Monday, 8 February 2016

Three Easy Makes for Valentines Day

We don't normally celebrate Valentines Day, we think that you should show how much you love someone every day! However, the kids are already talking about it so I thought I'd let them do some Valentines Day makes and have some fun. Any time they spend away from the screens is a bonus.

My Little Man is always saying I love you this much and stretching his hands as wide as possible, so I thought that this idea was perfect for him.


I Love You This Much Card.


First we took a piece of card and the Little Man drew around his hands. He chose corrugated card which was not ideal but it was his make so I went ahead. It was difficult to write on though.


I cut out the hands for him...again, if he had not wanted corrugated card he probably would have been able to cut them out himself.


The next step was to write 'This Much' on a strip of paper and then fold it concertina like.


Then I wrote 'I Love You on the front of one of the hands


Finally, the little mand glued the strip to the back of each hand and joined them together.


You gotta love him :)



The next project was a bit tastier!


Chocolate Sweethearts


These are really simple and tasty. Boo helped me to make them.

Ingredients:

200g white chocolate
some sprinkles
chocolate M&Ms or similar
a heart shaped chocolate mould.

Method:

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot (not boiling) water
Into the chocolate mould pour a few sprinkles and add a couple of m&m's
Pour the melted chocolate over the treats and leave to set.






















Finally we finished with some biscuits:

Strawberry Heart Biscuits.

Ingredients:

50g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
300g plain flour
1 egg
1 tsp strawberry flavouring
pink food colouring
heart shape cutter


Method: 

Mix together the butter and the sugar
Add the colouring and the strawberry flavouring
Add the flour and rub into the mixture until you have a breadcrumb texture
Add the egg and mix unitl it all comes together.
Wrap in cling film and put in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour
Remove from fridge and roll out into about thickness of a pound coin
Use cutter to cut out heart shapes.
Bake for about 12 minutes at 170C/gas mark 5




Why not get the kids to decorate them!



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12 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore this I love you this much card. it is so so sweet!! Love the look of the chocolates too hehe x

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  2. The sweet treats are lovely - they wouldn't last long in my house!

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  3. Oh my kids would love to make those sweets!

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  4. that is such a cool idea for the card! I love the tasty treats you've been cooking too. x

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  5. Three really lovely ideas! I love the hand one though and is even a good idea for grandparents too xx

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  6. These all look like fantastic activities to do with the kids, I particularly like the look of the chocolates!

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  7. I love the card, what a lovely idea!

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  8. LOVE the card, and the sweet treats are very cute too! :)

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  9. these are fab ideas, I especially love the card - such a wonderful keepsake x

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  10. Great ideas...I feel bad not to have done more this year so will be bookmarking ;)

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  11. Love your group of ideas wonderful

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  12. These look like simple but wonderful activities. We don't really do much for valentines but I wish i had done something with the kids x

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