We are in full Valentine's Day mode around here! We made some heart shaped baked cotton balls, a Valentine's Day Alphabet Game and did some Valentine's Day Busy Bags too! We are a little obsessed with our heart shaped molds so I put together this collection of cute Valentine's Day Gifts using heart shaped molds.
I say “we” are obsessed because my preschooler and toddler are just as obsessed as me with our silicone baking molds (or moulds) around here.
If you are looking for some, I have some (affiliate) links for you.
We have these Wilton molds, but they seem to go in and out of availability on Amazon. If you can't find those available, this set appears to make fewer of the same size hearts, maybe slightly deeper. This set looks to make slightly smaller hearts, but it is cheaper.
Okay, now that we are all equipped we can get down to business! Let's put those puppies to good use!
This actually started because my daughter wanted to make brownies for LalyDad. I had forgotten all about our molds, but seeing them in the cabinet once was all it took!
We used a super basic brownie recipe that I found online (I tried to find the same one but can't seem to find it now). Your favorite brownie recipe or even a boxed mix would work just fine.
We found that if you fill the molds about 3/4 of the way full you will get flat topped brownie bites that stay within the molds. If you fill them all the way to the top, you will get ones with a yummy brownie muffin top. I thought it would take less time to bake but it took the entire time called for in the recipe. Basically I baked them until a toothpick inserted into one of the center brownies came out clean. Cool them fully and then just pop them out of the molds.
Voila! Heart-shaped Brownies!
Next we made some melty bead hearts, which you could make into magnets, sun-catchers, tic tac toe pieces and more! Check out the rest of the collection below!
More Cute Valentine's Day Gifts
Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Gifts
Melty Beads Heart Magnets from Lalymom
DIY Heart Shaped Sidewalk Chalk from Fun at Home with Kids
Glitter Heart Soaps from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
Heart Shaped Bird Feeders from No Time for Flash Cards
Winter Ice Wreath from Crafting Connections
Recycled Crayons & Valentine from Red Ted Art
Lavendar Rosemary Bath Fizzies from Mama Papa Bubba
Baby-safe Heart Shaped Crayons from Wildflower Ramblings
Calming Lavender Lotion Bars from How Wee Learn
Valentine's Day Heart Activities
Fizzing Heart Cloud Dough Experiment from Powerful Mothering
Heart Breakers Heart Shaped Baked Cotton Balls from Lalymom
Jello and Ice Valentine's Day Sensory Bin from Dirt & Boogers
Frozen Fizzing Vinegar Hearts from Inspiration Laboratories
Valentine's Day Ice Science Experiments from Little Bins from Little Hands
Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Recipes
Heart Shaped Chocolates from In the Playroom
Brownies by Lalymom (information above)
Hot Chocolate Sticks from Happiness is Homemade
DIY Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes by Mum in the Mad House
Conversation Heart Bark from The Decorated Cookie
Valentine's Day Bark Bites from Number 2 Pencil