Cardboard Hearts Activity

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. With restrictions still in place, here is a family fun activity that will keep the kids busy for a while. Building with cardboard is cheap and easy! These cardboard hearts make for a perfect building project anytime of the year! Plus, you can try all sorts of shapes.

Childrens Cardboard Hearts Activity


  • Cardboard (If you don’t have cardboard art paper, you can cut hearts out of Amazon boxes for your children to use.)
  • Paint (Tempera or acrylic paints work best.)
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Felt
  • Pom poms
  • Ribbons
  • Feathers
  • Any other craft-like materials you have around the house.


  1. Cut the cardboard hearts.
  2. Paint cardboard. Depending on how much paint your child uses, it may need a day to fully dry before moving on to more decorations.
  3. Decorate the valentines by using glue along with glitter, ribbons, pom poms, or any other craftlike materials you found around the house.
  4. Let dry for another day. You can hang them around the house, give them to family members, add some string to a few of them for a heart banner. The ideas are endless!