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Handmade Valentines for Kids: Cupcake Goodies

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 11 2004


This Valentine's Day, encourage kids to show sweet sentiments with tokens of affection that go beyond the store-bought card. Fill flattened cupcake liners with candy for a treat you won't have to bake. The liners' pleats nicely frame scrap-art pictures or paper hearts (we used scalloping scissors to trim some). A craft punch or paper flowers can make cute borders.


  • Flattened cupcake liners

  • Scalloping scissors

  • Craft punch or paper flowers (optional)

  • Glue

  • Candy

  • Ribbons, or paper or fabric flowers

  • Construction paper


  1. Flatten two paper cupcake liners. Place one liner face up, and lay the other face down on top of it.

  2. Lift the edge, and apply glue along a short section. Press to attach; let dry. Continue gluing in sections, leaving the last section open. Fill with candy; seal opening with glue.

  3. Cut out heart or other shape from construction paper; add cut-out images, ribbons, or paper or fabric flowers, and write or stamp a note. Glue onto center.

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