12 Entertaining Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

12 Entertaining Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Fun Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

What better time to to get hands-on and crafty with Valentine’s Day almost upon us. Before I go into the amazing, creative ideas below I wanted to share some of the Valentine’s Day traditions around the world.

  • Denmark: The Danish exchange pressed white flowers called Snowdrops.
  • Norway: Cards called ‘gaekkebrev’ are sent anomalously to loved ones
  • France: Now banned, loterie d’amourwas a tradition where men and women were paired off. If a man didn’t like his new partner he chooses another one. The women left behind would burn images of these men and shout insults.
  • Japan and South Korea: Valentine’s Day is for women to give gifts to their love. The tradition flips in March when on White Day men return the favour. South Koreans extended the holiday into April when singles celebrate their life with their single friends by eating noodles called ‘jajangmyeon’.
  • Wales: Intricate love spoons are given as a gift on 25th January on St Dwynwen day, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. The pattern on the spoon signifies different meanings and are also exchanged at other celebrations.
  • China: The Seventh Night Festival, called Qixi is the Chinese equivalent to Valentine’s Day. Offerings are made to Zhinu and Niulang, who in Chinese folklore fell in love but were only able to see each other once a year.
  • England: Historically English women placed five bay leaves under their pillow on the night before Valentine’s Day. They would wake up having dreamt of their future husband.
  • Philippines: Many couples in the Philippines partake in mass weddings on Valentine’s Day.
  • Brazil: Dia dos Namorados (Lovers’ Day) is held on June 12th and they celebrate by giving gifts to family friends and relatives.
  • South Africa: Women literally wear their heart on their sleeves on Valentine’s Day. They write the name of their secret love on a heart and pin it to their sleeve

I hope you enjoy the craft activities below. Let me know in the comments if you tried any.

Valentine's Day Crafts

DIY Clay Heart Pendants for Kids to Make

Valentine Shaving Cream Heart Art with Kids

Crafty Morning makes DIY white clay by mixing glue and cornflour to make these delightful pendants.
Valentine Shaving Cream Heart Art with Kids

Valentine Shaving Cream Heart Art with Kids

Shaving foam is great for colourful prints as well as a sensory experience. Hello Wonderful demonstrates how to turn these prints into Valentine hearts.
Valentine’s Day Heart Slime Science for Kids

Valentine’s Day Heart Slime Science for Kids

Why not make some Valentine’s Day themed slime. Little Bins for Little Hands has the perfect recipe. Add glitters, heart confetti and food colouring to make it your own.
Heart Paper Airplane

Heart Paper Airplane

Lia Griffith has instructions to make these cute Valentine’s aeroplanes. She has a colourful pdf for you to download and print out. Children can add messages and send them to their loved ones!
Crayon Hearts

Crayon Hearts

The results from this more complex craft from Martha Stewart is worth it. The beautiful effect come from melting wax crayons onto paper, cutting them into hearts and hanging them.
Valentine’s Newspaper Heart Postcards

Valentine’s Newspaper Heart Postcards

Recycle old newspaper by using the Art Bar Blog’s idea of painting over it. The instructions show how to make postcard and goody bags.
Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Bark Bites

Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Bark Bites

These look amazing! Number 2 Pencil breaks down how to make the delicious looking bark bites. Perfect as a gift or to enjoy yourself!
Pretty Patterned Hearts

Pretty Patterned Hearts

Simple as That Blog shows how her children created some Valentine’s Day inspired decorations using paper, water coloured paints and scissors.

Supplies
Scissors

Tissue Paper and Stained Glass Window

Tissue Paper and Stained Glass Window

A simple activity for toddlers and pre-schoolers from Happy Hooligans. The can transform a window into a pane for the sun to shine through.
Valentine’s Day Bird Feeders

Lover Birds: Valentine’s Day Bird Feeders

Wine and Glue has a lovely Valentine’s Day bird feeder. This simple craft can be hung in your own garden or given as a gift.
LOVE Art for Kids – Reverse Stenciling

LOVE Art for Kids

Red Ted Art’s guest blogger from Wee Warhols was inspired by Pop artist Robert Indiana’s LOVE print. You will need space and an area you can easily clean!! Kids will love using spray bottles to create this iconic design.
Valentine’s Pom Pom Bouquet

Valentine’s Pom Pom Bouquet

Camille Styles shows us how to make a bouquet of flowers that will last long after Valentine’s Day.

I would love to know if you tried any of these wonderful craft activities. Let me know in the comments.

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12 Entertaining Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

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