In search of easy valentines day crafts for seniors? Then you’re just in the right place!
I’ve shared some of my 15 favorite Valentine’s craft ideas that are not only simple to do but are also budget-friendly.
No matter how old your senior is, they will love putting together these fun Valentine’s Day crafts to celebrate the season of love.
Well, hop on the love train, and let’s get crafty.
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15 Amazing and Easy Valentine Crafts For Seniors
From simple heartstrings to quilled photo frames, your seniors will love making these for their favorite grandchildren!
1. Yarn Wrapped Cardboard Hearts
A nifty heart-shaped decor made from simple materials: a ball of yarn and cardboard.
These are very easy to make but very pretty to look at.
It conveys all the love you need to bring out on the day of hearts.
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2. Valentine’s Day Salt Dough Conversation Hearts
This makes use of 4 easy-to-get ingredients from your pantry: salt, flour, water, and oil.
Mix in a bit of food coloring, and you can come up with colorful hearts that can make for good conversation pieces as well.
3. Newspaper Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day
Upcycle those old newspapers  and paint them red.
Cut them into heart shapes and string them on a piece of yarn, and voila! You have awesome decors to use for Valentine’s day!
4. Quilled Paper Valentine Heart Balloon Card
Cutting and rolling stock cards to form 3D hearts look great as accents for those Valentine cards for your loved ones on the 14th. 
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4. Penguin Valentine Craft
Children will love these penguins with hearts, all made from colored paper or cardboard. 
They’re fun and easy to make and perfect to give out on Valentine’s day too!
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5. Quilled Heart Photo Frame
A lovely picture frame surrounded with colorful quilled paper valentine hearts for your favorite Valentine memory.
6. Paper Quilling Valentine’s Card
Paper quilling is a craft that is a no-fail. It’s easy to make using effortless cardboard paper. 
They make great accents for cards and other decors that add a touch of home on a special day like Valentine’s day.
See how it’s done in this tutorial:
7. Cardboard Heart String Art
String wrapped around cardboard hearts in different directions adds a rustic touch to Valentine’s Day heart decor.
8. Build a Graham Cracker Love Shack
Christmas may own the gingerbread houses, but Valentine’s has the graham cracker love shacks! 
Shape those crackers into tiny little shacks and top them with your favorite pink and red candies and icing.
9. Painted Heart Worry Stones
Paint colorful hearts on plain stones and add a message at the back for a more personal touch.
Let your loved ones know that you are always thinking of them, especially on a day meant for love.
10. Cupid’s Quiver & Arrow Valentine’s Craft
Play Cupid using used paper towel rolls and paper straws.
Turn them into arrows and start targeting those hearts!
11. Easy Stuffed Felt Heart Bag Tag Craft
Cut out some felt hearts, sew them together, and stuff them.
They are great for hanging as Valentine decors, and they even make for great bag tags even after Valentine’s day!
12. DIY Paper Heart Pick
Bamboo skewers, glue, cardboard, and crepe or tissue paper are all you need to get creative with these paper heart picks.
They make great-looking paper flower bouquets that you can use as centerpieces for Valentine’s Day!
13. How to Make Simple Paper Heart Flowers
These paper heart flowers are made from paper straws and scrapbook paper of different colors and designs; these paper heart flowers make for a cute and cool Valentine’s day craft project.
14. How to Make Heart Paper Flowers
Different colors of card stock paper shaped like hearts and glued onto bamboo skewers make for beautiful paper bouquets that you can use even when it’s not Valentine’s day!
15. Quilled Paper Valentine Heart Balloon Card
Cutting and rolling stock cards to form 3D hearts look great as accents for those Valentine cards for your loved ones on the 14th.
To Wrap it All Up
Valentine’s day is about expressing your love to those you hold dear.
A fun crafts day for the people they cherish is best to spruce up the day for your favorite seniors.
Love knows no age, and the seniors will cherish making these simple crafts to show those who they love just how much they mean to them.
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What are your favorite easy Valentine crafts for seniors? Let us know in the comments below!
22 thoughts on “15 Easy Valentine Crafts for Seniors That Are Fun to Make!”
Love this I work at a retirement home and these ideas are great
OMG! These are all so cute! I’ll have to pass these along to my mom and grandma if we need a fun valentines related activity to do. Thank you so much for sharing!
These are adorable! I want to do several of them myself with my grand kids.
I love all of these craft ideas. I can see seniors having fun making these.
Such great craft ideas. I love the penguin one.
Loved all the Valentine craft ideas you shared for our beloved seniors, but I’m totally captured by the Quilled Heart Photo Frame! 😍 Can’t wait to start doing it!
I love all of these ideas. The paper quilling and painted rocks are my favorite.
I really love all the quilled paper crafts. Those are really great for their hands.
These are all really lovely ideas. I think my son would enjoy doing all of these especially the the photo frame.
wow! I love these crafts! I would like to make a Valentine’s Day card!
I’ve made some Yarn Wrapped Cardboard Hearts for my house and they are so easy to make!
Some of these look like they’d be great for working on maintaining fine motor skills!
These are such sweet and thoughtful ideas. Any of these would delight anyone.
These are so cute and thoughtful ideas that will delight anyone.
The salt dough conversation hearts are cool. Those are great for every age! Super important not to forget the seniors in our lives who deserve a little love. 🙂
These are all lovely craft ideas! I’ve never tried quilling, and it sounds like it would be fun to try.
These are all such awesome crafts! I would like to make some of them as well.
I’m loving all these wonderful ideas. I love doing a lot of crafts too.
These are adorable ideas. I like the penguin one the most
I hope the seniors got to make some of these crafts this Valentine’s Day. I love them and can’t decide which one I want to make first.
These are some wonderful craft ideas for seniors to make. I hope that activity coordinators at nursing homes see this awesome list of ideas. My mom worked in a nursing home, and it made me upset how little they did to entertain them.