7 Easy Valentines Crafts for Toddlers

These Valentines crafts for toddlers are super easy and perfect for celebrating all things hearts and Valentines.

7 Easy Valentines Crafts for Toddlers - perfect for little ones!

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Here’s a great selection of Valentine’s crafts for toddlers. They’re all super easy, with minimum set-up. So take your pick!

Colour it RED

We used an assortment of red finger paint, a red crayon, and a red colored pencil, all in one session, on one piece of card!
Heart Mobile
From the artwork created above, I made a heart mobile. Using a template I cut out heart shapes from the red artwork. If your child likes things sparkly then this would be a great time to use a red glitter glue pen or glue on some red sequins.
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I attached string to the back of one heart by winding some thread twice round a piece of tape then attaching it.

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Then I glued on another heart covering the tape, painted sides facing out. I made eight of these and tied the string to a pair of freebie wooden chopsticks. The chopsticks can be tied or glued together in an X shape (hot glue would probably work best, I just tied them) and then hang the hearts at various intervals. You’ll need to suspend the mobile from somewhere as you tie them to ensure that they balance out OK.

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Heart Stamps
There is a great tutorial from Rust and Sunshine on how to make a heart stamp from a toilet paper tube. The basics are that you crease down the length of the tube on opposite sides. Then fold one side back in on itself, forming a heart shape. You’ll then need to tape the top curves of the heart together to keep the shape.7 Easy Valentines Crafts for Toddlers - perfect for little ones!
Heart Sponge

We already had a heart shaped sponge in our collection but it would be pretty easy to cut one out from a regular sponge if you didn’t have one.


Tape-resist Heart
A little bit of planning needed here. You could use white crayon on white card and then colour with red watercolour paint, but we’re still working on that technique, so I decided to make a heart from tape – which takes a little while! Then I asked my son to painted over the tape with white paint, but I had to keep a close eye on him as he wanted to peel the tape off!

Once the paint had nearly dried I removed the tape. Then I used the artwork to create a Valentine’s Card!

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Heart Suncatcher
F just loves contact paper and tissue paper! This time we made heart suncatchers as part of a crafty playdate at a friend’s house. I taped some contact paper to the floor (sticky side up) and the children stuck on red, pink and silver tissue paper. Then I laid another piece of contact paper over the top to seal it.

Then we cut out a heart shape. You can seal the edges with glue or tape if required. This is a great mess free activity and it would look great in a window to catch any winter sunshine!

7 Easy Valentines Crafts for Toddlers from Craftulate
Heart Footprints
I don’t have many photos for this as it was all done very quickly! When F was in his high chair I brushed red paint on to one foot, and took two prints. I cleaned off the paint. Then I repeated this with the other foot, getting the heels of the prints overlapping, so that a heart shape was formed. I drew a heart around the feet with a marker and cut around the heart. Then I mounted it on silver glitter card.7 Easy Valentines Crafts for Toddlers from Craftulate

Now we are very ready for February 14th!

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