50 Valentine’s Day Crafts & Activities!


This collection of Valentine’s Day crafts & activities is brought to you by Melissa & Doug and is written by our Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington of Let’s Lasso the Moon.


Spread the love! Head to the Melissa & Doug Valentine’s Day Shop for arts & crafts supplies. You’re going to need them. Below are fifty different Valentine’s Day crafts and activities you can do with your kids this month.

50 Valentine's Day Crafts & Activities for Children *What a great list of projects for the kids!

50 Valentine’s Day Crafts & Activities:

  1. This sweet and simple heart keepsake is a perfect afternoon project for your kids.
  2. Tell loved ones “Olive You” with this creative olive fingerprint craft.
  3. Clay Initial HeartsWith some air dry clay and letter stamps, your child can create an adorable Valentine ornament to family or friends and practice their letters too!
  4. A simple torn paper craft that toddlers can do on their own.
  5. This marble maze is a cool way for kids to work on visual motor skills with a fun Valentine’s Day twist!
  6. Create a heartfelt mini note or friendship necklace for your valentine with this free Melissa & Doug printable.
  7. Use old boxes to make these simple (but adorable) cardboard hearts.
  8. Create a heart themed Random Acts of Kindness Wreath for Valentine’s Day to encourage your child to think of others all month long.
  9. Have the kids create a unique Valentine’s Day gift for their best friend with Melissa & Doug’s Mess-Free Glitter Foam Frames. Mess-Free Glitter Foam Frames
  10. Use colorful, heart-shaped beads to create one-of-a-kind bookmark gifts!
  11. These yarn wrapped hearts turn into beautiful hanging mobiles when completed and are a great fine motor workout for little hands!
  12. Make a fun “I love Ewe!” Sheep handprint for someone special this Valentine’s Day.
  13. Show your Valentine some love with lights with this fun and easy circuit Valentine card.
  14. Check out this quick and easy way to make colorful watercolor hearts.
  15. Use a toilet paper roll bent into a heart shape to create a large heart stamp. Use this technique to create a border for a special photo, or a page full of floating hearts to hang up!
  16. With an easy-to-use free printable spiral template, you and your kids can make a whole bouquet of paper roses just in time for Valentine’s Day.
  17. A cute craft for collecting sweet treats for Valentine’s Day at home or school.
  18. Coffee Filter Hearts: A quick and simple, classic craft for toddlers and preschoolers that makes a gorgeous window decoration.
  19. Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Heart BoxFor a great Valentine’s Day party activity, or even play date craft, gather a few Decorate Your Own Heart Box kits and let each individual personality shine!
  20. Check out this collaborative family Valentine work of art using heart shadows!
  21. Catch some love with these Heart Salt Dough Suncatchers AKA “Love Catchers.”
  22. A no-mess Valentine’s Day painting craft that gets kids moving.
  23. A super simple watercolor indent method perfect for Valentine’s Day hearts.
  24. Create an open-ended valentines creation station with all your favorite Melissa & Doug art supplies.
  25. Create a Box of Love as a Valentine’s Day gift and print this sweet poem.
  26. Make this super simple sewing project: stitched felt heart favor pouch and keychain.
  27. Kids will enjoy this sensory activity as they create scented handmade valentines for friends & family!
  28. These little tags are perfect adornments to a gift, or can contain a sweet Valentine’s Day message for loved ones.
  29. Classroom Bookmarks: With some construction paper, Scratch Art bookmarks and a few other tools, you’ll have memorable Valentine cards (and keepsakes!) for the whole class – with a little personality as well!
  30. Head into the kitchen with these 8 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids.
  31. Send a loved one a secret love note with this cute paper craft.
  32. Check out this beginner sewing project and make felt Valentine’s envelopes!
  33. Your little one will love making this beautiful flower heart art and with the added benefit of fine motor skills practice, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
  34. Handmade Valentines: Kids will love making these beautiful Valentines to mail to their family and friends!
  35. Teach the kids about colors with this tissue paper heart craft.
  36. Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Heart MirrorChildren can add personal touches to their hearts’ content on this cute pocket-size wooden mirror with lots of sparkly stickers, gem stickers, and glitter glue.
  37. These kid-made String Heart Yarn Cards are fun for kids to make and a great threading and stitching activity.
  38. Create a one of a kind necklace for a friend or classmate with this beautiful wooden jewelry set: Sweet Hearts Bead Set.
  39. Check out this origami Valentine’s Day star to create with your kids.
  40. For the bug-loving Valentines in your life, a simple love bug Valentine’s Day card with a free printable.
  41. Thumbprint Hearts on Burlap Bags – Fun and easy print craft for kids. Great gift bags kids can make for classmates or family members.
  42. Head to the kitchen to make heart cut-out cookies with the kids.
  43. A simple heart with a peek-a-boo view of those first precious doodles will melt Grandma’s heart at Valentine’s Day smile.
  44. Pet Rock Valentines — The kids will love getting creative and making unique pet rocks for each of their friends.
  45. cute flamingo craft to make with kids that can also be used for love messages!
  46. Pucker Up Buttercup Valentines: This Valentines Day craft is edible and cute!
  47. Kids can make a Tin Can Love Bug to hold all their sweet Valentine’s Day treats or gift to someone they love!
  48. How cute is this classic cardboard tube roll octopus craft, with a Valentine twist?
  49. Be sure to check out this fun DIY game to get kids talking about what they love.
  50. And a little something for you! Grab your kids’ Melissa & Doug markers and print out a few of these adult heart coloring pages.

Valentine’s Day Shop

Be sure to stop by our Valentine’s Day Shop for sweet gifts and all the supplies you need for your kids’ holiday art & craft projects.




  1. Thanks for including our origami star! We love making it for different holidays.