Valentine’s Day Crafts For Toddlers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate the day of love than with some adorable crafts with your little ones? The best part is that you can get the whole family involved as well, which makes this a unique way to spend Valentine’s day with your partner!

Engaging in creative activities is the perfect way to help develop your toddler’s fine motor skills and creativity while having a ton of fun at the same time! Your little one will enjoy making cute crafts filled with hearts and classic Valentine’s colors. Here are some super easy yet super fun Valentine's Day crafts that you can enjoy with your kiddo.

1. Heart-shaped Potato Stamps

Creating heart-shaped potato stamps is a classic and easy craft that toddlers will love. Here's what you need:

  • Potatoes
  • Knife (for adult use only)
  • Washable paint
  • Paper plates
  • Paper or cardstock


  • Cut a potato in half.
  • Carve out a heart shape on the flat side of the potato. This is where adult assistance is crucial.
  • Pour washable paint onto paper plates.
  • Dip the heart-shaped potato into the paint.
  • Press the painted potato onto paper or cardstock to create lovely heart prints.

2. Paper Plate Love Bugs

These adorable love bugs are easy to make and provide a great opportunity for creativity. You will need: 

  • Paper plates
  • Washable paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom-poms
  • Glue


  • Cut a paper plate in half.
  • Paint the flat side of each half in vibrant colors.
  • Once the paint is dry, glue googly eyes onto each half.
  • Attach pipe cleaners as legs and antennae.
  • Glue pom-poms on as cute little noses.

3. Crayon Heart Suncatchers

This craft not only celebrates Valentine's Day but also adds a pop of color to your windows. Here is what you’ll need: 

  • Wax paper
  • Crayon bits (broken crayons work well)
  • Iron (adult use only)
  • String or yarn


  • Cut two equal-sized hearts out of wax paper.
  • Sprinkle crayon bits between the two wax paper hearts.
  • Have an adult iron the wax paper hearts together on low heat until the crayon bits melt and create a colorful design.
  • Once it cools, cut off any excess wax paper and hang your suncatcher with string or yarn.

4. Valentine's Day Collage

Let your toddler's creativity run wild with a Valentine's Day collage. You’ll need the following materials: 

  • Magazines or colored paper
  • Child-safe scissors
  • Glue
  • Poster board or large paper


  • Cut out pictures or shapes related to love and Valentine's Day from magazines or colored paper.
  • Help your toddler glue the cutouts onto the poster board or large paper.
  • Encourage them to arrange and stick the pieces in any way they like, creating their own unique masterpiece.

5. Handprint Love Tree

This craft is not only a fun activity but also a sweet keepsake. Here’s what you’ll need to make it: 

  • Construction paper (green, brown, and various colors)
  • Washable paint
  • Child-safe scissors
  • Glue


  • Cut out a tree trunk and branches from brown construction paper.
  • Help your toddler dip their hand in washable paint and make handprints on the branches to create leaves.
  • Cut out hearts from various colors of construction paper.
  • Glue the hearts onto the branches, turning the handprints into a beautiful love tree.

Fingerprint Hearts

This craft is a great way to help your kiddos practice fine motor control and creativity. Here are the materials you’ll need:  

  • Pink & red paint
  • White paper
  • Markers


  • Allow your child to dip fingers in paint and make prints on the paper
  • Let dry fully
  • Help connect the fingerprints into the shape of a heart with markers

Clothes Pin Hearts

This is a great way for kids to build up finger muscles as well as creative expression. The materials you’ll need to make it are:  

  • Red clothes pins 
  • Ribbon 
  • Glue 
  • Markers


  • Glue ribbon onto round part of the clothes pin
  • Decorate the clothes pin with markers
  • Let your little one pinch heart to strengthen fingers

Pipe Cleaner Hearts

This craft is designed to help your kiddo boost their manual dexterity while learning about shapes at the same time. Here’s what you’ll need:  

  • Red & white pipe cleaners 
  • Beads with holes


  • Show child how to bend pipe cleaner into a heart shape
  • String beads onto bottom of heart

Toilet Paper Roll Love Bugs

This craft is a fun and cute way to reuse some toilet paper rolls and turn them into adorable love bugs. You will need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom poms
  • Glue
  • Scissors


  • Paint the toilet paper rolls with your favorite colors and let them dry.
  • Glue some googly eyes on one end of the roll.
  • Cut some pipe cleaners into short pieces and bend them into antennae, legs, or wings. Glue them on the roll as you like.
  • Glue some pom poms on the antennae or the body of the bug for some extra fuzziness.
  • Add some hearts, spots, or stripes with paint or paper to decorate your bug.

Salt Dough Heart Ornaments

This craft is a durable and lasting way to make some personalized heart ornaments for your loved ones. You will need:

  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Cookie cutters
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Straws


  • Mix one cup of salt, two cups of flour, and one cup of water in a bowl to make a dough.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut out some heart shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Use a straw to make a hole on the top of each heart for hanging.
  • Bake the hearts in the oven at 120°C for about two hours or until hard.
  • Let the hearts cool and paint them with your favorite colors and glitter.
  • Add a ribbon or a string to hang your ornaments on the tree or the wall.

Final Thoughts

These simple and engaging Valentine's Day crafts are perfect for toddlers to express their creativity while celebrating love and friendship. With minimal prep, you can make any of these fun Valentine's Day-themed crafts that will stimulate your toddler's senses and skills. You can also make doing them a yearly family tradition! Be sure to adjust the activities to suit your child's age and developmental stage. And most importantly, have fun making these crafts together! Good luck!