EASY Valentine Craft Idea for Toddlers and Kids


toddler valentine craft

I’ve got a pretty simple Valentine’s Day craft idea for you today. My two-year easily did this with enthusiasm (for about 5 minutes) but it was enough to get it done!

It takes very little prep and very little skill.

Ready to get crafty? (Or at least LOOK like you’re really crafty!?)

Materials Needed:

  • Contact paper (can be purchased at any craft store)
  • Tissue paper (3-4 different Valentine colors)
  • Scissors
  • Painters tape (optional)

If you have younger kids, you might want to secure the contact paper to the table (sticky side up). Older kids will probably be OK without this step.

toddler valentine idea

After laying out your contact paper, sticky side up, tear up tissue paper into different sizes and shapes and randomly place the torn paper on the contact paper. This is great for little ones to help out with!

toddler crafting valentine

After most of the sheet is covered with pieces of tissue paper, lay out another piece of contact paper on top. I found it easiest to start at one end and slowly lay the paper down from right to left.

After you’ve done this, cut your large sheet into 4 smaller squares.

toddler craft for valentines day

Now either you or an older kid cut out a heart shape. I like to use my kindergarten skills and fold the paper in half and cut out half of a heart in order to keep it symmetrical but it’s up to you.

Now tape your hearts on windows, doors or anywhere else in the house to show off!

heartsI didn’t get a picture of this but I later had my toddler color on the hearts with some markers. I then mailed them to a few family members.

Happy crafting!




Comments

  1. Jess says

    Love this! We do it with our kiddos all the time at church. I actually only cut the sticky part out of the shape they want and leave the inverse on so it automatically makes the shape. It works great for a group as well…each kid can contribute as much or as little as they want. We have done crosses, hearts, and I think a sailboat. Such a fun one for the kids and they love seeing their art on the window each week!

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