The Art of Love

These yarn-wrapped hearts from Fynes Designs are a versatile craft that can be created by even the youngest children and used in garlands, wreaths, and centerpieces.

These adorable heart-shaped animals from Housing A Forest are an excellent group project for older and younger children to work on together.

Cardboard tube heart stamps from Rust and Sunshine are a great way for toddlers to contribute to valentine cards and decorations.

Send these sweet cards from A Day In My Life and The Party Event to friends and family members who are too far away to hug on Valentine’s Day.

This adorable puffy paint craft from I Heart Crafty Things is a fun project to complete after reading the book The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond with your little ones.

Recycled seed paper heart valentines create their own bouquet when the recipient plants the heart-shaped paper seed bombs!

Recycled toilet paper rolls, scrap paper, and pipe cleaners create these adorable love bugs, which can be given as 3D valentines and displayed as charming decorations.

This classic woven hearts basket craft makes a sweet holder for valentines goodies.

 

The Language of Love

Your kids can use these cute Valentines Day jokes in making their own valentines or just to amuse their siblings and friends.

The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

Llama, Llama, I Love You by Anna Dewdney

Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Snowy Valentine by David Peterson

I Love You: A Rebus Poem by Jean Marzollo

 

The Taste of Love

Inexpensive or recycled squeeze bottles make these heart-shaped pancakes simple to create.

These heart-shaped rice crispie treat pops from Skip To My Lou make a beautiful edible valentine to share with friends.

These fruit roll-up fortune valentines from She Knows are a fun, sticky mess to make with your little valentines.

Take a break from crafting and create this festive take on a root beer float–a valentine’s strawberry float.

These chocolate covered strawberry ladybugs are fun to create and make a beautiful treat to share or serve at a party.

 

The Science of Love 

Make these heart-shaped hanging crystals from Chica Circle with Borax and water.

This Valentine’s slime is a fun twist on playdough for older kids to help make and younger kids to play with.

These magic inflating conversation hearts from Playdough to Plato are a simple-to-create science experiment with a big payoff.

This salt art project from Love Taza is fun to create on its own, but the resulting salt shapes can be carefully dried and used as temporary window decorations. 

These Cheerio bird feeders are simple to make and easily pair with a lesson about wildlife and loving and caring for even the small creatures in God’s creation.

 

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