This is a cute flower craft and Valentine idea for kids. I made them years ago for my son’s daycare group, and the flowers and leaves could be cut using a Silhouette or Cricut, but I’ve included a template and actually cut them for the half dozen I made (and shown here.)
I wanted to create Valentines for my son’s daycare group, and the first year I did these, I had to make them pretty far in advance. I already had 90% of the supplies on hand. All I had to purchase was a bag of Hershey’s Kisses – and I love that you can get the pretty wrappers that are Valentine themed.
I created a template for flowers and printed it out so I could cut my petals. The leaves were done freehand. I actually wrapped some washi tape around the straw stem, and cut the ends to create that leaf look.
Tools you will need:
- scrapbook paper
- flower template (3 sizes to layer)
- leaf template (or freehand it) Shown here, I used washi tape.
- paper straws
- Hershey Kisses or Hugs
How to Make Flower Valentines:
Step 1 – I created my own flower template. (You can download it, if you’d like to cut it out and trace/cut.)
Step 2 – I cut the three layers of petals and the leaves. I traced the flowers onto a pretty scrapbook paper, which I have a ton of. You can either freehand draw a leaf to wrap it around the straw, or you can wrap washi tape around your straw and clip the ends to make it more leaf-like.
Step 3 – Glue the petals together.
Step 4 – Write the names on the back of each flower before you adhere the Hershey’s Kiss or the straw to the flower.
Step 5 – Add a Hershey’s KISS to the flower petals (I used a glue stick. Make sure you allow the Kiss to dry.)
Step 6 – Attach your flower petals to the straw stem. You can use a piece of pretty washi tape to attach these two pieces.
Super easy and fun for kids of most ages! I like having the kids write the names on the backs of the flowers before adding the Hershey Kiss and before adhering it to the straw. This will make things easier in the long-run.
If you have a crafty child, you can also have them help cut the pieces. My daughter LOVES cutting paper, so this is the perfect little project for her to help with!
These can also stand on their own in a bowl/flower pot with marbles or dry beans as the base.