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


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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