Check out this round up of 21 easy and adorable Valentine crafts for preschoolers. Most can be made with items you already have around the house.
VALENTINE CRAFTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Do you love Valentine’s Day as much as I do? If so, you will want to dive into this roundup of adorable Valentine crafts for preschoolers ASAP!
No need to spend time searching Pinterest for fun Valentine’s Day themed crafts for your children—I’ve done all the legwork for you!
I chose the crafts based on age level, ease, and, of course, cuteness. I also favored projects that require a limited number of supplies and/or make use of things you probably already have on hand.
Without further ado, let’s get those kiddos crafting!
1. Puppy Valentine Crafts for Preschoolers
First up is a sweet Valentine puppy craft. With the spots on its ears, this puppy looks a little like Pebbles the Dane, don’t you think?
The project is easy enough for preschoolers to make, and it only requires a few supplies: some construction paper, glue, scissors, and a black marker. Follow the link below for instructions and a free template.
2. Cute paper plate valentine dinosaur craft
These Valentine dinosaurs are so adorable, and the kiddos will have a blast making them.
This is another craft that requires very little in the way of supplies, and the tutorial includes instructions to make either a stegosaurus or an apatosaurus (or both!).
Head on over to https://todayscreativeideas.com/paper-plate-dinosaurs/ to get your kids started on this Valentine dino fun today.
3. Pepperoni Pizza Valentine Craft for Kids
Wow, people are so clever! I would have never thought to make a Valentine pepperoni pizza, but I’m glad someone did!
Like the dinosaur craft above, this Valentine pizza project makes use of paper plates. Additionally, you’ll need some red, yellow, and white paper, brown and red paint, scissors, and glue.
You can find the full tutorial at https://www.craftymorning.com/paper-plate-pepperoni-pizza-valentine-craft/ .
4. Toilet Paper Roll Love Bugs
When it comes to Valentine crafts for preschoolers, these love bugs are perhaps my favorite!
I don’t know if it’s the googly eyes, the pom-pom noses, the heart-shaped antennae, or the combination of them all, but I am just swooning over these cute little buggers!
If you have some of the optional supplies recommended in the tutorial like glitter glue, washi tape, or stickers, your kids can really get creative with these cuties.
View the full supply list and tutorial here: https://www.redtedart.com/toilet-roll-love-bugs-valentines-day/ .
5. Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars
The second toilet paper roll craft in this roundup are these sweet, heart-shaped binoculars.
This project gets bonus points since the kids can use the binoculars for exploring and imaginary play long after the crafting activity is done.
The binoculars are cute as is, but as with the lovebugs project above, they could be embellished with glitter, stickers, and the like if you have those items on hand.
And if you’re wondering how in the world you’re going to be able to mold the toilet paper rolls into heart-shapes, don’t worry—it isn’t as tricky as it may seem.
Check out https://happilyevermom.com/heart-shaped-binoculars-valentines-day/ for instructions.
6. Paper Penguin Valentine crafts for Preschoolers
Aren’t these Valentine penguins positively precious?!
And the only supplies needed to make them are some paper, a white crayon, scissors, and a glue stick. Easy peasy!
Visit https://www.redtedart.com/paper-valentines-penguin-craft/ for the instructions.
7. Valentine’s Day Heart People
There is something about googly eyes that adds an extra ounce of whimsy and cuteness to any craft project. Case in point, these Valentine’s day heart people.
Like most of the projects listed here, this craft requires only a few supplies that you probably already have.
I like the idea of using a button, pom-pom, or whatever you may have on hand at the moment for the nose (A Cheerio just popped into my head, which brings to mind pasta art. I think I may have just come up with my next crafting blog idea…).
Head over to https://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/preschool-craft-heart-person.html for the tutorial.
8. Toilet Paper Roll Valentine Mouse
Here is another opportunity to repurpose those empty toilet paper rolls; this time, to turn them into cute Valentine’s Day mice.
As far as Valentine crafts for preschoolers go, this one is really simple. And, the only supplies needed are googly eyes, white and red paper, scissors, glue, and heart stickers in addition to the paper rolls.
Check out https://nontoygifts.com/paper-roll-heart-mouse-craft-for-kids/ for more info.
9. Handprint Heart Tree Craft for Preschoolers
I love a good handprint craft. They’re not only fun for the kids to make, but they serve as a memento of that time in their young little lives.
The 3-dimensional aspect of the hearts take this Valentine tree craft to the next level. And, as the author suggests, it would make a perfect card for Valentine’s day or even Mother’s Day or Grandparents Day.
The full tutorial can be found here: https://iheartcraftythings.com/handprint-heart-tree-craft.html .
10. Valentine Suncatcher Crafts for Preschoolers
I appreciate crafts and activities that are not only fun for the kids, but also provide educational or developmental value.
This Valentine suncatcher, for example, is not only an enjoyable way to pass some time, it gives children an opportunity to practice cutting and develop their fine motor skills.
Visit https://stayathomeeducator.com/valentines-suncatchers/ for more info.
11. Cute Heart Snail
Heading up the second half of our list of Valentine crafts for preschoolers is this sweet little snail.
All you need is some construction paper, scissors, glue, and a black marker and your kids can bring this little cutie to life.
View the tutorial at: https://www.craftymorning.com/heart-snail-craft-kids-valentine-art-project/ .
12. I Love You to Pieces Valentine Craft
This Valentine craft serves multiple functions: It’s a fun activity for your preschoolers, it helps them develop fine motor skills, and the finished product makes a wonderful card or gift for a loved one.
Visit https://www.icanteachmychild.com/love-pieces-valentines/ for the details.
13. Marbled Heart Valentine Crafts for Preschoolers
These Valentine marbled hearts are really quite beautiful! And they can be handed out as valentines or hung as decorations once completed.
Head over to https://www.naturalbeachliving.com/shaving-cream-art-marbled-hearts/ for the tutorial.
14. Toilet Paper roll Valentine Creature
This Valentine creature is so funny and cute! Does it remind anyone else of Beaker from the Muppets?
Although wrapping the toilet paper rolls with foam gives the creature a cleaner look, the rolls could just as easily be painted.
Visit https://kidfriendlythingstodo.com/easy-valentine-creature-craft-for-kids-to-make/ for more information.
15. Rainbow Paper Heart Pom-Pom Wreath
The use of rainbow colors vs. the traditional Valentine’s Day colors of red, white, and pink is a nice surprise and makes this wreath so cheerful.
The pom-pom is a nice touch, but the wreath would still be pretty without it if you don’t want to purchase a pom-pom making tool.
The tutorial for this project can be found here: https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/diy-rainbow-paper-heart-pom-pom-wreath/ .
16. Butterfly Valentine Crafts for Preschoolers
All of the projects in my list of Valentine crafts for preschoolers are cute, but this butterfly is downright precious!
Aside from the antennae and the eyes (googly, of course), this butterfly is made entirely out of heart shapes. With just a few simple supplies, your kids will be crafting in no time.
Head to https://fromabcstoacts.com/butterfly-valentine-craft-for-kids/ for the full tutorial.
17. Handprint Love Birds Valentine Craft
Next up is another handprint craft your preschoolers will love to make. The birds are embellished with heart-shaped wings and punny messages like “You’re so tweet” and “My tweetie pie.”
Instructions and a free, printable template can be found here: https://kidscraftroom.com/handprint-love-birds/ .
18. Heart Dinosaur Craft Project for Kids
This is one of the funniest pieces on my list of Valentine crafts for preschoolers.
To be honest, at first glance I thought “piranha” when I saw this craft. But, regardless of that, these creatures are funny and cute, and your kids will have a great time making them.
Visit http://www.housingaforest.com/heart-dinosaur-craft/ for the instructions and free “dinosaur” template.
19. Owl Valentine’s Day Card Craft for Kids
This owl Valentine’s Day card is as sweet as can be! On top of that, it contains a cute owl pun inside (the author provides several suggestions to choose from).
Check out the tutorial and download the free owl template here: https://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/owl-valentine/ .
20. Valentine Hedgehog Craft
Continuing with the animal theme is another great kid’s craft from Fireflies and Mudpies.
Melissa provides a free hedgehog template, as well as tips for modifying this craft for different ages.
Visit https://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/heart-hedgehog-craft/ for the details.
21. Cute Caterpillar Valentine Crafts for Preschoolers
Last but not least on the list of Valentine crafts for preschoolers is this adorable caterpillar craft. The kids will have fun making these cute little bugs, and they’ll get some counting practice in to boot.
The tutorial is available at: https://www.craftingcheerfully.com/valentines-day-caterpillar-preschool-craft/ .
That concludes my list of Valentine crafts for preschoolers. I hope your kiddos have a great time exercising their little creative muscles with these cute Valentine’s Day projects.
If your kids made any of these crafts, let me know which were their favorites in the comments below (pics welcome!).