Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for kids to celebrate love and friendship. Parents and kids can work together or kids can make Valentines for their friends.
There are many different Valentine’s crafts kids can make.
Crafting with kids is a great way to bond and spend time together while teaching kids responsibility and how to follow instructions.
One simple craft that kids can do with paper, glue, and a few other materials found at home or in the classroom is this hedgehog Valentine craft.
The end product makes an adorable Valentine or decoration for your fridge or wall. Download the free printable template and make it with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children!
Also, be sure to browse through all of our Valentine crafts for kids!
Valentines Day Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Hedgehog template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Begin to create the hedgehog by gluing the body to the middle of the quills.
Next, take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the body, just beneath the ears.
Place the nose and mouth just below the eyes and glue them in place.
Glue the belly to the middle of the body, underneath the mouth.
Now place the heart in the middle of the belly. Glue it in place.
Finish off by gluing the arms, one on each side to the body so they are holding the heart.
Isn’t this a cute little Valentine’s craft? We love how simple it is!
Valentine Ideas For Kids
Looking for the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with your kids? We’ve got you covered! From reading heartwarming books together to doing more arts-and-crafts centered around the holiday – there are plenty of ideas that are sure to keep your kids engaged
Valentine Books For Kids
This Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to show your children how much you love them by reading books!
There’s no better way to express your feelings than with a fun-filled story that the kids will love. Plus, you don’t have to buy anything special – just pick one of your family favorites or discover something new together.
Reading books together will not only bring your children joy but also you’ll both end up with something more meaningful – a shared experience filled with laughter, education, and love.
Get these books on Amazon to add to your home collection or see if your local library has them on hand.
Love From The Crayons – If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.
The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?
Valentine Crafts For Kids
Crafts might be the best way for kids to flex their artistic muscles! It can help hone fine motor skills, create better problem-solving solutions, and give kids room to express themselves aesthetically.
Beyond just creating something wonderful, arts and crafts activities will also allow children to feel proud of their accomplishments and motivated to practice even more.
Try out some of our other Valentine’s crafts:
Turtle Valentine Card Craft – Have the kids show their loved ones how much they care this Valentine’s Day by making this adorable turtle Valentine card! The free template makes it simple and easy for kids to create a card that they can give to their parents or grandparents. It’s the perfect way to show them some love!
Puppy Valentine Craft – Kids will have fun creating an adorable pup-shaped Valentine with the message “Life would be ruff without you!” All you need are paper, scissors, and glue to make this sweet project. Let the kids show a loved one how much they appreciate them this Valentine’s Day!
Love Monster Craft – This fun and easy craft is sure to bring a huge smile to your kiddo’s face in minutes. All you need are some paper, scissors, and glue and your kids will have themselves the makings of a fantastic love monster! Who knew crafting could be so easy? When it’s finished the kids will have the cutest love monster around town!
Pikachu Valentine Card Craft – If your kids are “Gotta Catch ‘Em All!” obsessed with Pokemon and Pokemon Go, then this Pikachu Valentine’s Day card craft is sure to make them jump for joy! It requires just a few supplies, is easy to make, and it puts a creative twist on classic Valentine’s crafts. They’ll have lots of fun bringing their favorite Pokemon character to life on paper.
Valentine Activities For Kids
Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with these free printable Valentine coloring pages! Whether you’re looking to keep your kids occupied on a cold February afternoon or just want something to keep them off the screens, these cute designs are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Dot markers are a fun and engaging way to practice fine motor skills, letter recognition, numbers, and more. These Valentine do-a-dot printables are great to use at home or in the classroom!
Print and play Valentine’s Day bingo with these 30 different boards. This is a great activity for your family or classroom this year! You’ll find cute graphics that are perfect for the holiday season. Download them today to make your next get-together even more fun!
These Valentine’s Day cutting practice worksheets are a great way to help kids practice using scissors! Not only will they have fun with the different activities, but they’ll also be building their fine motor skills and working on counting!
- This “love you” little girl’s sweatshirt is so adorable!!
- All the kids will love these Etch A Sketch Valentine cards.
- Teachers will love this Valentine’s Day t-shirt!
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More Valentine’s Day Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Hedgehog template
- Begin to create the hedgehog by gluing the body to the middle of the quills.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the body, just beneath the ears.
- Place the nose and mouth just below the eyes and glue them in place.
- Glue the belly to the middle of the body, underneath the mouth.
- Now place the heart in the middle of the belly. Glue it in place.
- Finish off by gluing the arms, one on each side to the body so they are holding the heart. h