Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts and Snacks For All Ages By Mia Matthews

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with inflation rising in today’s economy many people turn to affordable gifts and treats to give to their loved ones. Homemade gifts are perfect for staying within the set budget.

Wool Heart Wreaths

● Cardboard
● Scissors
● 1 roll of a solid color yarn
● Hot glue (other glue works too but may not work as well)


  1. Cut the cardboard into a hollow heart and make sure the lines are not too narrow or else you risk the cardboard breaking later
  2. Next hot glue the end of the yarn to the center bottom of the heart and wrap it around.
  3. After completing the second step, wrap the yarn 12 times around the cardboard moving up the heart gradually.
  4. Once done wrapping the yarn 12 times, hot glue the last piece of yarn wrapped to the cardboard and cut the yarn. Repeat these steps until you wrap the yarn around the entire heart.

Valentine’s Day Popcorn


  • Popcorn 10-14 cups
  • Heart sprinkles or other sprinkles of choice
  • Marshmallows 2-5 cups
  • Butter 2-3 tablespoons


  1. Pop the popcorn with a microwave or stove.
  2. Removed the unpopped kernels of popcorn from the batch.
  3. Melt 2 ½  tablespoons of butter in a pan and stir until it is completely melted.
  4. Add 2-5 cups of marshmallows to the pan and mix it until it is combined and melted with the butter.
  5. Pour some of the marshmallow mixture into the popcorn and gently combine the ingredients. Repeat this process until the popcorn is completely covered by a thin layer of marshmallow.
  6. Next, lay the popcorn onto a large tray with parchment foil on it and add the toppings.
  7. Wait for the popcorn to cool.
  8. Once cooled, the popcorn can be cut into pieces and served!

Valentine’s Day Decorative Candy Jar

● Jar with an unscrewable lid
● Painters Tape
● Red spray paint(preferably) or other types of red paint
● Ribbon of choice


  1. Remove all labels on the jar.
  2. Make the outline of a heart or whatever image you want on the front outside of the jar using painter’s tape. If not using spray paint, build the image on the inside of the jar instead.
  3. Make sure the lid is sealed tightly.
  4. (only if using spray paint) Take the jar and paint outside if you do not have a properly ventilated area.
  5. Paint around the outline of the tape on the same side that the tape was placed on
  6. Wait for the paint to dry (it usually takes spray paint 1-2 days)
  7. Once the paint is dried, remove the painter’s tape and fill the jar with the candy of your choice.
  8. Finally, tie a bow around the neck of the jar!

Have a great Valentine’s Day!

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