Valentine Craft Ideas
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Valentine craft ideas

If you're looking for Valentine craft ideas to make the day a bit more fun, we've got some sweet little ideas here that are simple and easy to accomplish.

Let's start with these adorable molded lollipops. If you've never made molded chocolate candy before, you aren't going to believe how easy it really is.

There are plenty of heart shaped lollipop molds in various sizes and designs, so I'm sure you won't have any trouble finding something you'll love.

You can make small chocolates, chocolate lollipops, even molded chocolate pretzels, all in a cute Valentine design.

You'll find all the supplies you need, including the chocolate, the molds, the lollipops sticks, even the cellophane wrappers and ribbon all at Candyland Crafts.

There are really only 2 important rules that you need to remember when making molded candies...

  1. Don't overheat the chocolate! Melt the chocolate or candy melts in a double boiler (or bowl over a pot of simmering water) on low heat. If you get the chocolate too hot, it will ruin it, or at the very least, cause discoloration.

  2. Don't get any water or steam in the chocolate! Moisture causes the chocolate to seize up and become stiff. If you are mindful of this, you shouldn't have a problem.

All you need to do is melt your chocolate and fill your molds. If you are using lollipop sticks to make Valentine chocolate suckers, place the stick in the melted chocolate and give it a twirl. That will cause it to be more secure in the sucker when it sets.

More Valentine Craft Ideas

Don't worry! I've got some more great Valentine Day crafts for you to consider. First let me give you one more "chocolate" craft and then we'll move on to some paper craft ideas for Valentines Day.

valentine cookies craft idea

Now, aren't these chocolate covered valentine cookies delightful?

I saw these cute treats over at the Frugal Upstate blog. Jenn gives step by step photo instructions there if you want to pop over and have a look.

I happen to adore chocolate covered Oreo cookies, but you can use any type of sandwich cookie to make these beautiful cookie treats.

Yes, it can be a little messy, but it's worth the mess to let your kids help out by turning this recipe into a Valentines Day craft that they can make for their friends, grandparents, classmates, etc.

What you'll need:

  • cookies
  • white chocolate
  • decorative sprinkles (colored sugar, heart confetti, jimmies, nonpareils). 

Just like mentioned above, carefully melt the chocolate. Once it's melted, dip your favorite cookies in the white chocolate and place them on a waxed paper lined tray to set.

***Be sure to add the sprinkles as you go along before the chocolate dries, or they won't stick the way you'd like.

Valentine Craft Ideas For Kids

valentine craft ideas for kids

Whether it's your own kids at home, or the children in your Sunday School class or class at school or somewhere else, it's a great idea to give them some Valentine craft supplies and let them use their own imagination.

Set up a work station with scissors (if they're old enough), glue, tape, glitter, markers, construction paper, heavier card stock, stickers, felt, foam, pipe cleaners, yarn, string, ribbon, lace and/or anything else you might have available.

valentine craft ideas for kids

Give the young people a list of ideas to get their creative juices flowing. You might even like to make up some samples for them to copy if they are very young.

  • Cards
  • Posters
  • Bookmarks
  • Picture Frames
  • Hanging Mobiles
  • Valentine Streamers/Garland

When I'm working with young children, I like to pre-make some hearts for them out of construction paper, or buy those small paper heart doilies. They really love those (especially the girls) to add a bit of daintiness to their designs.

You'll probably also need to give them a template to follow if you want to make a Valentine hanging mobile.

valentine craft ideas

Start with a large circle and then begin cutting it from the outside inward in a spiral fashion, with about an inch wide strip.

They can then attach hearts and other designs at various locations along the spiral to create their own unique Valentine craft hanging mobile.

homemade valentine streamers craft

Another easy but lovely Valentine craft idea is to create your own decorative Valentine garland or streamers to hang around your home, your office, your classroom, or anywhere you want to add a bit of pizzazz. You'll need:

  • colored paper - plain or patterned, any weight you like
  • ribbon, string, or yarn
  • scissors
  • tape

Create a template by folding a piece of paper in half and drawing half a heart along the fold. Cut along the drawn line and unfold. This will be the heart template that you use to trace hearts on your colored paper to create your garland.

You can use a variety of colors and patterns to make whatever "look" you want. Once you have your hearts cut out, you'll need to cut a small slit on each side of the heart to weave your ribbon through.

If you have a cutting mat and a razor knife, you'll get the best results - nice tight slits that will keep your hearts from sliding all around. If you don't have that handy, you can use a hole punch, but you may end up needing to place a small piece of tape on the back of the heart to hold it firmly to the ribbon or string that you use.

non fattening Valentine craft idea

If those aren't enough Valentine craft ideas for you, we DO have more! In fact, we've just had this really cute non-fattening crochet chocolate craft idea added to our Valentines Day ideas page.

You'll find more ideas there, like this hand made Valentine box idea, and also on our older Valentine ideas page and our Valentine chocolate gifts page.

Whatever you decide to make for Valentine's Day, we'd love to see the results. Show them off or add your Valentine craft ideas using the form below.

Happy Valentines Day!

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