Handprint Heart for Valentine’s Day
Thursday we made Handprint Hearts for Valentine’s Day for our family. I found these great typography picture frames at WalMart for $2.50 a piece! So I grabbed 4, and we made one for the kids’ Dad, one for Cliff and I, and one for each set of Grandparents. The kids loved getting messy painting their handprints and were so proud of the end result of their Valentine craft. I got the idea for the handprint heart from Activity Village and A Little Tipsy. We printed ours with our hands the opposite direction, though, and then added the kids’ names with tiny letter rubber stamps. While I worked on stamping their names, they worked hard on their own open-ended valentines by cutting hearts, coloring, gluing on foam shapes, and painting patterned scrapbooking paper. It was a fun and creative day!
Then on Friday, the little ones joined with their cousin, Gracie, at their Mi-Mi’s house to make really yummy Chocolate Covered Valentine Rice Krispy Treats. Easy peasy, too! We molded the rice krispy treat mix into a silicone heart shaped muffin tin, popped them out onto a baking sheet and put them in the freezer for a few minutes to harden. Then we dipped them halfway into melted white chocolate and added sprinkles. LOTS of sprinkles! Here (and here) are some how-to’s if you need some more help.
And finally, today, VALENTINE’s Day, I gave the kiddos each a special Valentine book along with a fun Muffin Tin Lunch. Of course, the chocolate treat was scarfed down first! And I read them their books (over… and over…) while they ate.
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