There are just a few more days until Valentine’s Day! Shane has been looking forward to this since the day after Christmas, so he’s all ready to go. His cards have been signed and he’s in the process of drawing pictures for each kid in his class. He doesn’t have school on Friday, so we will be doing some fun & festive activities that day.
If you’re looking for some cute last-minute snack ideas to make Valentine’s Day special for your little ones, Family Fun magazine has a few great ideas! They’ve given me a few of their ideas to share with you- or to inspire you to come up with your own!
SAY IT WITH SPARKLES! WAVE A WAND
To make the cookie wands, sandwich white frosting and a lollipop stick between two small cookies, such as Lorna Doones. Freeze them for 10 minutes. Heat candy melts with 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil. Dip the cookies in halfway, then sprinkle on edible glitter (find it, plus the sticks and candy melts, at craft stores). Let them set on waxed paper overnight.
RELEASE SOME SHINY SHARKS
These creatures (backed by clothespins for a fully functional Jaws effect) are sure to inspire toothy grins. Start by drawing the shark’s top and bottom halves as shown or tracing our template (get it at familyfunmag.com/printables) on glitter card stock. Cut out the halves, then apply tacky glue along one side of aclothespin and adhere them. Place the shark on waxed paper to dry. When the glue is dry, slightly bend one tail section forward so that when the mouth opens, the tail parts smoothly pass one another. Glue on a sequin eye. Cut a paper heart (we used pinking shears to trim a “bite”), write your message, and glue the heart to a treat.
Let your kids make these simple tomato and cheese skewers and they just might fall in love with healthy snacking. Start by diagonally trimming away the ends of two grape tomatoes and trimming small pieces of cheese (we used cheddar) for the arrow parts. Then have your kids assemble the pieces on a toothpick as shown.
What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day themed snack?