Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Get ready for a month filled with hearts, sweets, and, the best of all–the color pink! Look no further if you are looking for heart-themed activities to enjoy with your preschoolers! We have put together a list of 30 adorable heart crafts you can do in your classroom, that all children will love!
1. Crayon Shaving Hearts
Kids can create lovely melted crayon hearts by sprinkling colorful shavings between wax paper and ironing until translucent. Peel away the layers to reveal stunning stained glass suncatchers that bring art and warmth to any window.
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2. Tissue Paper Hearts
Toddlers can make simple yet charming Valentine’s cards by gluing torn tissue paper onto heart shapes cut from cardstock. This engaging craft helps develop fine motor skills and creates a personalized gift for loved ones.
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3. Shaving Cream Hearts
Marble hearts is a beautiful preschool heart activity! Create colorful marbled valentine hearts by swirling shaving cream and paint, then pressing paper on top to transfer the design—a fun, messy craft perfect for kids that results in beautiful homemade cards.
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4. Heart Trees
Kids can make an adorable handprint heart tree craft by tracing handprints for the tree and gluing on cut-out individual hearts as leaves, creating a charming decoration perfect for Valentine’s Day or year-round display.
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5. Heart Headbands
Create whimsical love bug headbands with your kids for an entertaining Valentine’s activity. You’ll craft heart-shaped antennas by gluing paper hearts and pom poms to pipe cleaners and colorful headbands. Watch your little ones giggle and transform into adorable love bugs as they play dress-up!
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6. Suncatcher Hearts
Create colorful heart-shaped suncatchers with your kids for Valentine’s day. Sandwich tissue paper between contact paper and cut-out hearts. Hang them in windows to scatter festive heart-shaped light patterns throughout your home or classroom.
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7. Coffee Filter Hearts
Kids can craft colorful coffee filter hearts in under 20 minutes. Trace heart shapes, color with markers, spray with water to blend, and let dry. Decorate windows or make garlands and Valentines with these colorful, homemade decorations.
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8. Heart Man
Create an adorable heart-person craft that kids will love designing. Use pink and purple paper to cut out heart shapes for the body and limbs, and then let your child’s creativity shine by adding fun accessories.
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9. Counting Heart Wands
Toddlers will love using colorful heart wands and beads to practice counting to 10 in this engaging fine motor and numeracy activity. Perfect for developing fine motor skills and number sense, your toddler will repeatedly love this hands-on learning activity!
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10. Heart Stamps
Make a DIY stamp with a toilet paper roll for toddlers to easily create custom heart cards and art. Fold and invert the roll, secure it with a rubber band, dip it in paint and stamp away! This creative learning activity is perfect for little learners with big hearts.
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11. Foam Heart Fish
Craft adorable fish valentines from foam hearts- a craft supply with endless possibilities! Grab foam hearts and create custom fish with your child; decorating with embellishments for a fun, colorful craft project that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day
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Create charming Valentine’s Day Love Bugs with kids. Simple craft uses pom-poms, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. Follow the easy steps to assemble them, then glue them to foam hearts for a fun, memorable craft activity.
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This engaging craft will allow you to create a charming butterfly Valentine easily. Just follow the simple step-by-step instructions to craft your own using paper hearts—you’ll have an adorable gift or card in no time!
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14. Yarn Weaving
This engaging craft invites kids to weave yarn through punched holes in a paper plate, creating a heart-shaped decoration. It develops fine motor skills and introduces beginner sewing in an accessible way. Kids of all ages will love making this simple yet pretty homemade gift.
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15. Pom Pom Painting
Preschoolers will love creating spotted masterpieces with pom poms and paint. Just clip the fluffy balls to clothespins, dip them in washable paint, and pounce onto paper for a simple yet exciting craft your class will want to do again and again.
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16. Bead Hearts
This engaging Valentine’s Day craft invites kids to create beaded heart ornaments. Using pony beads and pipe cleaners, kids will strengthen fine motor and pattern skills while making sweet decorations to display love for family and friends.
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17. Love Bomb
Kids will enjoy creating confetti-filled “love bombs” for a fun craft. After cutting paper into scraps and filling bags, they blow up and pop the bags to release confetti onto a heart shape. Once dry, the colorful creation makes a decorative Valentine’s day craft.
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18. Bird Feeders
This winter, craft heart-shaped bird feeders with your family— mix gelatin, water, and bird seed. Pour into cookie cutters and freeze until hardened. Then, hang outdoors with twine for feathered friends to enjoy.
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19. Sewing Cards
Stitch heart shapes or other designs for the season. This engaging activity helps preschoolers develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination while creating decorative cards for loved ones.
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20. Spin Art
Discover the wonders of centrifugal force by spinning wooden hearts and painting them into dazzling works of art. The colors of the hearts will be remarkable! This fun STEAM activity is sure to inspire creativity and amaze kids.
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21. Chalk Pastel Hearts
Create beautiful stained-glass heart art this Valentine’s Day! Just trace heart shapes with white glue on black paper, let dry, then fill in sections with colorful chalk pastels. Blend shades for a fun effect. This easy, engaging process art heart activity is perfect for kids and beginners alike!
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22. Fizzing Heart Eruptions
Create colorful fizzing hearts in this great heart bubble experiment! Fill cut-out paper hearts with baking soda, then drop in vinegar mixed with food coloring for an engaging, hands-on science project your kids will love watching erupt before their eyes.
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23. Heart Symmetry
Introduce your preschool students to the concept of symmetry through a fun craft. You’ll work with paper, paint, and scissors to create colorful symmetrical heart art that explores balance and pattern.
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24. Paper Towel Hearts
Recycle stained paper towels and construction paper scraps into beautiful stained glass decorations for your preschool classroom! Cut heart shapes from black paper and fill them with colorful paper towel squares. Glue, trim and hang them in your window for pretty, one-of-a-kind decorations.
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25. Handprint Hearts
Kids will love creating simple heart crafts for Valentine’s Day. Follow a handy template to glue colorful Magic Nuudles onto cardstock. Add a sponge and water, then peel off to reveal one-of-a-kind decorations perfect for cards or gifts.
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26. Puffy Hearts
This engaging craft invites children to create adorable heart shapes using colorful magic noodles and a simple template. Youngsters will have fun crafting their puffy pink hearts to display on Valentine’s Day.
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27. Heart Wreaths
Create colorful heart wreaths with your toddler—just cut out heart shapes, add stickers and embellishments, then enjoy conversation and bonding time while decorating for Valentine’s Day.
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28. Heart Weaving
Engage kids in Valentine’s day fun by creating woven heart crafts. Select colors, cut paper strips, weave into hearts, secure with glue, and decorate with buttons for a simple yet charming art to make at home or school. This activity is great for fine motor practice and is an excellent craft.
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29. Sensory Bottles
Kids can make a floating heart sensory bottle by filling it with water, hearts, and glitter. As they shake their heart glitter jars, the hearts and glitter swirl and sink in a calming motion. This easy craft brings the magic of Valentine’s day to life.
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30. Magic Heart STEM
Kids will be captivated by this magical science activity that teaches the wonders of the human circulatory system. They’ll discover how the heart pumps blood throughout the body in a fun and unforgettable Valentine’s day-themed lesson using invisible ink and a reveal potion.
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