Valentine’s Day Kids Craft: Love Canvas

Valentine's Day craft love Canvas

Since becoming a mother to Finlee and Chloe, my favorite gifts to receive are the handmade ones. The ones where their little fingers have been captured on a Christmas ornament or their face has been incorporated into a piece of art work. I know my days are getting numbered as Finlee is now 7 and Chloe just turned 4, so when I was scrolling through Pinterest one night and saw a Valentine’s Day craft love canvas; I knew I had to create my own this Valentine’s Day before I lost the opportunity.

Materials Need to Make Your Very Own Valentine’s Day Love Canvas

I don’t know about you, but there is nothing worse than needing a million supplies in order to complete an arts and crafts project, so you’ll be glad to know this Valentine’s Day craft love canvas is not only super inexpensive, but also super easy to make.

Materials you’ll need:

  1. Canvas (choose any size that you want)
  2. Paint (I decided to stick with the pink, red and purple because it’s Valentine’s Day)
  3. Clothes pegs
  4. Cotton balls
  5. Scissors
  6. Electrical tape (you can use any tape as long as it will stop the paint from bleeding through, but also won’t leave any sticker bits once you pull the tape off)

How to Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Craft Love Canvas

Follow these 8 easy instructions to make your very own Valentine’s Day love canvas.


Step 1: Set the entire craft up so that you keep it as stress free as possible. Being organised is key to enjoying the moment and creating childhood memories.

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Step 2: Have the kids pop the cotton balls onto the clothes pegs. This is an added bonus of working on fine motor skill development.

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Step 3: Ready, set, GO! Let the kids get creative, spark their imagination and create childhood memories through play.

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Step 4: Remind the kids that they need to cover everything that is white, in order for the letters to turn out.

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Step 5: Let everything dry before taking off the tape.

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Step 6: Peel off the tape REALLY carefully.

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Step 7: Have the kids sign and date their art work so you know later on in life when they created it.

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Step 8: Hang/place your beautiful Valentine’s Day Craft Love Canvas somewhere you’ll appreciate it every, single, day.

What are you waiting for? Grab your materials and start letting your little ones get creative.

Do you have any other Valentine’s Day arts and crafts ideas you can share? If so, comment below as I’m always looking for new activities/craft ideas.


Angela xx

About the Author

Angela is an author, entrepreneur, blogger, business coach, mental health clinician and most importantly a mother. She explores various topics related to parenting/children on her blog and also in her four books: 30 Days, 30 Ways for Mothers to Take Care of Themselves30 Days, 30 Ways for Connecting with Your ChildHealthy Snack Ideas for Kids and 30 Days of Christmas Cheer – A Month of Holiday Traditions and Memory Making.

Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and her website Finlee and Me.




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