Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and it can be SO fun celebrating with your little one.
Stumped on how to involve your little love? Here are 9 cute & easy crafts to try with your tiny Valentine...
Making Valentine's Day Kid-Friendly
Valentine's Day doesn't come prepackaged and tailored for kids like Easter or Halloween - so we understand the struggle. How do you help your kids have fun during a holiday when the main focus is romantic relationships?
A great way to help your kids get excited about Valentine's Day is by emphasizing that it's a day about loving everyone in our lives - our friends, siblings, teachers, and parents. Treat it like an excuse to make others feel special, and love on those people with your kids. A great way to show grandma, a teacher, or a friend that you love them? Making them art!
So if you don't have any V-day plans with your little ones yet, you might want to add one of these crafts to the agenda. Let's get into it:
1. Valentine Card Box
If your child has a Valentine's Day "party" at school, it is so fun designing their card box at home together! Growing up, my mother always used shoe boxes and cut slits in the top, but a Kleenex box is a great alternative. Cover in wrapping paper, decorate with paper hearts and stickers, and add whatever your heart desires. It is so fun doing this each year and watching your babies grow!
2. Heart Garland
This craft is as simple as it gets, and it looks cute in your home once it's finished! Practice cutting out paper hearts with your little one, and string them along some red and white baker's twine. Hang up for a festive decoration your kids helped you create!
3. Fingerprint Heart Mugs
This craft might look messy - but it's actually super hands-off and fun! Grab blank mugs and red/pink paints, then cut a heart shape into masking tape and stick it to the mug. Once the heart is in place, let your kids go to town - they might not make perfect fingerprints like the picture, but the heart will still show through, and they can truly make it their own and have fun!
4. Valentine's Day Coloring Page
Sometimes it's best to keep it simple, and at Parker Baby Co., we have tons of free printable coloring sheets for your little one! Our February picture features love bugs and hearts, but don't forget to check out our other options here!
5. Heart Balloon Craft
Toilet paper tubes are easy to turn into heart stamps, which can be dipped in paint and used in whatever art project you'd like! We love this idea of cutting out a picture of your kids for a cute balloon art project you can pin on your fridge over Valentine's Day. See the tutorial here!
6. Valentine Cards for Class
If your kids have been tasked with bringing cards to school on Valentine's Day, don't grab them from the store - bring homemade ones instead! We have two free options to print, color, and give to a loved one this Valentine's Day - find them here! Personal messages and homemade cards always mean more.
7. Pipe Cleaner Heart Rings
For your little fashionista, this craft might be a winner. They are so easy to make, especially if you're hosting a craft play date with your child and their friends. You can even attach them to the cards your child brings to school! Follow the tutorial here.
8. Secret Message Watercolor
This is such a fun activity for your preschooler! Prepare by cutting paper hearts and writing your secret message with a white crayon. Then bust out the water colors and let your kid go to town, revealing a sweet Valentine's Day message! Follow the full tutorial here.
9. Family Hearts
This craft is so simple - all you need is glue, markers, paper, and some googly eyes! Bonus points if you help your child list the things they love about each family member. I can't imagine a cuter thing to pin on your fridge. Follow instructions here.
Don't Overcomplicate It
Valentine's Day really can just be a day to remind your kids why they love the people in their life and how to make them feel special! And any excuse to spend an afternoon doing a craft is a win in my books:)
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