Baking & Crafting Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your Family in St. John’s County

Crafting Ideas to Celebrate Valentine's Day with your Family in St. John’s County

Looking for special ways to celebrate Valentine’s day with your family? Here are a few Valentine’s Day crafts and recipes to try for guaranteed family fun!

Valentine’s Day reminds us to celebrate love for all the special people in our lives. Spending time with your loved one is a great way to show you care, and what’s more special than creating something you made with love?

We’ve put together some of our favorite Valentine’s Day craft ideas and recipes for parents and kids of all ages to enjoy.  Gather your family and take a look at what love can create. 

Valentine’s Day Crafts for the Whole Family

Melted Crayon Hearts

This Valentine’s Day craft is a fun way for parents and youngsters to spend time together while recycling old crayons. Two birds, one stone, right? With this project, your old and broken crayons that might have gone unused, have an opportunity for new life! You can, of course, use new ones too. 

Using about 100 crayons and heart-shaped silicone molds, place the crayons in the mold and melt them in the oven at about 250 degrees. 

After they are done, remove and let cool completely before unmolding. You can use them to create homemade valentines, or hot glue them to construction paper for Valentine’s Day cards!

This project is also great for other holidays using different molds – Christmas trees for the holiday season, ghosts for Halloween, etc.

Hanging Flower Heart

Valentine’s decorations are more than just fun to create. Bring your home’s living space to life by decorating with flowers in fifty shades of pink.

Using faux flowers of your choice, create an elegant hanging heart decoration filled with a gradient of pink or red flowers. The best part? It’s way easier to create than it looks!

With a few faux flowers and other basic craft supplies, you’ll have this dreamy project created in no time.  When you’re finished, you can display your beautiful creation in the window of your Beacon Lake home for the ultimate statement piece effect. Since the craft project uses faux flowers, you can recycle your heart decoration for many years or even hang it in your child’s room all year long! 

Valentine Glitter Votives Made From Mason Jars

Candles have a way of setting the mood for just about any occasion. Valentine’s Day is no different.

Mason jar votives are a simple and beautiful way to set the ambiance in your home.  You and your children will surely have fun making and designing votive candle holders to give as Valentine’s Day gifts as well.  Let them get creative and add in their own special touch with different paint colors, glitter, and stickers.  These also make for party favors for future birthday parties or Valentine’s Day parties at your nearby St. John’s County school.    

Felt Valentine Heart

For a more sophisticated design piece, you can create a felt Valentine heart that is sure to add to the natural elegance of your Beacon Lake home.

All you need is a pair of scissors, some pins, felt, and a Styrofoam shaped heart.  It’s fairly simple to make and adds a little romantic touch to your home. 

Valentine’s Day Recipes

In need of the ultimate Valentine’s Day dessert your entire family will love? You can satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth by cooking up some of these sweet treats!  

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate is a must on Valentine’s Day. This chocolate covered strawberry cupcake recipe is sure to win everyone over.  You’ll love these decadent treats topped with fresh strawberries and buttercream frosting. Get the entire family in on the baking fun by having children decorate their own cupcakes with frosting hearts.

Strawberry Heart Cream Cheese Filled Cookies

These cookies are not only fun to make, but they’re wonderfully sweet. Made with cake batter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar, you’ll be loving every bite.

This simple recipe takes little time and is a great way to get the family involved.  You can even invite friends over to have a baking party.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Regardless of how you celebrate Valentine’s Day, we believe home is where the heart is. When you call Beacon Lake home, there’s something fun to do with the family all year long.

Contact us to learn more about Beacon Lake, St. Johns’ one of a kind community with resort-style amenities for every member of your family.