Valentine's Day Kids Craft: Love Cupcake

Valentine's Day Kids Craft: Love Cupcake
Valentine's Day Kids Craft: Love Cupcake

Make a "Love Cake" out of homemade puffy paint for this super easy and fun Valentine's Day Kids Craft.

What you need:
  • White glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Brown or pink paint (optional)
  • Red, pink and purple construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Cardboard (like a shirt box)
  • Paintbrush

What to do:
  1. To make puffy paint: In a bowl mix 1 part glue to 1 part shaving cream. This will be used as the cupcake's "frosting". Add brown or pink to make the frosting appear to be chocolate or strawberry.
  2. Cut various sized and colored hearts for the cupcakes decoration.
  3. Cut a large trapezoid out of either red, pink or purple paper for the cupcake's wrapper.
  4. If using a shirt box for the cardboard, trim off the flaps.
 1. Allow your child to decorate their cupcake wrapper however they wish. They can do this by writing a special message or drawing a picture. Once they are done, have them fold it into an accordion. Glue that onto the cardboard.
Valentine's Day Love Cupcake

2. Paint the cupcakes frosting to the top of the wrapper. Do not be afraid to load on the "frosting" (homemade puffy paint).

3. Add the hearts to act as sprinkles.
4. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours. Cut out of the cardboard once complete and give as a gift!
Valentine's Day Cupcake Craft

To the left: My 21 month old's creation. To the right: created by my 3 year old!

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  1. Yay! Thanks for the idea, plan on using it for this Valentine's day.

  2. Yay! Thanks for the idea. I plan on using it for this Valentine's day!


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