Valentine’s Day Heart craft

Easy Toddler Valentine’s Craft

Holidays are great times to create crafts with your little ones. Sometimes it’s a bit tricky to find age-appropriate crafts but I found that this valentine’s day heart craft is very easy for little hands and age appropriate for a 2 year old. Plus it was a great way to utilize some dollar store finds that I stocked up on recently. So I suppose if I add everything together, I spent about $5.

First I let the little ones color with washable markers on the hearts. I like washables because they’re easier to clean off hands and clothes.┬áThe hearts are made of a foam material so they’re bendable yet sturdy. My one-year-old helped out with this part and they had fun making a ton of dots on one of the hearts.

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Then I put globs of glue all over each heart and let my 2-year-old stick various objects on each so that each heart had it’s own decoration. For this part of the project, my 1-year-old couldn’t join in without sticking anything in her mouth so we let her hold onto an unopened glue stick.

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We used color macaroni for some, followed by mini pom poms and stickers on others.

pom poms

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After we decorated the hearts, I strung them together one above the other using good old fashion needle and red thread. Since the hearts are made out of foam, I didn’t have to worry about tearing them when I tied the knots. I tried to take a good picture to show how I threaded the hearts and where I made the knots .

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Tada! All done! I hung it up in the window of my daughters’ room so now every time I go in there with them my oldest always points at the window and says, “heart.”

toddler heart craft

 

This is s super simple and inexpensive way to spend quality time with your little ones. It teaches them how to follow instructions, hand-eye coordination when placing each object on the glue, and allows them to get creative with color, different textures, and objects. It’s a rewarding experience for them to see something they created and it’s rewarding for you too as a parent to know that you taught your child something new.

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