Valentine Food Crafts for Kids


Valentine's Day can be enjoyed by creating a variety of foods. Make the edible treats as part of a craft project. From strawberry dippers to watermelon hearts the treats can be healthy as well. Here are five Valentine's food crafts that can be fun to make and eat.

Strawberry Sparkles

Mix together 1 cup cream cheese and a pinch of red food coloring. Add milk for a more creamy consistency. Holding berries by the stem, dip them into the cream cheese mix. Put 4 tablespoons of sugar on a plate. Roll berries into sugar, coating the cream cheese.

Love Potion Smoothie

Create a healthy love potion by mixing together 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup raspberries and 1 cup white grape juice. Liquefy in a blender. Pour into a glass and top with a red cherry. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes two to three servings.

Rice Cereal Heart Treat

Mix together 1/4 cup butter and four cups marshmallows and melt in a pan on low heat. Add a pinch of red food coloring to change mixture to a rich pink. Add 6 cups rice cereal and slowly mix. Press into a greased cookie sheet. Use a heart-shape cookie cutter and punch out hearts. Add treats to plastic bags and tie with a ribbon. Attach a hang tag that reads "A treat from the heart."

Mice Lollipops

Use red construction paper and cut out large hearts approximately 5 inches in length. Fold heart in half vertically. Insert a lollipop into the center of the paper, with wrapper still attached. Staple paper closed. Allow stick to poke out as the mouse's tail. Add nose and ears with markers so the heart looks like a mouse.

Strawberry Bouquet

Stick a wooden skewer into each strawberry. Dip strawberries into melted chocolate. Use dark or white chocolate. Mix red food coloring into white chocolate for a pink tint. Add skewers to a vase and keep chilled so chocolate does not melt. Add fresh greenery such as peppermint to the vase for additional garnishment.

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