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Toddler Valentine’s LOVE Art

LOVE Toddler Art Project

Last week, I was on the hunt to find the perfect Valentine’s Day craft for me and little Chloe to do together. I posted at least 8 different options, and which one did I go with? None of them!

When I got to the craft store, I lost all sense and started picking up odds and ends. If I thought looked fun or pretty, I picked it up. Oh, this has sparkles in it? We need that. I want to play with these dobbers. We should get them. I’m telling you, I lost all sense. It was kind of like a Target blackout. When you go in looking for 2 things and come out with 10 totally different things you don’t even need. That’s what I did at the craft store.

On the plus side, I ended up with some items that I could use for some sort of Valentine’s craft. Plus the paint and dobbers could be reused for future projects! Luckily, the day I posted my craft ideas, a friend of mine sent me a few other ideas she had found. Once I got home and looked at the randomness of my haul, I realized that one of her options would work. That is what I’m sharing with you today!

Let’s take a look at this Toddler Valentine’s LOVE Art project.

Toddler Valentine’s LOVE Art

Here’s what you need:


  1. Tear off pieces of Painters’ tape and lay them out on canvas to spell out LOVE. The letters can be as big or small as you want. You’ll notice on our finished product that each canvas has a different size LOVE.
  2. Prepare a space that you don’t mind getting messy and paint all over it.
  3. Take your toddler’s clothes off. You’ll thank me for this one.
  4. Pour out paint one color at a time.
  5. Dip your toddler’s hand into the paint, rub them together and let them smear it all over the canvas.
  6. Repeat step 5 with different colors until the canvas has your toddler’s beautiful paint smears all over!
  7. If you have paint dobbers, let your toddler dob and smash them all over the canvas. Feel free to help them a little bit.
  8. Let dry and remove Painters’ tape. Congrats! You survived art time with your toddler!

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The best part about this toddler Valentine’s LOVE art is that you may have most, if not all of the supplies at home. You can also change it up with the Painters’ tape. Try writing Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, etc. I feel that Chloe and I will try this project again. She had a blast playing with the paints and wiping her hands on her belly.

If you need a Valentine’s gift for someone who loves your little one a whole lot, you can share a little LOVE with them! It’s easy and there is still time before Valentine’s Day!

Be sure to check out these other Valentine’s crafts

Valentine’s Day Toddler Craft Roundup

DIY Valentine’s Welcome Sign – The Lifestyle Passport

Biodegradable Valentine’s Garland – Con Limon Please

Paper Hearts Craft – The Style Simpler Mom

DIY Heart Garland & Photo Backdrop

Interactive, non-candy Valentine’s ideas

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(17) Comments

  1. This is super cute! Gonna give this a shot with my two kiddos

    1. I hope you get the chance! It was easy and lots of fun!

  2. This looks so fun! My LO is 6 but I think she would love doing a craft like this. Thanks for the idea!

    1. Thank you! I was thinking that something like this could translate to older kids by using other paints, glitter glue or even doing a paper mache type project!

    2. Yes! I feel like it can be adapted for different age groups and occasions!

  3. This is such a fun craft! Immediately when I saw it, I thought about how much fun it would be to do with my kids. Pinned for later.

    1. We had a blast! I’m thinking about doing it again with her now that she’s a bit older!

      1. I love this! The kids have so much fun peeling the tape away to reveal it.

        1. Yes! I’ll admit, I also love that part. It’s fun to see how it turns out!

  4. This is amazing. Mine is not a toddler any more but would still love to have this fun activity. Would try it this weekend

    1. Thanks! I definitely think that this project could be adapted for older kids. Now that my daughter is a few years older, I think she would still love to do it since she loves art projects!

  5. Courtney Schweiger says:

    These turned out so cute! Saving this idea 🙂

  6. Salena says:

    Literally pinned this because of your supply list. “A toddler” 😂😂 love it!

    1. Haha yes! I mean, you need one to make it happen right? 🙂

  7. Cameron says:

    Awwww, what a fun and cute idea! My kids would’ve loved this when they were little!

  8. This is such a cute idea! Antonio is going to love it!

    1. I love how simple yet fun it is to do with our littles!

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