Valentine Crafts for Babies and Toddlers

Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

I found this website today and it has amazing ideas. Check out these ideas for Valentine Crafts for Babies and Toddlers.

Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

Heart Exploration

Babies love to explore!  Let them explore the new things around your home for Valentine’s Day.  The empty box of chocolate can be the newest toy that they love to open and shut and open and shut and hide their toys inside.
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

Heart Cookie Cutters

The heart cookie cutter you found on clearance after Valentine’s Day can become a manipulative toys that they love putting in and out of the metal bowl(our favorite toy at our house).  Finding things around the house shaped like hearts and talking about them provides discovery and stimulation and vocabulary for your  baby’s development.  I hope to make a few heart photo blocks this week too, inspired from our Make Your Own Baby Blocks

Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

Felt Hearts 

It’s always fun to give your baby something new to explore.  We’re using Felt Hearts for playtime.  I cut out some felt hearts in various sizes so that we could explore the hearts.  I also gave her a container to keep them in.  I made sure to make the hearts in both matching color and shapes so that she could find the same.  Creating learning opportunities to sort objects and demonstrate new vocabulary is important at any age.  We used words like big, small, same, different, red, pink and purple.  They would make a cute Valentine gift for your child!
Felt Sweets and Fabric Bowl  Amanda gave my daughter this adorable Handmade Gift for her 1st birthday that she loves.  It’s a great idea for a Valentine’s Day too for your little ones!
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

Heart Scribbles Art

We just started making our First Scribbles (check out our post for more info).  This time she had fun using the container to hold her crayons in.  She was so engaged in putting the crayons in and out of the crayon holder.  She would take the crayon out and put it onto the paper and scribble and then put it back in.  I tried to make a big deal out of when she would put it on the paper so she would start to process what to do.  She loved it!
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It
I took her scribbles and cut out some Hearts in various sizes to decorate for Valentine’s Day.  Then we took the hearts and glued them onto a paper to create butterflies.  We hung them up on our fridge but you can also make Valentine’s Day card for Daddy or Grandparents with them.  When we glued them I made sure not to put glue on the end so that their wings could lift up off the paper as though they are flying.  Here’s how our Butterfly Hearts from Scribbles turned out.
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

Heart Prints

We explored using a heart cookie cutter to make prints with washable paint.  I added a few drops of soap into our already washable paint to make it a little bit easier at clean up time.  Before we started  using the cookie cutter I gave her some time the day before playing with it.  It’s important to let you child experience the art supply before expecting them to create something with it.
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

Love Bug Footprint T-Shirt

I couldn’t resist using her foot on last time to make a little Valentine’s Day T-Shirt to wear.  I just dipped her foot into red fabric paint and put it onto a Onsie.  Then took a sponge heart stamp and stamped the wings onto my Love Bug!  Simple but turned out super cute for our little Love Bug.  You could easily make this into a card too.
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

Valentine Butterfly

We’re sent little Valentine’s off to Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles.  We made little Valentine Butterflies by tracing my daughter’s foot.  Then we attached heart doilies for the wings and eyes to the footprint.  We attached this little Valentine phrase too. I love that both of my girls were able to do this craft together and send them off to family.

Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

My First Valentine

Simple Valentine Idea just create a handprint on a heart doiley, great for siblings too!

Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

Valentine Snack Time

We enjoyed our Heart Breadsticks from Little Hands That Cook with Books.  If you haven’t checked it out you might want to for a little special snack for family or friends.  My daughter loved the heart bread stick  and they were super simple!

Valentine’s Day Shopping List

Hope you enjoy this special time with your baby.  Take the moment to really see your baby and loved ones.  Validate them and express to them they are a person who’s important to you.  Taking the time to say I Love you with hugs and kisses and smiles. I promise you, your child will love you forever for those moments and grow up happy, confident and loved!
Valentine's Day Activities for Babies and Toddlers from The Educators' Spin On It

8 Kids Valentines Craft Makes

Valentines day Feburaury 14th- 8 Kids Valentine craft makes

St Valentine ,the Patron Saint of Valentines.

Valentines shouldnt just be between lovers i think, how about using this day to tell each other how much you mean to one another even if your not romantically involved?  Your little ones are such a big part of your life why not get them involved on the act as well. Here are a few ideas ive found that i think could work well with getting your little ones involved in the run up and on the day itself.

Please let me know what you think of these or let me know what you will be getting up to for the big ‘V’ day.

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1.  In Wales we have St Dwynwen’s Day, the Welsh equivalent of Valentine’s Day which is celebrated across Wales this Sunday, January 25.

Welsh Lovespoons are given to a lady by her suitor traditionally. Typically lovespoons look like this:

Carved wooden lovespoon with hearts, lock and wheel. There are five design elements, three hearts which also form the bowl and the ring of the spoon. Between these are a wheel and a padlock.

The intricate carvings can symbolize different meanings of love and a lady accepting the lovespoon from her suitor would be accepting his interest.

See this post here on getting your little ones involved in the making, you might even be inspired as an adult to get involved in the wood carving!

 

 

 

 

 

2. Butterfly Valentines

 

 

 

 

 

 

These lollipop butterflies make the perfect Valentine’s craft for kids. You can give them some personal flair with your color choices, glitter, and other drawings made just by your child. These make great favors and a different kind of Valentine’s Day card that anyone is sure to love!

See full instructions to make them here.

3. heart wreath from planet forward

 

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4.bird seed heart from no time for flash cards

 

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5. heart shaped bracelet from make and takes

 

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6. beaded heart from toddler craft

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7.paper mache jar candle holder from fabulessly frugal

 

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8. easy heart suncathcher from happiness is homemade

 

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