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Valentine's Day Crafts

Valentine's Day fun for everyone!

Valentine's Day Crafts

Valentine's Day fun for everyone!
 
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About the projects

Send a little love to someone special. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or just another Wednesday afternoon, you can always show your loved one that you care with Aunt Annie’s Valentine-themed craft projects.

Below, kids and adults can browse Valentines, gifts, and papercraft projects suitable for all skill levels from preschool to post-retirement. Make a heart-shaped card or a cute plaster "love bug," and craft a festive banner or garland for matching decorations.

If you’re still searching for a way to express your affection, pop over to the Valentine's Day Cards page to find the perfect handmade card project. For heart ePapers to download and print, see Aunt Annie's Digital Papers for Valentine's Day. Also see the roundup of Aunt Annie's Printables for Valentine's Day.

Take a look at Aunt Annie’s ideas, and pick a craft that makes your heart go pitter-patter!

The projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to AVERAGE.

Browse down this page for descriptions and illustrations of the projects, then select a project and have some crafting fun! Or jump to the category index for a listing of all crafts.

French Door Sticker Gift Tags

French Door Gift Tags for Valentine's Day
Description ↓

Make a gift tag for Valentine's Day with a hidden message of love inside. A sticker and a rectangular strip of paper or cardstock are all it takes to make these unique bifold tags. Use the heart stickers in the project or a commercial one you have on hand.

EASY

Heart Snowflakes

Heart Snowflakes
Description ↓

Make paper snowflakes with heart cutouts using the printable cutting guides. Follow the instructions in the Symmetry in Snowflakes craft project to make heart snowflakes using the cutting templates. Start with the cutting templates then try making heart snowflakes of your own design.

EASY

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Paper Heart Chains

Paper Heart Chains
Description ↓

Create chains of paper hearts by cutting accordion-folded paper strips. You can easily make paper heart chains for Valentine's Day. It's just like cutting Paper Doll Chains—only easier! Use strips of red paper, plain or patterned, to decorate for a party, in the classroom, around the house or for a special dinner with your loved ones.

VERY EASY

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Woven Heart Valentines

Woven Heart Valentines
Description ↓

Add the look of basket weaving to your Valentine's Day card creations by weaving together paper strips or by using one of Aunt Annie's Woven Strips digital downloads to achieve the woven-look. The card ideas presented here can easily be adapted for other holidays or occasions by changing the colors or using different cutout shapes.

EASY

Simple Valentines

Simple Valentines
Description ↓

This project features quick and easy Valentine designs that are simple to make and perfect for classroom giving! Select from printable Valentine's Day card patterns with either 6 or 9 Valentines to a sheet. You likely have everything on hand needed to make these Valentines!

VERY EASY

Valentine's Day Candy Jar

Valentine's Day candy jars
Description ↓

It is easy to recycle an empty jar into a wonderful container for Valentine’s Day candies. Just add some cutouts from old Valentine’s Day cards or leftover Valentine's Day napkins to make a decorated jar nice enough to give as a gift.

EASY

Easy Jar Lid Covers

Valentine Jar Lid Covers
Description ↓

Turn any jar into something special for your Valentine with a jar lid cover quickly made from paper. Use the templates in the project to make heart-decorated Valentine's Day lid covers for a recycled jar and fill  it with Valentine candy. Anyone will be delighted to receive a gift with a sweet lid cover.

VERY EASY

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Clay Charms and Pendants

Heart and flower charms and pendants
Description ↓

Make charms and pendants for necklaces and bracelets using Homemade Bread Clay or commercial air-dry clay. Make the heart and flower pendants and heart charms for yourself or to give as gifts. When strung on cord or a chain, they make perfect gifts for Valentine's Day.

EASY

Appliqué Heart Valentines

Heart Applique Valentines
Description ↓

These Valentine's Day cards feature heart appliqués made with patterned papers that you can download and print. The paper appliqués on these greeting cards are made to resemble fabric appliqué seen on clothing and quilts. The project includes details for making five Valentine's Day cards.

EASY

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Valentine Garland of Hearts

Garland of tissue paper hearts
Friday Fun Description ↓

Get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day with this easy heart-shaped tissue paper garland. Decorate your doorways, banisters, or furniture with a whimsical nod to the sweetest day of the year.

VERY EASY

Heart-Shaped Box

Heart shaped boxes
Description ↓

Make a novelty box for Valentine's Day in the shape of a heart. Choose from a variety of printable patterns for two sizes of heart boxes. This is a cute gift box for small presents that will bring smiles and warm hearts wherever it is displayed.

DIFFICULT

Easy Valentine Cards

Easy Valentine Cards made with cut outs
Friday Fun Description ↓

Simple, easy, and effective. Draw hearts freehand for this Valentine card, and just fold, cut and glue! Cutout cards are a great Valentine’s Day craft for children and classroom groups.

VERY EASY

Valentine Heart Chain Pop-Up Card

Click to see Valentine with a Heart Chain Pop-Up craft
Description ↓

Make a special Valentine's Day card with a pop-up inside. Have you ever made paper doll chains? Using that idea, you'll cut a chain of hearts and glue it inside the Valentine's Day card to make a pop-up that springs outs when the card is opened. What fun!

EASY

Valentine Flag Banner

Valentine flag banner
Friday Fun Description ↓

Much like shouting your love from the rooftops, show off your Valentine’s Day enthusiasm with this fun and easy paper flag banner craft. Hang it in a doorway, over the mantel, or in the window, or use it to decorate a Valentine-themed bulletin board. No pattern required—just cut, glue and string.

VERY EASY

Valentine Tri-tetraflexagon

Tri-tetraflexagon Valentine
Description ↓

In this project, you'll make a special Valentine's Day version of the tri-tetraflexagon. This is one of the simplest and easiest to make flexagons. It looks like a simple paper square with a front and a back, but hidden inside is another side (or face) that is revealed by folding the square in half and flexing it.

EASY

Valentine Crown

Valentine crown craft project
Friday Fun Description ↓

A bit of regal romance is easy to dream up with this simple Valentine crown. Make one for your Prince or Princess Charming, or host a royal gala by crafting with a group of children. Create a crown for any holiday just by changing the paint color and decorations!

EASY

Love Bugs

Love bug attach to flower
Friday Fun Description ↓

Not all bugs are creepy and crawly! Kids will love making and decorating Aunt Annie’s love bugs. Molded from plaster of Paris in plastic spoons, these little painted bugs can be made into magnets and pins—great for Valentine’s Day gift-giving.

VERY EASY

Valentine Heart Pop-Up Cards

Valentine's Day card with heart pop-up
Description ↓

If wearing your heart on your sleeve isn’t your style, make this special Valentine’s Day card instead. A simple pop-up heart can be included in your handmade card or incorporated into a store-bought card for a romantic craft that shouts, "Be mine!".

EASY

Valentine's Day Pins

Valentine's Day pins
Friday Fun Description ↓

Jewelry is a Valentine’s Day tradition, and what could be better than jewelry you design and create? Use heart-shaped candy molds to make custom plaster of Paris pins for your loved one—there’s nothing sweeter.

EASY

3-D Valentines

3-D Valentine decoration
Description ↓

Give your whole heart this Valentine’s Day with a three-dimensional heart-shaped Valentine! Little fingers may have trouble with this project, so Aunt Annie provides a kid-friendly craft option.

AVERAGE

Valentine Basket

Traditional woven paper Valentine askets
Description ↓

Treat your Valentine to a handmade heart basket easily made by weaving paper strips. Serve up a portable picnic by filling the basket with candy hearts or other sweets! This classic craft is a hit with groups of children.

AVERAGE

Valentine Suncatchers

Heart-shaped Valentine Suncatchers
Description ↓

"You light up my life" takes on a little more meaning when you give a Valentine suncatcher craft as a gift! Tissue paper hearts look beautiful in the window, strung on a mobile, or tucked into a special handmade card.

EASY

Heart Shaped Cards

Simple heart-shaped Valentine's Day cards
Description ↓

Use Aunt Annie’s printable patterns to make sweet and simple heart-shaped Valentines. Most cards are circus-themed, featuring smiling seals and circus strongmen, while one is crafted just for your special someone.

VERY EASY

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