Kids Valentine’s Cards that are homemade are the best if you have the time to make them. Well we are being hit by our third snow storm this season. Feels like I am back home in Chicago where I think they are actually getting less than us this year. To top it off school was canceled today b/f the snow even started. Basically means the kids and I have some time to complete their Valentine’s Day Cards.
My daughter wanted to make the paw chocolate sucker mold I found at our Ben Franklin store this fall. The school symbol is the cougar paw. I agreed but did most of the detail work. Making chocolate molds are an intermediate task for children if you use more than one color. If you melt the chocolate in baggies and then cut the corner the kids can squeeze and fill the molds on their own. I used a “candy brush” to paint the paw details.
Kids Valentine’s Cards
I had small baggies you find where you find the chocolate molds to cover the suckers. If you don’t have any, you can use plastic wrap. I had to use some of these as we ran out of the baggies, I think they are just as impressive. Just cut a piece of plastic wrap twice the height and width of area you want covered.
What started as a “design your Valentine and then we will create it in bulk” turned into an even easier task. My Daughter and I decided to scan her art work she came up with and make that into the card.
For my son, I found these sports candy necklaces in the dollar spot at Target. Do you hear a theme of where I have been shopping this season! I also had him design his own picture and once again an instant card to hold the treats.
For these Kids Valentine’s Cards, I just scanned them and printed them onto card stock, allowing for blank space so I could wrap it around the packaging.
Please share some of your creative and inexpensive Valentine’s Day class treats.