Pretty Valentine Flower Craft for Preschoolers

Kids can have fun making pretty flowers for Valentine's Day. This Valentine Flower activity uses interesting shapes and colors to add fine motor and creative fun to your Valentine theme.

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Kids can come up with the most creative ideas with everyday craft supplies.

When they're provided with interesting materials in a variety of colors and textures, kids can't wait to get hands-on and creative.

Valentine crafts inspire lots of creativity. With large and small heart shapes, red and pink papers, and lots of frilly doilies, kids can design and make flowers in their own ways..

This Valentine flower craft is fun to make with heart shapes. 

Look for a couple results kids made at the end of the post.


Valentine Flower Craft

Before you start the craft, here are a few ways to explore flowers and start a discussion.

  • Read a book about a flower.

  • Explore the composition of a flower hands-on.

  • Plant seeds to grow flowers in the home or classroom

This will give kids opportunities to learn more about flowers, and help boost their creativity.



Supplies for paper flowers
  • paper cupcake liners (baking cups)
  • scissors 
  • glue 

You can pre-cut red and green hearts for young children although they should always be encouraged to cut out these or any other shapes for their flowers.

Instructions for Valentine flowers

1. Make snips around the paper liners with scissors, trying not to cut through the center.



2. Cut out a stem to glue onto a piece of construction paper.

3. Glue a muffin cup for the center of the flower, and heart shapes for petals.



4. Glue green heart shaped leaves to the stem.

5. Cut out "grass" with pinking shears or use heart shaped cut-outs for grass and bushes.


Valentine Flower Craft


Here are two very different versions of the Valentine Flower craft. The one on the left was glued to a craft stick so the child could carry it in her hand. On the right, the child who glued his flower to the paper proceeded to make a design and spell "MOM" with the glue bottle.

This is an example of how children create differently with the materials you provide!


Valentine flower fine motor craft for preschoolers2


Learning through play

  • Discuss the parts of a flower using actual flowers and/or illustrations.
  • Cut parts of a flower from felt and put the parts together on the felt board.
  • Music & Movement (tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

          This is the way we plant the seeds ("scatter" seeds on the ground)
          This is the way the rain will fall (wiggle fingers like raindrops falling)
          This is the way the sun will shine (raise arms overhead, fingers meet to form a circle)
          This is the way the flower grows (crouch low and slowly rise to standing with arms stretched overhead)

  • Provide soil and small planters for the children to plant flower seeds.


Valentine flower fine motor preschool craft

Visit our Valentine Pinterest Board for more Valentine crafts and activities.


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