Celebrate Valentine’s Day with fantastic heart crafts made by preschoolers. Whether creating their next masterpiece at the artist easel or designing the best Valentine ever at the craft table, little learners will enjoy working with hearts for the following activity ideas.
7 Heart Craft Ideas for Valentine’s Day
- 2 Paper plates
- Tape or stapler
- Jingle bells
- Resealable bag
Cut one big heart or several little hearts out of the center of one paper plate (this will be the top of the tambourine) and then preschoolers can paint the outside of both paper plates a chosen color of paint. While they are drying, adults can cut the baggie so it becomes 2 layers. When the paint has dried, tape a single layer of baggie to the inside of the top plate to cover the heart cutouts. With the bottom plate (paint faced down), children can toss in a few jingle bells, pompoms, and a touch of glitter. Tape or staple the top plate to the bottom plate (paint side out) making sure the bells, pompoms and glitter cannot escape. Music making can now commence with the heart tambourine.
- Construction or craft paper
- Buttons (all shapes and sizes)
Cut a large heart out of construction or craft paper, the color is the students’ choice. Glue the heart onto an uncut piece of construction paper of a different color. Little learners can glue buttons in a single layer onto the heart until it is all filled up. Let dry and hang to display.
Stuffed Hearts Mobile
- Construction paper
- Cotton balls
- Wire hanger
Cut two hearts of the same size out of the construction paper and color with markers, if desired. Teachers can staple the hearts together around the outside, leaving an opening at the top. Help toddlers stuff the heart with cotton balls and staple the rest of way closed, including a piece of string or yarn at the top. Once all the hearts have been completed, tie them to the wire hanger at various lengths to complete the mobile.
Heart Snow Globe
- Empty and clean glass jar with a lid
- Chenille stems
- Craft glue or hot glue
- Floral foam
Glue a piece of floral foam to the inside of the jar lid and let dry (this is best for teachers or adults to do). Help preschoolers shape hearts out of the chenille stems. Poke the heart shaped stems into the foam when dried. Fill the jar with water leaving a small window for the water to displace once the lid is put on. Add the glitter and twist the lid on tightly. Shake, shake, shake and flip over to watch the heart snow globe in action.
- Paper plate
- Toilet paper roll
- Heart shaped cookie cutters
- Construction paper or card stock
Offer different colors of paint for children to choose from to make their stamps. Using either a toilet paper roll (folded into a heart shape) or heart shaped cookie cutters, preschoolers can dip the bottom of the roll or cutter into the paint and stamp the hearts onto their paper. Once their heart stamped masterpiece is complete, display around the room.
Tissue Paper Heart
- Construction or craft paper
- Tissue paper
Teachers can draw a heart onto a piece of construction paper. Preschoolers can cut tissue paper into small pieces, and then glue tissue paper pieces inside of the drawn heart. When dry, their work of art can be displayed.
Heart Sun Catchers
- Coffee filters
- Liquid watercolors
- Eye dropper
- Paper towel
Cut the coffee filters into heart shapes. Children can use the eye droppers to add droplets of watercolors to the filters. Once they are complete, lay out to dry on a paper towel. Once dry, they are ready to hang in the window and catch the sun.
What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers?