28 Easy Valentine’s Day Gifts That Kids Can Make

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Love is in the air, it doesn’t always have to be about fancy flowers and treats. We’ve found 28 custom Valentine’s Day gifts that kids can make, and that you’ll (or whoever the lucky person is) actually want to keep. Scroll down, and get ready to create something unique that comes straight from the heart.

Plant with Heart

Grab a succulent or another indoor plant (we love Bloomscape), add a few hearts, and you've got the perfect DIY Valentine's Day gift. 

Heart-Shaped Pencil Toppers

Pencil this idea in, and you have a pretty gift for your Valentine. We love The Best Idea for Kids use of pipe cleaners and Valentine pencils to put together this clever craft that becomes a heartfelt gift.

Coffee Filter Hearts

What better way to say I love you than with a pretty coffee filter heart. Mama Tina over at Simple Fun for Kids shows the how-to for this craft that makes a perfect gift. You’ll need coffee filters, markers and eyedropper (or something similar) then let your little artist go to it. Complete directions, here.

Paper Airplane Valentines

This Valentine’s Day gift soars above the rest. Mom Leslie over at Pink Stripey Socks gives the step-by-step on how to make these adorable paper airplane Valentine’s. Not only are they fun to make, but also they make a cool gift.

Heart-Shaped Paper Clips

If you’re down to the last minute and need a quick (and cute!) gift, then these heart-shaped paper clips do the trick. Click through to How About Orange for the how-to. Even more, you can add a sweet note or new book and you're done!

Heart Tea Towels

What’s more fun than stamping your heart out? We love Clumsy Crafter’s cute and elegant DIY heart tea towels. Grab those potatoes, carve and stamp and follow the directions. You’ll have tons of fun!

Shake Painting Heart Gift

Shake, shake, shake. Your budding Picasso can make a Valentine’s Day gift with this easy-to-do shake painting. Head over to No Time for Flashcards to find out how to do this fun craft. Pick your colors, throw in hearts and shake. It's the perfect present!

Heart Purse

Give your BFF a pretty heart purse. We love this mama's simple and cute recycled paper bag heart purse. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly. For the step-by-step hop over to Meri Cherry for this Valentine's Day gift.

LOVE Wall Art

Little artists will have a blast making this wall art we spotted over at Momista Beginnings. They’ll get to finger paint around the “LOVE” stencil, and the end product is a fun homage to the famous sculptures by Robert Indiana. Click here to get the step-by-step instructions.

DIY Dominos

This adorable take on dominoes from Warm Hot Chocolate is definitely a winner. It’s simple enough that even little kids can play it, and it makes a nice keepsake gift too. Click here for all the details.

Heart Magnets

For a gift that will stick around past February, these heart magnets from Idlewife are awesome. They’re pretty easy to make, but be sure to leave yourself enough time to let them harden after you’ve sculpted them. Click here to get all the details.

Heart Rocks

Break out the glitter for this awesome DIY from The Artful Parent. Go on a nature walk to find the perfect rocks to deck out, then let the kids go for it with the sparkles. To get the details, click here.

Love Monsters

How cute are these little love monsters from Eighteen 25? Using yarn, pipe cleaners and googly eyes, they’re super fun to make, and we love that each one is completely unique. Click here to find out how they’re made.

Heart Art

If you’ve got shaving cream and watercolor paper on hand, you’re all set to make these cute hearts from Hello, Wonderful. Kids will have a ball with this messy but super fun project, and your recipient will definitely feel the love. To get all the details, click here.

Candy-Filled Tackle Box

If you’ve got a fisherman in your life (or a candy lover), she or he will get a kick out of this clever gift from Close to Home. Fill up the tackle box with Swedish fish and gummy worms, then attach a little tag. Click here to find out more.

Candy Jars

Save your glass soda bottles to make these fun gifts spotted over at Evermine Occasions. Fill ‘em up with festive candies, then attach a label and you’re set. To learn more, click here.

Candy Heart Boxes

We have a crush on these conversation heart boxes. Fill them with candy and just like that—a pretty present. Head over to My Poppet for the complete step-by-step.

Decorated Coffee Mugs

Here’s a heartfelt gift that budding artists can make with a cup, glossy paint, and a small paintbrush. Mary shows us the steps over at Inside My Hideaway.

Paper Bookmark

Who’s number one in your book? With just a few creases and folds you can make this origami bookmark heart. Make a few and give to friends who love to read. Go to How About Orange for the simple tutorial.

Antique Wood Hearts

We adore this antique-style heart inspired by the crafty mom behind Fireflies and Mud Pies. Your kids can make one using paint, antiquing medium, a wood heart, and twine. Find the directions here.

Colorful Sun Catchers

Hearts will be full when the kids hand off a brightly colored heart sun catcher this Valentine's Day. Give your kids a salad spinner, coffee filter, paint and paper, then watch them create from the heart. Mom Kristina gives us the know-how over at Toddler Approved.

Simple Knot Bracelets

These heart-shaped bracelets will help your kid let her BFFs know that life would knot be the same without them. Head over to The Nerd’s Wife for an easy tutorial that requires paracord and scissors.

Love Bugs

Go buggy with this cute craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect. You can help your kids make one with a tin can, craft paper, googly eyes and pipe cleaner. Find the full tutorial here.

Heart String Art

Tug at heartstrings with this craft that even little kids and toddlers can do. Simply grab yarn, paper, and glue and get the complete directions at Hands On As We Grow.

Valentine's Day Bath Bombs

Your kids will think you’re the bomb when you show them how to make these fizzing bath hearts. There are a few more steps to this craft (but they're well worth it!); Sally over at Little Hiccups pulls together a detailed list and full tutorial, which you can find here.

Heart Mosaic

We’re stuck on the colorful hues in this framed heart mosaic. It's easy for little hands to put together with heart stickers, paper, and a picture frame. School Time Snippets shows us the ins and outs.

Upcycled Valentine's Day Card

This heart-shaped craft is a cut above the rest. Get the 411 on how to transform newspaper into sweet Valentine’s cards for family and friends. You’ll need newspaper, cardstock, red paint, a cookie cutter and pens. Read the details at Kitchen Counter Chronicles.

Heart Bookmarks

Save your spot in your book with these adorable heart bookmarks! They're easy enough to make, super cute and very functional. They make the perfect gift! Find the instructions from Fireflies and Mudpies here.

—Taylor Clifton, Nikki Walsh & Susie Foresman

Feature photo by Rinck Content Studio via Unsplash

 

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