we love.
Ladybug Handprint Card
Handprint crafts are always a hit, and this Ladybug Handprint Card by Fun Handprint Art Blog is so cute and creative. You’ll need to do the cutting, of course, but your toddler will enjoy turning his little handprints into an adorable bug!
Handprint Love Bug
Here’s another fun Valentines Day handprint craft to try: the Handprint Love Bug Valentine by Crafty Morning. You can pre-cut the heart shapes for the wings (in different sizes) and see what fun colour combinations your toddler comes up with.
Spin Painting Valentine’s Day Craft
If you’ve never tried spin painting before, you really should! It’s an easy art technique for toddlers and preschoolers, and it can be used to make some beautiful pieces like these Spin Painted Hearts by Projects With Kids. Turn these lovely hearts into Valentine’s Day cards or perhaps a banner to hang up in the window.
These bright and beautiful Cosmic Hearts by I Heart Crafty Things are dreamy! They definitely need to be turned into a garland for your Valentine’s Day party so all can enjoy them. The two-ingredient glossy paint featured here is a great recipe to add to your collection of toddler-safe paints.
Toddlers love sparkly things, don’t they? This Heart Suncatcher by Happiness is Homemade fits the bill. Your toddler can add whatever sparkly things you can find, like sequins, confetti, glitter, and pretty bits of tissue paper. You really can’t go wrong with this design it will look fabulous no matter what!
Fingerprint Heart Card
Can you imagine the oohs and ahhs this sweet little Fingerprint Heart Card by The Best Ideas for Kids will get from the grandparents? Cut out the template and let your toddlers stamp their fingerprints all over. Easy peasy.
Conversation Heart Caterpillar
Kids love caterpillar crafts, and this Conversation Heart Caterpillar by Artsy Momma is a cute and easy choice for Valentine’s Day. If you can’t find the conversation heart stickers, any heart stickers will do. See what other bugs you can create with heart shapes while you’re working on this one!
Valentine’s Day Straw Art
This Valentine’s Day Straw Art from Fun a Day is another fun stamping activity. You will need to help shape the bottom of the paper straw into the heart shape, but after that, your kiddo can dip and stamp until the surface is covered. You can either pre-cut heart shapes or cut them once your child has filled up a paper with heart stamps to get several hearts out of one sheet.
Shake Up Hearts
These Shake Up Hearts by Sunny Day Family incorporate art and movement into one fun activity. Moms will love that this is a no-mess painting activity that requires no cleanup except for the shake-up jar. Create a garland or collage with your hearts when you’re finished.
You’ll need something to put your flowers in this Valentine’s Day, like this Fingerprint Vase by The Simple Parent. The fingerprint hearts are darling. You could also create fingerprint flowers or cover the entire vase in pink and red fingerprints.
Of course, making “jewellery” with the kids is always fun. These Valentine Necklaces by What We Can Do with Paper and Glue are so simple and colourful. All you need is some string and paper straws. Threading the straw pieces onto the string is a great way to practice fine motor skills.
Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath
Tissue paper crafts are great for little hands that are developing their grasping skills. This Paper Plate Valentine’s Day Wreath by Glue Sticks & Gumdrops is a super easy Valentine’s Day project for toddlers. Parents need to cut out the centre, add the heart cellophane to the middle section, and then let the kids glue tissue paper squares all around.
There are so many lovely toddler valentines ideas here! Which will you try first!