20 Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas For Kids & Families

Valentine’s Day is a holiday to show your love to the most important people in your life. Nothing says “I love you” more than something that is handmade.

Handmade gifts are unique and special to those who are enjoying them. If you are in need of some inspiration, here are 20 easy Valentine’s Day crafts you can create as gifts or decorative pieces.

What’s great is that kids of all ages would also have fun creating some of these valentine crafts as well as they’re perfect for little hands!

Thumbprint Mason Jars

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by It All Started with Paint

If you are looking for crafts to give to family or close friends, this mason jar craft would be the perfect memento. It’s a unique gift with a personal touch and a cute craft for younger kids to try.

Candy Terrariums

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Oh Joy!

Here’s a fun little twist to the treat filled mason jars. These creative candy terrariums would be great gifts to give to friends, coworkers, or classmates for Valentine’s day. Fill them with candy hearts, sweet treats and fun figures.

Surprise Box

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Damask Love

Want a more sentimental gift to give to your loved ones? This surprise box makes an awesome Valentine’s day gift and can be filled with valentine cards, personal photos, treats, and little gifts. It’s sure to make anyone’s hearts burst with lots of love!

Glitter XO Letters

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Make Life Lovely

Who doesn’t love glitter for Valentines Day? When creating your DIY decorations, add this one to the top of your list! Add a little sparkle to your home or space with these dazzling X’s and O’s.

Pink Bunny Tail Wreath

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Happy Happy Nester

Wreaths are wonderful pieces to decorate for any occasion. This pink bunny tail wreath is a fun idea and can be a soft Valentine’s Day addition to any space.

Valentine’s Branch Tree

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by The House That Lars Built

Add a little whimsy to a room with this easy peasy cute Valentine’s Branch Tree. The tutorial comes with a free template for the paper hearts. The addition of the hearts and love birds to tree branches is such a beautiful way to decorate for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine Candy Dispensers

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by White House Crafts

Have some extra craft ornaments leftover from the holidays? This tutorial teaches you how to create cute little candy dispensers to give to friends as Valentines. Use a little construction paper and let your older kids enjoy making these too!

Strawberry Valentine

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by The Paper Mama

Valentines can not only be fun gifts but they can double up as cute decorations. This berry sweet DIY paper craft is great to create with the kids. The Paper Mama also offers a free printable as a template.

Love Sign

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Landeelu

Show your love this Valentine’s Day, literally. You can create a sign with the lettering of “Love” to display pretty much anywhere for this day of romance and appreciation. It’s an easy Valentine craft with a stunning finished product that can last long after the holiday!!

Heart Garland

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Oh Happy Day

If you are having a Valentine’s celebration or just want to decorate to get into the spirit, this heart garland would be a great little addition. It puts a Valentine’s twist on a paper chain we know love from childhood and is so much fun to create!

Bear Hug Key Rings

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Lia Griffith

Hugs are a simple gesture to show your love. These adorable little bear hug rings can be the simple solution. This DIY also comes with a video tutorial to help you through the creative process.

Valentine Treat Bags

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Almost Makes Perfect

You collected your choice of Valentine’s treats, but now you need something to hold them. These muslin treat bags are very easy to create. What’s great is that the bags can be reused creating less waste!

Book Collection Covers

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Design Sponge

Do you know a book lover or are one yourself? This tutorial shows you how to create simple Valentine themed book covers for hardback books.

Long Distance Valentines

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Handmade Charlotte

If you want to create some handmade cards, here is a very simple heart craft. If you have little ones at home (yes, even little toddlers), this would be a great craft to occupy them as well as have a precious personal touch.

Heart Doily Valentine Dreamcatcher

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by My Poppet

Love dreamcatchers? Here is an easy DIY to create your own Valentine’s Day themed dreamcatcher that you can use to decorate for that special day of love!

Candy Heart Bouquet

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Smart School House

Flowers are a lovely gift to give your loved ones. Make your flower bouquet just a little bit sweeter with this candy heart filled flower vase. It’s a simple craft that gets a big reaction!

Gold Heart Piñata

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Studio DIY

Feeling festive for Valentine’s Day? You can create this gold heart piñata and fill it with Valentine’s candy to break on February 14. Or if you don’t want to break this beautiful creation, you can use it for decoration or a photo prop.

Painted Clay Pots

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Sustain My Craft Habit

Painted clay plant pots are great gifts to give to anyone – friends, teachers, or even your special someone. They can be customized to fit any occasion especially Valentine’s Day. You can also add yummy treats to add something sweet.

No Sew Valentine Mail Bag

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Julep by Minted

Need a place to collect all the Valentines? Here’s a cute alternative to the regular Valentine’s box. It’s a stylish Valentine’s box disguised as a mail bag! Don’t know how to sew? Believe it or not, this bag requires no sewing skills!

Geometric Himmeli Heart

20 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Families
Photo by Vintage Revivals

Geometric decor gives a very modern feel to any room. If you love that style but also want to decorate for Valentine’s Day, this tutorial has step-by-step instructions along with photos to help you create geometric heart shape decor. Additionally, the project is budget friendly and surprisingly quite simple to create.

Which one of these Valentine’s day craft ideas are you inspired to create? Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s with a significant other, friends, family or maybe even yourself, any of these crafts would be great for that special day!

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By Joyanne Goronal

Hi I'm Joyanne from Florida, USA. I love art, bullet journaling, and going to the beach.