If you’re looking for a fun way to use up that bag of candy hearts then these 20 ideas should help you out…and believe it or not they don’t all involve eating them!
This collection has got everything from educational games, to decorative pieces and beauty products.
When Sara, over at bitzngiggles.com, was looking through her craft supplies in the search of something artful to make, she found some glycerin soap left over from a previous project. Since Valentines Day is coming up she thought, why not make some adorable conversation heart soap! This is a simple DIY that your kids can customize to make their own…they can choose the scent, choose how many hearts they want to add, choose the messages they want displayed, then choose who they want to gift it to.
These quick and easy conversation heart frames make the perfect craft for kids. Display a photo of someone special in a dollar-store frame, give it a lick of paint to spruce it up then surround the image with hearts. They’re ideal for keeping your children amused and you can then send the finished frames to out of town relatives as a surprise gift.
Sweet and creamy with a decadent silky texture, this hot cocoa recipe is just the thing you need to snuggle up with on the sofa alongside your little one’s. The baby pink color is beautiful to look at and, when topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of crushed conversation hearts you’re bound to get lots of ooh’s and ahh’s from your kids!
Who knew that you could use conversation hearts for learning? This graphing game is a brilliant way to encourage math skills like sorting and counting. You can adapt it to suit any age or ability and if the kids focus and engage then you can reward them with a few candies at the end!
A vase, a candle, some ribbon and some trusty conversation hearts are all you need to create a unique table centerpiece.
A fun and tasty treat that your kiddo’s can help you make in just five minutes…this chocolate bark recipe sounds ideal to us!
Make your tub come to life with these fantastic homemade heart bath bombs. The cornstarch and the epsom salts in the recipe come together perfectly to leave your skin feeling super soft and your muscles totally relaxed. Your little ones will love experimenting with a range of essential oils to create a different sensation every time! While you’re at it, you may as well get your kids to help you make a sugar scrub too as it only requires three ingredients – one being (you guessed it) conversation hearts!
If you’re looking for a fun game you can play with the whole family then give this conversation heart bingo a go. The free printable uses heart shapes on the calling card and you can use the actual candy as markers.
Create a conversation piece for your coffee table with these easy-to-make coasters.
Mix and match fashion is all the rage among children and teenagers right now so a pair of mismatched candy heart earrings are guaranteed to be an instant hit! Once the candy has been mod-podged, all you need to do is attach an earring back then they’re ready for your kids to wear.
How about a handwritten letter using conversation hearts? The kids will love being able to tell someone how they feel using candy!
Cut into this gorgeous pinata cake and watch the joy spread across your children’s faces as they discover the hidden hearts inside! If you’ve never made this style of cake before, don’t panic because it’s not as intimidating as it looks and Beth, over at hungryhappenings.com, has provided in depth instructions as well as step-by-step photography to help see you through.
Rather than filling your cake with hearts, why not try decorating the exterior of the cake with them instead? This delicious strawberries and cream recipe may take a little while to put together but that’s only if you get distracted reading all the cute sayings stamped on the candy!
For those of you that need some last minute Valentines Day decor, this candy heart topiary is just what you need and the little ones can get involved with making it so you can just sit back and supervise!
We’ve all seen the traditional conversation hearts before but what about getting your kids to create their own message and make a more personal gift. You’ll need to grate off the old lettering but once you’ve got a blank canvas, you can replace it with anything you wish!
Conversation heart letter tracing is a great way to help develop your child’s motor skills as well as teach them the alphabet. It’s a simple activity but could be just the thing they need to build their hand-eye coordination and muscle strength so they’ll be able to learn how to write on their own.
Kim, over at notconsumed.com, loves themed family fun nights so she conjured up these games and activities around a conversation hearts theme. For as little as $5 Kim demonstrated how you and your kids can enjoy hours of entertainment with just a few bits of candy!
Complete your cakes and baked goods with these playful candy dessert toppers. You wont even need to run to the store and buy anything…everyone has a stash of wooden skewers and some glue in their crafting box, right?
Learn how to make your own super sweet Valentines Day wreath with this simple tutorial.