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.
And be sure you read right down to the bottom for a special freebie!
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!
You made it to the freebie! After all of that crafting, maybe you would like to plop a few activity pages on the table and let the kids have at it while you kick up your feet and enjoy a hot tea? Grab your FREE Valentine’s Day Activity Pack and enjoy some independent, quiet, mess-free goodness:
Thank you for crafting with me! I hope you have fun and make some beautiful memories with your little one along the way.