make this valentine & earn you wings

by mari

How-to Quick Last Minute Candy Cup Valentine Card Crafts

Need to get away from it all this February? Yep, you need some wings.

These little crafty winged heart cards are the perfect jumping off point (har har!). With a little cutting help from mom, kids could definitely make these cards as well.

Plus, these cards only require a few bits and bobs:

  • Pretty colored paper – I’m partial to oddball combos like pink and orange, or baby blue and red.
  • White Candy Cups (I found white liners at JoAnn’s, or maybe you’d like silver liners like these?)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or other sticky method.
  • The ability to cut out a heart. Or, maybe grab some heart-shaped stickers like these from Knot and Bow!

You could also craft a big fat version with cupcake liners and larger hearts – we could even create double-sided winged hearts and hang them from the ceiling! Hmm, I may have to try that next….

The How-to:

  1. Take one candy cup, flatten it, and fold it in half.
  2. Cut around 2/3 of the inner round circle, then cut straight along an accordion fold to the edge.
  3. Open up the cut candy cup, and cut along the original fold line to create 2 separate wings.
  4. Cut out a heart and prep your final surface.
  5. Glue wings to the back of the heart. The angle of the wings is important to make them look like wings.
  6. Glue the heart with it’s new wings to the surface of your choice.

Then decorate with a little extra somethin-somethin to tie everything together. I like a contrasting color for added pop.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! For more goodies – take a peek at the monster valentine card downloads, Poppy Paper Doll Downloads, or quick DIY Toddler Cards.


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1 Tricia February 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

Love this! I think we might make “giant” ones today using coffee filters and yarn for tails and then hang them from the ceiling. Thanks, I needed an fun but simple project for some under the weather kids today!

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2 Miz Big February 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

Coffee Filters! That’s brilliant! I hope you guys have a blast – send me some pictures if you get a chance, I’d love to see them.

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3 Tricia February 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

Will do.
By the way, come spring, lrg coffee filters tied in the middle make great butterfly/dragonfly wings when put together with an old fashion clothes pin or clothes pegs. Add some pipecleaners for antenna and… vwola…..spring bugs. (According to our 5 yrs old, sparkly pipecleaners work the best! Along with the markers, buttons, glue, crayons, and glitter, of course. =) )

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4 Miz Big February 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Sounds like my favorite kind of craft = easy, a little old-fashioned, with lots of impact. (especially after the glitter application! LOL)

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5 Cindy deRosier January 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your Valentine! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/winged-heart-paper-valentines/

If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a fun project idea!

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6 Miz Big January 31, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Yay, thanks!

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7 Victoria January 31, 2014 at 6:06 pm

When I saw this on Pinterest, I thought the wings were pieces of paper plates, so I guess that could work too. More durable!

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8 Miz Big January 31, 2014 at 8:48 pm

That’s a great idea! Let me know how it turns out!

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