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DIY Clay Heart Pin Valentines (and a Free Printable!)

DIY clay heart valentines
DIY clay heart valentines

Sometimes I like to share Valentine’s Day ideas that are candy-free, because truth be told the bag of candy that my kids come home with from school on Valentine’s Day is almost as big as on Halloween. There’s just so. much. sugar. And listen, I’m a candy gal through and through. But the madness has to stop somewhere! So for Maggie’s pre-school class this year, we’ll be giving these DIY clay heart pin Valentines. They’re super cute and they come with a free download so you can make them too.

DIY Clay Heart Pin Valentines

This project is kind of two-fold; there’s the making of the clay heart pins and then actually printing the Valentines and attaching the pins. But the cool thing is that instead of giving candy, you’re giving a little handmade accessory! We’re giving these at pre-school but I think they’re actually adorable for all ages — high school, Galentines, whatever. I would totally wear one on my lapel.

They’re also totally customizable; you could use a different shape of cookie cutter, or let your kids paint them, or even add some glitter if you’re a fan of sparkle. You really can’t go wrong.

So let’s make some!

Materials

Make Time: 1 Hour

Instructions:

  1. Start by downloading and printing the Valentine card on your white cardstock (you can download the file for free at the end of this post!). Cut along the trim lines.
  2. Punch holes and create a slit on the card as marked. This will be where you add the heart pin.
  3. Next start working on your hearts! Choose a few colors of clay (or you can make them white and paint them!). Roll out the clay to 1/4″ thick, on the mat.
  4. Punch hearts in the clay and remove the excess. Kids can definitely help with this part!
  5. Pre-heat your oven to 275. Place the mat onto your baking sheet. Once the oven reaches temperature, bake the hearts for 15 minutes (add a minute or two if your oven runs low).
  6. Remove and let cool. Once completely cool, use a Sharpie to draw on little faces.
  7. Add a dot of glue to the back of each heart and glue a pin back on. This is another part that’s great for kids to help with!
  8. Let the glue dry completely. Once dry, attach the pin to the cards.

Fun, easy, cute, huh?! And it’ll be fun to see your friends (or your kids’ friends) sporting these hearts throughout the year! We had a good time creating these in a rainbow of colors, but you could also stick to traditional Valentine pink or red. Even better — you could use white clay and let your kids paint them any way they wanted to!

You can check out our Valentine’s Day archives for lots more ideas! We’ve got everything from sweets and treats, to party decor, to gifts, and tons more. Now, leave me a comment and tell me — who’s your Valentine this year? xoxo

Download the Clay Heart VAlentine printable

DIY clay heart valentines
DIY clay heart valentines
DIY clay heart valentines
Yield: Valentine Heart Pins

Clay Heart Pin Valentines

DIY clay heart valentines

Download these cute Valentines and make some heart pins for Valentine's Day!

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Intermediate
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Craft knife

Instructions

  1. Start by downloading and printing the Valentine card on your white cardstock (you can download the file for free at the end of this post!). Cut along the trim lines.
  2. Punch holes and create a slit on the card as marked. This will be where you add the heart pin.
  3. Next start working on your hearts! Choose a few colors of clay (or you can make them white and paint them!). Roll out the clay to 1/4" thick, on the mat.
  4. Punch hearts in the clay and remove the excess. Kids can definitely help with this part!
  5. Pre-heat your oven to 275. Place the mat onto your baking sheet. Once the oven reaches temperature, bake the hearts for 15 minutes (add a minute or two if your oven runs low).
  6. Remove and let cool. Once completely cool, use a Sharpie to draw on little faces.
  7. Add a dot of glue to the back of each heart and glue a pin back on. This is another part that's great for kids to help with!
  8. Let the glue dry completely. Once dry, attach the pin to the cards.

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