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Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts For Toddlers

Did you already get a Valentine's Day gift for your partner? Great — but that's only half the battle now that you're a parent. Help the whole family feel the love with these sweet Valentine's crafts for toddlers.

Dessert Pizza

Instead of going the traditional chocolate route, make room for a dessert pizza! It's easy to make, plus you and your tot can get creative when it comes to toppings. Here's how to make it.

What you'll need:

18 oz. package refrigerated sugar cookie dough 8 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1/2 cup sliced banana (sliced thin) 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries (sliced thin) 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1/2 cup chocolate chip morsels (dark or milk chocolate) 1/2 cup seedless grapes, halved

How to make it:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spread cookie dough evenly on to a 12 inch pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown, set aside on a wire rack to cool.
  • Once cooled, spread the whipped topping across the crust.
  • Together with your toddler, top the pizza with the sliced fruit and chocolate.
  • Refrigerate until ready to eat (yum!).

Footprint Valentine

Here's a sweet keepsake for grandparents. Our tip: Keep this craft near the bathroom or mudroom so that your tot doesn't make a huge mess.

What you'll need:

Oaktag or poster paper Disposable pie tin (for toddler to step into) Towels Washable, nontoxic fingerpaint in pink, purple, red, white and blue Marker Scissors

How to make it:

  • Place towels on the floor to protect it from paint spills.
  • Have your toddler pick out a favorite color, pour it into the pie tin and have your toddler step into it barefoot.
  • Have toddler stand together on the poster board with his heels touching and toes pointing out (making a "v").
  • Once the mark is made and the paint is dry, trace a heart around your toddler's footprints and cut it out.
  • Write, "From the bottom of my heart to the tips of my toes, I love you!"

Homemade Clay Hearts

What goes together better than toddlers and clay?! For a quick craft before (or after) naptime, this is perfect.

What you'll need:

Clay in all different colors Rolling pins Heart-shaped cookie cutters

How to make it:

  • Roll the clay flatt.
  • Together with your toddler, use the cookie cutters to make hearts.
  • Once the clay is dry, use the hearts to decorate your home.

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