Valentine Fun with Your Family


Valentine's Day roundup

Does your family enjoy celebrating holidays? We always love celebrating Valentine’s Day, and each year we have new ideas!

In past years we’ve:

  • made heart-shaped crayons in cookie molds
  • created art for Jackson’s grannies
  • made Valentines for his friends and family

And as the mom, I’ve had the great pleasure of sneaking out in the early morning for Valentine’s treats for my husband and son; making heart-shaped pancakes or finding perfect gifts and hiding them til the big day.

For someone who’s always looking for new ideas, Pinterest (as always) is full of them!  But this year we decided to make Valentine’s cookie ornaments, using Dollar Store Crafts’ White Clay Ornaments we made at Christmas—with a twist!

We followed the same recipe at first:  mixing the corn starch, baking soda and water over medium heat in a saucepan, til it formed a ball.

Feb 2014 001

Then we covered it with damp paper towels til it was cool enough to handle.

When it had cooled enough, we sprinkled drops of red food coloring into the dough and kneaded it in, til it was pinky-red.

Feb 2014 002Then we rolled it out and cut it with heart-shaped cookie cutters, and used vinyl stamps to put a Valentine’s message on them.  (Message secret!)

Feb 2014 004We poked holes in the hearts with straws so there would be a way to hang them up.

Then, baked them for about an hour (I used my stoneware jelly roll pan, with a sheet of parchment paper to prevent burned edges), flipping them over and pressing down the edges about halfway through that.

Feb 2014 006When they were finished, we threaded ribbon through them for hanging.

Feb 2014 007And, voila!  A fun Valentine that your family can make together!

(As my friend Joy says, if you get one of these from us, act surprised.)  🙂

Would you like to see what some of my TOS Review Crewmates are planning for their Valentine’s Day?  Click here!

Enjoy!  –Wren




Crafts / Handiwork Ideas and Tutorials


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