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12 fun Valentine's Day crafts for kids

Spread a little love with one of these easy, loveable V-Day crafts.

By Today's Parent staff

12 fun Valentine's Day crafts for kids

Photo: Tony Lanz

Edible playdough

Make your own playdough and dye it shades of red and pink using raspberries, beets and bluebrries. And if the kids eat some of it, no biggie! Get the instructions here.

A bunch of small coloured play dough balls in the shape of a heart

Stained glass

Show the world your love with these cute window catchers. Creating this effect is easy, just apply coloured glue to wax paper. Get the instructions: Squishy-Cute Designs

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Heart marshmallows

A craft you can eat is the best kind! Add some love to your hot chocolate with these yummy marshmallow hearts. They aren’t as tricky as you might think, promise. Get the instructions here.

12 fun Valentine's Day crafts for kids

Hair bands

Wear your heart on your head with these adorable headbands. Get the instructions here.

DIY heart hair band

Cute as a button

Here’s a cute craft that’s fun to make and give away. Hang it on the wall or from a doorway like mistletoe. They’re great dangling from a backpack, too. Get the instructions: Kiwi Crate

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Recycled hearts

Give cards a special touch these whimsical heart stamps. They’re made from paper towel rolls, which is a recycling win. You could decorate giftwrap with this stamper, too. Get the instructions: Kiwi Crate

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Foxy valentines

Get foxy with these these sweet valentines. They’re made from supplies you can grab at the dollar store. Get the instructions: Live Craft Love

12 fun Valentine's Day crafts for kidsPhoto: Darie via Pinterest

Pop art

Send a pop of love with this artsy expression. Get the instructions: Arty Crafty Kids

12 fun Valentine's Day crafts for kidsPhoto: Arty Crafty Kids via Pinterest

Valentine sensory bottle

This sensory craft packs a lot of longterm playability. Plus, how pretty is that falling confetti and glitter? Get the instructions: Natural Beach Living

12 fun Valentine's Day crafts for kidsPhoto: Natural Beach Living via Pinterest

Shaving cream hearts

Shaving cream is not just for your face! Turns out it creates a pretty marbled effect when used for art projects. Get the instructions: Hello, Wonderful

12 fun Valentine's Day crafts for kidsPhoto: Hello, Wonderful via Pinterest

String art

This folky craft is a great way to practice sewing skills, which is a great life skill and an oddly satisfying task. Get the instructions: Red Ted Art

12 fun Valentine's Day crafts for kidsPhoto: I Heart Crafty Things via Pinterest

Bubblegum valentines

OK, so you probably don’t want to make 30 of these, but a few would be fun. Those are clear plastic ornaments tucked into the base of a red Solo cup. Get the instructions: Sprinkle Some Fun

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