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)
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.
Next, paint with sparkle paint! When dry, let them decorate with stickers or stick-on foam letters “L-O-V-E”
When finished, an adult can drill the holes and put this together or hang each heart by themselves.
The next two ideas of the “Toddler Valentine Crafts” use coffee filters.
Permanent Markers – Pink, Red
Red or Pink Glitter Paint (optional)
First, lay a coffee filter on a foam or plastic plate.
Color at random with a permanent marker.
When finished with markers, drop alcohol onto filter. Colors will run together. Place filter over a jar to dry. This dries fairly quickly!
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)
When dry, fold together and attach pipe cleaner to the flower. (needs adult help)
Display on your table for a Valentine centerpiece.
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!
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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