Looking for crafty valentines for your kids that aren’t full of sugar? Kids love to get involved, and DIY valentines are perfect for gifting to friends and family. Kids get to pour a little love into a project instead of handing out the usual commercial valentine with candy attached. Head to the craft store and pick up some stickers, paint, and scrapbook paper to get your kiddos started with hands-on crafting.
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From sweetheart songbirds to salt dough necklaces, your littles will love creating these eight amazingly cute Valentine crafts for kids!
1. Heart-Shaped Dream Catchers
Floral wire, yarn, and little heart-shaped stickers are all you need to make these cute little dream catchers. They’re perfect for hanging over your bed to catch Cupid’s (or Mom and Dad’s) kisses!
2. Valentine Owls
Source: Happy Clippings
What a hoot! These cute Valentine Owls are the perfect creative gift. Start saving toilet paper or paper towel rolls now for this adorable craft. Use scrapbook paper or giftwrap to give your toilet paper rolls a valentine makeover.
3. Crayon Hearts
Source: Whipper Berry
Recycle old crayon nubs into an easy valentine gift. Whether you go monochromatic or multi-hued, your kids’ besties will love getting vivid crayon hearts this Valentine’s Day, especially when the card reads “You Color My World”! Add some glitter in with the crayon nubs for a pop of glamor, and attach to a card with twine.
4. Heart Salt Necklaces
Source: Amazing Mae
This DIY project is double the fun with both playdough and paint! Whimsical salt dough hearts work as either necklaces or magnets, so you can gift them to Mom, Dad, friends, and even teachers! Choose your favorite paint colors and add fun designs to customize.
5. Sweetheart Songbirds
Source: Disney Family
Tweet, tweet! These little songbirds send a message of love! Use scrapbook paper, googly eyes, and wire to make these sweet little birds come to life.
6. Heart Rocks
Source: Color Me Katie
Hunting for rocks is way more fun with this easy craft! This project works for any age, and older kids can add more detail while younger ones get messy! Make sure to inscribe “You Rock” on a few rocks, too.
7. Sewn Valentines
Source: Real Simple
Your kids will win over their friends with these sewn heart valentines. A little creativity and some colored yarn makes these valentines super special. Perfect as grandparent gifts, too!
8. Valentine’s Bags
Source: Architecture Art Design
Anything goes with these valentine bags! They hold treasures and treats and can be decorated any way your child desires. Use stickers, draw hearts, and add cut out flowers and birds to jazz up plain, waxed baggies. Sneak in colored pencils, erasers, stickers, or any other goodie to delight friends and classmates!