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6 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for the Whole Family

Two children working on Valentine's day cards with sticker hearts and colored pencils.
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Looking for something special to do with your family this Valentine’s Day? These fun, easy crafts are perfect for all ages—including adults! Plus, they make great gifts or lovely decorations to scatter around your home.

Making your own Valentine’s crafts, gifts, and cards is an easy way to save money. Want to spoil a loved one with a fancy bath bomb? Make your own! Need to create Valentine’s Day cards for an entire class? It’s time to get crafty! Need a container to fill with heart-shaped candies for everyone to snack on? Decorate a mason jar!

The best part is you get some bonding time with your kids and, after all, isn’t that what the day of love is really all about?

Thumbprint Mason Jars

One of the simplest Valentine’s Day projects out there, thumbprint mason jars have the bonus of a personal touch—everyone’s thumbprint leaves a permanent mark!

You just need some mason jars (any size) and acrylic paint. You can make beautiful hearts with your thumbs and pinkies (adult fingers make bigger hearts, and little kids make the smaller ones).

You can fill your finished jars with flowers, candies, or love notes for the whole family to read on Valentine’s Day. Plus, you can pack away the jars and reuse them for many years to come.

Check out the full tutorial at Mason Jar Crafts.

Heart Notebooks

Looking for a sweet gift you can personalize for friends and family? Try these adorable DIY heart notebooks. You can write little poems, notes of appreciation, or decorate them with stickers and stamps.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A printable template: You can download one for free in the tutorial.
  • A pencil
  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • A glue stick
  • Ribbon or yarn
  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils

You can follow the tutorial at Easy, Peasy, and Fun.

Bath Bombs

Four colorful bath bombs, sitting on a platter.
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Bath bombs are sweet, luxurious, and super-easy to make. You can gift them to teachers and relatives, or save them to spoil your own family (yourself included!). Even little kids will love the fun colors and stimulating scents. Plus, it’s a great way to take bath time to the next level.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Corn starch
  • Epsom salts
  • Water
  • Essential oils
  • Oil
  • Food coloring
  • Bath bomb molds
  • Small, clear bags
  • Twine
  • Tags: You can use these to write personalized messages or love poems.

You’ll find the full tutorial at Make Life Lovely.

No-Sew Heart Pillows

Little heart pillows are simple, no-sew projects. You just need a few pieces of felt fabric, scissors, and some cotton to stuff inside—that’s it!

First, you cut out the hearts, and then snip little notches along the edges. You can tie the edge pieces together and, just like that, you have an adorable pillow—no needles required!

If you want, you can use ribbons to hang the finished hearts on the wall. Or you can take it a step further and use bigger pieces of felt to make decorative couch cushions.

You can read the full tutorial at Krokotak.

Paint Chip Valentine’s Day Cards

You know those little paint samples they have at the local hardware store? Here’s a craft that puts those to good use! The best part is they’re completely free, so stock up next time you’re in there.

This project is perfect for kids who want to hand out cards at school or mail some to relatives. You can also strategically place them around the house. For example, you could tape one to each family member’s door or use them as placemats for your family’s Valentine’s Day dinner.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Then, just follow the steps at Felt Magnet.

Paper Heart Flowers

You can use adorable paper heart flowers to personalize Valentine cards or to add some unique decorations to a vase. You can include a sweet message or tape a piece of candy inside—yum!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A printable template: You can download one from the tutorial.
  • Paper: White and colors such as green and yellow.
  • Green paper straws or pipe cleaners: You use these for the stems of your flowers.
  • Markers
  • Paper clips or mini clothespins
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • A glue stick

You’ll find the full tutorial at Easy, Peasy, and Fun.

Valentine’s Day crafts are fun for the whole family! Not only will you save money, you’ll also have some pure bonding time with the kids. So, set aside some time, turn off the TV, and get busy crafting!

Jill A. Chafin Jill A. Chafin
Jill A. Chafin is a freelance writer, aerialist, dancer, food enthusiast, outdoor adventurer, and mama, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Read Full Bio »
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