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Handmade Valentines for Kids: Heart-and-Lollipop Flowers

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 11 2004

Introduction

This Valentine's Day, encourage kids to show sweet sentiments with tokens of affection that go beyond the store-bought card. With just a little TLC, colorful hearts flourish as the petals of a new flower variety --one with a lollipop center and stem.

Make another handmade Valentine's Day craft: Cupcake Goodies.

materials

  • Card stock

  • Construction paper

  • Hole punch

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Lolipop

steps

  1. Use card stock to make a half-heart template about 3 inches high and 1 1/4 inches wide. Fold a 12-by-3 1/2-inch piece of construction paper in half vertically, and trace four half-hearts along the fold.

  2. Cut out hearts; unfold.

  3. Stack hearts; punch a hole 1/4 inch up from bottom. Position petals to form a flower, making sure holes line up. Secure by applying glue around holes; let dry. Write name on a petal. Insert lollipop.

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