Our kids are missing out on so much this year with schools going virtual across the country, As parents, it’s very important that we focus on the positive and give our kids a healthy mindset during this strange time.
We don’t really need to recreate every special event our child is not experiencing.
Let’s face it – we can’t even if we try.
But choosing a few Valentine’s games and making a few Valentine’s crafts for kids at home for your own personal party is a great way to make special memories together.
Being at home on Valentine’s Day could be a wonderful gift of time with our kids because we can make special memories together that might not otherwise have happened.
Valentines Day is rapidly approaching, and you can seize this chance to make the party at home (school) what we’ve always thought a V-day party should be: an affirming, happy occasion where everyone walks away knowing they are loved.
I’ve put together a list of Valentine’s crafts for kids to do at home and organized it carefully so you can quickly find exactly what you want.
If you’ve got the patience for slime or play dough, you can scroll right to that section, but if you prefer easy we’ve got that too!
Just glance through the headings to find the right type of craft for your kids.
You might even want to go through this list with your kids and let them pick!
If you are looking for a really easy done-for-you option, buy this heart magnet craft kit.
Valentine’s Day Slime for Kids to make
I figured we’d just get the slime ideas out of the way first. If you are one of those moms who doesn’t mind when the kids make slime this section is for you.
Valentine’s Day Play Dough Activities
Not quite as crazy as slime, play dough is a nice alternative for younger kids. Your kids still get sensory play but without the risk of carpet destruction.
Valentine’s Day Art Crafts for Kids at Home
This section is for the more elevated art ideas with techniques that sound like they came from a college art class.
I’ve hand-picked these activities. Your kids can definitely do them all, they just have a more artistic slant than your typical basic crafts for kids at home.
Mixed Media Valentine’s Keepsakes from Real Life at Home Chalk Stencil Heart Collage from Buggy and Buddy Painting On Ice from Teaching 2 and 3-Year-Olds. Marbled Heart Craft from Messy Little Monsters Chalk Pastel Heart Art from Projects for Kids
Hand sewing projects for Valentine’s Day at home.
Hand sewing is such a powerful aid for fine motor skills, and these cute crafts will be working out those little hands while also making adorable gifts to give.
Basic Paper Crafts for Kids at Home on Valentine’s Day
If the paper is in plentiful supply and you don’t want to go get anything else, these are the perfect Valentine’s Day crafts for kids at home!
These are perfect when your idea to have Valentine’s Day party came to you very last minute.
Bleeding Hearts Art for preschool kids from Walking by the Way. Valentine’s Day Bible Craft Weaving from True Aim Education Tree with Paper Hearts from Easy Peasy and Fun. Crayon resist art from Powerful Mothering. Twirling Love Bugs from Crafts by Amanda Valentine Hugs from Crafts By Amanda
Simple Crafts for Kids at Home on Valentine’s Day
Keep it really simple with these more traditional Valentine’s Day Crafts using common craft supplies like popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners.
Popsicle Stick Love Bugs from Projets for Kids Heart Pencil Topper Craft from The Best Ideas for Kids Paper Roll Heart Mouse Craft for Kids from Non-Toy Gifts. Bubble Wrap Heart Magnet from Encouraging Moms at Home
Valentine’s Day Crafts to Wear
Tweens will appreciate having something they can actually wear as a benefit of their Valentine’s Day crafting efforts.
Sentimental Crafts for Valentine’s Day
If you are like me, you love to have your kids make keepsakes. The crafts in this section involve fingerprinting and pictures — those are the things worth saving for generations to admire.
Footprint Heart Craft from The Best Ideas for Kids Fingerprint heart Frame from Mommy’s Bundle Valentine’s Picture Craft from House of Fauci’s. Make this Valentine’s Fingerprint Canvas from Artsy Fartsy Mama
Valentine’s Day Decorations Kids Can Make
It’s very satisfying to make something that can immediately go on display for friends and family to see.
These fun decorations are the perfect Valentine’s Day craft for kids to make at home. Easy Paper Craft Heart Mobiles for Valentine’s Day from Red Ted Art “You Warm My Heart” Candle Holder from Little Worlds Big Adventures Beautiful Heart Garland Kids Can Make from Little Worlds Big Adventures Heart-Shaped Bird Feeder for Kids from Messy Little Monsters Shining Heart Sun-Catchers from Kids Craft Room Tissue Paper Heart Mobile from Powerful Mothering No matter which craft you pick from this very long and delightful list, you and your children will have so much fun and make so many great memories together.