Valentine’s Day crafts are the sweetest. I feel that way because I love Valentine’s Day, and not because of the chocolates and roses (let’s be honest… I haven’t seen gestures like those in a while.) I love this holiday because it celebrates the only thing that makes me wake up every morning and give my best: love.

Love is the glue that keeps me (and I’d like to think the world) moving and I want my kids to know how important it is to protect and cherish this feeling so I’m always looking for creative ways to celebrate this special day with them every year as they grow.

Here’s a fun Valentine’s Day craft and activity the kids and I have been working on to get ready for the big day.

Cupids Arrow craft

These cupid’s arrows are fairly simple to make, but you will need to help smaller children, especially with the cutting.

Supplies you’ll need

  • Wood dowel rod
  • Decorative tape (such as washi tape)
  • Card stock (we chose a glitter stock)
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter or stencil
  • Scissors, pencil and school glue

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1: First, we’ll need hearts.

To start your Valentine’s Day craft, trace around the heart-shaped cookie cutter (or stencil) onto the reverse side of the card stock.  You will need two hearts for each cupid’s arrow.  Cut them out.  Now, using the school glue, stick the hearts together over one end of the wood dowel rod.

cookie cutter heart

glitter hearts

Step 2: Then, we’ll need wings.

Cut (or tear) a small strip of the decorative tape and place it under the other end of the wood dowel rod.  Place another strip over the top and press the ends together.

how to make a Valentine's Day arrow

Repeat this step so you have two decorative tape strips, and then using scissors cut small strips into each end of the decorative tape so that it resembles feathers.

make a cupids arrow for Valentines Day

Step 3: Take your Valentine’s Day craft outside and make it fly!

Discovering how far it can fly was fun and sparked competition among the kids.  I was inspired to make this after my kids recent love for paper planes.

make a cupids arrow

Valentines Day craft for kids

Happy crafting!

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