Easy Valentine’s Day Art for Toddlers

I just wanted to share a super quick and easy craft idea that you can do with your kids for Valentine’s Day. I’m kind of in love with this easy Valentine’s Day art for toddlers idea because it make an adorable piece of art (framed or just stuck on the fridge). And I’ve been pink obsessed since the accidental creation of the coffee filter wreath.

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I pretty much let my 3-year-old do the majority of the work, without my usual hovering. She’s typically a hot mess when it comes to any sort of art supplies but these two projects seemed to actually keep her focused and more importantly, the craft supplies at bay.

She loved making these and older kids (or even adults) could certainly make fancier and more precise versions.

Reverse Polka Dotted Heart

I used the following on hand supplies for this little project:

  • Cardstock (regular paper would be fine, too)
  • Craft Paint in Colors of Your Choice
  • Pencil with In-Tact Eraser

I used cardstock I had on hand as her canvas. I cut out a heart from another piece of cardstock and temporarily taped it to the middle of her “canvas.”

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She painted polka dots all over the white paper with the pencil eraser. Actually, it’s more like stamping with the eraser.

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You can see where she got a little carried away towards the bottom and was dragging the eraser a little more than “stamping” it.

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Once the paint dried, I removed the temporary heart.

Easy peasy.

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Scrap Paper Mosaic Heart

I used supplies we already had for this one, too:

  • Scrap pieces of red wrapping paper (leftover from Christmas)
  • Scrap Pieces of Scrapbook Paper
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock (or any paper)
  • Glue

I haven’t let her use scissors, yet. She did however recently steal her sister’s scissors and cut up some flashcards and what precious little hair she actually has on her head. After getting boiling mad over it, I decided it was time to teach her to use them properly in effort to avoid any injuries during her next heist.

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I gave her all the scrap pieces of paper and let her go to town. I was absolutely yelling and screaming the whole time about which way to hold and point the scissors. It was super relaxing.

She was singing, “point them AWAY from your fingers! AWAY! AWAY! AWAY!” by the time she was done. {But still totally cutting INTO her little fingers.}

She managed to keep all her digits and I managed to keep my sanity. I also felt a wee bit better about helping with fine motor skills afterwards.

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I used a bottle of Elmer’s Glue to draw a heart and fill it in (sort of) with glue. If she were a little more handy (and a little less monster-like), I would have let her handle all of the glue but we are soooo not there yet.

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As you can see, I didn’t totally fill in the heart so towards the end, I let her do the gluing of the last few pieces. Baby steps, folks (for me).

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She decided to give the reverse dotted heart to Daddy and the scrap paper mosaic heart to her big Sissy. I was over the moon once these projects were finished. She did a fantastic job, with minimal help from me, and they look adorable in our kitchen. These two projects were totally free since we used stuff we already had and are definitely keepers!

Do you have any easy and inexpensive Valentine’s Day craft ideas?

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  1. Very cute and easy although I think Riley has a little more artistic talent than you might think! Loved it!

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    • If by artistic talent you mean methodically destroying every room of my house with her antics! LOL Avery is our in-house artist. I think Riley will be a performance artist!

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  2. Great ideas! Will try them on my own kids!

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