Toddler Valentine Crafts

Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Crafts, Holidays, Valentines | 28 comments

Toddler Valentine Crafts


Need something to keep your toddler occupied for a craft? These Toddler Valentine Crafts are easy to do and use materials you probably have on hand or are inexpensive to buy.

The Toddler Crafts are easily made by your child or grandchild, but need some final putting together by an adult!  Supervision and a paint shirt are recommended, too!

Each individual step doesn’t take long to do so it goes well with a short attention span.


4 wooden hearts about 2  3/4 inches across. I purchased these at a craft store for $.29 each! You can use bigger ones if you choose. You don’t need four unless you are spelling out “LOVE”.

Red acrylic paint

Red Craft “Twinkles paint”  or glitter glue

Foam Letters (optional)

Red Ribbon (for hanging – optional)

Toddler Valentine Crafts

Kids love to paint and you really can’t mess this up! Use a sponge brush and let them dab or brush the paint on. Hint: the wooden heart moves around so tape it to the plate or paint area.

Let dry.

Next, paint with sparkle paint!  When dry, let them decorate with stickers or stick-on foam letters “L-O-V-E”

Toddler Valentine Crafts

When finished, an adult can drill the holes and put this together or hang each heart by themselves.


Toddler Valentine Crafts

The next two ideas of the “Toddler Valentine Crafts” use coffee filters.


Coffee Filters

Permanent Markers – Pink,  Red

Rubbing Alcohol

Eye Dropper

Red or Pink Glitter Paint (optional)

Pipe Cleaners


First, lay a coffee filter on a foam or plastic plate.

Color at random with a permanent marker.

Toddler Valentine Crafts


When finished with markers, drop alcohol onto filter. Colors will run together.  Place filter over a jar to dry. This dries fairly quickly!

Toddler Valentine Crafts

When dry, fold together. Your toddler can dip it into the sparkle paint along the edges. It’s OK if it gets other places on the filter. When done, unfold and place over the jar again to dry. (The sparkle paint will take longer)

Toddler Valentine Crafts

When dry, fold together and attach pipe cleaner to the flower. (needs adult help)

Toddler Valentine Crafts



Display on your table for a Valentine centerpiece.

Toddler Valentine Crafts

Another version of the same technique is this….

Right after you have dried the filter in the rubbing alcohol step, cut the filter into a heart shape. Let the toddler decorate the edges or wherever with sparkle paint. Let dry if using the paint and apply stickers. Display on a window to highlight the colors!

Add to a Valentine card, too!

Toddler Valentine Crafts


Toddler Valentine Crafts


Have fun doing these Toddler Valentine Crafts with your child!

For more ideas check out my post on Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids!



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  1. Super cute as always Phyllis! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

  2. Such original art and so cute. Valentine is a pretty holiday. Thank you for linking up to our Table It link party.

  3. They are lovely!Have a great day ahead! Greetings from Dubai!!

    • Wow! Across the world!

  4. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  5. I’m always looking for crafts for my young granddaughter; she loves them! We were just talking today about what to do for Valentines Day. Thank you for sharing these!

    • You’re welcome! Glad it was good timing!

  6. Love these ideas! I was just thinking about what I was going to do with my little ones for Valentine’s day this year! Saw your idea on “the answer is chocolate link party!” Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    • Yes, with toddlers you are so limited with their attention span. This works! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Cute! I love easy peasy crafts for my 3 year old. Thanks for sharing!

    • She’ll have fun!

  8. Another fantastic post Phyllis. I’ll be featuring this one too at the Valentine’s Day round up.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

    • Thanks! I appreciate it!

  9. I love the coffee filter flowers, they are so pretty. You came up with some really great ideas….like the love sign. Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best, your creative inspiration is always fun to see. Just to let you know I started following you on Facebook!

    • Thanks! Sweet comments!

  10. thank you, Phyllis, for adding this post in our All Things Valentines Link Up this month! I’m going to use these ideas for mother’s day this year.
    We’ll be opening up our All Things Spring link up on Feb 28 – please come join us and add in any posts you have with a Spring theme!

  11. The coffee filter flowers look so pretty – what a fun idea! I featured it this week on TGIF. (

    Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us! Hope to see you linked up again later today.

    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  12. Thanks so much for sharing o craft schooling Sunday!

  13. Lovely ideas! So glad you shared at the Foodies & Crafties Soiree!

  14. Lovely ideas, think I need to try the love hearts one 🙂

  15. I really love the hanging hearts – they are beautiful 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  16. The coffee filter hearts are lovely. I might try those with Potato this year xx

  17. Love these crafts! I’m trying to put together some easy crafts for my little guys that won’t make a huge mess, but still be fun, and these are great. I’m part of a Valentine link up and this post would be perfect for it, if you are interested in joining here’s the link,

    I hope you stop by!


  18. I love the wooden hearts! I think the kids would love making that.

  19. These are beautiful crafts! Thank you for sharing. I love that you have a special time for your grandkids each year. What a precious treasure that time is.

  20. I’m seeing this post just in time! I’m planning a Valentine party for my daughter’s Pre K class and these activities are great! Pinning this now! Thanks so much for the great ideas!

  21. I love the “Love” sign idea! I think my 5 year-old will love making it! Thanks for the great ideas!

  22. More great ideas, I love the coffee filter flowers.,they are really cute.

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