Valentine Heart Button Craft for Kids

This heart button craft is a colorful and pretty Valentine craft and can be a fun learning activity for kids too!

I know I said the Valentine Tissue Wreath was one of my favorite Valentines craft, but this button craft is my favorite!

Valentine Heart Button Craft for Kids


I absolutely love how this looks on my mantel right now. It glimmers and shines in the light.

Henry started with sorting buttons by color in a muffin tin. [I was planning on only using reds, pinks, and whites.] This would be a great way activity for older toddlers learning colors, I’ve shared a bunch of toddler learning activities for colors, shapes, letters and numbers.
Valentine Heart Button Craft for Kids


What you’ll need to make this Heart Button Craft:

  • 1 Red 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper
  • 1 Pink 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper
  • School Glue
  • Buttons in all different colors and sizes [the brighter the better!]


I cut out a large heart from the red piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper and made a swirl design in glue around and around the shape of the heart.

Henry just added buttons as he liked all around the heart until it was filled up. I joined him in adding buttons just as an activity for us to do together.


Valentine Heart Button Craft for Kids


Henry wouldn’t have it with my previously mentioned color selection and used every single color. But I think that adds a lot of character to the heart as compared to if it was all reds and pinks. This surely brightens it up a lot!


Valentine Heart Button Craft for Kids


Then I glued the completed button heart onto the pink piece of scrapbook paper at and angle to make it fit nicely and then propped it up against a picture frame on my mantel… and its oh-so-pretty.


Valentine Heart Button Craft for Kids

Pink and Green Mama made a hanging button heart that I got this inspiration from!


What else can we do with buttons?

Henry is 2.5 years old.



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    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

    • Jamie Reimer says

      Jennifer – I use 12×12 scrapbook paper – the heart is cut out of that, and then glued onto that as well.

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