More than anything, Valentines Day crafts are all about heart shaped crafts so today I’m sharing some easy heart crafts for kids that you can make using our free heart template. They’re perfect if you want something that’s quick to set up (we love a free printable for that!) and we’ve also got some ideas for other easy heart crafts that you could make using this template too.
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As well as the the heart crafts I’m sharing today you’ll also find some ideas for other Valentines Day crafts as well as some great Valentines Day books for kids (after all what could be nicer than snuggling up with your kids and sharing a story about love?) Like these ideas? Make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image for later so you don’t forget about them!
Valentines Books For Kids
We love sharing stories together and these books would be perfect for Valentines Day and definitely a longer lasting alternative to flowers!
- I Spy With My Little Eye Valentines Day* by Little Learners Publishing
- Love From The Crayons* by Drew Daywalt
- Happy Valentines Day Mouse* by Laura Numeroff
Free Heart Template
All of the heart crafts for kids that I’ve shared in this post have been made using our free heart template, you can grab as many copies of it as you would like!
Pom Pom Printed Heart Craft
For this craft you will need pom poms*, some kids paint* and a reusable plate to dab your pom poms in before painting your heart. You can either hold the pom poms gripped between your fingers or if your child isn’t keen on the feel of paint then go for holding the pom pom with a clothes peg. You can also try using different sizes of pom poms like we have here.
Scrunched Tissue Paper Heart Craft
Scrunching tissue paper* is such a nice sensory activity and is a great way to open up conversations while you are crafting – how does the paper feel? What does it sound like? What does the sound remind you of? Can you tear it easily? What colours will you use?
Cover your heart in glue*- a glue spreader can be good for this and PVA glue is likely to work better than a glue stick. Tear your tissue paper into pieces and then scrunch it up into balls before glueing it onto your heart template
Watercolour Heart Craft
I’m going to be honest and say that this was my least favourite in terms of how the heart craft looked at the end but it’s an interesting heart craft to try out if your child fancies a change from the normal paints for painting as you are essentially painting with glue!
For this you’ll need to use some PVA glue with a nozzle on the end, I used some Elmers School Glue* for this but any kid friendly glue with a nozzle would be fine.
Using the glue draw an image onto your heart. I’ve drawn around the edge of the template and then added more hearts, dots and lines on the inside.
Once the glue is dry use watercolour paints on the picture to colour it which will highligt where the glue has been used.
More Ideas for Using Our Heart Template
Want some more heart crafts? Both our mosaic heart craft and foil painted hearts would be perfect for using our heart template, or of course you could just freehand draw your hearts and get started! Also my daughter just grabbed one and drew a nice picture in it, so not a heart craft as such but they can be good as a drawing prompt!
More Valentines Crafts
If you like easy to prep activities the our Valentines tree crafts could be perfect for you too, all you need to do is grab our tree template and check out our ideas on how to decorate them.
My kids made these simple clay heart ornaments which would make great Valentines Day decorations.
Want to share a sweet Valentine with someone special? Grab our free cute bunny Valentines printable which kids can colour in.