This is a quick, easy homemade Valentine’s Day craft that you and your kids can do together. It is very kid friendly, trust me, we actually tried it. Adeline had a blast ripping the paper and practicing her glue stick skills. An adult will have to help with the last step but your kids can easily help with most of the craft. And when I say this is toddler approved, it actually is….most kids age 2 and up can help with the majority of this craft.
Gather materials (makes about 16 hearts)
- 4 pieces of brightly colored construction or computer paper
- 2 pieces of thicker card stock paper (in any color but a neutral color is nice)
- Glue Stick
- Sharp scissors (for the adult only)
- A pen
- Clothes pins (optional)
Have your little one rip small pieces of paper. It’s easiest if the pieces are roughly 1″ x 1″ but it really doesn’t matter, anything goes in kid crafting!
Glue all the pieces of colored paper to the neutral card stock sheets. This will take a little time, but its really fun for kids. This kept Adeline occupied for 1 hour on two separate days! Let the glue dry.
Cut out a template heart about 3″ wide by 2″ tall. You can really make the heart any size you’d like. You can trace the heart template with a pencil on the back of the card stock or just hold the template heart and use your sharp scissors to cut out hearts.
Use a clothes pin to attach the Valentine’s Day cards to any little presents you may have or just hand them out as they are. You can also write names on the front and Happy Valentine’s Day or any other wishes on the back.