Making Valentines

I’ve been trying to figure out a cute and creative way to help Zara make her own Valentine’s Day cards this year. We are going to a little kid v-day party, on the actual day and the kids are going to be exchanging cards, so I wanted her to have ownership over the card (and I wanted people to be sort of wowed at the idea, but it to be simple enough that they could replicate).

After going through about a million pinterest pages, all which were really unique ideas (did I mention every time I follow a pinterest recipe or whatever, I end up with a fire or disaster??) I decided to do something absolutely simple, something that Zara and I actually do a lot, and to involve food (well, candy).

So we used wrapping paper that I bought at the $1 section of Target, it’s hot pink, which I feel is sort of a signature color of Zara’s, and I cut big pieces and then helped her fold it together until we had a smallish square. We then both cut with scissors (this is a task she is just beginning to learn) a half heart. When we unfolded, voila! lots of little hearts.

We then gathered some candy of her choosing and stapled two hearts together with the candy in the middle. I then wrote some horrible late 90’s, early 00’s sayings from music (Like Heart Breaker, You’re Tearing Up My Heart, Go On And Break My Heart…you get the picture) on one side.


They ended up pretty good…and they look like this…How easy!



About emellt

I love all things food and my plan is to my children feel the same way, one meal at a time. By sharing my recipes, activities and adaptations of others, I hope to get my, and your kids in the kitchen!
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One Response to Making Valentines

  1. You go, Little Valentine. My children never had this much fun!

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