February 7, 2014

Simple Valentine's Day Napkin Rings

Fridays should be for sleeping in, but apparently my children didn't get the memo (well, Ani is actually still sleeping in most days thanks to the combo of transitioning to one nap and lingering jet lag).

So, instead of snoozing away the morning, Ella and I came down to the kitchen way too early and made these napkin rings.

For Ella, who lives for art and craft projects of any kind, this was probably the best morning of her life.

Sweetheart Candy Napkin Rings - an easy Valentine's Day craft to make with kids

You'll need:

  • Empty toilet paper rolls (you should be able to get about 5 from each)
  • Scissors
  • Paint in the color of your choice
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue (I used a glue gun)
  • A box of Sweethearts
Sweetheart Candy Napkin Rings - an easy Valentine's Day craft to make with kids

With scissors to snip your toilet paper roll into about 3/4" rounds.

Paint the inside and outside of the ring with paint. Let dry (I just did a single coat and they dried in about 3 minutes).

Glue on the Sweethearts candy. Think how cute they look but how disgusting those hearts taste.

Sweetheart Candy Napkin Rings - an easy Valentine's Day craft to make with kids


  1. Adorable! You're right... Those hearts are nasty. Finally you've found a way to put them to good use! (SweetTart Hearts, on the other hand, are the best. My husband calls them valentines crack. :)

  2. Super fun! I can't wait until Kyle is coordinated enough to be excited about craft projects!


  3. Great idea! We plan to do a nicer dinner with our kids thanks to Mel's ideas. This would be a fun prep activity for the kids. Thanks!

  4. Just found another cute idea using the Sweethearts http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/Tips_Projects_Center/Create/Holidays/Valentines_Day/Candy_Heart_39_s_Picture_Frame.htm

  5. How cute! My oldest is definitely an arts and crafts kind of gal--she would love to do this with her sisters! Thanks for the idea. :)

  6. What a great idea! They make great little bracelets! Making these with my girls for sure! How much do you want to bet they are going to pick them off and try to eat them?! :) Found you through Design Mom.. Looking forward to checking out your site!


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