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10 Cute Valentine's Day Card Ideas for Kids


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Make Treat Cups
Use cupcake liners instead of a Styrofoam cup for a different look.
Use cupcake liners instead of a Styrofoam cup for a different look.
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Message hearts or wrapped chocolates nestled inside a decorative cup make pretty delicious greetings with that little something extra. Mom, you may need to help a little with this. It takes some patience.

To make candy cup holders:

What you'll need:

  • an 8-ounce Styrofoam cup
  • tissue paper or crepe paper
  • 2 lengths of ribbon
  • Valentine's themed stickers
  • glitter
  • wrapped candy hearts or chocolates
  • craft glue
  • blunt tipped scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions:

  • Decorate a small Styrofoam cup with your child's name, hearts, stickers and glitter.
  • Cut a piece of tissue paper 9 inches long and wide enough to go around the cup rim with a 1 to 1-1/2 inch overlap.
  • Draw a small bead of glue 1/2-inch from the rim of the cup and affix the paper to it.
  • Overlap the edges on the long side of the paper and glue (or tape) them in place.
  • Glue decorative ribbon around the cup rim to cover the edge of the paper.
  • Let the glue dry thoroughly for a few hours or overnight.
  • Fill the cup with candy and tie the paper closed with a length of decorative ribbon.

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