Valentines Day Craft Ideas for Boys and Girls to Make for Their Friends

Valentine’s Day is the day of love, and many kids just don’t get into it, especially boys. If you’re looking for great crafts for your kids (both boys and girls) to do this Valentine’s Day, look no further! Here are three great ideas for you to try.

These Valentines Day craft ideas for boys and girls are the perfect way to show your kids friends they truly appreciate them as friends on Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Boys and Girls

Friendship Cards

Your kids may not be old enough to understand the concept of love, but they probably get the concept of friendship. Have them each tell you about their friends and something they and their friends love (like ballet, robots, or dogs) and help them make friendship cards based on these interests. This is a fun way to make Valentine’s Day Cards with your kids while keeping them interested in the day. The cards can be made from construction paper, strings, ribbons, buttons, and whatever else you have lying around, or you can print some on cardstock and have your children color them.

Lollipop Bouquets

If you really want to get a kid’s attention, tell them you have candy. Show your kids how to wrap suckers or large lollipops into brightly colored tissue paper and group them together to make a bouquet. Tie them with ribbon and attach a handmade tag or note with a sweet message of love or friendship. Tell your kids they can have a lollipop if they help you make the bouquets and offer to help them make some for their friends, too. It’s a fun way to make tasty gifts for people on your Valentine’s Day gift-giving list.

You can also make this simple craft: My Heart Pops for You Valentine’s Day Craft

Hand Print Flowers

Trace your child’s handprint onto cardstock and cut it out. Have them color or paint it green. Fill a small, clay flowerpot with brown tissue paper and then place the handprint in it, gluing it in place. Have your child make flowers out of tissue paper by folding them, bunching them, or any other method they choose and then glue the flowers to each finger on the hand. Add in leaves where your (or your children) see fit to make the whole thing look like a pot of flowers. This is a great gift for children to give to grandparents. You can even paint the flowerpot to make it colorful and attach a handmade card to the pot.


What Valentine’s Day Crafts do you make with your kids each year?


These Valentines Day craft ideas for boys and girls are the perfect way to show your kids friends they truly appreciate them as friends on Valentine's Day.

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  1. Laina Turner says:

    Such great ideas. My daughter was looking at them with me and she wanted to try some tonight. #SITSblogging

  2. Love the handprint flowers idea and I like focusing on the friendship aspect of Valentine’s Day and treating it as a day when we can show love to our friends…and not just making it about romantic love. Thanks for some fun ideas to try with the kids! Stopping by from the SITS Girls Comment Love Tribe! ~Krissa

  3. Those suckers look adorable! And so easy! I also really love the handprint idea! I’m a sucker for seeing my kiddos’ hands and have my husband do that for me for Mother’s Day!

    Stopping by from SITS to share the comment love!

  4. I love these ideas!! So unique and simple…will have to share them for V-Day. So nice to meet you from #SITSBlogging

  5. LeeAnn G Taylor says:

    We are about to get snowed in for several days, so I will definitely have to try these out soon with my 4 year old! Visiting from #SITSBlogging.

  6. These are such cute ideas! #SITSBlogging

  7. Cute ideas! My kids are all getting older, so the only thing we really do is make sugar cookies together for Valentine’s day.

  8. Leigh (@greenforu) says:

    I basically waited till the last minute to do our Valentines Day crafts with my kids because I knew we were going to get a huge snow storm and the kids would need something to do!! We are making 40 Valentines tomorrow! #sitsblogging

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