It is that time of year again—Valentine’s Day is coming up in all its pink and red glory. The odds of you having to lead love-themed preschooler activities has skyrocketed. From making festive stamps with household items to creating Valentines and decorative projects for your home, we have you covered with these eight crafts you can do with your preschooler. So Happy Valentine’s Day, and get craftin’ with your kids!
Purchase some Valentine’s Day themed Pasta shells for this fun craft from Real Simple. Symmetry aside, your preschooler is sure to have fun creating this cute card.
Toilet Roll Heart Stamps
Affordable, easy and entertaining—your preschooler is sure to love the fact that toilet time and craft time are now one! Use a toilet paper roll as a stamp for your little one to go to town imprinting hearts anywhere you’ll let them. Find the complete DIY at Rust and Sunshine.
Valentines Finger Puppets
Need to keep your kids busy for a little while this Valentine’s Day? Coming to you from Katie Did, these crafts are sure to provide long-lasting entertainment for your children and serve as memorable valentines for your child’s friends.
Let’s put those celery stalks to good use! This clever idea from Maureen Cracknell Handmade is a great way to take advantage of what is already in your refrigerator and is suitable for a last-minute craft if you’re ever in a pinch for time.
Wood you be mine?
These punny Valentine’s Day Crafts are sure to stick around much longer than the usual V-day craft. While Mustard Seeds created her own circular wood cutouts, you can also find the supplies at your local craft store for your little ones to paint on.
Who knew a heart shape could so easily become a plethora of animals? For this craft from Make and Takes, cut out hearts of various sizes, make the basic shape of whichever animal you choose (Make and Take made a butterfly, a snake, a dog, a fish, a mouse, a ladybug and a bunny) and let the kids go from there!
Marshmallow Love Bugs
OK, OK, this one may take some extra parent help, but this easy craft from The Decorated Cookie is an adorable Valentine’s Day treat. Once you’ve made the base, allow your preschooler to cover these marshmallow bugs in all sorts of love-y decorations.
Paper Heart Garland
How About Orange provides a great idea to get your children ready for the celebration of love. Create a garland of 14 hearts and count down with your children the days until Valentine’s Day. Each day try and name someone or something you love together—this endearing habit is sure to create gratitude and refocus this holiday on its purpose.