The countdown is on! How would you like to do one simple, fun, and easy craft each day with your little one to countdown to Valentine’s Day Weekend? Would you love it? Would you love it more if all you needed was construction paper? No doubt you would. We all need easy—and these construction paper Valentine’s Day crafts are just plain easy!
And full of memory-making goodness.
But first… I have a little freebie that I just couldn’t wait to share with you! There are so many ways to use these beginning letter sound cards with your little one. In fact, I include five playful ideas in the pack (along with some extra special bonuses you’ll have to wait to see!). Grab yours here:
Are you ready?
Let’s get started with our 5 Construction Paper Valentine’s Day Crafts!
Day One: Paper Strip Heart
Let’s start off this craft-athon with a nice and easy one. Take a piece of construction paper, fold it in half, and cut out half a heart shape. Open that paper up to reveal a whole cut-out heart.
Next, have your little ones cut strips of paper (or you can do this if your little one is too young). Place some glue on either side of the heart and have your child place the strips across the heart.
Flip it over, and you have a beautiful, colourful, Valentine’s Day heart!
Day Two: Silly Heart Creations
This silly craft is so much fun! Cut out as many construction paper Valentine’s Day hearts as you like in a variety of colours. Cut out some big ones and some small ones.
Now, have your child make animals and silly faces out of these construction paper hearts! It is amazing how creative little ones will be with this fun Valentine’s day paper craft.
Day Three: Celery Heart Stamped Valentines
My little Norah loved this construction paper Valentine craft SO MUCH! It is nice and easy. Cut out some hearts from construction paper to use as homemade valentines. Now give your little one a piece of celery. See how the end of the celery looks like a heart? Dip the end into paint and stamp away!
If your children are older, you can have them use a paintbrush and paint the ends of the celery with stripes of paint or polka dots to make elaborate patterns and designs.
If you are not comfortable using food for a craft, then you can use Qtips by pressing the Qtip down one way for one side of the heart, and then pressing it down again for the other side. A thumb also works very well this same way! If you are doing the craft with fingers, or simply to make clean up easier, add in a little bit of dishsoap to the paint.
Day Four: Woven Paper Heart
This fun Valentine’s Day craft is much easier than it looks, and can be adjusted for a variety of children’s ages by making the paper strips thicker or thinner.
Begin by folding a paper heart in half and cutting some slits along the folded paper. Now open the heart and weave the paper strips in and out through the slits.
Secure these at the back of the heart with tape and trim off any ends that hang past the heart’s edge. Turn your heart over to reveal your beautiful weaving!
Day Five: Paper Heart Chain
This is an idea that came from my daughter long, long ago, back when she was in elementary school. I cannot remember the teacher to credit with it, but I have seen this idea around the internet a time or two. Here is our version:
Cut out lots of paper strips and fold them all in half. Take the top of the strips and bend them in to make a heart, but before securing them with a staple, put the bottom fold of the next paper strip inside. Staple it shut and repeat!
Woohoo! You made it to the best part!! By crafting along, you can win a copy of Play into Kindergarten Readiness, my preschool program! 🎉
The contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who crafted along with me, and congratulations to the winner, Melissa!
Play into Kindergarten Readiness includes 28 weeks of daily activities to enjoy with your little one, covering all fundamental preschool skills through play! Take a peek right here: https://shop.howweelearn.com/pages/play-into-kindergarten-readiness
How to Enter: When you make one of the Valentine’s Day crafts, snap a picture and share it in the comments on the blog post. No picture? No problem! Just leave a comment saying, “I did it!!” Every person who comments will be entered. The winner will be announced on February 14, 2023… Valentine’s Day!
Thank you for crafting with me! I hope you have fun and make some beautiful memories with your little one along the way.
I did it! Such a fun idea!
So pretty! Thank you for sharing and for joining in on our Valentine’s Day crafting!
We made this today! So fun! Thank you for the idea 🙂
Awww – so sweet! Way to go Kate! Thank you for sharing!
Alisa Bullion says
I did it
Way to go Alisa! Wahoo!
I did it!
I did it! Such simple & fun ideas🙂
Awesome Brittany!! Thank you so much for joining in!
Shelly Cummings says
I did it. Thanks
Way to go Shelly! Thank you for joining in on our Valentine’s Day crafting!
I did it!
Yay! Great job Sarah! Thank you for joining in! xo
I did it!!
Way to go Janel! Wahoo!!!
I did it! We live simple crafts!
Wahoo! Way to go Alycia! Thank you for joining in on our Valentine’s Day crafting! xo
I did it ☺️ love all your content and so many good ideas!
Yay!! Way to go Charlyne! Thank you for joining our Valentine’s Day crafting! I am thrilled my ideas are helpful to you!
I did it! Thank you for the inspiration and fun!
Wahoo! Way to go Lauren! Thank you for joining in on our Valentine’s Day crafting!!
My little one loved glueing the hearts for day 2, I had to cut out more for her to do a second💛
So awesome!! These look fabulous! Thank you for joining in on our Valentine’s Day crafts!
Did day 3! My little one loved painting, soon she started painting with little toys 😂
Wahoo!! Way to go! Thank you for joining in on our Valentine’s Day crafting fun!
I did it!
Stefanie M says
I did it!!! Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity.
Day 4 done! It was a nice little challenge for my daughter, but she did it! Great activity!
We did it!
We did it! Even though my son is too young to appreciate tangram,he helped paint it. 🎨
Emily Shepard says
I did it!
I did it! The celery was brillant!
Wonderful Mary! And thank you! xo
Day 5! My little one LOVES her paper heart chain!
We did the celery one! My kids actually want to eat the food if I find a way to make it less boring for them so thank you for the craft and healthy snack while we did it!
Your content is amazing. Definitely my favorite of all the curriculem/kids activity content producers out there.
Aww, what a sweet comment Melissa! Thank you so much for making my day! And I am thrilled your little ones liked the craft – and had a healthy snack, too!
I did it!
We used toilet rolls instead of celery fab ideas thank you for sharing
Great idea! Thank you for your suggestion!