With Valentines’ day quickly approaching, I’ve stumbled upon so many creative and fun DIY arts and crafts for the kiddos. And even though I don’t really consider myself a crafty mom, I’ve been super inspired to give them a try so that the budding little artist in my toddler can come to life.
The only issue I’ve run into is that my little boy isn’t too fond of crayons, markers or paint-type projects at the moment. He’d much rather be playing with puppets, tossing objects or pushing cars.
That got me thinking. If I could just find Valentines’ crafts that had some creative movement to them –crafts he could use in pretend play, it would be perfect. So I searched a bit harder. I finally came across a few that would do the trick.
Here are 4 Valentines’ day crafts I found for active toddlers, especially rambunctious little boys like my own:
Isn’t this idea simply adorable? I know this could work well for either boys or girls, but thought my little man in particular would get a kick out of wiggling little inch-worm pencils across the floor and then using them to chase our dog around the house, hehe!
I love the fact that these cupid arrows work just like paper planes. Not only are they very simple to create, they are perfect for little hands that love to toss things all day!!
Since my little guy LOVES both dogs and puppets, I was so glad I found this puppy puppet. I can’t wait to see his face light up when we put a couple of these together for a puppet show!
This one too cute to pass up. Popsicle sticks are so much more durable than construction paper projects so I know my kid won’t tear it to pieces the moment we start playing. I can just picture him launching the butterfly up in the air and making him fly. Plus, once he sees the googly-eyes I’m sure he will be all smiley faces :)!
Do you have any other Valentine’s day favorites for your little ones?
Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.