Looking for fun Valentine’s Day crafts for kids? This adorable felt conversation hearts craft is the perfect option!
They are easy to make at home or school, use inexpensive materials, and only take about 20 minutes, perfect for shorter attention spans with the youngers, though the activity can be as intricate as age as they want to make it! It’s great for older kids too who might take them to the next level.
Be sure to grab our free printable conversation heart craft template to make it easier to cut them out!
This conversation hearts craft project is perfect for a small group or an art center activity, and is simple to set up with just a few materials.
Kids will love creating their own conversation heart designs and experimenting with different color combinations. Plus, the finished product makes for a great Valentine’s Day gift or decoration.
Valentine’s Day Felt Conversation Heart Craft Learning Benefits
I love how pretty these felt hearts look when finished. The best part? Kids of all ages can make them! From preschool to elementary school, these sweet hearts can be personalized with standard sayings or a new idea they brainstorm. Either will yield cute and festive results.
Preschoolers can practice fine motor skills by using a cotton swab to dip into the glitter glue and “paint” over letters, traced out for them by an older sibling or adult. They can also trace the letters with a finger (before the glue!), creating additional motor sensory letter familiarity as they get ready to write.
Elementary school-age children can work on spelling and writing using this conversation hearts craft. They can practice tracing and cutting using our printable heart pattern, available at the bottom of this post.
Challenge them to center the sayings, glue without glops, and come up with even more creative words that convey the same meanings. The sky’s the limit with this Valentine’s Day craft for kids!
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More Felt Crafts for Kids
There are so many fun yet educational options when you want craft ideas for kids! Whether it’s for a special occasion or just for everyday fun, we believe that love and learning should always go hand in hand. Here are some more felt craft projects to make together:
- Felt Penguin Craft
- Easy Felt Easter Egg Craft
- Easy Felt Flower Bookmark Craft
- Felt Christmas Tree Ornament Craft
- No Sew Felt Snowman Ornament Craft
Felt Conversation Hearts Craft Supplies:
- 6 x 6 Basic Felt Sheets (white, light green, light pink, light yellow, light orange, light yellow, light purple)
- Glitter glue (dark pink or red)
- Disappearing ink fabric pens or Washable Markers (for tracing)
- Heart Craft Template PDF
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How to Make Felt Conversation Hearts:
Print out the heart craft template (available by filling out the form at the end of this post). Cut out the heart patterns to trace on the felt.
Please note: The template includes a couple of different sizes. The medium size was used for the hearts in these photos.
Trace the heart onto the felt. I recommend using an air-soluble disappearing ink for tracing, especially on the white felt.
Washable markers also work for tracing. Just be sure to make sure the trace lines are on the back side of the felt. Cut out the felt hearts.
Now it’s time to decorate! Use glitter glue to write on each felt heart. Squeeze a light amount of glue to spell out fun conversation heart sayings. Examples include:
- Love You
- Be Mine
- You Rock
Allow ample time to dry before hanging, making a banner, or including inside a card.
Fun Ways to Use These Felt Conversation Hearts
When all of the conversation hearts are dry, hang them on the wall or place them on your desk or table to turn these into cute Valentine’s Day decorations that show how you feel about each other and others.
Another option is to create a lovely homemade banner or garland. Just add a length of twine to the back of the hearts with scotch tape or use a needle to thread the twine through each heart and hang when finished. Sewing through each heart is a great fine motor-promoting skill for older children.
These felt hearts also make great homemade gifts. Let the kids give them to friends and family as a fun and easy DIY Valentine that’s something different and unexpected.
These hearts are lightweight and can easily be added to a Valentine’s Day card as a sweet surprise for your friends and family to receive in the mail. Can your kids add up the full amount of the postage stamps, or estimate how many you’ll need? Sneaking in math has never been more loving than for Valentine’s Day!
Not quite ready to give them away yet? Make identical pairs to create a fun matching game using colors or words. Older kids can use the sayings as prompts to write sentences or a creative story about this special holiday. All ages can work on sorting them into alphabetical order.
More Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids
Valentine’s Day means it’s time to start thinking about fun, love-themed activities for the kids!
Plan a fun and engaging afternoon creating these cute conversation hearts made out of felt and enjoying stained glass heart sugar cookies! A plate of cookies can be a part of the gift too. The kids can package them up as part of the crafty day while learning what it means to be a good Valentine. Who knew cling wrap could be so fun?!
Our easy Valentine slime recipe is not only super simple to make, but it also incorporates sensory play which is great for your little ones’ development. As they squish, stretch, and play with the slime, they’ll engage all five senses, improving their fine motor skills and building connections in their brain.
Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
Reading together not only strengthens your bond but also enhances their vocabulary and comprehension skills. Kids love stories, and what could be more exciting than tales of love and friendship on this special day?
Puppy Hugs and Kisses (Paw Patrol)Little Blue Truck’s ValentineFancy Nancy: Heart to HeartTurkey’s Valentine Surprise (Turkey Trouble Book 6)Love Is My Favorite ThingMickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Valentine
More Valentine’s Day Crafts:
Crafting not only promotes creativity, but it’s also a fun way to spend quality time together. Don’t be afraid to get messy and embrace the imperfections that make each craft unique. By incorporating these simple but fun Valentine’s day crafts into your routine, you’ll be sure to make memories that will last long after the holiday is over.
- Coffee Filter Hearts
- Valentine Robot Craft
- Heart Tissue Paper Suncatcher
- Layered Hearts Valentine’s Craft for Preschoolers
- Valentine’s Day Paper Plate Crafts
We hope you find that making this felt conversation hearts craft for kids is a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Not only is it a fun and creative activity, but it also allows kids to express their love and appreciation for others in a unique way.
With a little bit of felt, some scissors, and a handful of crafting supplies, kids can create personalized conversation hearts that are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Plus, this craft is perfect for children of all ages and skill levels, so everyone can participate in the fun.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or caregiver, consider trying out this craft with your little ones this holiday season. Who knows, they might just end up making a special someone’s day with their heartfelt creations.
- Felt in Assorted Colors
- Glitter Glue
- Heart Craft Template
- Print out the heart template. Cut out the heart patterns to trace on the felt.
- Please note: The template includes a couple different sizes. The medium size was used for the hearts in these photos.
- Trace the heart onto the felt. I recommend using an air soluble disappearing ink for tracing, especially on the white felt.
- Cut out the felt hearts.
- Now it’s time to decorate! Use glitter glue to write on each felt heart.
- Squeeze a light amount of glue to spell out fun conversation heart sayings.
Examples include: Cutie, Love You/LUVU, XOXO, BFF, Sweet, Be Mine, You Rock, etc.
Washable markers also work for tracing. Just be sure to make sure the trace lines are on the back side of the felt.
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