These DIY Glitter Valentine Magnets are a fun craft to do with kids. They are simple to create and only use three items to make! Plus, children can customize them with different colors, adding google eyes, etc. And once you create the glitter hearts you don’t JUST have to turn them into magnets! They have lots of uses.
Elmer’s School Glue
Fine Glitter in Valentine ColorsWax or Freezer Paper
Lay out a sheet of wax paper or freezer paper (shiny side up).
Using Elmer’s School Glue, draw an outline of a heart and then fill in completely. For younger children, draw an outline of some hearts with a pen and then have them trace it with glue and then fill in.
Once the heart is filled, gently shake some glitter over the entire thing.
When they are completely dry they will pop right off the paper. I then placed some heavy objects on top of the ones that curled a bit more than I liked. I left them like that for an hour, though you can also trim them with scissors.
Once ready, glue on some google eyes, a small pom-pom nose and some pipe cleaner antenna! Lastly, glue a magnet to the back of the heart.
In addition to the Love Bug Magnet, I also made a photo display and a hairpiece! Check them out:
To create the DIY Valentine Picture Display I used a large clothespin, hot glue and one of the glitter hearts. I simply hot glued the glitter heart to the clothespin, the side that opens facing up. Add a picture and voila!
To make the DIY Glitter Valentine Headband I glued two glitter hearts together and then glued them directly onto a headband. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!