This Valentine’s Day, you don’t need to scrape in the dark for ideas on keeping your kids busy and having fun. Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, supervising these interesting activities will help build your kids’ imagination and creativity.

Valentine’s Day activities

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Our Knight and Princess are falling in love—they’ve been spending a lot of time together cutting out lovely paper hearts. Why not have your kids join in the fun?

Download Lipa Knight on App Store to play and learn while building bridges and helping our Knight rescue his beloved princess.

For some fun arts and crafts, check out how we created a home-made red paint for this Valentine’s activity. And in case you missed our Valentine’s reads, check them out now and grab your copies of these amazing love stories for kids.

Hand-made hearts made of red wool

Wool-hearts

These adorable woolen hearts can be used in a variety of ways. You can hang them all over your home or classroom ceilings, glue them on toy boxes or Valentine’s cards, or even place them in a nice, glass bowl to create a table decoration.

This is what you will need:

  • Red wool (or choose other colors to create colorful patterns)
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Draw heart shapes on a cardboard (make different sizes)
  • Use scissors to cut out the shapes
  • Use the glue to stick the first part of the wool so it doesn’t move (for better results, glue the tip of the wool thread in the middle of the heart)
  • If you use different colors, glue each tip of the wool thread onto the cardboard heart
  • Start rolling the wool all over your cardboard heart (make it thick so that the cardboard is not seen)

How to create the hearts:

Now that you have your sweet hearts ready, talk to the kids about how to use them. They will have amazing ideas.

Stuffed fabric hearts

Fabric-hearts

Got any leftover fabric at home or in your classroom? Make use out of them by creating these cute Valentine’s heart decorations. Don’t worry if the fabric you have isn’t red or pink—any color or pattern will exude a Valentine’s theme in a heart shape!

What you will need:

  • Felt pen
  • Fabric
  • Fabric glue
  • Needle and thread (for better results, use thicker thread or even a wool thread)
  • Stuffing (polyfill, cotton pads or small fabric scraps)
  • Draw heart shapes on your fabric with a felt pen
  • Cut out the heart shapes
  • Choose 2 the same or different heart-shaped fabric (front and back)
  • Place one on top of the other
  • Use the needle and a thread to start sewing both hearts from the bottom (you can use a different color of a thread to make it even more colorful. (See the image above)
  • Start sewing both hearts from the bottom, and sew along the sides of the hearts (See the image above)
  • When you’ve sewed half the heart, fill it with the desired stuffing
  • Finish sewing when your hearts are stuffed

What to do:

  • Draw heart shapes on your fabric with a felt pen
  • Cut out the heart shapes
  • Choose 2 the same or different heart-shaped fabric (front and back)
  • Place one on top of the other
  • Use the needle and a thread to start sewing both hearts from the bottom (you can use a different color of a thread to make it even more colorful. (See the image above)
  • Start sewing both hearts from the bottom, and sew along the sides of the hearts (See the image above)
  • When you’ve sewed half the heart, fill it with the desired stuffing
  • Finish sewing when your hearts are stuffed

Paper heart ornaments

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These double paper hearts will look good anywhere you hang them–on your classroom board or doors, or even on the trees in your front yard. Or take a small branch inside, put it in a vase, and you have a Valentine’s tree as a home or classroom decoration.

This is what you will need:

  • Variety of decorative paper or collage
  • Stapler or glue
  • Thread, rope, ribbon or cord (to make the loop for hanging)
  • Scissors

For paper with one-sided pattern:

4 strips of paper (1.5 x 12 inch paper)

4 strips of paper (1.5 x 8 inch paper)

For double-sided paper:

2 strips of paper (1.5 inches wide by 12 inches long)

2 strips of paper (1.5 inches wide by 8 inches long)

What to do:

  • Cut paper into 3 different sizes (small, medium, large)
  • Start with the smallest size and glue or staple together the top and bottom tips
  • Do the same with other 2 dimensions
  • Then glue on thread, cord, ribbon, etc. as the loop for hanging

When your Valentine’s ornaments are ready, involve your kids and ask them the perfect place to hang them—they might have some unique thoughts on the matter!

 Homemade heart soaps

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These heart-shaped soaps will make a perfect Valentine’s gift for anyone—grandma and grandpa, family friends, or just hang on to them until your kids’ next bath time. Not only do these soaps look adorable, but you can personalize each scent and create a lovely, sweet-smelling collection. Kids will enjoy this fun hands-on activity!

Ingredients:

  • Glycerin soap (you can even use a clear glycerin)
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Food coloring
  • Variety of essential oils
  • Vegetable spray
  • Molds
  • Spray the molds with vegetable spray
  • Cut the glycerin or glycerin soap into small cubes
  • Place the cubes into the molds
  • Put molds in the microwave and melt glycerin for 20 seconds
  • Add a few drops of an essential oil into the melted glycerin to get a desired scent
  • Add a few drops of the desired food color
  • Let the glycerin cool and harden, and then remove soap from the molds
  • Shape the soap with the heart-shaped cookie clutters

How to make the soaps:

Feel free to add ingredients such as honey or aloe vera for even more luxurious soaps. Voilà! Your heart soaps are ready to be given to someone special!

More crafts ideas…

Check out our new Pinterest board and find more fantastic ideas for your Valentine’s Day activities. We’ve re-pinned the ideas we loved the most.

Have fun and enjoy making these Valentine’s crafts with kids. Write to us and share your work with us. We’d be delighted to hear from you!

Lots of love,