Valentines Day Craft & Countdown

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentines Day Craft & Countdown

Looking for a fun Valentines Day Craft and activity for kids? This is not only a super cute and clever craft, but it is a fun valentines day countdown with a twist.
Valentines Day Craft & Countdown - this is such a fun, simple to make craft for kids in February that incorporates a cute countdown that can include activities, things you love about that child, spelling words, math problems, countries to look up, Bible verses on love, or anything else that inspires you.

Valentines Day Craft

Materials Needed For Valentine Countdown Chain

This is such a fun, simple to make craft for kids. You need :

  • white, red, and pink construction paper
  • scissors
  • red and pink tissue paper
  • glue
  • pencil
  • staple or tape 

Start by cutting out a large heart from your white construction paper. 

Hint: You can fold paper in half and cut out a  rain drop; open and you have a perfect heart.

Next cut your red and pink tissue paper into squares.

Put a tissue paper square over the center of your pencil eraser and pull down and around pencil. Now you have the perfect shape.

Dip edge in glue (I like to do one at a time using the pencil) and then press on the heart.

Tissue Paper Textured Valentine's Heart Craft

Repeat until your white heart is covered with red, pink, or purple tissue paper.

Now you get to make the Valentine's day Countdown element!

Cut out strips of red, pink (or purple) colored paper. 

January 2012 2341We like to write things on our countdown. Here are some ideas of fun things to write on your Valentines Day Countdown:
  • Things you love about your kids
  • Fun crafts, activities, and cooking you will be doing with your kids that day
  • Bible verses about love (here is a free printable)
  • Valentine rhymes
  • Or anything else you prefer

You can even make the links look like hearts like we did – isn’t that too cute?!

Favorite Valentine's Day Books



  1. That is a fabulous idea. We are going to make one tonight!

  2. I love Goofy's "better" idea! So looks like something my son would say and do! I too am looking forward to the next two weeks of love, hearts and fun!

  3. So sweet! Kids do like to count down to things, don't they?!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  4. I am just hopping over from my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop to thank you for linking up this week! This project is so cute! I think I will have the kids make something similar next week. As always, thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. I hope to see you link up next week!

  5. Just a quick THANK YOU for linking up last week with Thrifty Thursday, and I hope to see you again this week! I am in love with the countdown idea..I'm going to PIN this for next year!

  6. Cute idea. I am going to pin it. Thanks for linking up to fun frugal friday. : )