DIY Smiley Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day

You’re looking for a cute craft that the kids can create on Valentine’s Day. But, you also want something that has a ‘purpose’. Easily turn this smiley face heart art activity into a gift tag, a card or add it to your holiday décor!


  • Craft felt in Valentine’s Day colors
  • Googley eyes
  • Fabric glue
  • A fabric marker
  • Self-adhesive sequins or jewels
  • Scissors


  1. Fold the felt in half. Draw half a heart, starting at the fold. Size the heart for your needs. A gift tag requires a smaller heart, but a card craft may mean that your child needs to make the shape super-sized.
  2. Cut the heart out and unfold it.
  3. Glue the eyes onto the top of the heart.
  4. Press the sequin or jewel onto the felt, making a nose.
  5. Draw a smiley face to complete the craft.

Now your child is ready to take his or her work in any direction!

  • Use a hole punch and thin ribbon (thread the ribbon through the hole) to make a gift tag.
  • Glue the whole heart onto a larger piece of paper to make a card.
  • Make a dozen hearts and punch two holes at the top of each (on each side). Tie the hearts together with yarn or ribbon to make a decorative garland.
  • Add a magnetic strip to the back to craft fridge magnets.
  • Create your own imaginative idea!