How To Make 3D Lollipop Valentines

I remembered seeing Angry Julie make Lollipop Valentines last year with her son and thought to myself everyone should make these at least once in their lifetime. Not to mention there is a “contest” in our Kindergarten class to see who can come up with the most creative Valentine. I love a creative and EASY DIY project. I am going to show you how to make your own Lollipop Valentine’s Day Cards using your camera, a bag of lollipops and a printer.

You’ll need:

  • Hole punch -or- Exacto knife
  • Lollipops (I like Tootsie roll but the traditional flat ones probably work better)
  • Printed photo of your child pretending to hold a lollipop

Pose your child in front of a non busy background, doesn’t have to be white. Have them hold their arm up towards the camera pretending to hold the lollipop. Place the camera focal point on the face (advance photogs, dial your f-stop down so that you can shorten the focal distance between the face and hand, you want the hand to be blurry to add dimension.)

how-to-make-lollipop-valentinesOpen your photo in PhotoShop or  Picmonkey. TIP: Make sure you crop your photo to 4×6 size to make sure nothing gets cut off when printing to 4×6 paper.

how-to-make-lollipop-valentinesNext you can take an exacto knife and cut openings and the top and bottom of the hand. I prefer to use a hole punch when using a larger stick lollipop like Tootsie Pops, I found the slits ripped easily.



Insert lollipop and viola! Done.



Next up we are making Martha Stewart Crayon Hearts we are BIG fans of melting things after my daughter got a melt your own Crayon Maker for Christmas. Isn’t it great being 5?

Oh and don’t forget if you are planning on making that Caramelized Shallot and Blue Cheese Dip for Superbowl tomorrow you need to make it today I promise it’s 100% better made ahead. I’m making the gourmet version of Chex Mix Chef’s Mix I even found Marcona almonds for it at COSTCO yesterday, S-C-O-R-E!

So what are your Superbowl Weekend plans?


  1. says

    My 8yo just read this over my shoulder and said “can we do that?? It’s like it’s 3d but it’s really 2d, except the lollipop is the 3d part!” heh. thanks for the project!

  2. says

    This is such a fun project Lindsey. Too bad no kids here… I wish there are kids nearby to do this with.:)

    I can imagine Ava having fun assembling these.:) Maybe I’ll make some for hubby — he loves lollipops. LOL

  3. says

    oh i love this! and Kadison got a crayon melting machine for christmas too :)
    I may have to try to do this for her Valentine’s cards this year! I’ll let you know how it goes!

  4. says

    I wish my boys would be into this because I would be all over it! I LOVE this!!! Sadly, they are on the cusp of not wanting to give Valentine’s out anymore. sniff. sniff.

  5. Kathy says

    A contest is a bit much for a kindergarten class, but I’d give yours a blue ribbon, hands down! What an adorable idea. :) Maybe I should go post a comment to try and win a smash book so I can remember this cute idea for my daughter’s 1st grade Valentines in 2013 :) Thanks for sharing Lindsey.

  6. Nicole says

    Hi – I just came across your blog and I’m definitely going to make these for my son’s preschool class. Adorable! Since Picnik is no longer around and I don’t have photoshop, do you know of another free program I could make these with? Did you print on cardstock at someplace like a kinkos?

  7. Jillian says

    Just made them tonight…. Did them slightly different because I had only seen pic not directions…. Came out great


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