Valentine’s Day Crafts

I love you to pieces picture frame

Materials needed:

Picture of each child
Picture frame puzzle pieces
Elmer’s glue
Foam letters to spell I Love You To Pieces

I did this project with my 3 and 4 yr olds and they loved it as well as the parents. I took pictures and developed them prior to making this project first the children glued puzzle pieces on to the picture frame they then glued on the foam pieces saying I love you to pieces, after drying we placed our photos in, wrapped them in tissue paper tied them up with a ribbon and gave them to the parents as valentines gifts It was a great hit.

A Smile and a Kiss This is a cute Valentine’s Day gift for parents. You will need a baby food jar for each child (I used Stage 3 because they are larger.) a supply of Hershey’s Kisses and a small picture of each child. Give each child a jar and have them paint it with glue, then sprinkle on some glitter. when dry have the children fill the jars with chocolate kisses. On the lid of each jar , glue a picture of the child (I used a scanned copy). Tie with a red ribbon and attach a tag that says ” A smile and a kiss for you on Valentine’s Day! Love, ”

Valentine’s Day Masks

You will need: Red or White masks, glue, collage materials (pom poms, metallic confetti, glitter, silver pen, rhinestones, foam pieces, etc.)

Directions: Have children decorate masks. For a classroom, children can work on their masks at home and return them to school fully decorated on a certain day. Be sure that they conceal their masks from one another. Next, display all the masks on the bulletin board and have the children sign their names to written guesses underneath all the masks. Have fun! You can use this craft all year round for any occasion too.

“The Love Bug” Items Needed: Styrofoam egg carton, red or pink pipe cleaners, red paint, small red heart-shaped stickers. Cut the bottom of the carton into fours. (One carton can make four bugs) Paint heart shapes on the top of each section. Insert pipe cleaner into the first section and form a heart shape for the antenna. Use heart-shaped stickers for the eyes. This is a really fun craft for the kids and they make wonderful gifts for the parents or grandparents! Variation: This can also be done as a caterpillar with many colors.

Valentines box for valentines day we bought red heart boxes. I hot glued lace around the edges. I mixed glitter with Elmer’s glue, and had the children paint the top of the boxes with this. They then added beads, pretty buttons, and any type of little trinkets. The moms loved them and they were very simple and easy for the children to do.

For Valentine’s Day. Use white paper plates, colored hearts and various collage materials. Place collage materials around edge of the plate to form a circle or wreath. Place hearts and other items in the middle as decoration.

Valentine’s Day Card

You will need 2 different valentine colors (pink, red, white, purple) per child. Trace one hand with fingers closed on one color paper and then the other on the other color. Glue the two hands together with the thumbs facing each other and the hands should be overlapping a little. With a black permanent marker write: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love, (child’s name)

*I have the children who know how to write their own names. I help the ones who don’t.

Beans heart
Material needed: red, pink poster board, all different types of dry beans.

From poster board trace and cut a heart then inside a heart trace just a little bit smaller heart. Give each child a glue and small cups or container with dry beans. Next children will put a glue on first heart and glue beans , so the beans are going to make a frame for the second heart. For example, we used red beans , lima beans, and black beans. Inside children can write valentine’s day greeting , like “I love you” etc. It is a great idea and no heart is the same! The children using they own imagination to create!

Valentine “I Love You” card

Need: red, pink, white construction paper or cardstock, scissors, glue, marker

Trace and cutout child’s hand from desired colored paper. Cut another colored paper in half (taco cut). Fold down the middle and ring finger of the hand and glue down – this will give you the sign “I love you” in sign language. Glue the hand to the bottom of the construction paper. At the top of the paper print, “I Love You” then sign name. Some of my preschoolers went as far as making fingernails on the middle and ring fingers. I’ve had a lot of compliments on this project.

Place the following poem inside a heart cutout, and let the children use a red stamp pad to put their fingerprints along the outer edge of the heart. The children may sign their own name at the bottom if age appropriate.

Dirty little fingerprints On windows, doors, and walls; Prints that tell you I’ve been by.. Cards to mark my call.

Now they are a nuisance, But soon I’ll grow so tall… You’ll miss those little tokens That told you I was small.

And so to make sure that you’ll remember me this way, I’ve made this heart just for you on Valentine’s Day!