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10 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

  • January 14, 2019
10 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

Do you do anything for Valentine’s Day? After 11 years of being married, we don’t really celebrate it, it’s just a good excuse for a take-away and some chocolate in our house!

Kids love it though don’t they, anything involving any kids of gift or card (even if it’s not for them!) is exciting when you’re small.

Little H asks me “What are we doing for Valentine’s Day?” as soon as she spots the cards in the shops, as though it’s some huge holiday that needs to be celebrated. Not one to disappoint I usually get her a card and something small like a heart-shaped lollipop, and we tend to make something for her to give to Daddy even if it’s just a card or picture.

If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know I only like easy crafts that we can do after school in an hour or so with no complicated instructions or supplies needed! So if you’re also looking for some simple Valentine’s Day crafts to do with the kids, I have listed some of ours below plus a few of our favourites from other bloggers…

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1. Valentine Heart Chocolates

These are so easy to make, cheap and who doesn’t love chocolate? We’ve made Christmas chocolates before so thought we’d try some Valentine’s ones. Little H was impressed and has made a bag for both Daddy and Grandad.

What you need:

Heart-shaped silicon mould

Chocolate

Red, pink & white sprinkles (you could also use red sweets such as M&Ms)

See-through bags

Ribbon

How to make chocolate hearts

How to make them:

  1. Melt the chocolate by placing into a bowl and placing over a pan of simmering water. Stir the chocolate as it melts.
  2. Scatter a few sprinkles or sweets in each heart shape in the mould.
  3. If you want a lot of sprinkles in your chocolates mix some into the melted chocolate as well.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the mould and put into the fridge. The chocolates will be set in 3-4 hours but you might want to leave them overnight to be sure.
  5. Once set put a few chocolates in a bag and tie with ribbon. You could design your own gift tag as well.

DIY Chocolate hearts

2. Valentine Chocolate Bark

We ended up with some extra melted chocolate after making the chocolate hearts so we decided to make some Valentine’s chocolate bark as well.

How to make chocolate bark

What you need:

Bars of chocolate

Red, pink & white sprinkles (you could also use red sweets such as M&Ms)

Greaseproof paper

See-through bags (or just use sandwich bags like we did!)

Ribbon

How to make them:

  1. Melt the chocolate by placing into a bowl and placing over a pan of simmering water. Stir the chocolate as it melts.
  2. Cover a baking tray in the greaseproof paper and pour the chocolate over in a very thin layer.
  3. Scatter the sprinkles or sweets over the chocolate.
  4. Put into the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  5. Once set break up the chocolate into chunks, it doesn’t have to be neat!
  6. Put some bark into in a bag and tie with ribbon.

 

3. Heart-shaped Biscuits

I didn’t set out to make only edible Valentine’s Gifts but that’s what we seem to have ended up with! All kids love baking don’t they, and if you’re not a very good baker like me then a biscuit packet mix and a cutter are all you need!

Valentine's Day Biscuits

What you need:

Biscuit mix

Heart-shaped cutter

Icing sugar

Red & white sprinkles

How to make them:

  1. Make the biscuits to the instructions on the packet mix and cut out with your heart-shaped cutter.
  2. Cook as per the instructions and leave to cool
  3. Once cool ice and decorate with the sprinkles or any other sweets.
  4. We were lazy and just arranged ours on a plate but you could put them in a bag with a lovely gift tag as per the above crafts.

 

If you want some more ideas, I have listed some of my favourites from Pinterest and my fellow bloggers below:

4. Valentine’s Butterfly Treats

I saw these Valentines peg butterflies on Pinterest and thought that they were very cute but looked also easy to make.

Valentines Butterfly Treats

What you need:

Wooden pegs

Googly eyes

Red paint or pens

Glue

Pipe cleaners

Card or paper to make gift tags.

See-through bags or sandwich bags

Red and white sweets

How to make them:

Head over to Crafty Morning for full details on how to make Valentines Butterfly Treats.

4. Easy Valentine’s crayons

If you have kids then you will probably have a million broken crayons laying around somewhere, so why not make use of them with these fab DIY Valentine’s crayons.

DIY Valentine's Day Crayons

What you will need:

Broken crayons in any colours.

Heart-shaped cupcake moulds

How to make them:

Visit For Modern Kids for the steps on how to make your own Valentine’s Day crayons.

 

5. Valentine’s Tic Tac Toe Game

This is a lovely idea as once made you can all play together.

Valentine's Day Tic Tac Toe

What you will need:

Paper straws

Felt or paper hearts

Foam sheet

Glue

Scissors

How to make them:

Visit Crayons and Cravings for details on how to make your own Valentine’s Day Tic Tac Toe.

 



6. Valentine’s Day Butterfly Craft

This craft is very cute and really easy to make. You don’t need many craft supplies either as you’ll probably have most of this already at home.

Valentines Day Butterfly Craft

What you will need:

Coloured card and paper

Glitter

Googly eyes

Glue

Scissors

Black pen

How to make them:

Visit The Momma Diaries for full steps on how to make these DIY Valentine’s Butterflies.

 

7. Valentines Heart Bunting

If you want to decorate for Valentine’s Day then getting the kids involved is a fab idea. You could get them to make this easy heart bunting which they can then proudly display on Valentine’s Day.

Valentines Heart Bunting

What you will need:

Coloured tissue paper

Clingfilm

Glitter

Felt or card

Ribbon

Glue

Scissors

How to make it:

Visit Thimble and Twig for details on how to make your own Valentines Bunting.

 

8. Valentine’s Bird Feeder DIY Craft

If you don’t really want to celebrate Valentine’s Day as such this craft is a nice idea as it’s a little gift for the wildlife in your garden that just happens to be in the shape of a heart.

Bird feeder hearts

What you will need:

Heart-shaped cookie cutter

Bird food

Unflavoured gelatin

Drinking straw

String

How to make it:

Visit Thrift Jinxy to learn how to make these bird feeder hearts.

 

9. A long-distance Valentine’s hug

For anyone who has a loved one working away, this would be a really sweet idea for the kids to make and easy to send via the post.

Long distance hug

What you will need:

White and red card

Red paint

Red ribbon

Scissors

How to make it:

Head over to Joyfully Thriving to find out exactly how to make your own long distance Valentine’s Day hug.

 

10. Toilet Paper Roll Ladybugs

This craft is perfect for little ones to make, lots of fun and who doesn’t have loads of empty toilet paper tubes to recycle!

Toilet Paper Roll Ladybugs

What you will need:

Red paper

Black paper

Black pipe cleaners

Brass fasteners

Googly eyes

Black marker

Glue

Scissors

How to make these:

To find out how to make these Toilet Paper Roll Ladybirds head over to Curious and Geeks.

 

Hopefully, that’s given you some craft inspiration for Valentine’s Day, and as promised none of them are too difficult and there are no fancy supplies needed. Which ones will you make?

Sarah

 



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