Valentines Day Crafts for Kids

Celebrate love with these kids Valentine’s Day art projects, crafts, and activities

From classic hearts and flowers to more modern themes, these Valentine’s Day kids’ crafts will help kids express their love and creativity, and make wonderful activities for home or the classroom.

Two collaged paper hearts with beaded rope lanyards sitting on a white background

Make: 3 Fresh, Simple Paper Heart Crafts for Kids

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. And I should note right now,…

Make a lovely watercolor flower garden card! Perfect for kids to make as a Father's Day or Mother's Day card and a great gift card holder!

Make: A DIY Watercolor Flower Garden Card

Spring’s arrival brings the loveliest changes to our garden, and also a parade of holidays that stretch right into summer. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day…coming up with unique gift ideas year after year can feel a bit overwhelming…

Use simple scrap supplies to make these cardboard secret message sailboats! A visual language exercise and upcycled summer craft for kids. | via barley & birch

Make: Cardboard Sailboats (With Secret Messages!)

Ahoy loveys! It may be dipping into negative degrees outside, but indoors we’re celebrating picture-perfect cardboard boat regatta weather. Yes, this Valentine’s Day we have blue skies, a fair wind, and following seas for the 1st Annual Cupid’s Cup. Super-sleuth…

Send handmade art with a secret message this Valentine's Day! A wonderful activity for kids with printable morse code and nautical flag printable templates available. | via barley & birch

Make: Morse Code Valentine’s Day Cards

Happy Valentine’s Day love-lovers! This year, we made a set of artful cards featuring my own love language – geometric shapes. But hidden in plain sight is a mystery for little visual detectives to solve….can you crack the code?? Using…

Recycle some cardboard and explore simple building with these little love shack art projects for kids | via barley & birch

Make: Recycled Cardboard Love Shacks

‘Tis the season of luuuuv and have I got a sweetly spontaneous recycled art project for you today! These little recycled cardboard love shacks are an artful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and don’t require more than a few ordinary…

This fun Alice in Wonderland themed DIY Valentine Box doubles as a tabletop croquet game

Make: A DIY Tabletop Croquet Valentine Box

One of my absolute favorite parts of being a designer is revisiting projects I would have loved to have made as a kid. I have so many that I filed away in my imagination and share every now and then…

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!

Make: Recycled Art Heart Pennant Pins

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it seemed the perfect occasion to share a little heart-based art. I’m on a major mission this year to further “green up” our art practices, and though it can be really challenging at times, I’m…

Create a storybook Valentine with bright, blooming hearts! A fun paper craft for kids.

Make: Mixed Media Heart Bouquet Cards

Last month I was invited to take part in the amazing 31 Days of Love series that Red Ted Art creator Maggy started a couple of years ago. Red Ted Art is one of our favorite go-to sites for adorable, yet…