My kids’ love doing craft and these DIY heart magnets are a fun and easy activity, not just for Valentine’s Day but also for presents at anytime of the year.


DIY heart magnets

What you’ll need:

1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of cornflour, 1 tablespoon of salt, 3/4 cup of water, gel food colouring, cookie cutter, magnets, super glue.




1. Combine your baking soda, cornflour, salt and water in a bowl.

2. Pour mixture in a saucepan and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until dough forms (approximately 4 minutes)

3. Remove dough from pan and add a few drops of colouring.

4. Once your dough has cooled slightly, roll it out on baking paper.

5. Use a cookie cutter to cut heart shapes

6. Place your hearts on baking paper and cook in the oven at 80 degrees celsius for 1 1/2 hours, turning over half way.

7. Remove from the oven and let your hearts cool.

8. Glue magnet on back of the heart and leave to dry.

9. Give your hearts as presents.


These heart magnets make very cute presents the kids can make for their friends for Valentine’s Day but would also be great for presents for the family at anytime of the year. You could use different shaped cookie cutters too; the kids will have lots of fun making them.

Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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  • Oh how cute. And you’re right, they are suitable for all sorts of occasions


  • those magnets look adorable! i bet that they stand out on the fridge! wonderful result and so simple to make. Fabulous gift idea


  • These are so creative! I would never have thought to make these


  • This is a great anniversary gift! Thank you something from the heart!


  • A fun activity and these would make lovely presents, thanks for sharing!.


  • Oh my gosh, these are so freaking cute! Thank you so much for sharing! Can’t wait to make some with my kids!


  • These are a lovely idea Jessica. I imagine you could probably paint some of these too. We might think about these for Mothers Day and create something unique for both grandmothers.


  • What a brilliant idea, and something to make anytime of the year with different designs! Will be doing this with my kids. Thanks for sharing!


  • These are very clever and very pretty.


  • What an easy and inexpensive gift idea!


  • What an easy and inexpensive gift idea


  • Oh this looks like it could be fun, what beautiful designs!


  • what a lovely idea. And you can make their favourite colour too!


  • Very cute for Valentine’s Day,you can put your card or message behind the magnets!


  • Thanks Jessica – these hearts look gorgeous.


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