Valentine Craft Ideas for Kids

Home-baked Valentine Keepsakes

These treats smell good enough to eat, but will be special enough to keep.

Note: The actual time for this project is under an hour, but the drying time for the dough is a few days, so plan accordingly.


Materials needed:

  • Applesauce
  • Cinnamon
  • Glue
  • Rolling pin
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Nail
  • Spatula
  • Cooling rack
  • String or ribbon
  • Note-card
  • Pen

Mix 1 cup applesauce, 1-1/2 cups cinnamon, and 1/3 cup glue in a bowl. Form the mixture into a ball and chill it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

Next, sprinkle some cinnamon on a cutting board. Roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4-inch thick. Cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter and use a nail to make one hole at the top of each heart. Using a spatula, move the hearts onto a cooling rack and allow them to dry for about two days.

Once dry, run a piece of ribbon through the hole and tie a loop (Optional: Attach a Valentine’s Day note to the ribbon.)