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14 DIY Valentine's Day Cards Ideas for Kids

February 11, 2019

14 DIY Valentine's Day Cards Ideas for Kids

Valentine’s day is near! Time for everything red, pink and heart-shaped; and for all our busy mommys it means cupcakes, chocolate and VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS!

If you are anything like us we don’t believe in anything BASIC we go all the way and challenge ourselves to do better than last year. We know is really hard to compete especially against yourself so we want to give a head start with our awesome DIY valentine's day card ideas.

Get ready to get your hands dirty, here we go!

Frozen Valentines Cards

Valentine's day is probably the 2nd biggest candy holiday in the year right after Christmas and we know a sweet tooth when we see one! The red and pink day almost is exclusively about CHOCOLATE so what better way to say “Happy Valentine’s day” than surprising your child’s classmates with the two best sweets in the world, chocolate & ICE CREAM!

This is super easy and super fun to do with your little ones using our Homia ice-cream maker! You can go all out on decorations like chocolate sprinkles would go well with RED VELVET ICE CREAM!

We recommend small plastic containers for each serving and it will look super cute with little red and pink spoons attached with a bow or string.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tbsp of red food dye
  • ½ q cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 8 oz package of soften cream cheese

Instructions:

  • Place cream cheese, heavy cream, milk, sugar, food coloring, cocoa powder, and salt in a high powered blender. Pulse until smooth;
  • Pour into large bowl and chill for 2 hours (in the fridge);
  • Once chilled, pour mixture into an ice cream maker and make according to instructions. Freeze overnight.

  • Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Cake

    Why invest in individual gifts when they can have one big heart! Teach children the meaning of sharing during the international day of love and friendship!

    Ingredients:

    • 1 package Red Velvet cake mix, or any cake mix (except angel food), or your favorite 9x13 cake recipe
    • 1  round cake pan
    • 1 square cake pan

    CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

    • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    • 4 teaspoons sour cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (use clear vanilla if you want to keep your frosting more white)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 3/4 cups (7 ounces) powdered sugar

    Instructions:

  • Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the inside-bottom of a square 8-inch pan and also for a round 8-inch cake pan. Spray the center of each pan with cooking spray and place the parchment inside the pans, to help keep it in place. Then spray each pan with a nonstick cooking spray and add flour.
  • Prepare cake mix as directed on package instructions. Then place batter evenly between the two prepared pans.
  • Bake as per package instructions on Droid air fryer. Let cool for 10 minutes once the air fryer is done.
  • Then let cool completely on cooling racks.
  • Prepare the frosting with Homia food processor. Beat the cream cheese, butter, sour cream, vanilla, and salt until well combined. Add powdered sugar and mix until fluffy.
  • Leave the square cake alone. Cut the round cake in half, to make two half-circles. With the square cake oriented as a diamond. Place the flat side of each half-circle against each of the top sides of the square cake to make a heart shape. Trim slightly, if needed.
  • Spread a thin crumb coat layer of frosting over the entire cake. Then spread a second and final layer of frosting. Decorate as desired

  • Friendship Bracelets Cards

     

    Do you remember having a friendship bracelet? Where you promised to be friends from kindergarten and beyond? Yes, we remember those days! So instead of a plain old card give you kiddos the chance to make lasting friendships!

    You don’t need anything too fancy just a bag of multi-colored rubber bracelets, little plastic bags to place the bracelets, red and pink sting to make a little bow and a tiny note on each one that reads Want to be my BFF?“

    Bubble Love Bottles

    Oh every kid loves bubbles! But better wait till recess for this one, it might get messy!

    This ideas is relatively inexpensive, all you need is to have enough mini bubble bottles for the whole class and a heartfelt note from your little one to their friends. Then, LET THE FUN BEGIN!

    Sticker Candy Card Ideas

     

    They do say that Valentine’s day is not so much about Cupid but about CANDY! Why give someone cand AND a card if they can have it all in one?

    This is a fun and simple project you can do with you little ones all you need is to buy some good old fashioned valentine’s day cards and a bag of candy. Take double sided tape and GO CRAZY stick as much candy as you and your kiddos like!

    Super Pop Valentine's Day Card

    What kid, boy or girl, doesn't love a superhero? Meet SUPER POP regular lollipop by day, but crime fighting and taste buds defender by night! You’re kids will play more and eat less!

    All you’ll need is tape, multi-colored mini paper capes and masks cut outs and let the saga begin! You can have a blast defending the universe with your kids while you create heros out of lollipops!

    S’more Hugs, Please!

    You never need an occasion to enjoy a good s’more! Your kid will be the most popular one in class! What better than a classic wrapped as a present with a pink bow and a little note that says ”S’more hugs please!” We sense a cuteness overload!

    Ingredients:

    • ½ a marshmallow
    • ½ a chocolate bar
    • 1 graham cracker

    Instructions

    1. Start by breaking the ingredients in half.
    2. Then lay down your 2 pieces of graham crackers.
    3. Place the ½ of the marshmallow on one side, and ½ of the chocolate bar on the other cracker.
    4. Wrap it up tightly, in foil, and set in your air fryer basket. Set the timer for 2-3 minutes at 200 degrees F.
    5. When the time is up, flip it and do another 2 minutes.
    6. Let cool for 1 minute, unwrap and enjoy!

    Pretty Pink Cake Pops

    This recipe is really fun to make with your kids since they can use their hands to form the little balls that make the pops!

    Ingredients:

    • Plain small butter or vanilla sponge cake
    • 3 tbsp ready made vanilla icing
    • White chocolate chips
    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil ( often chocolate if needed)
    • 4- 5 drops of red food coloring
    • Sugar sprinkles for decoration (optional)
    • 15 -20 Cake pop sticks

    Instructions:

    1. Crumble the cake into a bowl using hands.
    2. Add the vanilla icing and mix well. (Use hands if prefered)
    3. Roll 1 tbsp of mix into small balls.
    4. Using the double boiling method, in a heat proof bowl add the chocolate and food dye. Make sure the water does not hit the bottom of bowl or the chocolate could burn.
    5. Heat the chocolate and 4 -5 drops of red food coloring at low heat (watch carefully)
    6. Once melted turn off heat and stir until chocolate turns pink.
    7. Take one of the cake pop sticks, dip into the chocolate and then stick it in the cake ball
    8. Place balls on a tray or plate and put into the freezer for 45 minutes and keep chocolate the side.
    9. If the chocolate starts to harden add about 1 tbsp vegetable oil and stir.
    10. Reheat the chocolate at low heat.
    11. Take out the cake pops from the freezer, dip into the melted chocolate and coat completely.
    12. Add sprinkles (optional), then stick cake pops in a polystyrene or an egg box.
    13. Place in freezer for 30 minutes or less.

    I Heart You Cookies

    What's better than a card THAT YOU CAN EAT! Follow this fun recipe you can do with your kids made with thing you have at home! Nothing says you care more than a heart shaped cookie!

    Ingredients:

    • 3 cups of all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
    • 1 tsp. of baking powder
    • ½ a tsp. of kosher salt
    • 2 sticks of soften butter
    • 1 cup of granulated sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp.of milk

    FOR THE BUTTERCREAM

    • 1 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
    • 1 stick of soften  butter
    • 4 cups of powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp.of pure vanilla extract
    • ¼ of tsp.kosher salt
    • Pink and red food coloring
    • Sprinkles

    Instructions:

    1. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. In another large bowl beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined, then add flour mixture gradually until totally combined.
    2. Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour.
    3. When ready to roll, line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out dough until ⅛ inches thick. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies and transfer to prepared baking sheets.
    4. Bake until edges are lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes at 550 degrees F in Droid air fryer.
    5. Make frosting: In a large bow using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined.
    6. Divide frosting into 3 bowls. Add pink food coloring to one bowl and red food coloring to another. Stir each bowl and add more food coloring until desired color is reached. Frost cookies using an offset spatula with each color of frosting, then top with sprinkles.

    You Melt My Heart V-day Card

    If you want get creative and you want to make a very special gift to your daughter's BFF you might want to go with this one:

    You’ll need:

    • Naked (no paper) crayons
    • Hard surface canvas
    • Glue
    • Blower

    Place crayons in any color order you want on the canvas and place them really close with glue until they form a heart. Then melt the crayons until it looks like a melted heart. Remember to be careful of the drips since they might burn!

    Let it cool and your masterpiece is finito!

    The Key to My Heart Card

    Although your kids always have the key to your heart, it’s always fun to see them play pretend with their friends saying that they found the key to each other's hearts!

    For this project you’ll have to do a bit of arts and crafts by yourself before getting the kiddos involved! Cut out big heart shaped paper keys and locks, you can draw or print them if you like. Then, it's time for fun tame for baby and me! Let your little ones find their inner artist by coloring with crayons and decorating with glitter!

    Once done, take your hole make and make one little hole on each figure to secure a pink or red string so the kiddies can wear them around their necks and play until their hearts are unlocked!

    “Draw” me a River of Love

    This is one of the simplest homemade valentine cards for kids, it’s especially convenient for super busy moms that almost forgot that valentine’s day is this week!

    All you’ll need is a funny cupid’s drawing and a little box of crayons; one for everyone!

    Remember presentation is key so you can place the drawing in a pretty red folder and you and your little one can spend some time together decorating the crayon boxes with heart shaped stickers!

    No Candy Fun Card

    This is a fun one to do with older kids. You’ll need some parchment paper, plastic toy insects, glue and sharpie. Draw a big mason jar (or your kid can draw it if they want), then decorate the bottom with glitter and glue the plastic bug in the middle, but just a little just in case the recipient of the cart wants to play with it.

    We recommend giving the gurly bugs the our little ladies like bees, butterflies, fireflies and ladybugs!

    Juicy Card

    This toddler valentine cards is perfect for snack time at daycare! It’s a lot more nutritious than candy and takes little to no time. All you need is your little one’s fav. Juice and buy enough for the whole class.

    Then you can have some fun with your kido and make little DIY handprint cards that you will attach to the juice box with bright string!

    Mr. & Mrs. Pupett Card

    A super fun play time experience for both boys and girls can play pretend together. This easy to follow valentine card ideas for preschool need few things.

    • Black, and pink construction paper.
    • Glue
    • Popsicle sticks
    • A hot glue gun (adults only)

    Before the kiddies can get to working, cut out mustaches and lips. Let them glue the lips and mustaches together. Then glue the popsicle stick with the hot glue gun; let them dry and let play time begin!



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