Sweetheart DIY Kids Craft for Valentine’s Day

Making holidays magical with creative and festive ways is a sweet part of childhood. Celebrate this time of year with a kid-friendly DIY craft that uses the popular conversation hearts candy, and documents this moment in your little sweetheart’s life. This short, 7-step craft took our little project testers about 45 minutes to complete, not including drying time.

Before you start, you will need the following items:

We’ve linked the exact products we used on our Amazon storefront, and we recommend ordering some extra candy for your crafters to snack on while working. 

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Sweetheart DIY Kids Craft for Valentine’s Day


STEP 1: Have an adult cut out a large heart from the white foam board.

STEP 2: Paint the heart.

STEP 3: Have an adult trace a heart on the 4×4 photographic print.

STEP 4: Cut out the heart.

STEP 5: Glue the photo on the center of the painted heart (once the paint is dry).

STEP 6: Glue Conversation Hearts onto the painted heart.

STEP 7: Cut the Baker’s twine and glue it to the back of the heart to hang. 

This kid-friendly Valentine’s Day craft is a seasonal decoration you can bring out every February to hang on your wall, or display on a mantle. We love using photos in crafts as a way to document this moment in time, and to remember how darling your little sweetheart is at this age. 

Be sure to tag us in any of your Valentine photo crafts and DIY’s!