Your Love Gives Me Butterflies Candy Valentine Treats

These super cute and simple butterfly give away treats are perfect for a class Valentine exchange!  Smarties products are free of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy. Smarties® products are safe to eat for kids with peanut allergies. They are also Vegan and Gluten free!  I’ve been searching around because I *think* Wrigley’s Big Red gum (that we used) is Gluten Free and Peanut free, but please check ingredients. I’m going to reach out to the company to find out for certain. You can always swap for something you are 100% certain is safe for you or your little ones to consume. If you want to send in SAFE and allergy safe candy Valentine treats, you will want to check these out!

valentines day butterfly treat


  • Paper in your choice of colors
  • Smarties candy
  • Sticks of chewing gum
  • heart or flower stickers (optional)

your love gives me valentines candy craft

Step 1

Cut 2 equal size, matching hearts for each butterfly you plan to make.  Overlap the hearts at the point and slightly angle the hearts so one end of your “wings” will be closer together than the other and glue together (or use 2 sided tape).  This is also when I added the heart stickers to the corners of the “wings” but this is optional.  You can decorate the wings however you like or not at all.

butterfly valentines craft progress

Step 2

Attach a stick of chewing gum down the center of the hearts to create the “body” of the butterfly.  Again, you can do so with glue or two sided tape.

butterfly valentine craft in process

Step 3

Attach the Smarties to the chewing gum using a bit heavier glue.

valentines day candy craft butterfly

The kids can write a personal message on the back of the butterfly for passing out to classmates or you could attach a string and tag to each.

Check out our adorable Valentine Plane treats too!

What kind of Valentine’s Day treats do you like to make or send in for your child’s class?

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18 comments… add one
  • I love this valentine - what a cute idea! I'll have to keep it in mind as I'm not sure it's a good idea for 15 preschoolers.
  • Too sweet for words
  • Awwww Super cute! Thanks for the ideas! Pinning!!
  • This is such a cute hand made Valentine card. We will definitely be using this with our 4H craft group. The kids are doing a lot of homemade Valentine projects.
  • This is so easy to do. Why didn't I think of doing something like this. I'm looking for something easy to do with my toddler and we can surely do this. Thanks for the idea.
  • We don't have a school-aged child yet, but I cannot wait to make cute Valentines for my kiddos to take to school! These look so easy to make and they come with the treat built in.
  • Your little saying is so cute! Fun Valentine!
  • What a cute idea for Valentines. I always try to make homemade Valentines with my kids. They have such pride over what they have created.
  • I love making little heart cards like this. Very cute! Thank you!
  • This is a very cute Valentine's Day craft idea, I think I like this one better than the airplane. Thank you for this post.
  • Very cute! My guys have gotten past these, but they are adorable.
  • I love Smarties! What a great ides for Valentines Day! thanks, Mitch
  • I've seen people make butterflies with Smarties but never putting the gum underneath. That's adorable!
    • I agree, the gum underneath is such a cute idea! I want to make these for my nieces and nephew, they are still young enough to trade Valentine's at school!
  • This is so sweet! It would be perfect for handing out to classmates.
  • This is so darn cute! My 5 & 10 year olds would LOVE to make this. And then my 14 year old would love to eat this. Thanks for sharing!

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