Can you believe January is almost over?! Goodness. Winter usually lasts forever for me, but so far so good!
With January just about behind us I thought it time to start looking forward to Valentine’s Day! And always on a mission to keeping crafting simple and cute, I thought these paper plate Valentine crafts would definitely come in handy.
As will my eBook on Quiet Bins – nothing quite like the magic of quiet time when you are buried in snow!
I love keeping our February crafts extra simple. I find I don’t have that much energy in the winter, not as much pizzazz as usual. So I find our crafts our kind of the same.
That being said, these paper plate Valentine’s Day crafts are pretty full of pizzazz. Think pink and red hearts, sparkles, cutting and pasting, painting, sparkles, you name it and you can find it on a paper plate in this list of ideas!
Paper Plate Valentine Crafts for Preschoolers
So grab a paper plate or two (or twenty) and get yourself a nice cup of tea. Gather those little one’s around the kitchen table, or the preschool table, and get out all those awesome crafting supplies. I bring you Paper Plate Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers:
Valentine Holder Ideas from a Paper Plate
Easy Paper Plate Valentine Holder from Fun-A-Day – An incredibly easy way children can make a valentine holder for school or home. Paint, markers, or stickers would work as decorations.
Love Bug Valentine Card Holder from Frogs to Fairy Dust Childcare – Kids can make their own sparkly love bug to collect valentines in! This is a nice and easy child made Valentine’s day holder perfect for the preschool classroom.
Paper Plate Valentine’s Day Card Holder from DLTK’s Growing Together – Children can practice their weaving while they make a holder for valentines! Let them hole punch their own holes to make this a low prep activity for you AND a hand strengthening activity for them!
Tissue Paper Crafts
Paper Plate Valentine’s Wreath from Happy Hooligans – Two materials equal one pretty decoration for the holiday!
Paper Plate Valentine Fox from Glued to My Crafts – This simple craft could be changed up in so many ways, depending on a child’s interests! I just adore tiny little love filled critters with construction paper heart noses and such!
Paper Plate Pop Up Heart from Crafty Journal – I can see these pop up hearts as centerpieces for a class Valentine’s Day party! The red tissue paper bunched up like this is such a great sensory experience as well.
Paper Plate Stained Glass Hearts from Red Ted Art – Just a few materials are needed to make these pretty window decorations for Valentine’s Day! Sun catchers are such a great craft for February. I want to catch every last drop of sun possible.
Painted Paper Plates
Paper Plate Dinosaurs from This Girl’s Life Blog – These paper plate valentines are perfect for little dinosaur lovers! They can make a stegosaurus or an apatosaurus (or even design their own).
Threaded Hearts from Teach Them to Fly – Such a different take on a paper plate craft for Valentine’s Day! Each of them looks beautiful! I love that there is red paint, cutting, and yarn wrapping on this craft.
DIY Paper Plate Love Bug from Arts & Crackers – Paper plates and paint are the main ingredients for this toddler Valentine’s Day craft. I mean, you can’t go wrong with that. A little bit of creativity and paint goes a long way with preschoolers.
Fine Motor Paper Plate Crafts for Preschoolers!
Valentine’s Day Heart-Punched Treat Plates from Make and Takes – Such a fun way to practice fine motor skills and create a festive plate for some treats. Weaving red ribbon is a great way to practice patterning too.
Paper Plate Heart Hats from Alpha Mom – I love both of the Valentine’s Day paper plate hats shared here! So simple to put together, with endless decorating possibilities. No preschool Valentine’s day party is complete without paper plate hats.
Paper Plate Sensory Heart Craft from Paging Fun Moms – Such a sweet way to integrate a sensory experience into a paper plate craft for the holiday. I love the bright, sparkly red middle in this paper plate craft.
Paper Plate Roses from Kids Activities Blog – Turn a red paper plate into a rose that “lives” forever! No red paper plates – just paint one!
DIY Twine Valentine’s Heart from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – This twine heart would appeal to children of many different ages! The process of wrapping the string around and around a paper plate heart is fabulous for strengthening little hands – and for perseverance as well.
Musical Valentine’s Day Craft from No Time for Flash Cards – Make a craft and a musical instrument this Valentine’s Day! How clever!
Adorable Paper Plate Craft Activities!
Doily Bumble Bee Valentine’s Day Craft from I Heart Arts ‘n Crafts – I love how the doilies are the wings to this paper plate “love bug”! Another adorable little critter to create with your Valentine.
Paper Plate Love Boat from Glued to My Crafts – This is really two heart crafts in one! It can be a “love boat”, or (with a twist) it can be love plant.
Paper Plate Pepperoni Pizza Craft from Crafty Morning – This would be a fun Valentine’s Day gift to make for grandparents or siblings! I never would have dreamt of construction paper heart pepperoni!
Plant a Kiss Valentine’s Kid Craft from I Heart Crafty Things – Create a three-dimensional “kiss” garden based on a Valentine’s Day children’s book.
Cute, right? And of course full of sensory fun and learning. But it’s always nice when they turn out cute too!
Hope you and your little ones are starting to get into the season of love and snuggling. Nothing quite like Valentine’s Day when you’re a Mama of little ones.
I’ll be back later this week, thank you for reading! I’m sending along lots of warm thoughts.
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