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The Easiest Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids.

By Melissa Summers

I realize it’s only January and Valentine’s Day doesn’t come until next month and everything. But if you’re like me and your kids are going to be involved in making valentines for their class/friends/loved ones, guess what, you better start thinking about it now, even if they are easy Valentine’s Day gifts.

Last year I shared some excellent Kids’ Valentine’s Day crafts and even made some with the kids.

This year I have some other ideas collected I’m debating doing with the kids. The theme this year seems to be Simple Valentines, but then again that’s always my theme.

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids
At the Small Object a cute idea using crepe paper, paper circles decorated with drawing and stamps. I was thinking coffee filters could work for this as well, though they’d be less frilly and colorful. You could paint them with water colors if you wanted to get that involved. Generally painting with kids is against my religion, but you may have different heart felt beliefs about children and paint.

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

I like this Valentine Heart Letter idea from Martha. A simple heart on decorative paper, folded into an envelope with a message inside. So many papers would work beautifully for this project. Start out looking here.

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids
Here’s a keepsake type of valentine from Wondertime which is probably less of a classroom valentine and better as a gift for all those loving grandparents and teachers. A sheet of magnet is decorated and cut into a heart. Easy for even the littlest hands to do.

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids
I think kids would love creating this valentine for their classmates, it’s almost a magic trick for them. Fold the paper twice, cut half a heart, unfold and you’ve magically got two hearts. Try it on decorative paper and let your kid write his name to complete.

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

If you’re not going to make valentines with your kid, it’s okay. My personal motto is, “What needs to get done, gets done.” Here are some adorable valentine’s from the lovely Brenda at Secret Agent Josephine. At just $5 for 36 of them, I’m kind of feeling the rearranging of my time commitments.

I’ll keep you posted on which option the kids and I end up doing together. I’m even secretly tossing around the idea of a shrinky dink valentine themed magnet project. Hmmmm….

Find more Valentine’s Day cards for classmates here!

Melissa Summers
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Melissa Summers

Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.


Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.

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  • Melanie at Beanpaste

    January 22, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Last year, while casting around for a Valentine to make with my 2 year old, I used your hand-tracing idea and, lo, they were a hit.

  • pnuts mama

    January 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    when pnut was a baby, i cut out two big red hearts and on one side of one i used a black sharpie and wrote “I” and the other wrote “MY” on one side and “DADDY” on the other.
    then i took a bunch of pictures of her holding the heart (both sides), picked out the cutest of each, and printed them out wallet-sized (kodak easyshare lets you put 4 on a 4×6″ sheet, i know other photo printers have capabilities like this too). and framed it in a red frame from marshalls.
    older kids could decorate a cardboard frame with those candy hearts for a cute picture on dad’s desk/vehicle.
    i love crafty things for valentines day!

  • Crafts Gal

    January 31, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    These are just lovely! Valentines day is perfect for crafting! 😛

  • Kathy

    January 27, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Great ideas here! I have a kids yahoo group with over 3,000 members – I’ll share you site right now with them