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31 Valentine's Day Crafts and Recipes

Posted: 02/08/2013 12:38 pm

This Valentine's Day, surprise your loved ones with a creative DIY treat. We bring you 31 simple V-Day recipes and crafts from the best of the mom blogs. From Bacon Roses and Petit Fours to lovely crafts and activities, they'll know who loves them when they see these masterpieces.

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  • Stained Glass Heart Cookies on a Stick

    Need a treat for your child’s class? Go with some simple cookies with ‘stained glass’ hearts. All you need are some cookie cutters, hard candies and a means of bashing them up into bits. So simple, but you’ll look like Martha. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/knH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Julie from dinnerwithjulie.com

  • A Lovely Valentine's Day Roundup

    We’re crushing hard on these sweet ideas. From delectable homemade desserts to teachers’ gifts, we’re sure you’ll find something you love. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/lkZ9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Angie from applevalleygirl.blogspot.ca

  • Chocolate Cupcakes

    Who doesn’t love a chocolate cupcake—especially on Valentine’s Day? Try these light and spongy mini cakes that go easy on the sugar and have no butter at all. And they’re still yummy. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/ldH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Ceri from sweetpotatochronicles.com

  • Valentine's Day Crayon Melt

    Nothing says ‘I love you’ more to a kid than a heart made out of recycled crayons. Attach these drawing blocks to cards for the class and they’ll be sure to have a colourful and special day. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/SbH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Dot from bustedbutton.com

  • Valentine Petit Fours

    These <em>petit</em> cakes get four stars with us for just how easy they are to make. It’s a great activity to do with the kids...yes, it’s that easy. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/lKH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Angie from applevalleygirl.blogspot.ca

  • Chocolate Pots de Creme with Espresso Cream

    Don’t settle for simple chocolate on this special day. Transform it with cream and egg yolks into a pot of silky smooth deliciousness you can eat with a spoon. These baked custards can be made the night before and will hit the spot on the day of love. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/dnH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Julie from dinnerwithjulie.com

  • A Valentine's Day Meal

    Step away from the chocolate. Just because it’s V-Day doesn’t mean that everything you eat has to be sweet. Just try adding a few heart-inspired items to an otherwise regular weekday meal. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/PPC9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Jan from familybites.ca

  • Cupid's Arrows Valentine's Day Craft

    Though these arrows are missing the bow, we’re positive they will hit the target. Round up the kids and get crafty making these cute chopstick arrows. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/NPH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Danyelle from lifeisaparty.ca

  • Mini Valentine's Cheesecakes

    When it comes to celebrating love, more times than not, things tend to get a little bit cheesy. But in this case, it’s a good thing. Forget the romance and go for these cheesy—and scrumptious—treats. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/XPC9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Carol from simplybeautifulnow.blogspot.ca

  • Love Bugs

    Are you buggin’ out over Valentine’s Day? Don’t. This is a perfect craft to make with your little sweethearts. Forget the paper hearts, make these fun cuties instead. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/sbH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Gina from eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.ca

  • Double Chocolate Brownie Cakes

    We heart these brownie cakes. We also love the fact that the dairy-free frosting is coloured with beets, rather than red or pink artificial food colouring. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/nnH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to</a> Thanks to Liz from emmaeats.com

  • Bacon Roses

    Surprise your bacon lovers with a bouquet of their favourite meat this V-Day. Breakfast in bed, anyone? <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/HbH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Dot from bustedbutton.com

  • Homemade Valentines

    Your child’s valentines will fly high above the rest when they pass out these cute pops with wings to their friends. All the message needs to say is ‘Happy Valentine’s Day.’ <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/5fH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Susannah from creativemamaonadime.com

  • Valentine's Pretzel Hugs

    Need a hug? We’ve got your back with these salty yet sweet treats that make the prefect gift for all those who have given you a hug when you needed it. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/nsG9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Angie from applevalleygirl.blogspot.ca

  • Bespoke Valentines

    Want cards that are a little more personal than the ones at the dollar store? Try applying this idea to your child’s favourite TV or movie character. Just snap their pic, add some text, print and stick a heart-shaped lollipop—or, in this case, glow stick—in their hand. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/ZwC9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Gina from eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.ca

  • Strawberries 'n Cream Protein Pudding

    For this pudding, all you need are four ingredients. That’s it. Four. It’s great for a quick Valentine’s Day breakfast or as an evening snack to beat those sweet cravings for chocolate. Swirl in the jam with love and shape it into a heart. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/zVf9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to</a> Thanks to Kristine from busybuthealthy.com

  • Berry Cute School Valentines

    Go original for this year’s classroom valentines and leave the chocolate at home—everyone does chocolate. Pick up some Swedish Berries, bag ‘em, print these gift tags and attach them. This V-Day gift won’t disappoint. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/pMG9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Gina from eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.ca

  • Valentine's Day Marshmallow Pops

    When it comes to classroom Valentine’s Day treats, it really doesn’t get much easier than these pink fluffy marshmallows on lovely sticks. Older kids can make them on their own and younger ones can help out in the kitchen. These pink pops can also be made a few days in advance. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/4xG9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Angie from applevalleygirl.blogspot.ca

  • Valentine's Day Roundup

    This Valentine’s Day roundup ‘rose’ to the challenge with some super easy crafts and recipes that’ll add a little something extra special to your family’s day. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/D4S9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Beth-Anne from 4mothers1blog.com

  • Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

    Love conquers all, especially when it comes to fashion. So get flirty this Valentine’s Day with these reco’s from Lena on what to wear—you can start by wearing some hearts. http://stories.savvymom.ca/JbH9 Thanks to Lena from listentolena.com

  • Valentine's Day Quotes to Use

    Looking for some cute quotes that even Cupid would approve of? Check out this list for inspiration if you’re designing your own cards. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/zMG9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Elizabeth from frugalmomeh.com

  • Flourless Brownies with Berries

    Take a bite of this flourless brownie and you—and the kids—won’t be able to tell it’s made with black beans. Your family will get some fibre in every mouthful and we’re sure you’ll all agree they’re ‘berry’ delicious. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/TdH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Laura from sweetpotatochronicles.com

  • Valentine's Day Card Stamps

    Revamp your outlook on February 14 and go for the stamp. This quick and simple craft can make lots of cards in a short amount of time. Now that gets our stamp of approval. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/9TH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Jen from kitchencounterchronicle.com

  • Love Buns and Pink Hot Chocolate

    Hot chocolate that’s pink? Which kid wouldn’t drink that up? Serve it with a side of Love Buns and you’ll have the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for a cold February day. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/dPH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Danyelle from lifeisaparty.ca

  • 10 Valentine's Day Crafts for Older Kids

    We were wooed by these lovely crafts and older kids will be too. Get crafty with the kids and they may just learn a skill or two. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/0JH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Jen from kitchencounterchronicle.com

  • Fingerprint Love Bug Cards

    Your kids will make their mark this year as they hand out these unique, one-of-a-kind fingerprint cards. Classmates will love them and your kids will love making them. <a href="http://www.savvymom.ca/index.php/pages/fingerprint-love-bug-pop-up-valentines-day-cards" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> From the SavvyMom archives

  • Valentine Countdown Calendar

    Stretch out the fun of this special day (that comes and goes too fast) by creating a countdown. Your kids will adore it. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/JPH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Danyelle from lifeisaparty.ca

  • Valentine's Day Friendship Bracelets

    Friendship bracelets will never go out of style with besties, so attach one to their best friends’ cards and everyone will love the fact that they’re matching. <a href="http://stories.savvymom.ca/FPH9" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Susannah from creativemamaonadime.com

  • Frozen Valentine Hunt

    It’s not Easter just yet, but you don’t have to wait for that holiday to have a hunt. Freeze some hearts and scatter them throughout the yard in the snow. Kids will definitely fancy this activity. <a href="http://www.lifeisaparty.ca/2011/frozen-valentine-hunt/" target="_hplink">Get the full how-to </a> Thanks to Danyelle from lifeisaparty.ca

  • All You Need Is Love

    From why we love being a mom to treats we love, check out our best ways to say Happy Valentine’s Day. <a href="http://www.savvymom.ca/index.php/collection/all-you-need-is-love" target="_hplink">Tell me more</a>

  • Valentine's Day on Pinterest

    From crafts and recipe to gifts and cards, we’ve got Valentine’s Day covered on our Pinterest board. <a href="http://pinterest.com/savvymomdotca/savvy-valentine-s-day/" target="_hplink">Tell me more</a>

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