I absolutely love my holidays, and I have some super cute Valentine's day ideas for kids. Valentine's day is one of my favorite holidays and I think it's largely due to the colors; I love the pinks and reds and so does Riley.
With Riley in a preschool that has a strict policy on bringing in homemade foods, I've taken to creating cute holiday-themed characters from fruit cups. It only seemed appropriate that we have Love Bug Fruit Cups as a great Valentines day idea for kids.
Our Love Bug Fruit Cups are just one of the great Valentines day ideas for kids and are so cute. It took me a total of 20 minutes to make 12 of these for Riley's class. The supplies that you need are:
- 12 Dole Pineapple in Sugar-Free Strawberry Gel Fruit Cups
- 12 Sparkle Pipe Cleaners cut in half to make 24
- 1.3" Pom Poms for ends of Pipe Cleaners
- 12 ½" Pom Poms for nose
- 24 Assorted colors and size of Googley Eyes
- 2 Pink Foam Sheet for heart-shaped feet to create 24 heart-shaped feet
- 4 Hot glue sticks & Gun
For these Valentines Day ideas for kids, I freehanded our hearts for our feet because I happened to already have pink foam leftover from our Bunny Tail Mix Push Pops. The Bunny Push Pops are from when Riley was in daycare and I was able to make homemade foods for the children at daycare.
This Valentines Day ideas for kids is so simple yet it'll make you look like mom of the year! Also, instead of free handing the foam hearts, you could always purchase pre-cut foam hearts as well.
How To Make Love Bug Fruit Cups
- Hot glue the sparkle pom poms to the end of the pipe cleaners to make antennae.
- Next hot glue the googley eyes and small pom pom as a nose the fruit cup.
- Then hot glue the foam hearts to the bottom of the fruit cup as feet.
- The final step is to hot glue the antennae to the back of the fruit cup.
In order to put together these Love Bug Fruit Cups, you're going to start by gluing the sparkle pom poms to the ends of the sparkle pipe cleaners, which I cut in half before beginning. You'll also want to hot glue the googley eyes and tiny pom pom onto the front of the fruit cup to create the face.
Next, hot glue the hearts onto the bottom of the cups so that the hearts are sticking out. The final step is to glue the antenna to the back of the fruit cup so that it will stick straight up. Ta-Da!
What makes Love Bug Fruit Cups a great craft idea?
These are great Valentines day ideas for kids and a great alternative to candy crafts. Plus, it's a craft that the kids can get involved in, minus the hot gluing part of course.
More Holiday Fruit Cup Ideas
If you're like me and looking for holiday themed treats that ARE NOT candy, then you'll love these other fruit cup ideas. For example, for Christmas we had Reindeer. This past Halloween we had Frankensteins because last year we had Pumpkins. Endless possibilities!
More Valentine's Day Treats
Now if you are in the mood for some sugary treats on Valentine's Day, I'm right there with you too! A few faves I often make include these yummy Valentines Day cake pops, a Strawberry Crunch Cake that is sure to wow kids and adults alike, and my famous Valentine's Day breakfast of choice: Strawberry Crepes with Cream Cheese Filling
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