Fun and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Teens to Make
Looking for Valentine’s Day crafts for teens? These DIY projects are perfect for the holiday.
This list includes a bunch of easy Valentine’s Day crafts tweens and teens can make for friends, family, or even themselves, plus cute decor pieces they can use for their room. Just encourage them to choose a heart-themed project that they’re excited about, while keeping in mind what they plan to do with it.
This time of year, a homemade gift is often more meaningful than a store-bought one, so jump right in and start crafting.
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VALENTINE’S DAY FOR TEENS
There’s no reason for young teens to spend money on Valentine’s Day gifts or decorations when they can easily make cool stuff themselves. In fact, many kids prefer this because it gives them a chance to be creative while making something one-of-a-kind.
I know not everyone embraces the mushiness of the holiday, especially tweens and young teens. Some are happy to give or receive a simple gift of candy. Others love finding a unique gift to show people how loved they are.
To be honest, this isn’t a holiday we regularly celebrate in our family. We all love each other a ton, but we’ve sort of given up on the whole Valentine thing.
That being said, there’s something about all the cute decorations that makes me smile.
So this year, we’ve been making some Valentine’s Day crafts for festive home decor.
EASY VALENTINE CRAFTS
As Valentine’s Day approaches, many teenagers search for easy holiday crafts to work on. Some think they’re the best part of the season.
From simple construction paper cards to handmade decorations, these projects can be a fun way for teens to get in the spirit. Of course, teens can also choose to make more complicated crafts if they wish. However, there is certainly a benefit to keeping the crafts simple.
By focusing on easy projects, teens don’t have to worry about intense planning or difficult instructions; instead, they can spend their time being creative and having fun. Plus, easy projects have the potential to turn into creative masterpieces: after all, who says you can’t make something beautiful with just a few basic components?
While making a complicated craft project may seem appealing at first glance, it’s important to remember that sometimes less is more. A simple project won’t sacrifice the joy of creativity; rather, it can be one of the best parts of crafting!
Here are a few craft ideas your tweens and teens will enjoy.
VALENTINE CRAFT PROJECTS
I’ve tried to choose a wide variety of skill level projects to share with you, so whether you’re a family full of crafting rock stars or can barely operate a glue gun, there are creative ideas here for you.
From paper crafts, to homemade heart soaps, hand-sewing projects, and wreaths, here’s a great example of over 20 cool crafts for Valentine’s Day. While they’re perfect for tweens and teens, they’re also fun for the whole family.
Valentine’s Day Crafts for Teens
Have fun with your older kids making some of these cute crafts for Valentine's Day.
Ribbon Loop Tree
This Valentine's Day ribbon loop tree is an easy craft that's great for tweens and teens. While it's simple, it's also quite striking when finished.
It's a project that will help your home or tween's room look so festive this holiday.
DIY Valentine’s Day Pom Pom Garland
Fill your home with festive colors this Valentine's Day by making a pom pom garland. It's incredibly easy to customize. This is a fun yarn craft for tweens and adults.
Easy Valentine Painted Rocks
Tweens can show their love for others this Valentine's Day by making some unique painted rocks to give away.
Fun ideas that take less than 30 minutes to create.
DIY Heart Cards Garland
This is an easy craft idea that makes a powerful statement.
All your teen needs are playing cards, ribbon and a hole punch to create this fun garland to decorate her room.
No Sew Fleece Heart Pillows
Your tweens and teens will have a blast making these super cute fleece pillows.
It's a great gift for friends. They may even want to make a bunch for themselves.
Heart Argyle Valentine’s Wreath
My daughter made this wreath, and it looks even better in person. It is such an adorable Valentine's Day craft.
Plus, it was incredibly easy to make - bonus!
Cute Valentine's Day Décor from Scrap Wood
This pretty painting project uses scrap wood blocks. It's a great way to make a big impact with little cost for Valentine's Day.
Spell out love or make an xoxo sign.
Paper crafting is so much fun and even though these hearts are easy to make, they make a bold statement.
Teens can hang them up individually in their room or string them together to make a beautiful garland.
Valentine Sock Gnomes
We have fallen in love with gnomes here, so we've decided to make one for every holiday.
Here's an easy tutorial that you can use to make your own Valentine's Day gnomes.
Conversation Heart Soap
Tweens can make their own clear glycerin conversation heart soap this Valentine's Day.
It's such a cool way to use those little candy hearts.
Love You to Pieces Wreath
Turn puzzle pieces into a cute wreath. It's a great addition to your tween's Valentine's Day décor.
DIY Heart Shaped Lavender Soap
Soap is easy to make and with the lavender oil and heart-shaped mold, this makes a great heart craft.
Origami heart garland
Instead of using pom poms, encourage your kids to learn a new skill and create this origami heart garland.
Homemade Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are fun to make and use. Here’s a recipe for your tweens and teens to make this Valentine’s Day.
They can use it as part of a pampering day.
Easy Watercolor Valentine Cards
Use easy watercolor techniques to make these beautiful greeting cards you can give to friends and loved ones.
Hand Lettered Valentine Banner
Download and print these fun lace-inspired hearts to color. Add lettering and string on a ribbon to create a sweet banner for your home décor this holiday.
Rose Petal Bath Bomb Fizzies
Encourage your tweens and teens to pamper themselves after they make some of these rose bath bomb fizzies.
No Sew Faux Cross Stitched Valentine’s Gift Bags
Fat quarters of gingham fabric create the perfect base for faux cross stitch with puffy fabric paint.
Tweens can fill them a bag of candy hearts to give to their friends as gifts.
Natural Clay Valentine’s Heart Garland
This tutorial will show your teen how to make a natural clay heart garland.
Sparkly Painted Clay Pots
Turn a terra cotta pot into a beautiful glittery gift for Valentine's Day. All you need to do is add a bag of candy to the completed pot and you have a cute gift for tweens and teens to give to their friends.
You can even use different sizes of pots for this easy peasy project.
Painted Heart Rocks
Many teens love painting rocks, so this is an awesome Valentine's Day craft for them.
These beautiful rocks can be used as décor, given as gifts, or put out in the community for others to find.
DIY Rose Filled Heart Card
If your kids are a fan of paper crafts, they'll love this DIY card. Rolled paper is used to make roses that are laid out in a heart shape.
It's perfect for teens to give to their friends or family.
Hand Sewn Felt Bunny with Heart
If your teens love to sew, this Valentine's Day craft is perfect for them.
This cute bunny with a big heart on its belly is an easy sewing project and will make a sweet decoration or gift.
Imagine how special it will be to give a loved one a gift that you handmade specifically for them or decorate your living room with your finished product.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids of all ages.
Valentine Craft Kits
If you want to make something special for the holiday, but need more direction, here are some fun craft kits you can use.
- Has your teen gotten into the diamond painting craze? This beautiful rainbow heart canvas would definitely make your holiday sparkle.
- Make a heart-shaped stepping stone to add to your garden.
- Have a teen who is interested in woodworking? This Celtic knot love spoon carving kit would make a unique gift this Valentine’s Day.
- While not a craft, this string art sign would make an awesome gift for a family member. I love its saying – “family tied together with heartstrings.”
More Teen Crafts
Ready to keep crafting? Here are more fun projects.
- Make some pretty hearts with Plaster of Paris.
- If your tweens and teens like making gifts for their friends, here are some other ideas I think they’ll love.
Another way to spend time together on this holiday is to play a fun game of Scattergories. Here is a FREE Valentine-themed printable you can use to play with your tweens and teens.
And if you want to work on a project with your kids, but Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing, check out these winter crafts.