There is something special about working on a craft or artwork that involves your child. The special bond and memories we create surely stay in their hearts forever. So while your kids are still young and full of curiosity, let’s fuel their creativity with this cute Valentine’s Day activities. I gather this easy to create and fun Valentine’s Day activities and artwork for preschoolers ages three to six.
Kinetic Sand Molding Using Heart Shape Cookie Cutter
Materials: Kinetic sand any color of your choice, rectangular tray, heart cookie cutter, dough cutter tools from my blog post last year. I love the versatility of this white kinetic sand. We’ve been using this a lot at home. Audrey started working with the kinetic sand since she was a toddler and until now its a regular practical work for her.
Doily Valentines Day Card
Materials: White heart-shape doily, pink or red construction paper cut into a heart shape, watercolor, fine paintbrush, foam heart stickers, and notepad or stationary.
The finished product once totally dried up can be a valentines day card. You can put a foam heart stickers in different colors then place a heart shape stationery paper with your message. This handmade card can also be a sticky page in your family scrapbook, stick it to your fridge, framed decor, a heartwarming card for Grandma or Grandpa or for a very hard working teacher. There you go! You have a handmade Valentine’s card created for you. Priceless!
Heart Shape Dough Cutting
Materials: Pink or red playdough, heart cookie cutter, cutting tools, tray or a plain table to work. The difference between kinetic sand and play dough is the texture. This dough is firmer and more solid compared to kinetic sand and a great starter for your little ones to mold any shape they like!
Watercolor Heart Painting
Materials: White construction paper, watercolor palettes, fine paintbrush, easel board.
I prefer her standing while doing her work to keep the excess water from her painting.
She made this artwork last year as a birthday greeting card and a precious gift for her Grandma.
Materials: Two pink doily, wooden clothespin, heart foam stickers, pipe cleaner, glue or tape.
I let her stick the heart foam stickers into the two doilies. Attached it together with a glue or tape. She then inserts the pipe cleaner into the clothespin and attached the two doilies making two heart-shaped butterfly wings!
Pom Transfer Using Training Chopsticks
Materials: Pompoms in pink, white and red colors, Training chopsticks, two small bowls or containers, tray. A great fine motor activity to strengthen small hand muscles.