Make a Candy Dog for a Fun Kid’s Valentine’s Day Craft and Treat

It’s a craft and a snack all in one! This Valentine’s Candy Dog is almost too cute to eat, though. I don’t think I could pull it apart. My kids, on the other hand, probably won’t have a problem devouring the Hershey Kisses and the Smarties. Come on in and I’ll share my “how to” on Make a Valentine’s Candy Dog for a Fun Kid’s Craft and Treat 

Valentine's Day candy dog

It’s too cute to eat, right? At least that’s what I thought. Of course, my 8-year-old showed no restraint when ripping his dog craft apart to eat.

Valentine's Day Easy craft for kids to make

It’s really simple to make, too. My 10-year-old watched me make one and made one even ten times cuter than mine.

cute Valentine's Day craft

Here’s What You’ll Need to Make a Valentine’s Candy Dog for a Fun Kid’s Craft and Treat

supplies for dog craft on Valentine's Day


For Each Valentine’s Dog

  • 1 Smarties Candy Roll
  • 5 Hershey’s Kisses – Around Valentine’s Day, you can find them wrapped in pink, red and purple
  • 1 small piece of pipe cleaner for the tail (about 1/2 inch) – I used pink
  • 2 small googly eyes
  • 2 Valentine Colors (pink, purple, white, or red) Foam Paper ears – Cut little Egg shaped pieces out of the foam with a straight edge at the top
  • 1 small pom-pom (Valentine Color)
  • Warm glue gun and glue sticks
  • *Alternative to Glue Gun – Advanced Craft Glue. This a great idea when working with large groups or small kids

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Here’s a quick Video Tutorial on making this Candy Dog Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids…

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  • Glue 4 total Hershey’s Kisses on both sides of the Smarties – and on both ends, making the 4 legs for the doggie
  • I also trimmed the end of the Smarties wrapper to make the tail and head go on a little easier
making a candy dog for Valentine's Day gift

  • Glue the fifth Hershey’s Kiss on the front of the Smarties Candy Roll
Cute Candy Dog Craft for Valentine's Day

  • Use the glue to add eyes, ears, and the little pom-pom nose
Easy Craft for Valentine's Day Gift

  • Bend the pipe cleaner into a curve and glue it on the opposite side of the Smarties Candy Roll for the tail
Valentine's Day craft idea for kids

  • That’s it!
  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

What else can you do for Valentine’s Day for Kids?

You are already off to a good start with a homemade special gift. How about a special breakfast? Make heart-shaped pancakes. Or, you can make their sandwiches into heart-shapes.

How else can I make Valentine’s Day Special? What are some other Valentine’s Day gifts that I can make?

love potion ice cream float Valentine's Day dessert

Make cookies together. Or, make a Love Potion Float for dessert.

If you’re looking for more cute Valentine’s Animals – How about the cutie pie below? It’s so easy to make and your kids will absolutely go bonkers over it. They can even help!

valentine candy craft for kids

Make a Love Bug Craft out of candy and craft supplies

 Heart shaped Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs for a fun food treat on Valentine's Day, Spring, Summer, Fairy Garden Parties or any day! Easy, Fun and delicious. Kids love 'em!

Here’s the link to this Chocolate Strawberry Ladybug

Here’s another Store-Bought Candy Craft to check out…

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How to Make a Candy Train

~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

Make a Valentine's Candy Dog for a Fun Kid's Craft and Treat - Easy and Fun to Make! Made from Hershey's Kisses and Smarties Candy. So cute!

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Kathy Mitrano

    Curly Dogs are the cutest.. My neighbor has day care kiddos, and I try to do something for them on some of the holidays.. these are perfect!! I am going to use dove wrapped hearts tho for the feet…Great Ideas!!!!

    1. Melissa

      That will be so cute! Thank you for hanging around to leave me such a nice comment. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Tavette

    LOVE them – I’m going to make some for the big “kids” – ha – on my list. We gotta have fun too. 🙂

    1. Melissa

      Absolutely! I completely agree. 🙂 There is a kid in all of us.

  3. Tavette

    Realize that the back 2 legs need to be glued higher up on the kiss so doggy is standing like he’s down on his front legs with his fanny in the air – like dogs do when they want to look extra cute.

    1. Melissa

      That sounds too cute! Please Tag me if you share it on social media so I can see a picture of that adorable doggie! 🙂

  4. Melissa

    I did this and heard the Hershey heart shaped chocolates for the head! Even cutier! My kids are so happy!

    Thanks for the ideas!

    1. Melissa

      It’s my pleasure. What a great idea. That sounds adorable. Happy Valentines!

  5. Debbie

    I will have to make these for my grandsons. Adorable

    1. Melissa

      Thank you…they will love them! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day.