Create Your Own Valentine Treats For Kids, Friends And Lovers


Whether you're sending the kids to school with valentines for the class, making something tasty or preparing something sweet for your partner, we have five DIY ideas for you that are both easy and creative.

 

Henna-Style Decorated Cookies


  Beautiful heart-shaped cookies / Henna Lounge


 

Use one of our cookie recipes and revamp it with heart-shaped cookie cutters and colourful icing. These decorative sweets will be fun to make and will have people talking.
 

Lollipop Butterflies


You make my heart flutter / Skip to my Lou


Send your child to school with something fun and different this year. Download an easy-to-cut butterfly wing template and add your own wording, like "Happy Valentine's Day" or "You make my heart flutter." Print out as many copies as you need onto colourful card stock, insert a lollipop and add eyes. Get your little one to help for a fun afternoon.
 

Eye Heart You

   

Eye heart you / Kraze4Paper

Get a pack of four of these cards for $8.00 US from Kraze4Paper or take inspiration and get creative with a pack of googly eyes. (But seriously, if you want that DIY look and don't have the time, these are a click away. We won't tell.)

Date Jar


Date jar / Marry Me Productions
 

Remember when Valentine's Day wasn't about the kids? Write 12 date ideas on their own craft sticks and put them in a jar. Schedule alone time with your partner at least once a month — and don't you dare feel guilty about it! Decorate the sticks and jar with ribbon, stickers or cute doodles — whatever you fancy. 

Hyderabadi Bread Pudding


Image from My Kitchen Experiments


Check out this recipe for Hyderabadi bread pudding and serve up something yummy for the family — or give yourself some alone time and dig in on your own. Practice self-love too!

Do you have any Valentine's Day traditions? Share them with us in the comments section!


Feature image courtesy of Henna Lounge

Hillary Di Menna

Hillary Di Menna

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Hillary Di Menna is a freelance journalist who manages to publish her scribblings while raising a six-year-old skateboarding ballerina and sharing her home with two snuggly black cats. Her parenting blog, Misfit Matriarch, follow her adventures in parenting. You can find all her work at

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