Valentine’s Day is not only for lovers. It’s a day for anyone who wants to show or receive love. Therefore, it’s for everyone. Toddlers too. Toddlers can enjoy Valentine’s Day as well. They can show their parents, relatives and friends how much they care. One of the sweetest and also most fun ways to help your toddler do this is by guiding them through some Valentine’s arts and crafts. Here are 12 of the best Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers to do at home.
Click through the names of each Valentine’s Day craft for links to full guides.
The Best Valentine’s Day crafts for Preschoolers
This is such a cute preschool valentines idea and can be used for any day of the year. It involves simply tracing and cutting out your child’s handprint on red or pink construction paper, and attaching it to a ribbon (or yarn) of your choice, then cutting out several hearts.
This Valentines’ Day Box is easy to make. It only involves decorating it and placing sweet little presents inside for family members.
This Valentine’s Day sensory bottle is fun to make! Toddlers will enjoy creating this bottle for Valentine’s Day and observing the pretty hearts and glitter inside.
This activity is suitable even for much younger children. It has the added benefit of aiding in children’s development and encouraging creativity.
I love that so few materials go into making this card. Valentine’s arts and crafts for toddlers should never be too complicated. For this, you only need paper, a marker, crayons and stickers!
Such an interesting idea for a Valentine’s Day craft for toddlers. This toddler friendly Valentines Day Heart Sun Catcher craft can be placed in your windows for a festive display.
Valentine’s tinker trays are the perfect open-ended craft or activity for toddlers. Use the tinker trays with kinetic sand, play dough, contact paper, string or a mirror for extra fun!
This children’s hippo craft is super fun and easy to make! In fact, it’s a fantastic and fun animal-themed craft idea that you can make at home.
Another easy craft that gives you some bonding time with your toddler. This adorable craft is great for preschoolers as it only requires a few basic materials.
This is a simple play-dough activity for toddlers and preschoolers using leftover Valentine’s candy boxes. It’s perfect for sorting, working on fine motor skills and creative play.
The heart keepsake is one of those really cute heart crafts for toddlers. It is an easy Valentine keepsake made using air drying clay and a heart -shaped cookie cutter. Help your child press their finger print in the clay for a gorgeous Valentine keepsake.
A super easy Valentine’s Day sensory craft for toddlers – sponge painting! Make a special Valentine’s Day card or art piece with your toddler.
Final words on crafting with your toddler for Valentine’s Day
If you plan to do some crafting with your toddler to get them into the spirit of this special day, know that you’re helping with their development as well. Here are some ways that crafting is beneficial for your toddler:
- Improving hand-eye coordination
- Encouraging their creativity
- Honing fine motor skills
- Refining their decision-making ability
- Growing dexterity
Are you planning to make any Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers? Will you be making any of these?