Get ideas for kids’ craft projects for Valentine’s Day, including homemade valentines cards. Also find out where to get free printable coloring pages for Valentine’s Day.
Looking for some fun ideas for kids craft projects for Valentine’s Day? There are an array of easy and inexpensive Valentine’s Day crafts projects that can be completed using basic arts and crafts supplies that many families will already have on-hand.
Some of these arts and crafts projects require parental supervision, while other activities can be completed without help from mom or dad.
- Ideas for Kids’ Craft Projects – Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards
- Children’s Holiday Craft Ideas – Faux Stained Glass Valentine’s Day Window Hangings
- More Craft Ideas and Free Printable Coloring Pages for Valentine’s Day
Ideas for Kids’ Craft Projects – Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards
#1. Some bunny love you
#2. Printable Butterfly Valentine
#3. Cerealsy Cute DIY Valentine Cards
One easy Valentine’s Day arts and crafts project involves making homemade valentines for family members and friends. For this kids’ craft project, the following materials will be required:
- Construction Paper
- Markers or Crayons
- Glitter, Conversation Hearts Candy and Other Embellishments
The card can be made out of construction paper (folded in half or in quarters); it can then be decorated with markers or crayons, paper hearts, conversation hearts candy (glued onto the paper) and glitter (tip: use glue to write words, then sprinkle glitter over the text for glittery text!)
Older children who can read and write may enjoy looking up Valentine’s Day quotes and sayings, which can be added to the card. Younger children may enjoy writing simple traditional Valentine’s Day sayings like “Be My Valentine,” “Be Mine” or simply “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
Children’s Holiday Craft Ideas – Faux Stained Glass Valentine’s Day Window Hangings
#1. Pasta Crafts: Stained Glass Pasta
#2. Contact Paper Window Art
#3. A DIY Rainbow Stained Glass Window
#4. Super Easy Stained Glass Art Project
#5. Rainbow Window Art
#6. Creative Painting Window Art
#7. Faux Stained Glass
An imitation stained glass Valentine’s Day window hanging makes for a fun kids’ arts and crafts project. This project will require the following supplies:
- X-acto knife
- Construction Paper (black
- Pink, Red and Valentine’s Day-themed Tissue Paper
- Masking Tape
- Stencils (optional)
- Hole Punch
- Ribbon, Yarn or Twine
- Suction Cup with Hook
To create a cute Valentine’s Day window hanging, kids should begin with two pieces of construction paper that will need to be aligned and taped together along the edges with masking tape. Then, the kids must draw hearts and other designs onto the paper with a pencil; stencils can be used as a guide.
Then, an adult must cut out the hearts and other Valentine’s Day designs from the two layers of construction paper, which will serve as a frame for the “stained glass.” Parents should use an X-acto knife to cut out the shapes; for safety reasons, kids should not use an X-acto knife.
Next, the two pieces of construction paper will be separated and kids will cut out pieces of colored tissue paper that will be glued over the heart-shaped holes that were created in the previous step.
Then, the second piece of construction paper is glued onto the other piece; it should be glued onto the same side as the tissue paper. The tissue paper is the “stained glass” and it will be illuminated when it’s placed in the window.
To finish this arts and crafts project, punch a hole in the top and thread a piece of yarn, ribbon or twine through the hole and hang the child’s homemade window hanging using a suction cup with a hook.
This kids’ craft project will create a cute window hanging that makes a nice homemade Valentine’s Day decoration for the child’s bedroom; it’s also a cute homemade Valentine’s Day gift for a parent or sibling.
Parents can also customize this project; instead of using a square piece of construction paper, it can be cut into the shape of a heart and the different shapes can be cut into the heart-shaped frame.
More Craft Ideas and Free Printable Coloring Pages for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day coloring sheets make a fun and inexpensive kids’ craft idea. Parents can produce printable coloring sheets on-demand, so they’re convenient – no trips to the store to buy a coloring book and parents can find coloring pages that are age-appropriate and suitable for the child’s abilities. Some great sites for coloring sheets are ColoringBookFun.com, Coloring-Page.net, Coloring.ws and ColoringPages.net.
For parents who are seeking additional ideas for kids’ crafts and activities with a Valentine’s Day theme, Family Disney is a must-see website. The site features kid-friendly recipes, kids’ activities and a wide variety of ideas for arts and crafts projects. Parents can search the site by craft materials, projects suitable for a particular age group and type.
This website also has quite a few kids’ arts and crafts projects for Valentine’s Day gifts, including pencil toppers, a “captive heart” necklace and other homemade Valentine’s Day jewelry projects, Valentine’s Day barrettes, love beads and more.