I can never seem to get ready for valentine’s. And unfortunately/fortunately, I’m not talking about v-day with the hubs. Pre-kids, we celebrated with dinner, gifts, and treats. Post-kids, we’re lucky if we plan a dinner near the 14th! This year, it’s the reverse. The husband and I have planned a much needed date. But I am completely unprepared when it comes to the kids’ treats for their classmates. In fact, my 5 year old daughter just reminded me this morning “don’t forget to go to Joann’s”. And in the crazy-organized-state that I’m in in the morning (trying to get breakfast on the table, lunches made (b/c the kids prefer home lunches over school lunches! ugh!), do the big kids’ hair, nurse the baby, change the baby, and manage to get myself cleaned up and dressed for the day…all in an hour and a half), I had no idea what she was referring to. She ever so cutely replied “for our valentine’s day treats for our friends”! Ooooohhhhh! Really, is it Feb. 1st?!
In the past I’ve made heart shaped rice krispy treat lollipops and crayon hearts, and it would be wonderful if I could just repeat one of these ideas. Our school district doesn’t allow for food prepared at home, understandably so. And I am waaaaay too far behind in trying to peal crayons to make 60 crayon hearts! So here’s what I’m thinking…
image via Disney Family Fun. Tutorial here.
Didn’t know if it was going to be girly enough for my daughter but she is all game…as long as her robots are red or pink! Son requested if somehow they could look like a Star Wars character…think, R2D2 or C3PO. Really? Oy, why do I ask them for their input?! So the next week will be spent making these and hoping that I/
we can get all 60 done in time. Now if only I could think of what to gift the teachers! Ideas anyone?