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Be My Valentine – another handprint card for kids

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This is another cute Valentine’s Day craft that I saw on Pinterest and did with my VPK class. It was very simple and turned out really cute I thought!

Supplies:

paint
marker
tissue paper
glue

Directions:

1. Paint both of the child’s hands.

2. Have them place their hands on the paper so that their hands form a heart like the one in the picture. As they are doing it, the heart will look like it is upsidedown. For my 4 year olds, I had to physically take their hands and put them down so that they made a heart.

3. Once it is dry, write a cute saying in the middle of the heart: Be Mine, Be My Valentine, LOVE, I Love You, etc.

4. Put glue around the outer edges of the paper and let them put little pieces of tissue paper all around their card. If you wish, cut off the extra pieces that are hanging off the edge. I cut the extra off mine, but I found that my kids used less paper than I did and it actually looked cuter when it was not trimmed.

This was an easy fun card for them to do for their parents, and something a little different than normal. I gave mine to my husband. 🙂

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Here is the link I found it on: http://rosinahuber.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentine-handprint-cards-one-for-you.html

Nailed it!!!

I Love You….This Much! – A Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids

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This is a craft that I saw on Pinterest and did with my VPK class this Valentine’s Day. It would also work with Kindergarten, first, or second grade. The first and second graders would actually be able to do it completely themselves most likely.

Supplies:
2 colors of construction paper
scissors
markers
tape or glue

Directions:

1. Trace one of the child’s hands, or get them to trace each other’s hands if they are able.

2. Fold the paper in half and cut out the hand so that you have 2 hands.

3. Take the red construction paper and fold it like an acordian at least 10 times.

4. Draw a small heart on the paper after it is folded. Make sure the the sides of the heart actually go off the paper some.

5. Cut the heart out, BUT MAKE SURE that you leave a space on the left and right side of the heart! If you cut it too close together, then all the hearts will fall apart. If you make the mistake, you will see what you did wrong and most likely be able to correct it on your next attempt. I was able to get about 8-10 strands of hearts out of one piece of paper. Also, since you will be cutting through many layers, the kids will most likely not be able to use kid’s scissors. For my VPK kids, I cut out the hearts and hands for them.

6. Get the kids to write “I Love You…” on one hand. Then get them to write “…this much!!!” on the opposite side of the other hand.

7. Tape or glue one side of the hearts to the back of one hand and the other side of the hearts to the back of the other hand.

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This is what it looks like from the inside.

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This is what it will look like from the front.

It is such a fun and cute craft for the kids to do for their parents or grandparents. And they love pulling it apart and putting it together again!

I gave mine to my hubby. 🙂

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Here is the link to the site where I saw it. They actually put the words “this much” on the accordian part and did not do hearts for the middle. Both ways are cute I think! And this site has other really great Valentine’s Day ideas that I will definitely be using in the future. Check it out! http://www.pbfingers.com/2013/02/08/budget-friendly-valentines-day-ideas/#

Nailed it!!!

Rice Krispy Treat Kissess

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Since my last Valentine’s treat for my husband wasn’t his favorite, I decided to make something that I was 100% sure he would like. So I made him extra large rice krispy kisses! They were super easy to make and pretty fun too!

To make them, you just start off by making rice krispy treats like you normally would. If you don’t know how, then here are the quick directions.

Ingredients:

6 cups of rice krispies
1 bag of marshmallows
3 tablespoons of butter

Directions:

Put the marshmallows and butter in a bowl and heat it in the microwave for 2 mintues. Stir it and then heat it for 1 more minute. Make sure that you spray your spoon with Pam before you stir, or else they will stick to the spoon really bad. Then mix in the rice krispies and stir it all together. Next comes the fun part!

In order to make them look like kisses, you are going to put the mix into funnels. Once again, make sure that the funnels are sprayed with Pam very well, or else will be a pain to get them out! In order to get it down in there good, I just sprayed my hands with Pam and then pushed the rice krispy mix down into the funnel. I had 3 different sizes of funnels that I used. Then I just put the extra in a pan to eat.

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Once they are done cooling, then you can take them out of the funnel and wrap them in foil. I also molded mine a little to make them look a little more like kisses. Then you can write or type out a short line to your honey and put it on a strip of paper to stick out the top of the kiss. To wrap mine, I set the kiss flat on the foil and then just started folding it upwards. Once I got towards the top, I started twisting it and tore off extra pieces of foil where I needed to. Then when that special someone opens it, they will find a sweet treat inside!

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Once again, this is another thing that I found on Pinterest. Here is the link from where I pinned it: http://www.bargainblessings.com/frugal-valentines-day-ideas-round-up/

My husband loved his special kisses! Nailed it!!!