Working on Valentine’s Day card crafts with preschoolers is not only a delightful way to celebrate the season but also an opportunity to create lasting memories. In this post, we’ll explore 20 creative crafts that will foster creativity, use those fine motor skills, and, most importantly, spark joy by crafting together. Let’s get started!

four different Valentine's Day card crafts for preschoolers.

Valentine’s Day card crafts for preschoolers

Valentine's Day printable drawn on by a preschool child.

Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers : free printable cards

Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers are a fun opportunity for them to make something special for their friends and family, while also helping to develop their fine motor skills. Here is a free printable template of 2 adorable blank Valentine “letters” for your child to cut out and color. They’re complete with little stamps and Read more…

Free Printable Valentine with a Truck : The Country Chic Cottage

Get a free printable valentine with a truck! These cute truck valentines will be the hit with your little ones when you add donuts for the wheels.

Valentine Bunny Pop-Up Box Paper Craft : Twin Cities Frugal Mom

Have fun creating this Valentine Pop-Up Box with your child or student while they learn fine motor skills and get a chance to experiment with a paper spring. Open the box and a cute creature pops out with a heart just for you! 

Teddy Bear Valentine’s Day Pop Up Card Craft : Freedom Homeschooling

This cute teddy bear Valentine’s Day pop up card craft is perfect for kids to make. Includes free template.

Make Recycled Art Heart Pennant Pins : Barley and Birch

These DIY recycled art pennant pins are a fun way to reuse an art project and share the love with your favorite chums on Valentine’s Day!

3 Fresh, Simple Paper Heart Crafts for Kids : Barley and Birch

Sweet and simple is my M.O. this February, so here are a few last-minute ideas for lovely handmade valentines that only require minimal supplies – and its paper heart projects all the way down.

“Piece of my Heart” Kid-Made Valentine’s Day Card : The Soccer Mom Blog

Kids – they’ll always have a piece of your heart! Learn how to make this adorable puzzle piece kid Valentine card craft that loved ones will treasure always!

3D Love Bug Valentine Craft : The Soccer Mom Blog

This springy & sparkly Love Bug Valentine’s Day Kids Craft is so much fun! Click for video step by step tutorial for this easy kid-made Valentine’s gift.

Pop Art Inspired Valentines to Print – The Kitchen Table Classroom

Enjoy these four free Pop Art inspired Valentines cards that are free for you and your kiddo to color and give!

STEM Valentine tangram for kids – The Gingerbread House

Looking for a fun STEM activity for kids and teens? This Valentine themed tangram for kids will help build important STEM skills.

Toilet Paper Roll Heart Stamp for a fun Valentine’s Day Craft : Crafting with Kids

Learn how to create a toilet paper roll heart stamp with just a few supplies. 

Monster Valentines: a colorful DIY valentines day card – Crafts by Amanda

These monster valentines are great for boys and girls alike. Create heart shaped monsters from card stock, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners!

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards to Use with Sweet Treats : Surf and Sunshine

The first free printable Valentine’s Day card contains the message “Sending you sweet kisses on Valentine’s Day” to pair with Hershey’s Kisses Conversation Candies. The second Valentine’s Day card shares the message “Sending sweet thoughts on Valentine’s Day” to pair with Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s Conversation Cups.

DIY You’re A Cutie Candyless Valentine’s Day Treat : Surf and Sunshine

Make these cute candyless, healthy alternative “You’re a Cutie” to Valentine’s Day treats for your child’s classroom. Free printable Valentine tag!

Heart Pop Up Card – The Kitchen Table Classroom

This heart pop up card starts with a few simple folds and it’s the perfect DIY card for that special occasion!

48 Free Printable Valentine’s Day Lollipop Cards : Crafty Kids Play

Use these free printable Valentine’s Day lollipop cards to sweeten up your holiday!

How to Make Valentine Potato Prints : Fluxing Well

Do you have some potatoes in your pantry that might make good candidates for potato printing? Potato prints can be used for many occasions.

Kawaii Inspired Valentine Cards to Print and Color : Creatively Beth

Today I am sharing the cutest hand-drawn and hand-lettered Kawaii Inspired Valentine Cards to print and color.

How to Make an Easy Origami Card : Fluxing Well

Learn how to make an easy origami greeting card by following these simple steps. 

Hot Air Balloon Valentine Mailbox with Dollar Tree : Creatively Beth

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays because CANDY!  Made from a wooden heart and paper plate, accented with fingerprint hearts, this Dollar Tree Hot Air Balloon Valentine Mailbox will make your kiddos’ heart soar!

The importance of arts and crafts for children

Crafting isn’t just fun; it benefits kids in several ways. Here’s how:

  • Creativity Boost:  Valentine crafts let kids be creative. They use different various materials and use their imagination to make something unique. This helps develop their problem-solving skills and be unique.
  • Fine Motor Skills: Making crafts involves careful movements. Cutting, pasting, and manipulating small objects improve hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
  • Thinking and Learning: Planning and executing a craft project promotes cognitive development. Kids learn to follow instructions, make choices, and organize their thoughts.
  • Expressing Feelings: Crafting can be a way for children to express their emotions. They might use colors, shapes, and textures to convey their feelings.
  • Time Together: Doing fall crafts is a great way for parents to spend time with their kids. It makes bonds stronger and creates memories that last.

Creating Sweet Valentine’s Day Memories: Tips for Crafting with Preschoolers

  • Age-Appropriate and Non-Toxic Supplies: Ensure that all crafting supplies are age-appropriate and non-toxic. Look for child-safe materials to make the crafting experience safe and enjoyable.
  • Match Projects to Skill Level: Choose crafts that match how old your child is and how long they can pay attention. For little ones, go for short and easy projects that they’ll enjoy
  • Prepare for Easy Cleanup: Crafting and baking can get a little messy, so be prepared for easy cleanup. Lay down a plastic tablecloth or newspaper to catch any spills. Keep a damp cloth nearby for quick cleanups, ensuring a stress-free crafting environment.
  • Embrace the Creative Process: Encourage your child to enjoy the creative process rather than focusing solely on the final product. Praise their hard work and imagination.
  • Patience, patience, patience: Crafting teaches patience. Help your child know it’s okay to make mistakes and that learning is part of the fun. Enjoy the creative journey together.
  • Display Their Creations: Showcase your child’s Valentine’s Day crafts around the house as part of your holiday decor. They’ll feel proud seeing their work displayed and it adds a special touch to your space.

Enjoy crafting with your child! Happy Valentine’s Day!

More Valentine’s Day activities for children

Valentine’s Day mixed media heart art

Valentine’s Day scissor skills practice

Valentine’s Day free printable coloring sheets

Kym

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