Valentines Handprint Lovebug Craft for Kids

Valentines Handprint Love Bug Craft

This Valentines handprint love bug craft is the perfect Valentine’s Day handprint keepsake for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids as well. Make them as fun Valentines to send to grandparents or family members, or make them for a fun Valentine’s decoration for around the house.

For this fun love big Valentines craft, you will need colored construction paper, scissors, a glue stick, googly eyes, and something to trace/write with.

For other fun Valentine’s Day themed crafts be sure to also check out this hot air balloon craft or their fun heart cactus craft for kids.

Valentine Handprint Lovebug Craft for Kids

Valentines Day Love Bug Craft Tips

*For this craft you will need to trace and cut out your baby or child’s handprints. You will need four total hand prints.

*To make your baby’s hand prints with paper quicker you can stack 4 pieces of paper on top of each other, trace one hand print, and cut them all out stacked to make things easier.

*You can also choose to paint your child’s handprint and stamp it on a piece of paper as well. This will look more detailed but is often times harder, especially with younger children.

*You can use any colors of paper desired. Reds, pinks, light purples, and light blues look the most festive for the season. However, black and red look great together too, and make it look more like a ladybug.

Lovebug Valentines Day Craft for Preschoolers

Valentine’s Day Handprint Lovebug Craft for Kids


  • Red, pink, black, purple, white, and blue construction paper
  • Black pencil or pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Googly eyes


1. Trace and cut out your child’s handprint on white construction paper four times.

2. Cut out a large red or pink heart shape and much smaller hearts from red, blue, purple, and pink construction paper. Use one of the free printable heart shapes from onelittleproject if you need a template.

Love bug Handprint Craft for Valentine's Day

3. Glue two of the handprints down to each side of the large heart shape, overlapping the pinky fingers ever so slightly.

4. Glue smaller hearts all over the large heart to look like spots on the bug.

5. Add googly eyes and a smile near the top of the large heart.

6. Add on two small white rectangles to the top of the heart for the base of the antennae. Glue them onto the back. Add a small heart on top of each skinny rectangle to complete them.

Valentine's Day Lovebug Craft for Kids

Additional Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

See the list below for additional fun Valentine’s Day crafts for kids. They all make great Valentine’s Day keepsakes or fun cards for family members and friends.

  • This fun hot air balloon craft can be made using the free heart hot air balloon template. It gives great ideas for fun air balloon puns and makes a cute card for someone you love.
  • This super unique cactus love craft uses the free cactus template and colorful hearts to look like cactus flowers. Includes fun cactus Valentine’s Day sayings.
  • These free DIY Valentines include directions and free printouts, and go with cute glasses to make fun classroom valentines.

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