Frugal Kid Crafts: Popcorn Valentines Hearts

by Mackenzie on January 20, 2012


Each week Momondealz brings us a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! January 19th is National Popcorn Day and with Valentines less than a month away, this craft is a delicious and fun way to celebrate both!

2 Bags of Microwave Popcorn
3.5 Tablespoons Butter
1 Bag of Mini Marshmallows
(1) 3 oz Strawberry Jello
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter (or knife)


  1. Pop both bags of popcorn and set aside.
  2. Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan.
  3. Add entire package of marshmallow and melt, stirring frequenlty.
  4. Remove from the heat and add 1/2 of the package of jello powder and stir.
  5. Add 1 and 1/2 bags of the popped popcorn to the melted marshmallows and mix well.
  6. Spread out on wax paper and cut or form heart shapes.


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Mackenzie is the mother of three beautiful little girls and the wife to a wonderful man who is a Navy Reservist and lives in New Hampshire. She enjoys bargain hunting, photography, and working outside! Above all, she enjoys family life and soaking up every moment. She shares her tips on parenting, saving money, green-living and more on her blog The Centsible Family.

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Paula Meisberger January 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

I Love this idea. I cant wait to do this with my Grandkids!!

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