You are going to love this adorable + simple Valentine’s Day Craft for Toddlers. Not only is it simple and cute but it is also healthier than traditional Valentine’s Day treats. You can do this Valentine’s Day craft with your toddler just for fun or make it for your little one to pass out at their preschool Valentine’s Day party.
Adorable Valentines Day Craft for Toddlers
My kids love doing crafts so when Valentine’s Day comes around I always try to incorporate some kind of simple and fun craft to do with them. This Valentine’s Day, Liv and I decided to make treats for her preschool class. Her school has a no-candy policy so we tried to think of something unique to bring in that the kids would still get really excited about and we turned to Liv’s favorite yogurt, Stonyfield Organic.
They have a flavor called Choco-Mooo that Liv just loves! Not to mention, Stonyfield Organic Kids Yogurts went through a sugar reduction across their entire line of yogurts so I knew the school would be happy about our choice, too!
Liv and I have been working on her fine motor skills so we decided to do a sewing craft for Valentine’s Day. I took sheets of red and pink felt paper and Liv helped me trace hearts onto them. I did the cutting and also punched holes along the border of the paper hearts. Then, Liv used a plastic kid’s sewing needle to thread cooking twine through the cut-out holes in the hearts.
She needed instructions and vocal cues to go up and down through the hearts but she was really patient and enjoyed the craft. Of course, she enjoyed sneaking a yogurt and taking a break to eat it, too!
What You Need:
- Sheets of Colored Felt Paper (we chose red, hot pink, and pastel pink)
- Heart Shape to Use for Tracing (grab one here!)
- Hole Puncher
- Plastic Kids Sewing Needle
- Cute Colored Cooking Twine (Ribbon or Thread would work too)
- Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (or your choice of treats)
- Glue Dots
- Patience is also a good idea!
To Make Your Valentines Day Craft with Your Toddler:
Use your heart template to trace heart shapes onto your felt paper. Be sure to let your little one help you with this part!
Depending on the age and skill level of your child either you cut out the heart shapes (like I did) or allow your child to cut them out.
Punch holes along the border of the felt heart cut-outs.
Lace your child’s plastic sewing needle for them. Learning the basics of sewing is such a great skill for them to learn at a young age, which is why this is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers.
Allow your child to thread the needle through the holes in the felt heart cutouts. This step probably requires the most patience, but you are giving them valuable hand-eye coordination practice.
Use glue dots to secure the felt hearts to the yogurt pouches (or whatever treat you chose).
*Tip- If using yogurt pouches to bring to school I suggest you delay this step and first freeze your pouches. Then place the glue dots and hearts onto the pouches right before you bring them to school. This way they will still be cold and ready to eat by the time the kids receive them.
Are you planning on making Valentine’s Day Crafts with your toddler? Let us know your favorite craft ideas in the comments!
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