February is the perfect time to share some love and learning with your family. And these Valentine’s Day ideas are a great way to spend time with your kiddos creating crafts, educational activities, and yummy treats. Scroll through and find some simple and fun heart ideas for everyone in your family to help spread the love on Valentine’s day, or any day!
String Art Heart
This string heart from Green Wedding Shoes is a gorgeous way to combine some simple construction skills, geometry, and art. It’s perfect for teens to try on their own, or for the whole family to do together. Keep it on your wall or give it away to share the love.
Image: Katherine Elizabeth Photography / Green Wedding Shoes
Here’s a simple and fun science experiment using only a few household items to grow heart crystals. It’s a perfect way to sneak in some science to your Valentine’s Day activities. Great idea, Gina at I Choose Joy!
Image: Gina / I Choose Joy
Heart Shaped Coasters
These cute heart coasters from Cindy at DIY Beautiful are crafted from rope from the dollar store and a few other items. Make these to use all year long or give them away to anyone who loves the farmhouse look.
Image: Cindy / DIY Beautify
Bouquet of Hearts Card
Looking for an easy way to share some love with your family and friends? Amy at Make and Takes has created this simply sweet card that even your younger children can create and personalize.
Image: Amy / Make and Takes
Branch Heart Wall Art
Wondering what to do with all the sticks your kiddos collected on their last nature hike? Here’s a gorgeous way to turn them into Valentine wall art using simple household items. Rachel over at Shades of Blue Interiors has all the details for you.
Image: Rachel / Shades of Blue Interiors
Mason Jar Glitter Votive
If you want to add some sparkle to your Valentine festivities, your family will love these Mason Jar Glitter Votives. Make some for your own table and a few more to share. You can find all the instructions over at Mason Jar Crafts Love.
Image: Linda / Mason Jar Crafts Love
Homemade Heart Bath Bombs
Ready to add some luxurious fun to the next bath or create the perfect Valentine gift for grandma? These homemade heart bath bombs only take about 20 minutes to make. You can find all the instructions, including lots of scent options over at Atta Girl Says.
Image: Amy / Atta Girl Says
Test Tube Valentines
Here’s the perfect valentine for your scientists to share at their co-op class or just with their friends. All they need is a set of the baby soda bottles and a few other supplies. You can find all the details over at Steve Spangler Science.
Image: Steve Spangler Science
Yarn Wrapped Hearts
Ok, this seriously simple heart craft would be a perfect addition to read aloud time or other quiet time for your kiddos. All you need is some yarn and cardboard. You can find the directions over at Easy Peasy and Fun.
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This is the perfect valentine for any lover of plants and funny phrases. You can help your kiddos make these cute succulent planters with supplies from Hobby Lobby, including the adorable heart flag. April has a whole video tutorial showing you exactly how to create this fun little planter over at House by Hoff.
Image: April / House by Hoff
Heart Thumbprint Platter
Here’s a simple keepsake that the whole family can join in on to create. All you need is a nice platter and some glass paint and a sharpie. It’s the perfect gift for grandparents or anyone who loves your family. Kierste at Old Salt Farm has all the details.
Image: Kierste/Old Salt Farm
Folded Paper Hearts Cards
What’s better than one heart on a Valentine card? Well, lots of folded paper hearts, of course, with some cute drawings thrown in. Your tween or teen can make these adorable paper hearts cards using yardstick, washi tape, and a few other supplies. Jennifer has all of the instructions over at The Chronicles of Home.
Image: Jennifer / The Chronicles of Home
Geometric Heart Art
Here’s a simple and chic geometric heart that would be perfect for your older kiddos to make and display on a wall or give to mom or a friend. The main supplies are gold straws and chenille wires. Zevy Joy has all the step-by-step directions to create this cool piece of art.
Image: Zevy Joy
Looking for an easy sewing project for your kiddos to try? These simple fabric hearts don’t even require a machine, and are stuffed with love and a little polyfill. They are the perfect kid-friendly addition to a basket or bowl. Jane has all of the detailed instructions over at Cottage at the Crossroads.
Image: Jane / Cottage at the Crossroads
Watercolor Heart Art
Have some extra watercolor paper and paints lying around? That’s all you need to create these sweet watercolor hearts and use them in a framed art piece or even a card. Head over to Finding Silver Pennies, and Danielle will walk you through this simple Valentine craft.
Image: Danielle / Finding Silver Pennies
String Art Heart
Here’s a cute string art heart that your tweens and teens could make for friends or family. It is perfect as a pendant, or they can make multiple ones for a sweet Valentine garland. Mona over at Craft Klatch has a video tutorial with instructions and all the supplies you will need.
Image: Mona / Craft Klatch
Heart Branch Tree
This heart centerpiece is adorable and a great way to showcase a heartfelt statement on your table. You can have the kids collect branches and help make and hang the 3-D hearts and little birds. Brittany will walk you through the process over at The House that Lars Built.
Image: Brittany / The House the Lars Built
Paper Plate Hearts
Looking for a simple craft using those extra Valentine’s Day party plates? Even the little ones can join in and work on those fine motor skills and sewing skills. And the results may be orderly or a little wild, but always super cute. Rachel has all the details for you over at Red Ted Art.
Image: Rachel / Red Ted Art
Rice Krispie Hearts
Take those Rice Krispie Treats up a notch with this simple idea from Kristin over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. You can even get extra fancy and put them on a straw or popsicle stick. This would be perfect for a Valentine party at your co-op or with some friends.
Image: Kristin / My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Linzer Heart Cookies
My friend Jessi makes a delicious Linzer torte, and these cookies look just as yummy. They are the perfect way to add in some cooking and math skills and end up with a top-notch treat to share. Bring them to a party or create little cookie care packages for all of your family and friends. Lena over at Delish has all the deets.
Image: Parker Feierbach / Delish
Heart Charcuterie Board
Here’s a fun twist on the traditional meat and cheese charcuterie board. It’s a heart that is exploding with delicious and colorful snacks. It is sure to be a hit at any co-op or party, and makes plenty to share with family and friends! Head over to Taste of Home for the recipe.
Image: Taste of Home
And there you have it. So many simple and fun heart ideas to share some love with your family and friends. Try a few or try them all. And I would love to hear which ones are your family’s favorites!