I purchased unfinished wooden hearts and applied a quick coat of platinum-colored spray paint, which took about 30 minutes to dry.
I bought these Self-stick Gems, made by Darice, which were so sparkly! They were easy for the children to peel and apply to their wooden heart and, when they were done, I hot-glued one of these 1″ pins to the back:
That’s it! Fairly easy for preschoolers and toddlers to handle, and inexpensive.
The kids were very excited and couldn’t wait to present their Valentine’s gift to their moms, and I was so excited to have created something that I did not have to eat.
Note: All supplies, with the exception of the spray paint, were purchased at Michael’s.