The start of the new year is the perfect time to spread the love with your children as Valentine’s day draws nearer. For parents of toddlers and preschoolers, spending time creating Valentine’s crafts and activities is the perfect way to introduce the holidays at home.
At the 2-4-year-old range, little kids love working with paint, glue, scissors and construction paper — all the easy to find and readily available supplies. So focusing on arts and crafts that use these materials is best and provides tons of fun without getting too messy. The result will be a fun playful experience for your toddler AND a cute art piece to decorate the home with.
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If your kids are looking for some hands-on motor activities in addition to crafting, you can find a good mix of ideas below including fun sensory exploration with play dough, water and more.
So whether you want to make a simple Valentine craft for your toddler to proudly display on the fridge or just keep your toddler busy as the weather gets colder and you’re left looking for timely play ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day, click on the tutorials below to get some inspiration to create whatever it is your heart desires.
Handprint Valentine heart & printable // Mommy’s Bundle
Bouquet of love heart flowers // Toddler Approved
Easy heart sun catcher // Happiness is Homemade
Footprint salt dough heart craft // Red Ted Art
Hole-punched hearts // No Time for Flash Cards
Fingerprint hearts picture frame // Mommy’s Bundle
Tissue paper heart craft // The Kindergarten Connection
Easy “eye heart you” Valentine // Mommy’s Bundle
Tie dye coffee filter hearts // Meaningful Mama
Heart puzzle Valentine // Mommy’s Bundle
Bow and Arrow Valentine craft // Mommy’s Bundle
Straw blown hearts card // The Imagination Tree
Love bug Valentine craft // Mommy’s Bundle
Alphabet heart matching game // Toddler Approved
Shake painting for Valentines // No Time for Flash Cards
Valentine play dough activity // Little Bins for Little Hands
Valentine’s day cookie cutter stamping // Parenting Chaos
Love potion Valentine activity // Mommy’s Bundle
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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported hundreds of thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a blogger and maternal health advocate at MommysBundle.com.