This Valentine's flower is a nice simple craft that toddlers
or preschool children will be able to make (if you cut out the pieces
Sometimes parents worry that their children's projects aren't
turning out right... so I thought I'd include a photo of "the real
thing" (see above), to reassure you that nothing's wrong with your
toddler if their coloring is scribbly or their petals are a bit
crooked. At age 2, Kaitlyn's flower wasn't perfect, but she
sure had fun making it!
- Print out the template of choice.
- Colour (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces.
- Glue together the four large hearts to form a flower (the points
should all face towards the middle of the flower).
- Glue the flower to the top of the rectangular stem and the smaller
hearts to the bottom of the stem as leaves.
Alternative Decorating Ideas:
- Use sparkles, sparkle glue, or felt to decorate the "flower".
- Use a pipecleaner or popsicle stick instead of the printed rectangle
template piece for a sturdier stem.
- This craft has nice big pieces, so try using paint rather than crayons
to colour in the template.
- Print a Valentine's message onto a circle of white or yellow construction
paper and paste it to the center of the flower. Give the flower
to someone special instead of a Valentine's card (Grandma's love to
- Use the template for the black and white printer on red or pink
coloured construction paper. Print a second template on white
or green paper and mix & match the pieces.
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Printable version of these instructions