Valentine’s Day is about more than love. This is a great opportunity to express the value of friendship to your friends. The days and weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day are also a great time to plan fun crafts with your kids to decorate your home and share with their friends.
Here are some fun and less messy craft ideas you can easily work on in short bursts of time at home. Another benefit for your children with these crafts is the development and growth of their fine and gross motor skills.
They will hold and use scissors, crayons to practice drawing and coloring, and pincher grasps holding and placing things such as googley eyes.
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Love Bug Card
Attach googly eyes, glitter wings, and a pipe cleaner antenna to a red construction paper heart for a cute Valentine’s Day card.
Felt Heart Card
Cut out a heart shape from colorful felt fabric and attach it to the front of an index card with glue or tape and any other embellishments your child wants to add, including sparkles, rhinestones, buttons or sequins.
Hand Printed Card
Have your child dip their hands in tempera paint and make hand prints on white or colored construction paper that can then be cut into heart shapes (or other desired shapes) and glued onto cards either blank or printed out with festive greetings already included.
Rainbow Hearts Card
Cut several hearts out of different colors of construction paper and stack them in order of color like you would do when making rainbows!
Glue each one slightly overlapping the others until they are all attached as one piece on top of folded note cards which could also include heartfelt messages written by your kids if they’re old enough!
Animal Love Card
Draw animals such as cats, dogs, bunnies etc., cut them out, trace around them onto colorful construction paper, cut out the shapes, and glue them to cards with heartfelt messages written by your kids inside.
Shaped Message Card
Cut out a heart shape from construction paper and then trace around it onto colored paper several times in ascending sizes until it looks like a flower or a sunburst design! Then have your child write their Valentine’s Day message in the middle and attach it to a card.
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Fingerprint Love Card
Have your child dip their finger in washable paint, then stamp it on colored construction paper to make heart shapes or any other shape they like! Glue the hearts onto cards with messages written by your kids inside.
Puffy Paint Card
Let your child draw a picture or write a message with puffy paint on the front of note cards! Then let them decorate their cards with glitter, sequins, beads, and other decorative items.
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Glitter Valentine Card
Have your children cover blank cards in glue and sprinkle glitter over the glue. Let it dry, and then have them write their message inside or attach additional decorations to the card.
Sponge Paint Card
Have your child dip a sponge in tempera paint and stamp it onto white or colored construction paper to create shapes such as hearts or stars! Glue these shapes onto cards with messages written by your kids inside.
Puzzle Piece Card
Have your child draw a picture on the front of index cards and then cut it into puzzle pieces! Glue the pieces onto colored construction paper to make Valentine’s Day cards with messages written by your kids inside.
Painted Heart Card
Have your child draw hearts on white or colored construction paper with tempera paint and then write a message inside. Glue the hearts onto blank cards for some beautiful Valentine’s Day cards that your kids can give out to their friends and family!
Have your child cut out several heart shapes from colorful construction paper, punch holes in them, and string them together with yarn to make a garland of hearts! Attach it to any card and write your special message inside.
Have your child cut out pictures from magazines, newspapers, and other sources to create a collage on the front of blank note cards! Use puffy paint or glitter glue for additional decoration if desired.
Have your child draw pictures of flowers on white or colored construction paper, cut them out, and glue them onto blank cards! Write a special message inside and give it to someone special as a bouquet of Valentine’s Day cards.
Scrapbook Style Card
Have your child gather scraps of paper, stickers, ribbon or other materials to create a scrapbook-style card on the front of blank cards! Use puffy paint or glitter glue for additional decoration if desired.
Have your child draw a picture and cut it out into three parts; one part for the pop-up and two parts for the sides. Have them glue the parts together to make a pop-up card and write a special message inside!
Have your child decorate an envelope with glitter, puffy paint, or other materials of their choice and then place the card inside for a unique way to give someone special a Valentine’s Day card!
Have your child draw a picture on white or colored construction paper, cut it out, and fold it into a 3-dimensional design. Write a special message inside and give someone special this unique Valentine’s Day card.
Folded Notebook Paper Card
Have your child fold notebook paper in half and draw a picture on the front. Then write a special message inside to give someone special this unique Valentine’s Day card!
Greeting Card Putty
Have your child shape greeting card putty into different shapes, such as hearts or stars, then press it onto blank cards for decoration! Write your special message inside for a unique and fun Valentine’s Day card.
Jewelry Card For Valentine’s Day
Have your child glue beads, sequins, or other decorative items onto blank cards for decoration! Write a special message inside and give someone special this sparkling Valentine’s Day card.
Miniature Sock Card
Have your child attach a miniature sock to the front of blank cards with glue and write their special message inside. This fun Valentine’s Day card will be sure to bring a smile!
Glitter Heart Valentines’ Day Card
Have your child draw hearts on white or colored construction paper, glue them onto blank cards and sprinkle
Valentine’s Day Card Messages for Kids
Valentine’s Day should always be a celebration, especially for kids! It’s the perfect opportunity to share special messages with one another.
Kids can write valentines card messages to each other that express their happiness and appreciation for their friends. Messages can range from funny jokes, heartfelt statements of love, or even silly puns.
These Valentine Day’s card ideas are perfect for preschool and preschool, kindergarten, and even grade school kids. It’s always special and cute to have fun rhyming poems to share with friends to make them smile.
These messages are perfect for homemade Valentine’s Day Cards or are great to add to premade store-bought cards to share with all their friends.
- I’m so lucky to have you as my friend!
- You are my valentine, my true love, and best friend!
- I’m so happy to have you as my friend!
- You always make me smile and laugh!
- You’re sweet and kind – what more could I ask for?
- Have an extra special Valentine’s day!
- Sending lots of hugs your way on Valentine’s Day!
- You are always so much fun to be around, happy Valentines Day!
- It’s nice to have someone like you in my life – Happy Valentine’s Day!
- You are one of the sweetest people I know, have a sugar-sweet Valentine’s Day!
- Sending group hugs and lots of love on Valentine’s Day
- Have a wonderful Valentine’s day full of love and surprises!
- You are my sunshine, now and always. Happy Valentines Day!
- I’m so lucky to have a friend like you – Happy Valentines Day!
- Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world this Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day
On Valentine’s Day, kids can make cards that express their love and appreciation to their family and friends. There are plenty of options for making the holiday extra special for your little ones.
With a little effort and creativity, kids can create meaningful memories of Valentine’s Day that will last for years to come!
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