January 6, 2014
This year get your kids around the table and make these cute valentines for their friends, classmates or neighbors. They’re fun to make, super cute and a nice change from the standard valentines.
You will need:
• Small red, pink or white plastic shovels.
• Chocolate Hearts, or your favorite valentine treats
• Colored cellophane, cut into 10” squares.
• Red or pink ribbon.
• Paint pen or permanent marker (in contrasting color to shovel)
• Heart Stickers (optional)
With your marker, write “I Dig You!” on each shovel, as pictured. If desired, decorate with Red Heart Stickers.
Cut cellophane into a 10″ square. Wrap a small amount of Valentine’s candy with the cut cellophane. Tie candy bag with ribbon to base of plastic shovel.
Who says only pink and red are appropriate for Valentine’s Day? Get creative with different colored shovels, cellophane and ribbon. Instead of chocolate hearts, use jelly beans, gummy bears or small candies. If your child’s school only allows wrapped treats to be handed out, substitute wrapped candies or bubble gum.
For a super-sized valentine or special gift, fill a Sand Bucket with snacks or treats and add the shovel. On the outside of the bucket write “You are buckets of fun” or “Sending you buckets of love”
Do you have a favorite Valentine favor you like to make with your kids? We’d love to hear about it!