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Foil Valentines Day Activity for Toddlers

My kids don’t really send valentines but that doesn’t mean that they don’t both love to throw themselves fully into Valentine’s Day crafts and activities, besides what could be better than celebrating the concept of love?! We love sharing activities for toddlers and his fun Valentines Day activity for toddlers is a nice way to get them to experiment with painting without a paintbrush (or their hands!) and is also a great way to keep your little ones busy using items from your kitchen cupboard.

valentines day activity for toddlers

You will need:

Kitchen Foil / Aluminum Foil

Paints – we used red, pink and a glittery purple one




Optional – Glitter

What we did:

To start I cut out some heart shapes from old pizza boxes, there are two reasons behind this, firstly it means that in some way I can justify the pizza that I ate the day before but on a more sensible level toddlers can go for things full throttle and card can cope with a lot more paint on it than normal paper can. I set up a bit of an invitation to create for her which I shared on Instagram with the hearts, paint, foil and glitter all set out and sat beside her while we got busy painting.

valentines heart activity

She really enjoyed scrunching up the foil and dipping it into the paint and once I showed her how to paint the hearts with it she really enjoyed that too, asking for more of each colour of paint.

easy valentines day activities for toddlers

As an aside, my toddler is rather obsessed with glitter and as previous to this activity she’d been a bit miserable I thought I’d get the glitter out for her to use. And she loved pouring it on her painted hearts to make them super shiney, however it’s now 48 hours since we did this and I am still cleaning up glitter from ohhhhh every room in our house?! So the glitter is very much optional!

foil valentines day activity for toddlers

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  1. 12th January 2016 / 12:46 pm

    These are beautiful and so much fun.

  2. 12th January 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Ha ha – we’d have glitter everywhere, too! These are cute though. Something my own (post-toddler) kids would enjoy, I’m sure.

  3. 4th February 2016 / 3:37 pm

    These are lovely, but seem like an easy task to do; as long as I can get over my fear of letting my kids loose on the glitter again! Thanks so much for taking part in the Love Blog Hop.

  4. 14th February 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing this great activity!

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