Easy Valentine Craft: Sticker Hearts (Fine Motor Work)

So rather than trying to rack your brain for eye-popping ideas, make things a little easier on yourself and make this super simple and easy Valentine craft sticker heart.

Your child will enjoy the activity and get some amazing fine motor practice peeling all of those stickers and cutting with scissors, which means stronger handwriting down the line.

Take that, easy craft! There’s some educational benefit to it, too.

Be sure to check out these other fun Valentine activities and recipes.

Easy Valentine Craft

As a mom, it’s easy to see all of the wonderful, intricate Valentine’s Day activities folks are doing with their little ones.

But sometimes, you just want an easy and simply craft you can do in 10 minutes that won’t take much effort. Does that feel like cheating? No. That feels like reality.

Adorable Children’s Valentines Day Books

When you’re done playing, why not snuggle up and enjoy these Valentine Books with your child.

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Or enjoy these wonderful Valentine Board Books with your toddler. It’s the perfect way to tie in the holiday to your Valentine activities!

Easy Valentine Craft: Sticker Hearts

Materials you’ll need:

  • Stickers (loads of them — and admit it, you know you have a box of loose ones lying around in the house somewhere)
  • Construction paper
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors (child-friendly if your child is going to make her own heart)
  • Hole puncher

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Steps:

  • Trace out a large heart onto a piece of construction paper
  • Have your child cut out the shape of the heart
    • Even if they can’t complete the heart, have they start cutting it. Scissor practice is an awesome way to get those fine motor skills down.
  • Load the heart up with tons of stickers
    • Encourage your child to overlap and fill in every space. Don’t peel the stickers for her. Working on getting those suckers off of the sticker sheet is another way to sneak in fine motor practice
  • Punch a hole toward the top of the heart
  • Thread a piece of ribbon through the hole and tada!
  • Have your child write her name on the back and give it as a Valentine card or hang it in her room as decoration

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More Valentine Activities

Printable Valentine Fun!

For more fun, these printable activities will add a dash of love and a lot of fun to your Valentine’s Day festivities.

19 Comments

    1. Thanks, Katie. I believe things should be fun but simple! Especially with two boys… getting them to sit for long periods of time just isn’t going to happen 🙂

    1. We’re must be cut from the same cloth — the easier and simpler the better. Plus, my two boys have a hard time sitting still for longer periods of time… so any craft we do has to fit within their timeframe.

  1. Tammy @ creativekkids.com says:

    Oh, yes. I’ll have to do this with my 3 year old as she loves stickers–and it’s better than her putting them on me!

  2. I guess I really should start including more of these fine motor skill crafts into our craft time. We don’t do tons of crafts but when we do it is mostly coloring and tracing. I need to get the scissors out more.

    1. Don’t beat yourself up. But fine motor really is important for handwriting once they hit the school years. There are tons of fun ways to get the scissors involved in crafts… just be sure they’re put away well or else you may find something you don’t want cut up by the little one 🙂

      1. That’s for sure! My younger brother chopped off my sister’s hair once. I think he was around 4 and she was 2. When my mom asked him why he cut it, he told her it was because he ran out of paper! o-0

  3. How cute! My 2 1/2 year old would even love this. He loves stickers right now!

  4. So cute! Anything with stickers is always a hit, and turns out looking great too! Thanks for hosting so many great Linky parties as well! Happy Friday!

  5. I love the easy ones! And this is also a great way to use up some of those stickers that seem to get gather! lol!

    1. I’m always amazed at the amount of stickers we have. I never buy them and yet we have a huge container of them! So we needed a craft to help use them up — and yes. I love the easy ones too 🙂

  6. I LOVE easy crafts!! Thanks for sharing. Saw you featured at P is for Preschooler!

    1. Yeah! Thanks for visiting. The Valentine heart is now hanging in my son’s window. Hmmm… what easy crafts for St. Patrick’s Day? Keep your eyes out for posts down the line.

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