11 Klutz-Proof Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

by Heather McCurdy on January 24, 2014

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Klutz-Proof Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids? Yes, these are. They may have been Pinterest-inspired, however, don’t hold that against them. We know you can do these crafts, even if you’re all thumbs. My friend Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond rounded up 11 gems to get you crafting with the kids this weekend.

The non-crafty crafter (Heather) strikes. Barb is apparently a very very good friend. We were discussing Valentine’s Day craft ideas for kids and she asked me to do a guest post. Good gracious, only a very good friend does this. Especially an amazing mom and kid-crafter like herself. So, if you feel crafting challenged, just check out this round up of Valentine’s Day kids’ crafts and ideas with me. I made sure they were all somewhat mom klutz-proof.

11 Klutz-Proof Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

First, there’s one rule. You MUST forget all preconceived notions of fingers glued together, glitter smeared floors, and newly decorated colored walls. EMBRACE the craft and the er, inner creativity of your children. Now let’s get crafting!

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

  • Valentine’s Day Bookmarks - yup, think I can pull this off. Really, I can. How about a regular old hole punch? Will that work? No? Okay, think I can still do this with a trip to the craft store for that little hole punchy thingamajig. Or, I can just show it to my mom and hand off the kids, paint swatches, and ribbon. Bet you she’s got it covered.
  • Valentine’s Day Monster Pencils - Pencils – useful and sensible, pom poms – Uh-MA-zing!, glue – in my hands thankyouverymuch, and googly eyes – THE BEST craft product out there, like ever! I will not be running and screaming in terror from these monsters. They may go directly onto my desk.
  • Valentine’s Day Cards – These would be sweet even though a bit messy. Can’t you see giving grandma one of these every year with a footprint or hand print on it? I read this brilliant idea where some one stuck their kid in the bath tub to do this kind of paint work. Contained mess. Craft then bath. Kinda like a one, two, and done. PERFECT!
  • Valentine’s Day Window Decoration Craft – Add some glitter, shiny things, and bits of paper all safely protected between sticky paper. My daughter will be all over this idea. Guess what! I’m pretty sure I’m handing her the vacuum hose afterward. Here ya go kiddo. Suck up the leftover glitter and paper bits. I’m sure I’ll still be finding glitter in my hair and stuck to the seat of my pants for days but hey, the thought of my husband walking around work with random bits of shininess too is kind of funny.
  • Love Bugs -  Sweeeeeet! I’ll take these bugs any day. Once again the googly eyes get me. I’m not sure about the needle nose pliers. Somehow I manage to poke myself with them EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.  Oh well, what’s a wound or 2 with these cute little bugs being the result?
  • Heart Butterfly – Picture #2. It has no directions but I think I’ve got this. I have heart shaped cookie cutters that will make a perfect stencil. Oooo, even better idea! Make this beauty with sugar cookies. Oh yeah, now we’re talking!
  • Recycled Flower Bouquet -  “5 easy steps”. Yup. I NEED something like this. Plus these eclectic flowers are so my style. Hopefully mine turn out as amazing as my friend Lauryn’s did.
  • Hogs and Kisses Valentine - Cute, and goodness knows we go through enough toilet paper in this house. I knew hoarding toilet paper rolls would pay off someday.
  • Love Blooms – This is a sweet craft to do with kids but seriously, can I have an order of spring with that? It just makes me anxious for tulips and daffodils, sunshine, and warm weather.
  • Jelly Bean Bracelets – Cute! Easy to make! Who else is thinking these suckers are covered in germs and there is no way in heck my kid would eat this if some one gave it to them? We definitely are making these at home though. To keep. Not give away.
  • Red Solo Cup Valentine’s Dude - Red solo cup….sharpie….kids won’t get this humor but seriously, look at this dude. I need one of these sitting on my desk just to make me laugh all day because “he” looks so funny. All he’s missing is a white t-shirt.

Valentine's Day Cup Man

I think we have enough crafts to keep us busy for a bit. What do you say? Crafty or non-crafty, have a fabulous time making Valentine’s Day crafts with your kids, and don’t forget to check the chair for glitter before you sit down.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

tiffany January 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Great list! Thanks for the mention!


Caitlin January 24, 2014 at 3:49 pm

So many cute crafts! I love the jelly bean bracelet but you’re right, just for home.
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Jennifer O January 24, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Awesome VDay craft round-up! Gotta try some of these with my two girlies!
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Barb January 26, 2014 at 6:42 am

I’m loving the Red Solo cup Dude!


Jennifer @Making Our Life Matter January 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

This stuff is so cute! I really wish I had little ones again to do these crafts. Teenagers just aren’t into it ;)
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Barb January 26, 2014 at 6:42 am

I hear you! We offered the butterfly pencils to my 17 year old son, and for some reason, he said no. ;)


Heather M January 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Know a mom with littles? I bet she wouldn’t mind you doing a craft with the kids nad giving her a little breather.
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Lauryn January 24, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Great post Heather! I love the adorable Valentine’s Dude! Thanks for including me in it too;)
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Heather M January 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm

You are welcome. In typical Heather fashion the Dude isn’t finished. He needs some finishing touches that I kind of absentmindedly forgot.
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Jennifer A January 24, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Thanks Heather for sharing your great ideas with Barb and us. Maybe I’ll actually let my boys craft their own Valentine’s this year.
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Carrie @ Chockababy January 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I need to get back in the habit of being crafty with the kids. Thanks for the motivation!!!
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Barb January 26, 2014 at 6:39 am

Just keep it easy; that’s what I do!


Barb January 26, 2014 at 6:48 am

We do Sunday Afternoon Craft time weekly to make sure we get some crafting in. Anything counts. This week, I’m working on a First Communion Album with my middle son.


Tammy @ creativekkids.com January 30, 2014 at 3:20 pm

These are great ideas! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!
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Barb January 31, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Thank you!


Cynthia February 1, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Great group of ideas. I really like the Love Bugs. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.


Kathy February 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm

These are terrific! So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
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