Posts Tagged "valentine’s day"

Valentine’s Day Cookies and Cream Pie Recipe

Chocolate and candy hearts. Those are the Valentine’s Day treat staples, right? Of course! But, holiday desserts don’t stop there. If you’re looking for an easy Valentine’s dessert, that the kids can help you to whip up, check out this cookie and ice cream super-sweet treat. It’s perfect for your holiday party or just to split with the ones you love the most – your family! Ingredients: Frosted animal cookies (they already come in Valentine’s colors – pink and white) Vanilla ice cream (you can also add in strawberry too) Mini graham cracker crusts (use ready-made crusts or crush the...

Paper Heart Art for Valentine’s Day

Your crafty kiddo has what seems like millions of paper hearts hanging around. It’s almost Valentine’s Day and she’s been cutting hearts out for school projects and her own at-home creations. Now you have a stack of paper shapes and your child isn’t sure what to do with them. Check out these easy Valentine’s art activities that your child can create using pre-cut paper hearts! And, if you don’t have any hearts yet, grab a few pieces of pink, red or purple construction paper, and cut a few out. Fold the paper in half (like a book), draw half a...

Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Recipes

You already celebrate Valentine’s Day by handing out those cute little candy conversation hearts to your honey. Take the hearts a step farther and use them to dress up a few fun holiday recipes. Don’t worry if you’re not a world-class cook or the beat baker on the block. These Valentine’s Day recipes are easy enough for even your child to try out (or at least, help out with). No-Bake Candy Layer Pie This “pie” is really a mini version, minus the full-on crust. Crumble graham crackers or grind them into a sand-like consistency in a food processor. Spoon a...

Valentine’s Day Heart Postcard

Your child can send a special holiday greeting on Valentine’s Day with a creative homemade card! Don’t worry if you’re not the craftiest parent out there. This is a super-simple project, that both you and your child can create together. The heart design is perfect as a postcard or you can pack the card up into an envelope and deliver it to a special friend or family member. Materials: Card stock paper Scissors Craft felt Clear-drying school glue Markers Instructions: Use 8x10-inch or letter-sized card stock paper as a base for the Valentine’s Day card. Go with pink or red...

Valentine’s Day Love Bug Candy

You want to make some super-special sweets for Valentine’s Day. But, you aren’t exactly a baker. Don’t worry. While those adorable heart-shaped cupcakes and layered red and pink confetti cakes may look nice, your family will appreciate even a simple treat. Grab a handful or chocolate candy kisses, a few holiday-themed sprinkles and get ready to try out this no-bake Valentine’s Day dessert. Not only is this easy enough for even the novice chef to put together, but the kids can get in on the action and make a few of their own too! Ingredients: Chocolate candy kisses Marshmallow fluff...

5 Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to come covered in chocolate. You’d rather that your kids didn’t have a hefty holiday dose of sugar, but still want to hand out more than a card. If you’re looking for a non-candy Valentine’s present for your little sweetie, check out these holiday-themed gift ideas for kids! Heart-shaped stamper set. Even kids who aren’t ‘artists’ can enjoy this simple craft supply. Put together a gift bag filled with different sizes of heart stampers, red and pink ink pads and pieces of card stock paper to print on. A plastic heart container, filled with red...

DIY Smiley Hearts for 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! Materials: Craft felt in Valentine’s Day colors Googley eyes Fabric glue A fabric marker Self-adhesive sequins or jewels Scissors Instructions: 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...

Glitter Heart Valentine’s Day Card

Get crafty with your greeting cards for Valentine’s Day. Send your sweetie a handmade note or give your best friend a holiday wish that comes from the heart. Whether you’re a novice crafter, are looking for a project that your child can create or are simply searching for something simple, a glitter heart card is easy for everyone to make. Materials: White or light-colored card stock paper Clear-drying school glue A sponge-tipped paintbrush Glitter in two different colors Scissors Instructions: Cut a piece of card stock in half. Use half to make the card. Save the other half as scrap...

Valentine’s Day Heart Candy Photo Frame Craft

Celebrate the ones you love with this easy-to-make Valentine’s Day heart picture frame craft. This art activity is simple for your child to create, and doubles as a cute gift for grandma, grandpa or your other much-loved family and friends. Materials: Candy conversation hearts Clear-drying school glue Cardboard Tempera paint A paintbrush Scissors A marker Tape A photo Optional: glitter Instructions: Draw a shape onto the cardboard. Your child can make a heart-shaped frame or go with an easier option such as a square or rectangle. Cut the shape out. Draw a window inside of the shape for the picture....

Valentine’s Day Parent-Child Heart Art

You can’t keep a kiss. Or, can you? Make a memory this Valentine’s Day with a cute craft that you and your child can do together. Play dress-up with some of mommy’s makeup and give your kiddo a mini makeover (lipstick only). Use those lipstick-coated kisses to make a sweet art activity that you can save forever. Materials: Red or pink lipstick White or pink card stock paper A marker Scissors Instructions: Cut the card stock into hearts. Fold the paper in half, starting the heart at the bottom of the fold. Cut upwards, making half of a heart (the...