Valentine's Day Crafts for Preschoolers: 45+ Beautiful and Playful Ideas! (2024)

It is officially February, so I thought it was time to think about Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers! Break out the pink and red crafting supplies, my friend!

Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet?! I know what you’re thinking, “Holiday spirit?! Good grief! We are talking about Valentine’s Day, right?”

Yes. You see, if you have little preschoolers to keep you company during those long days of chilly winter weather, you need to look for the fun. I don’t know about you, but February gets us crafting A LOT. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you better believe we are pulling out all the doilies, heart crafts, homemade Valentine’s Day activities… you name it!

Valentine's Day Crafts for Preschoolers: 45+ Beautiful and Playful Ideas! (1)

You see, for those of us who do not enjoy the winter, these holidays are all we have to look forward to.

Well, that sounded rather bleak. Of course, there are my incredible family, friends, and beautiful babes. But also snow. And cold.

And so? Valentine’s Day preparations it is!

These Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers are beautiful and playful. Perfect for in the preschool classroom or at home. I hope you like them! I selected a wide variety of toddler and preschool-friendly art activities. You will find all sorts of hearts and loved-filled ideas!

There are painting crafts, cutting and pasting activities, colorful yarn art, and simple coloring with crayons or markers … if it is a Valentine’s Day-themed craft, it is here!

Before we get into all of the ideas, grab this FREE Valentine’s Day Activity Pack that’s filled with coloring pages, mazes, dot-to-dots, symmetrical drawings, and more—PLUS a 14-day countdown calendar with one simple activity to enjoy with your little one each day as you countdown to Valentine’s Day!

Heart Crafts for Preschoolers Made with Yarn

Yarn-Wrapped Hearts – Heart-shaped cardboard and red yarn are all you need for this simple and fun Valentine’s Day craft!

Textured Yarn Heart Craft from Hands On As We Grow – What beautiful colors and textures! This is a fun yarn craft in the shape of a heart that kids of all ages will love.

Paper Heart Mobile from Buggy and Buddy – This paper craft would look great hanging in the window this February! It’s such a pretty child-made heart mobile.

Valentine Zip-Line from My Nearest and Dearest (link no longer available) – Deliver your Valentines via zip-line! This one is sure to impress those busy little Valentines.

Love Catchers from Meri Cherry – What kid wouldn’t want to make a Valentine’s Day dream catcher? These gorgeous pastel colors are so serene!

Googly Eyes Heart Garland from No. 2 Pencil – Such a silly, fanciful garland to make with the kids. Googly eyes make everything silly!

Paper Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine Name Puzzle – Name puzzles are a hit around here, so we decided to try one with a Valentine twist. This one is a simple pink construction paper heart cut with scissors by those little hands. Such a great Valentine’s Day craft for 3-year-olds!

Valentine Collages from Stay at Home Educator – Let the kids’ creativity run free with Valentine-themed art materials. These gorgeous collages are easy to make with glue, or you could use contact paper for a mess-free version.

Heart Animals from Housing a Forest – Hearts can be used to make so many different animals! Have you ever played with construction paper hearts before? It is amazing the different shapes, designs, and creatures that can be made with the simple heart shape.

Ribbon Heart Valentines Cards from Happy Hooligans – Kids love getting into the ribbon stash, and this card is the perfect reason to do so! I love that it is a beautiful and meaningful process craft while still turning into a pretty Valentine’s Day craft, too.

Celery Heart Stamped Valentine – This Valentine’s Day craft is perfect for a wide range of ages. Chop up some celery and get out that pink and red paint for a very pretty heart-stamping activity for preschool!

Finger Painting Valentine Craft Ideas for 3 Year Olds

Valentine Hand Print Heart Tree from Fun-A-Day – Let the kids use their hands and fingers to make this festive tree. There is nothing quite like finger painting on a chilly February day.

Love You to the Moon Preschool Valentine Art from Things to Share and Remember – Beautiful multimedia art for kids, based on a sweet saying they often hear! This art was done with a paintbrush but could easily be turned into a finger painting adventure.

Valentine Heart Stencils from Kids Play Box – Make Valentines and explore stencils for the holiday. This is a nice and simple idea that is full of child-led learning opportunities.

Messy Arts and Crafts for Preschool this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Sparkle Craft from Sugar Aunts – Kids explore their five senses with this hands-on Valentine’s Day activity. Add a little glitz and sparkle to your Valentine’s Day crafting this year.

Spin Art Valentines from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds – Little ones can make these spin art creations using a simple kitchen tool! This one is a bit messy, but wonderful process art for preschoolers.

Tissue Bleed Valentine Hearts from Powerful Mothering – Bleeding tissue paper, card stock, and water are all the kids need for this Valentine’s Day art!

Heart Sensory Collage from Crayon Box Chronicles – Kids can explore different shapes, shades, and textures as they make this heart craft! Crafting is a wonderful way of introducing children to a lot of different sensory experiences.

Newspaper Heart Postcards from Art Bar – What a gorgeous way to transform newspapers into Valentine’s Day cards! I love recycled crafts like this.

Symmetry Heart Painting from Housing a Forest – Have your kids ever tried symmetry smoosh paintings like these? They are on our crafting list to make this Valentine’s Day. All you really need is paper and red and pink paint, and you are good to go!

DIY Heart Sun Catchers

Heart Suncatchers from Where Imagination Grows – Children are sure to love the process behind these Valentine’s Day window decorations. They make such beautiful suncatchers!

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window from Happy Hooligans – What a fun way to decorate the windows this Valentine’s Day! Making stained glass is so easy using contact paper and tissue paper in this way. Stained glass crafts make such fun Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers.

Easy Heart Suncatcher with No Contact Paper from Fantastic Fun and Learning – Just two materials, and the kids are off and running with this suncatcher craft! You have to love low-prep crafts for preschoolers.

Rainbow Heart Suncatchers from Fireflies and Mud Pies – I love all of the colors in these suncatchers! They are a fabulous way to brighten up a February window.

Cute Little Love-filled Critter Crafts

Valentine’s Monster from Giggles Galore – Kids can make monsters to gobble up Valentines at their class parties! These little boxes make perfect Valentine holders.

Pine Cone Love Bugs from Fireflies and Mud Pies – Go for a walk outside, collect some pine cones, and then make some love bugs with the children. I love the pipecleaner legs and googly eyes on this little creation!

Paper Plate Love Monster from Glued to My Crafts – We love a good paper plate craft around here, so this book-inspired one will be a hit.

DIY Love Bug Rocks from Where Imagination Grows – Kids can turn found rocks into little love bugs that are perfect for gifts or games!

Homemade Valentines Cards

Sparkly Hearts Collage from Kids Play Box – These beautiful hearts are so easy to make, but I can see the kids spending hours creating them. Isn’t that the best type of craft for little kids? The ones that are so easy to create while being so engaging that they don’t want to stop?!

Jeweled Symmetry Heart Craft from I Heart Crafty Things – Add some bling to the Valentine’s Day crafts while learning more about symmetry. Using jewels and gems from the dollar store, these Valentines look like a million bucks!

Bubble Wrap Printing Card from Rainy Day Mum – Bubble wrap makes everything more fun, doesn’t it? Such a great Valentine’s Day Craft!

Stencils and Stamps for Valentine Crafts!

Chalk Stencil Heart Collage from Buggy and Buddy – Grab a few simple craft supplies and let the little ones make stencils for their Valentines. Using chalk is a great art experience for little hands.

Tissue Paper and Pastels Valentine Craft from Fun-A-Day – This simple invitation gives children lots of opportunities to create! I love the use of pink tissue paper in this manner.

Heart Tube Stamping from Housing a Forest – 10 engaging ways to use heart-shaped cardboard tubes this Valentine’s Day!

Fine Motor Strengthening Valentine Preschool Crafts

Beaded Name Hearts from Fun-A-Day – Perfect for little ones who love beading! Grab a few pink, red, or white pipecleaners and some beads to make adorable Valentine’s Day decorations to hang around the house or the classroom.

Bead and Pasta Hearts from Kids Craft Room – Two ways to make heart-shaped gifts or decorations with the kids. A painted noodle craft is another preschool crafting list staple.

Easy Bird Feeders from Red Ted Art – Make a Valentine’s Day gift for the birds in your backyard, too! Use some Cheerios to remind your little ones to love all creatures, big and small. Plus, that Cheerio threading is a great way to strengthen little hands!

Heart Tissue Paper By Number Craft from Crayon Box Chronicles – Work on numbers, colors, and fine motor skills with this heart craft. It is just like a paint-by-number idea, but with a great sensory twist.

The BEST Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers!

Cardboard Roll Valentine Heart from Kitchen Counter Chronicles – This would make a fun group project with siblings or classmates! No preschool craft list is complete without a toilet paper roll craft idea.

Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids from The Artful Parent – Add a little bling to pet rocks in honor of Valentine’s Day! You have to love a beautiful nature craft!

Kid Made Heart Votives from Mess for Less – A fun and frugal gift the kids can make for friends and family. A homemade gift is a wonderful way to spread Valentine’s Day love.

Heart-Shaped Binoculars from Happily Ever Mom – These binoculars would be perfect for a winter nature walk around Valentine’s Day! Painting them pink and shaping them into hearts is such a sweet twist.

Hand-Decorated Wooden Heart from Kleas – The hearts in this picture are decorated by an adult, but wouldn’t they look amazing with kids’ decorations, too?

Heart to Heart Dot to Dot from Meri Cherry – What a cool mix of art and a game for Valentine’s Day! This craft is great for older kids to make.

Woven Heart Basket – This is a fun way to introduce children to weaving and patterns! Paper weaving activities are great for older children to create. It is not as tricky as it looks!

There you have it! Oodles of Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers to keep us happily crafting until Valentine’s Day! Snow? No problem.

Well, maybe not no problem…but tolerable. Well, hopefully tolerable.

Happy winter, friends; we’ll get through it together!

Thank you so much for reading,


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