I love when I can combine two objectives with one activity! While introducing my toddler to letter C, we made this cute cupcake craft that doubled as a Valentine’s Day craft!
I got this craft idea from Elise’s Totally Tot Craft article and used it for our Letter C is for cupcake lesson (be sure to scroll down to download the free letter C printables.) With a few craft staples, you can make your own delectable cupcake too!
Easy Preschool Valentine’s Day Craft
First I had my daughter decorate her heart toothpick with glitter glue. We sang Cookie Monster’s song while working–modifying it a little:
C (make the sound for hard c) is for cupcake
that’s good enough for me (repeat 3 times)
Cupcake, cupcake, cupcake starts with C.
Then I had her crumple up a piece of construction paper. I then arranged it in the cup so that it looked like the top of a cupcake. (I trimmed a regular sized paper cup so that it looked more like a cupcake liner. You could probably use Dixie cups or smaller cups.)
Then my daughter glued some glitter hearts onto the cup. Once the toothpick heart was dry, we added that to our no-bake cupcake! A simple, cute craft! This would be cute to use in a pretend play bakery. For a twist, you could add wrapped candy in the bottom of the cup and then add the “cake” topping. Decorate and then give as a gift!
Letter C is for Cupcake Printables
For our Letter C is for Cupcake unit, we read If You Give a Cat a Cupcake and then did several cupcake and cat-related activities. You can download the free printables here:
>>>C is for Cupcake Printables<<<
Wonder Mom says
Oh, what an ADORABLE "cupcake" made by an ADORABLE girl!
These are adorable…Emily and Juliette would love to make a set of these for our tea parties!!!
Elle Belles Bows says
This is way too adorable! Kerri
Ahhh!! I just love your kids pics! They are so dear! Give them hugs today!!!
That is so cute and clever!
This is so cute! What a neat idea 🙂
Maureen Spell says
Thank you! 🙂