Valentine’s Day is just another great excuse to spend time with the kids and make some new crafts!
This turtle Valentine card craft is so cute, easy to make, and perfect for giving to friends or family.
We’ve made tons of Valentine crafts for kids lately and this one is high up on our favorite list.
Your kids can make this craft as we did, in pinks and reds, to go along with the Valentine theme or go with a more realistic coloring. Either way, they’ll turn out fabulous!
Be sure to download the free printable template. It’ll make it super easy to create with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children.
Watch our quick video tutorial below or read the directions to see how to make this cute craft.
Fun Valentine Craft For Kids
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Turtle template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the turtle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Fold the turtle shell paper in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the fold line intact.
Position the turtle shell shapes all along the shell and glue them in place. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.
Glue the back of the turtle shell to the turtle’s body.
Place the eye just above the smile and glue it in place.
Use a dark pink marker to draw on the turtles nostril and toes.
Open up the turtle shell and write a special message in it!
Valentine Ideas For Kids
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your kids how much you love them, and there are lots of fun activities that you can do together! From sharing special books to making personalized crafts for one another, there are many ways to bond!
Get creative with some arts & crafts. Most important though, let this Valentine’s Day be full of fun, magic, and love!
Valentine Books For Kids
This Valentine’s Day, add a bit of literary charm to your kids’ lives. Reading books to your little ones provides unparalleled opportunities for personal growth and development, making it one of the most meaningful gifts you can give them.
Not only is it fun and educational, but reading also fosters greater creativity and language learning skills than any other activity. Give them the gift of books – there’s no doubt they’ll love it!
We love grabbing books from the library or buying them on Amazon to beef up our own home library. Below are some of our favorites and new books we’ll check out this year!
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
This Valentine’s Day, make it extra special for your kids by getting crafty.
Doing crafts together with your children is an especially fun and meaningful activity – as an added bonus, it can also be incredibly helpful in developing fine motor skills!
With our selection of excellent craft ideas, you and the kids will have a blast creating masterpieces that will be far better than anything Cupid could make!
Baby Yoda Card Craft – If your kids love Star Wars, you won’t believe how cool this Yoda card craft looks! It’s an incredibly easy way for your children to show just how much they care about their special valentine this year. Not only will it give them something adorable to write a message on, but it also shows that they put a lot of thought and effort into the project.
Unicorn Valentine Card Craft – Get ready to craft those Valentine’s cards because this unicorn valentine card craft is sure to bring the magic! Whether you’re doing a home craft project or looking for a craft activity for your class – this is the perfect project!
Panda Valentine Craft – Valentine’s Day just got more adorable! What could possibly be cuter than pandas? Now, you can create your own panda Valentine with your kids! All you need is the tutorial and basic supplies, and in no time at all, your little one will be proudly showing off their very special artwork!
Puppy Valentine Craft – This Valentine’s Day, let the kids show parents or grandparents how much they care with this cute and creative pup-themed craft! It’s perfect to make with your children and guaranteed to bring a smile.
Valentine Activities For Kids
These Valentine Day bingo printables make for the perfect pastime – whether your family is having a party, your kids are hanging out with friends, or even if you use them in the classroom. These colorful printables are an easy, cost-effective way to share your love with everyone around you. Give these Valentine’s Day bingo sheets a try today and make this holiday one that won’t soon be forgotten!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to add some love-filled fun to your kids’ learning routine! With our Valentine Day worksheets, they’ll be able to practice tracing the letter V, complete a letter maze, and more! These themed activities can also help build their foundational literacy and motor skills.
These Valentine cutting practice worksheets are making Valentine’s Day even more special for little ones! Who knew that staying in the lines and cutting out shapes can be so much fun? Your child will also practice all sorts of new skills, like number recognition and counting. And these worksheets are also the perfect way to improve their motor skills and strengthen hand-eye coordination!
- 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
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Turtle template
- Download the turtle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Fold the turtle shell paper in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the fold line intact.
- Position the turtle shell shapes all along the shell and glue them in place. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.
- Glue the back of the turtle shell to the turtle's body.
- Place the eye just above the smile and glue it in place.
- Use a dark pink marker to draw on the turtle's nostril and toes.
- Open up the turtle shell and write a special message in it!