Cardboard Cookies–An Easy Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids


Kids love decorating their "cookies" and have a lot of fun with this Valentine's Day craft idea. Most of the materials you likely have around your house! | Thriving Home

I stumbled on this cute Valentine’s Day craft idea that my kids loved: Cardboard Cookies!

There is something about calling them “cookies” that makes the craft idea more fun for kids. I love this because almost any age can have fun with this AND it can be done with supplies you likely have around your home.

Kids love decorating their "cookies" and have a lot of fun with this Valentine's Day craft idea. Most of the materials you likely have around your house! | Thriving Home

Step One: Cut out heart shapes from cardboard. 

Complicated, I know.

Kids love decorating their "cookies" and have a lot of fun with this Valentine's Day craft idea. Most of the materials you likely have around your house! | Thriving Home

Step Two: Let kids paint your cut out hearts.

Make sure to let them dry (unless you want to add glitter–if so, do that when the paint is wet).

Kids love decorating their "cookies" and have a lot of fun with this Valentine's Day craft idea. Most of the materials you likely have around your house! | Thriving Home

Kids love decorating their "cookies" and have a lot of fun with this Valentine's Day craft idea. Most of the materials you likely have around your house! | Thriving Home

With my crew, this is the most difficult part. Waiting is SOOOOO hard.

Kids love decorating their "cookies" and have a lot of fun with this Valentine's Day craft idea. Most of the materials you likely have around your house! | Thriving Home

Step Three: Decorate Your Cookies

After they have dried, provide some “toppings” for your kids to decorate the cookies with. All the options I provided were clearly boring compared to the cutout hearts.

Hearts everywhere.

Kids love decorating their "cookies" and have a lot of fun with this Valentine's Day craft idea. Most of the materials you likely have around your house! | Thriving Home

Unless you have a boy. Then it is eyeballs everywhere. #bless

Kids love decorating their "cookies" and have a lot of fun with this Valentine's Day craft idea. Most of the materials you likely have around your house! | Thriving Home

Some ideas for toppings:

  • Glitter
  • Confetti from a hole puncher
  • Cutout shapes (hearts, triangles, squares, etc.)
  • Stickers
  • Eyeballs (boys like this option)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Puff balls

Pretty much anything that can be glued to cardboard could serves as a topping if you want it to.

Again, my crew didn’t branch out much so don’t let my visuals limit your creativity!

Kids love decorating their "cookies" and have a lot of fun with this Valentine's Day craft idea. Most of the materials you likely have around your house! | Thriving Home

Now, let them dry and have fun with your “cookies!”

Kids love decorating their "cookies" and have a lot of fun with this Valentine's Day craft idea. Most of the materials you likely have around your house! | Thriving Home

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