We've got plenty of Valentine's projects to keep small hands happy, so grab a little apron and put Cupid to work.
Kids might not have the greatest respect for romance, but they normally have an abundance of love and enthusiasm to give. We bet they'll be more than happy to express it with a bowl of squidgy chocolate and a pack of sprinkles or two. Help them bundle up treats for grandparents, family or friends and they'll be melting hearts all over town. A box of homemade treats for mamma or papa should also get you off the Valentine's hook, so grab a little apron and put Cupid to work.
Really enormous chocolate buttons
Nothing says love like an enormous chocolate button, and this recipe is perfect for young children. From spooning out the chocolate to getting creative with toppings, the smallest of hands can be involved every step of the way. Lay out bowls of decorations so the kids can go sprinkle crazy without any big spills, then stand back and watch the fun.
Peppermint candy biscuits
Kids will love stealing the show with these heart-shaped cookies. The recipe has been specially designed so that children can take the lead whilst the adult acts as sous chef. They are so delicious you might need to 'taste test' them first and the kids are sure to be delivering them with a mint-flavoured kiss.
If your kid likes to keep things chic, help them roll up these cool and classic chocolate truffles for a sophisticated Valentine's gift. There's loads of rolling fun to be had and you can package them up with pretty ribbons and coloured tissue paper for extra effect.
Love bug biscuits
Kids and adults alike will fall head over heels for these love bug biscuits. The detail involved means this recipe is probably better suited to slightly older children, but even if the results are less than perfect they are bound to be equally admired.
These melt-in-the-mouth lemon kisses are what you would expect if Casanova went to chef school. Dainty, light and scrumptious they are hard to resist, help the kids bake up a batch and lay on a Valentine's afternoon tea for your loved one of choice.
Candy cane lollipops
If you've got any candy canes lying around from Christmas, now is your chance to use them up. Although an adult will have to help pinch them together when they're hot from the oven, kids will love to help stir and melt the chocolate and decorate with sprinkles. Wrap them in cellophane and ribbons to give as a gift at school.
Slice-and-bake Valentine's biscuits
They may look impressive, but these sweet treats are simple enough for children to manage, with just a little help. Little hands will love mixing, colouring and rolling the dough for these cute cookies.
Tired out your tiny chef? Bundle them off to bed for an early night, there is still time to whip up a last-minute romantic meal.