8 Hands-On Valentine’s Day Crafts For Toddlers

January 16, 2019

So many of the crafts I’ve seen recently that are labeled “for toddlers” aren’t very hands-on. An adult covers their hand or foot in paint, makes a cute heart with it, and writes a message. While those are sweet, I’m all about getting the kids involved!

Let’s look at some hands-on Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers!

Let the kids get messy! These are some of the easiest and most fun hands-on Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers. Trust me; they'll love them!

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Coloring Pages

Let the kids get messy! These are some of the easiest and most fun hands-on Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers. Trust me; they'll love them! #valentinesday #toddlercrafts

If you just want to keep it simple, coloring pages are the way to go. Use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or even paint to make a masterpiece, even if your toddler can’t stay inside the lines.

Grab some coloring pages here.

Marbled Hearts

Let the kids get messy! These are some of the easiest and most fun hands-on Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers. Trust me; they'll love them! #valentinesday #toddlercrafts
This craft can be messy or not, depending on what your toddler likes better. Just mix together shaving cream and tempera paint, press the paper on top, and voila! Each heart will be unique and beautiful!

Get the full instructions here.

Cotton Ball Heart Painting

Let the kids get messy! These are some of the easiest and most fun hands-on Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers. Trust me; they'll love them! #valentinesday #toddlercrafts
This is one of my personal favorites. Stick a foam heart to a canvas, dip cotton balls in paint, and have your child dip and dot all over the canvas. Then, peel the heart away and you have a beautiful design, ready to hang on the wall.

Get the full instructions here.

Shake Painting

If you’ve got a kid who loves to move and shake, this is the winner right here. Squirt some paint in the bottom of an old food container, add construction paper hearts, put the lid on, and SHAKE! Then, glue the hearts to paper or cards and share the love with family or friends.

Get the full instructions here.

Foil-Painted Hearts

Let the kids get messy! These are some of the easiest and most fun hands-on Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers. Trust me; they'll love them! #valentinesday #toddlercrafts

Be warned, this activity has the option of glitter. The good news is that it’s fun enough without the glitter that it’s entirely optional! Simply cut out cardboard hearts, ball up some foil, dip it in paint, and dab it on the hearts. Then, if you’re really feeling brave, add glitter. Good luck!

Get the full instructions here.

Q-Tip Painted Hearts

Let the kids get messy! These are some of the easiest and most fun hands-on Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers. Trust me; they'll love them! #valentinesday #toddlercrafts

This craft is as simple as it sounds. Set the paint, q-tips, and paper hearts in front of your toddler and let them do their thing! They’ll quickly figure out how to dip, dab, spread, and maybe even mix a few colors. Who knows what kind of masterpiece you’ll end up with!

Get the full instructions here.

Heart Stamps

Let the kids get messy! These are some of the easiest and most fun hands-on Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers. Trust me; they'll love them! #valentinesday #toddlercrafts

This is my kind of craft because it uses household items to create something exciting! All you need is an empty toilet paper tube, paint, and paper or cards. Smash, fold, and tape the tube into a heart shape, then dip in the paint and onto the paper. Simple as that!

Get the full instructions here.

Super Simple Heart Art

Let the kids get messy! These are some of the easiest and most fun hands-on Valentine's Day crafts for toddlers. Trust me; they'll love them! #valentinesday #toddlercrafts
We started with a simple craft and we’ll close it out the same way. Using painter’s tape, create a heart on a piece of paper. Then, let your toddler scribble away with markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Peel off the tape and you’ll have a crisp white heart surrounded by color!

Get the full instructions here.

These are some of my favorites, and now I want to hear from you! What are your favorite hands-on Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers? Have you tried any of these?

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