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Easy Photo Valentine Wreath Craft For Kids

Make this simple Valentine’s Day wreath craft for kids with a few inexpensive supplies and photo of your child. 

The Valentine season is nearly here and we’re all set to celebrate with some easy Valentine crafts for kids.

Today we’re taking a deliciously sweet twist on the classic macaroni wreaths for kids and turning it into a fun Valentine-themed craft for kids.

Read on below or watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made this cute craft.

Photo Valentine Wreath Craft For Kids

candy heart valentine wreath craft for kids

Supplies

valentine heart wreath supplies

Directions

Download the free printable heart template and print it out. Cut it from the paper and trace it onto a piece of scrap cardboard.

Choose your paint color and paint the entire cardboard surface that color. Of course, for Valentine’s Day we recommend shades of pink and red, but you can also use light blue, purple or any color your child wants! Let the paint dry completely before you move on to the next step.

Cut a piece of baker’s twine and loop it around to form a small hole. Use tape or glue (we prefer tape) to secure it to the back of the Valentine wreath.

Grab the picture of your child and cut out their face. We used a 2.5″ circle punch to make it look really nice and neat, but you can also use scissors if you don’t have a punch.

Use glue to glue the picture to the middle of the cardboard heart.

Next, take all your conversation heart candies and glue them around the heart. We tried to evenly space them, but with little kids doing it, you’ll probably end up with candies everywhere!

Using only a dab of glue is best for securing them to the cardboard. If you use too much, they slip and slide around and get real messy!

Let dry and you’re all done!

If you use only a bit of glue, it takes about 15-20 minutes to dry.

conversation heart candy valentine wreath for kids

That’s all there is to it!

This Valentine craft is so simple and if you need to adapt it to even younger kids (think toddlers or preschoolers), you can have the cardboard hearts cut, painted and ready to go.

conversation heart candy valentine wreath for kids

You can also choose to skip painting the cardboard heart and just leave it brown.

If you’re a teacher and you’re planning on making this heart wreath in your class, it would be an adorable Valentine’s gift for the kids to send home to their parents!

If you’re a parent and you are helping the kids make this Valentine craft, I’m certain Grandma and Grandpa would love getting one too.

Either way, it’s a fun craft to occupy the kids and get their creativity flowing.

If you’re looking for some printable Valentine’s cards for kids we’ve also got a bunch of those, so don’t forget to check them out!

Valentine’s Day Ideas For Kids

Reading books is another great option for any theme or holiday! These Valentine’s Day books are some of the top picks. Add them to your home library 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?

Have some open-ended exploratory play with this Valentine themed play dough set or this Valentine sensory bin.

Get Our Favorite Valentine Crafts!

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Valentine Photo Wreath Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy Valentine photo wreath craft to hang up on the fridge!

Materials

  • Conversation heart candy
  • Pink acrylic paint
  • Craft Bond glue
  • Pink baker's twine (or string/ribbon)
  • Photo of child
  • 2.5" circle punch or scissors
  • Scrap piece of thin cardboard (like from a cereal box or toy box)
  • Paintbrush
  • White cardstock
  • Heart template

Instructions

  1. Download the free printable heart template and print it out. Cut it from the paper and trace it onto a piece of scrap cardboard.
  2. Paint the cardboard surface in 1-2 thin coats of paint. Let the paint dry completely before you move on to the next step.
  3. Cut a piece of baker's twine and loop it around to form a small hole. Use tape or glue (we prefer tape) to secure it to the back of the Valentine wreath.
  4. Grab the picture of your child and cut out their face. We used a 2.5" circle punch to make it look really nice and neat, but you can also use scissors if you don't have a punch.
  5. Glue the picture to the middle of the cardboard heart.
  6. Next, take all your conversation heart candies and glue them around the heart. We tried to evenly space them, but with little kids doing it, you'll probably end up with candies everywhere.
  7. Let dry then hang up somewhere to display!

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