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Easy Valentines Day Decorations
That Kids Can Make

These easy to make Valentines Day decorations are great preschool crafts ideas to get kids into the spirit of celebrating the day of love.



They are fun and super easy to make using free or cheap common household and recyclable items.

All these Valentine decorating ideas could even be personalized to include your child's name or the people they love's name or initials.

They can add their own special touch by using the items and colors they love, only limited by their imagination and available things to use.

Encourage your child to think outside the box, get creative and have some fun!

Top Valentines Day Decorations Ideas

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easy valentines day decorations for kids

Toilet Paper Roll with Hearts

Hearts hanging like a mobile from toilet paper roll. Not only for Valentine!


easy paper plate valentines day decorations for kids

Paper Plate Heart

A big read heart made with paper plate and paper doilies.


easy salt dough heart valentine decorations for kids

Salt Dough Heart

Fun salt dough heart for Valentines Day


easy balloon valentine decorations for kids

Balloon Cupids

Super easy to make, fun and looks cute too - if you squint :-) - kids love 'em!



Toilet Paper Roll Dangling Hearts

These are super easy to make. If you don't have any toilet paper rolls - try using a paper, foam or plastic cup instead. You could also use little boxes...anything really!

What You Need:

  • toilet paper roll
  • red paint and brush
  • single hole puncher - or sticky tape
  • ribbon or string
  • 4 small hearts cut out from card stock - Valentine Heart Template
  • glitter, stickers, markers or other items to decorate the roll with - optional

What To Do:

  1. Paint toilet roll and allow to dry. Glitter can be sprinkled over the wet paint - optional
  2. While it's drying, print out the small Valentine Heart Template onto card stock (or trace onto card stock) and cut out. Kids must be supervised when using safety scissors.
  3. Once paint is dry - punch 2 holes at opposite sides of one end of the roll. On the other end of the roll punch 4 equally spaced holes. Punch one hole at the top of each heart. Optionally - tape the pieces of string on with sticky tape.
  4. Decorate the toilet roll - optional.
  5. Tie a piece of ribbon or string onto each heart and then tie one onto each hole at the bottom end of the roll.
  6. Tie a longer length of string to each hole at the top of the roll and hang up.

Easy Valentines Day Decorations

Easy Valentines Day Decorations

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Big Red Paper Plate Heart

These Valentines day decorations are pretty and really easy to make. If you don't want your child to paint the paper plates - cut big circles or even squares out of heavy cardboard instead. Or you could use a red plastic plate :-).

What You Need:

  • paper plates
  • red paint and brush
  • single hole puncher - or sticky tape
  • ribbon or string
  • medium heart - Valentine Heart Template
  • large paper doily
  • red paper
  • safety scissors
  • glue stick

What To Do:

  1. Paint paper plate and allow to dry.
  2. While it's drying, print out the small Valentine Heart Template onto red paper and cut out. Kids must be supervised when using safety scissors.
  3. Once paint is dry - glue on the doily onto the plate.
  4. Glue heart onto paper doily.
  5. Punch a hole in top of the plate - or use sticky tape to tape on the string. A pipe cleaner can also be used - and is much easier for little hands to tie.
  6. Hang up.

Easy Paper Plate Valentines Day Decorations

Easy Paper Plate Valentines Day Decorations

Easy Paper Plate Valentines Day Decorations

Easy Paper Plate Valentines Day Decorations

Variations to these Valentines Day Decorations

These are just ideas - you can easily adapt any of these craft activities to suit your child's age, available items you have on hand or available time.

Try out this decoration too:

Easy Paper Plate Valentines Day Decorations

Easy Paper Plate Valentines Day Decorations

Easy Paper Plate Valentines Day Decorations

Easy Paper Plate Valentines Day Decorations

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Salt Dough Heart

These decorations are so much fun to make for preschoolers and especially toddlers. It is a bit of a process though - so can be a fun craft activity to do on 2 separate days.

What You Need - To Bake the Heart Shapes:

  • 1 batch of salt dough - you find the recipe here
  • heart shaped cookie cutters
  • skewers
  • oil (any kitchen oil is fine, such as sesame, canola or sunflower)

What To Do:

  1. Whip up a batch of the salt dough using our Salt Dough Recipe.
  2. Roll out and cut as many heart shapes as you like. This is the most fun part for kids. Also get them to roll small balls and thread onto oiled skewers (otherwise they'll stick - never to be removed again!!)
  3. It's important to follow the baking instructions. They need to be dried out slowly. This will take about 2 hours or more depending on the size of the cookie cutters.
  4. Before baking - make holes in the top of the hearts where they will get hung.
  5. Once baked hard - let them cool.

Easy Salt Dough Heart Valentine Decorations Decorations

What You Need - To Make the Decorations:

  • red paint and brush
  • foil or plastic lined baking tray for drying
  • pipe cleaners - or ribbon

What To Do:

  1. Paint the hearts and balls and let dry on the foil or plastic lined baking tray.
  2. Once dry - thread onto pipe cleaners to make hanging decorations.

Easy Salt Dough Heart Valentine Decorations

Easy Salt Dough Heart Valentine Decorations

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Balloon Cupids

Kids love making these - if you can get them past playing with the balloons.

What You Need - Per Decoration:

  • balloon
  • string or ribbon
  • sticky tape
  • large paddle pop sticks
  • 2 feathers
  • marker pen

What To Do:

  1. Blow up balloon and tie on piece of ribbon or string.
  2. Using sticky tape, stick feathers (hard ends meeting at the middle of stick) onto paddle pop stick. Can use glue too - although sticky tape is instant - no drying time.
  3. Stick the paddle pop stick (with the feathers facing the balloon) onto balloon with sticky tape.
  4. Draw a face on the "front" of the balloon.
  5. Play with little cupid - then hang up as a decoration.

Easy Balloon Valentine Decorations Decorations

Easy Balloon Valentine Decorations Decorations

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