Baby Registry Finder
First TrimesterSecond TrimesterThird TrimesterPregnancy week by weekPregnancy showersBest of baby list
Toddler Month by Month
profile picture of The Bump Editors
The Bump Editors

Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts For Toddlers

Did you already get a Valentine's Day gift for your partner? Great — but that's only half the battle now that you're a parent. Help the whole family feel the love with these sweet Valentine's crafts for toddlers.

Dessert Pizza

Instead of going the traditional chocolate route, make room for a dessert pizza! It's easy to make, plus you and your tot can get creative when it comes to toppings. Here's how to make it.

What you'll need:

18 oz. package refrigerated sugar cookie dough 8 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1/2 cup sliced banana (sliced thin) 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries (sliced thin) 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1/2 cup chocolate chip morsels (dark or milk chocolate) 1/2 cup seedless grapes, halved

How to make it:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spread cookie dough evenly on to a 12 inch pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown, set aside on a wire rack to cool.
  • Once cooled, spread the whipped topping across the crust.
  • Together with your toddler, top the pizza with the sliced fruit and chocolate.
  • Refrigerate until ready to eat (yum!).

Footprint Valentine

Here's a sweet keepsake for grandparents. Our tip: Keep this craft near the bathroom or mudroom so that your tot doesn't make a huge mess.

What you'll need:

Oaktag or poster paper Disposable pie tin (for toddler to step into) Towels Washable, nontoxic fingerpaint in pink, purple, red, white and blue Marker Scissors

How to make it:

  • Place towels on the floor to protect it from paint spills.
  • Have your toddler pick out a favorite color, pour it into the pie tin and have your toddler step into it barefoot.
  • Have toddler stand together on the poster board with his heels touching and toes pointing out (making a "v").
  • Once the mark is made and the paint is dry, trace a heart around your toddler's footprints and cut it out.
  • Write, "From the bottom of my heart to the tips of my toes, I love you!"

Homemade Clay Hearts

What goes together better than toddlers and clay?! For a quick craft before (or after) naptime, this is perfect.

What you'll need:

Clay in all different colors Rolling pins Heart-shaped cookie cutters

How to make it:

  • Roll the clay flatt.
  • Together with your toddler, use the cookie cutters to make hearts.
  • Once the clay is dry, use the hearts to decorate your home.

Get three more craft ideas here

PHOTO: Shutterstock