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Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

A photo of a girl making paper hearts.

Kids love to create crafts for any occasion. Valentine's Day is a popular time for making crafts, with hearts abounding. This is a guide about Valentine's Day crafts for kids.

     

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Paper Plate Valentine Card Holder

Use paper plates, various types of paper, and a scrap piece of ribbon to create cute holders for Valentine's Day cards. A quick, easy and inexpensive craft for kids.

Approximate Time:

Supplies:

  • 2 paper plates
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • hole punch (optional)
  • various types of paper or fabric
  • glue stick
  • ribbon scrap
Materials for project.

Instructions:

  1. Cut one paper plate in half.
  2. Invert the plate on top of a full size plate.
  3. Use stapler to staple the two halves together along the bottom.
  4. Stapling the half plate to the whole one.

  5. Cut out different sizes of hearts from construction paper, doilies, scrapbook paper, or fabric.
  6. Use a glue stick to apply the hearts.
  7. Use a hole punch (or scissors) to create a small hole at the top of the holder. Using a scrap piece of ribbon, slip both ends through the hole from the back and knot the two ends together to create a hanger.
  8. Ribbon hanger through the plate top.
Finished Valentine card holder.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

CD Valentine

This is a great craft where you can recycle and get the children involved also. Kids love to create and they will be proud to give grandparents or even a teacher this card!

Approximate Time: approx. 2 hrs.

Supplies:

  • CD or DVD with case
  • construction paper
  • photo of child
  • double back tape and foam double back tape
  • finished hearts paper that child drew
  • ribbon-optional

Instructions:

  1. The case I used had a see thru plastic sheet on top that the insert sat under. Remove original label from case.
    If yours does not, just adhere straight onto the cover. You can cover the picture with clear contact paper first, if desired.
  2. Cut a background from construction paper for the cover. Cut your child's drawing slightly smaller. Use double backed tape to adhere together. Slide this under the plastic sleeve on top.
  3. For saying inside, print out on computer or have the child write it. Cut to fit inside on left side.
  4. Closeup of card message inside the case.

  5. Most CDs and DVDs sit on a raised button. I did not want a hole poked through the photo so after adhering the photo to the CD, I turned it over and covered the hole with a square of thin cardboard. I used pieces of thick sponge foam double sided tape and built up on the case where the CD sits until the CD sat evenly with the button. Put double sided tape under CD.

  6. Now put small dots of glue on the tape and the cardboard in the center to help adhere the CD. Between the foam tape and the glue, the CD sits securely. Inside with message and photo on CD.
    This card was made for my grandchildren to give to their parents. The oldest is 15 and finding pictures of all 4 kids together is a rare thing. At that age, unless he is in his football clothes, he doesn't care much to get his photo taken. To incorporate him also into this card, I chose a "cool" photo I had of him and made his into a tag for the front cover.
  7. Finished project front view.

  8. You can also add ribbon like the one pictured here by using double backed tape. The saying on this card reads, "Valentine, you make our hearts spin!".
  9. View of completed back and front.

    By Mary from FL

Tip: Bandaid Valentines

Bandaid Valentines with 'I'm stuck on youUse bandaids and have the kids write on the bandaids with marker.

  • I'm stuck on you
  • Let's stick together
  • You make me feel better
  • I'm there if you get in a scrape
They can add stickers on them or decorate with markers. Add a sucker to give with them.

By Coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

Tip: Kids Valentine Collage

Child in front of collage on frig.I have a two year old that loved this project. It's a new spin on an idea that I saw on Family Fun.com.

I cut Valentine pictures out of the local store ads and glued them on plain white cardboard. I then cut around the picture, leaving a 1/4 inch around it. I had some free stickers that came in the mail that my son put on red construction paper. Then I cut around them as well. I also had large pieces of Valentine confetti.

I hung up a sheet of clear laminate on my refrigerator using regular tape. If you decide to use your wall, use painter's tape. I then let him touch the clear laminate and showed him that his pictures would stick and come off. He then proceeded to put the pictures on it and made a great collage.

I plan on doing this for St. Patrick's Day and Easter. If you wish to preserve it, just put another piece of laminate over the picture. You can find a big roll of this where shelf liner is sold. I know older kids can select, cut, and glue the pictures.

As I'm typing this, my son is still rearranging the pictures.

By Heather from Sebring, FL

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Questions

Here are questions related to Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids.

Question: Valentine's Day Craft for 3rd Grade Boys

I am the room mom for my son's 3rd grade class. I am in charge of the Valentine's Day party. PTO gives money to throw the party and they provide the drinks. They request we do a craft, game, and snack. My question is, "is there a craft 3rd grade boys will enjoy doing for Valentines Day?" Please help.

By Kacy from IN


Most Recent Answer

By MJ02/08/2010

We always make scrapbooks for the kids to put their valentines in. Staple down the side of construction or cardstock paper with 3-4 pages copy paper in between. We have the kids put the valentines in using stickers or tape. I usually make a cover page for kids to color saying "My 3rd grade friends" with a picture. When my kids got older I made the cover sheet look like the trendy tatoos. I also had music on. If the kids get too rowdy we do a freeze dance. just stop the music and have the kids freeze. You could even vote for the craziest pose. Have fun!

Question: Valentine's Day Craft For 2nd Graders

I am looking for a simple valentine craft to do with my 7 year old 2nd graders. Anyone have any good fast and easy ideas? Thanks for the input.

Helga from Andover


Most Recent Answer

By Robyn Fed02/11/2012

I also would always take those little boxes that held those little drinks that you poke a straw though, and tape them shut, and cut a hole in the top of one of the long sides. Then I would make a handle. Then we could cover the box with paper and color it and put stickers on and glitter glue. I would tape pennies on it sometimes...and then the kids would have a fun valentines box to keep ther little valentines in.