Valentine crafts: printing, wreath and baking

Three for the price of one today! My love of love hearts seems to be catching as I’ve noticed B doodling them on her notepads and school folders. Here are three ideas which we love for Valenttine’s crafts.

cookie cutter printing

Cookie Cutter Printing

Have you tired using cookie cutters to print with? I find they’re pretty easy for little fingers to hold on to. You could try using heart cookies of different sizes and simply letting the children stamp away to create their own design. Try sprinkling some glitter over the hearts before the paint dries for added sparkle. The finished designs can be glued onto cards, made into bookmarks or cut into heart shaped bunting.

valentine wreath

Heart Wreath

This heart shaped wreath is made from dyed pistachio shells glued onto a piece of card and you can find my full tutorial over at A Thrifty Mrs. Of course you don’t have to use pistachios – the children could go on a colour hunt through some magazines and make a collage wreath from all the red things they find.

heart cookies

Stained Glass Heart Cookies

And how about some Valentine’s baking. I think these gingerbread hearts with a stained glass window are beautiful, especially hung up in the window where the light can shine through the middle. They’re easy to make to using this stained glass cookie recipe and I’ve found my girls love seeing how the window is made.

What are you crafting for Valentine’s Day?

happily shared with Craft Schooling Sunday and Something for the Weekend and Friday’s Nature Table and ABCand123 and Tot Tuesday and Kids Get Crafty and Upcycled Awesome


  1. says

    I love your stained glass cookie hearts! I have always wanted to try making them at Christmas. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Kerri

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