Valentine’s Day Crafts for Younger Children (Preschool and Early Primary/Kindergarten)

8 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Younger Kids8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country

8 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Younger Kids

1.  Heart Buddies:8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country 1

What you need:

  • coloured paper/card – pink, red, purple, white
  • scissors
  • glue sticks
  • stapler
  • googly eyes
  • pipe cleaners

Toilet Roll Valentine's Day Love Bug Craft for Kids - Our Little House in the Country

What you do:

  • cut out a large heart – the easiest way to do this is to fold a piece of paper in half and draw half a heart shape out from the centre fold and cut along the line – unfold, voila – a heart!
  • cut out a number of hearts of various sizes – two feet, two hands, a nose and two antennae
  • cut four long strips of white card and fold concertina-like so that you create springy arms and legs
  • glue or staple hearts onto one end of each limb
  • staple or glue the arms and legs to your large heart (the body)
  • stick on two googly eyes and a heart shaped nose
  • curl two pipe cleaners around a pencil to create springs for antenna
  • staple smaller hearts on the end of each pipe cleaner, then attach to the body
  • using a red marker or as we did, red glitter glue draw a mouth and other details!
  • hang up and enjoy!

2.  Candy Cane Valentine’s Butterfly Treats:8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country 1

A super quick and easy Valentine’s Day treat (and a way of using up any left over candy canes)!

 

What you need:

  • candy canes
  • googly eyes
  • pipe cleaners or ribbon
  • paper or card
  • tape
  • marker or glitter glue

 

What you do:

  • wrap a pipe cleaner or ribbon around two candy canes, sticking them together.
  • stick two Google eyes onto the candy cane.
  • cut out two hearts and glue together to make wings.
  • stick wings onto candy canes using double sided tape or tape folded over
  • we added a couple of hearts and a mouth using red glitter glue!

3.  Lola Love Bug Cards:8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country

We made Lola the Love Bug Butterfly a couple of weeks ago, and today we made more and added them to cards!

What you need:

  • toilet rolls
  • paint – pink or red
  • paper – red, pink, purple
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • pipe cleaners
  • sellotape

Toilet Roll Valentine's Day Love Bug Craft for Kids - Our Little House in the CountryWhat you do:

  • paint the tubes pink or red and leave to dry – may need two coats
  • cut lots of various sized hearts out – small, medium, and 2 large hearts
  • glue a medium sized heart onto the top half of the tube as a head
  • glue two googly eyes onto the heart face
  • curl two pipe cleaners by winding them around your finger to make a spring shape
  • attach a heart on to each pipecleaner using tape and attach to the inside of the tube
  • stick two large hearts on to the back of the tube as wings
  • glue lots of small hearts on to the body of the butterfly
  • draw a mouth onto the face.
  • fold a sheet of card in half to make a card
  • glue your love bug onto the front of the card
  • give your little love bug a name!

4.  Scrunched Tissue Paper Hearts:8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country

What you need:

  • tissue paper – variety of colours
  • card or paper
  • glue
  • scissors

8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country 1What you do:

  • cut out a large heart
  • tear up lots of pieces of tissue paper
  • scrunch the pieces into loose balls
  • cover the heart with glue
  • tick the scrunched up tissue paper onto the heart
  • the hearts can then be glued onto a card

5.  Heart Cards:8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country

What you need:

  • coloured card or paper
  • patterned paper – wrapping paper, gift bags, magazines, scrapbooking paper etc – whatever you have to hand
  • glue
  • scissors

What you do:

  • fold a piece of paper or card in half to make a card
  • cut out lots of hearts from the patterned paper – lots of different sizes
  • arrange the hearts on the card
  • glue in place
  • send to you Valentine, maybe include a rhyme!!

6.  3D Heart Cards8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country

What you need:

  • coloured card or paper
  • patterned paper – wrapping paper, gift bags, magazines, scrapbooking paper etc – whatever you have to hand
  • glue
  • scissors

What you do:

  • fold a piece of paper or card in half to make a card
  • cut out lots of hearts from the patterned paper – lots of different sizes
  • fold all of the hearts in half (pattern side in) to create a crease
  • glue biggest heart in place on the card – a little glue along the crease
  • then glue each heart inside the next, gradually getting smaller
  • when the glue has dried fold up the side of each heart so that they look 3D
  • repeat again further down the card if desired

7.  Heart Stained Glass Windows:8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country 1

We love to make stained glass windows for all occasions such as our Snowmen and Christmas Trees

What you need:

  • paper or card
  • glue
  • tissue paper
  • scissors

What you do:

  • draw a large heart
  • draw design or pattern on the heart
  • cut out the pieces you wish to cover with tissue paper
  • glue all around the edges
  • stick tissue paper onto each “gap” in the heart.
  • use a variety of colours
  • when we were finished we cut out our hearts fully using a decorative edged sheers and also trimmed the edges with red glitter glue!
  • display on windows for full effect

8.  Heart Flower Cards:8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country 1

What you need:

  • coloured card or paper
  • paper straws
  • patterned paper
  • glue scissors
  • glitter or glitter glue

8 Valentine's Day Crafts for Younger Kids - includes step by step instructions - Our Little House in the Country 1What you do:

  • fold a sheet of paper or card in half to make a card
  • cut out a number of hearts from the patterned paper
  • cut out 2 leaf shapes
  • cut a straw in half
  • glue the hearts/petals onto the card in a flower shape
  • stick the straw onto the card as the stem
  • attach two leaves along the stem
  • we used red glitter glue to make the centre of our flower but you could just use a circle of paper or glue and normal glitter
  • send to your loved one!

Hope you enjoyed our little collection of crafts!  We had so much fun making these together (during the week running up to Valentine’s Day!)

For more ideas you may like these previous posts:

Happy St Valentine’s Day!

Ciara xx

(ps for an up to date view of what we are up to here at Our Little House in the Country, take a look at our Instagram feed – often you will see activities and ideas that we don’t include on the blog and you will also get a glimpse of our home and daily life xx)

 

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