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21+ Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers {that are so cute!}

21+ Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers {that are so cute!}

Looking for some easy and Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers? These are a great way to practice fine motor skills for little hands or just have fun creating something together.

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We’ve rounded up the best (and easiest) Valentine’s crafts- from heart shapes to heart suncatchers, love birds and salt dough.

I hope you have some fantastic fun with your toddler!

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Wax Resist Valentine Card

Have fun making these wax resist Valentine’s cards with your toddler this year! Drawing a cute design with the crayons and painting lightly over it will reveal the picture where the wax resists the paint.

Supplies needed:

  • Crayons
  • Cardstock
  • Watercolor paints
wax resist heart
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Heart Scribble Mug

These are easy enough for your toddler to make- they will love scribbling to their hearts content.

Supplies needed:

  • A plain white mug
  • Sticky back plastic/ Contact Paper
  • Red Porcelain Pen (that can be fired in your oven)
DIY heart scribble mug: Easy kid made gift
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Rainbow Heart Cards

Your little one gets to paint but there is no mess! It doubles as a sensory activity because they get to squish the paint around.

Supplies needed:

  • Paint
  • Ziploc bag
  • Card
An easy, no mess rainbow art idea for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A fun colour learning. rainbow, weather, st patricks day or Spring project.  The heart cut out makes this a great valentines day activity for kids too. "My color is rainbow" book craft.
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Valentine Sensory Bin with Frozen Hearts

Watching and feeling the frozen hearts melt and playing with hard beads is a great sensory activity.

Supplies needed:

  • Giant heart cookie pan
  • We also used heart ice cube trays
  • Heart pony beads
Valentines Sensory Bin with Frozen Hearts
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Simple Toddler Valentine’s Day Cards

Dive into finger painting and make your own unique hearts for a Valentine card!

Supplies needed:

  • White and Pink Stock Paper
  • Red Finger Paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue
Easy Toddler Valentines Day Cards - these are so easy to make and look adorable (1)
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Toilet Paper Roll Hearts

Create your own heart stamps using toilet paper rolls and rubber bands! Your toddler will have a lot of fun dipping and stamping these hearts.

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Rubber bands
  • Paper
  • Paint
Stamping Hearts with Cardboard Rolls is a fun and easy way for kids to make Valentines art or "heart art" for any day! Repurpose an old canvas, and your child can display their custom art on a bedroom wall! Great print making activity for kids of all ages - Happy Hooligans
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Valentine Floam Slime Recipe

We have a love/hate relationship with slime in our home- the kids love it and I hate it. Lol. I’m half kidding. It’s so addicting and fun to make and will seriously provide so much fun but it is messy.

Supplies needed:

  • Slime
  • Polyesterene beads
Make our easy Valentine Floam Slime that feels crunchy but still stretchy and moldable!
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Pipe Cleaner Painted Hearts

This craft is easy because it doesn’t require much and you can keep dipping and stamping with the same pipe cleaner.

Supplies needed:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Valentine themed paint colors
  • Paper
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Contact Paper Hearts

There are so many different things you can use for fillers in your contact paper hearts. Glitter, sequins, rope, oh my!

Supplies needed:

  • Contact Paper
  • Foam or Card
  • Pencil & Scissors
  • Strands of wool
  • Foam shapes
  • Sequins
  • Tissue Paper balls
  • Glitter
  • Strips of Ribbon
contact paper hearts in the window
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Valentine Sensory Bin

Do you like looking at the pictures of sensory bins as much as I do? I love seeing all the bright colors and different shapes and textures all together. I guess there’s a reason toddlers love sensory bins.

Supplies needed:

  • Cotton balls
  • Pink and red gems
  • Heart shapes
  • Table scatter foam hearts
Valentine Sensory Bin made with materials from the Dollar Tree
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Valentine Wreath Frame with Conversation Hearts

Grab a few cheap craft supplies and make these adorable frames to hand out to friends or family members!

Supplies needed:

  • Conversation heart candy
  • Pink acrylic paint
  • Craft Bond glue
  • Pink baker’s twine
  • Photo of child
  • 2.5″ circle punch
  • Scrap piece of thin cardboard
  • Paintbrush
  • White cardstock
  • Heart template
valentine heart wreath supplies
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Heart Salt Dough Keepsake

Salt dough is fun to make, versatile and very forgiving. Not much that can go wrong! Mix up some dough and make these cute heart footprint keepsakes.

Supplies needed:

  • Salt dough recipe
  • Craft paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Butter knife
  • Parchment paper
  • A pair of cute baby feet!
Valentine Day Salt Dough Heart
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Paper Plate Valentine’s Day Fish

It’s likely you have all the materials in your home for this quick and easy craft. Create these cute Valentine’s Day fishes with your little ones.

Supplies needed:

  • Paper plate
  • Pink craft paint
  • Craft foam sheets, red and purple
  • Large googly eye
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun or regular glue
Paper Plate Valentine's Day Fish with Heart Shapes
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Celery Stamped Flowers

You’ve heard of potato stamping- what about celery stamping? Finally, a good use for celery. Just kidding. These make great Valentine’s Day crafts or Mother’s Day Cards!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 or 2 celery head bottoms
  • Pink and purple paint
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Pink and purple ribbon
  • Extra strong white glue
Celery Stamped Flower Bouquet
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Valentine Paper Necklace

It really doesn’t get easier than this for Valentine’s crafts- grab some pink or red striped straws from the Dollar Store and create some necklaces or bracelets!

Easy Valentine Paper Necklace Craft for Kids- These bright, colorful necklaces are the perfect easy kids' project for Valentine's Day! They're simple enough for toddlers, fun enough for preschoolers, and cool enough for big kids.
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Ladybug Handprint Valentine Craft

If your kids are like mine, they will love dipping their hands in paint to create these ladybug Valentine’s crafts! They may even paint their bellybuttons and feet while they’re at it.

Supplies needed:

  • Construction Paper or Cardstock
  • Red and Black Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • 2 Crafting Brads
  • Gluestick
  • Scissors
Printable Ladybug Handprint Card Template with Moveable Wings for Mother's Day or Valentine's Day
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Shake It Up Hearts

Shake It Up Hearts are fun because they’re mess free and you can get your kids to jump around and shake the container to make them!

Supplies needed:

  • Clean empty jar with a secure lid
  • Washable paint
  • Cardstock
  • Candy Hearts (dried beans or small marbles work well too)
  • Glue stick

RELATED: Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts To Make and Sell

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Paper Plate and Tissue Valentine Wreath

Bust out the glue and let your toddler have fun grabbing and glueing tissue paper to this Valentine Wreath. If there is glue involved, my toddler is IN.

Supplies needed:

  • Tissue paper squares in red, pink and white
  • Paper plate with the center cut out
  • School glue or glue sticks
  • Cellophane paper with hearts
  • Red, pink or white pipe cleaner
valentines day paper plate wreath pin
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Paper Plate Love Birds

Aren’t these cute? You probably have everything you need to make these paper plate Love Birds!

Supplies needed:

  • Paper plate
  • Pink and red craft paint
  • Red and pink buttons
  • Red/ pink paper
  • Orange pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Round sponge paint brush
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue
Paper Plate Love Birds Valentine's Day Craft
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Cupid Arrow Heart Craft

It doesn’t really get much easier than this Cupid Arrow craft. You only need 3 things:

  • craft sticks
  • foam glittered hearts, various colors and sizes
  • craft glue
Cupid Arrow Heart Craft - The Easiest Valentine's Day Craft Ever!
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Valentine’s Day Edible Play Dough

Edible play dough is so thrilling for little ones- “I can eat mom, really!?” Yep, you can eat it!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Food coloring (optional)
Valentine's Day Edible Play Dough
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Heart Candy Structures

Your toddler might not be able to create a rocket but I’m sure they’ll have a grand time sticking toothpicks into heart gummies 🙂

Build Valentines Day Candy Structures for Valentines Day STEM Activities. Candy science and STEM are always fun activities for kids.
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