DIY – A Colorful way to say Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Mindy Lockard on February 1, 2011

I don’t know about you Gracious Girls, but sometimes Valentine’s Day can be too sweet.

Just thinking about it gives me a toothache.

So when it comes to my children’s Valentine’s Day, I like to think beyond the candy wrapper or box of conversation hearts.  In the past years we’ve sent along these soaps, but this year we’re adding a pop of color – a great idea we picked up from the one and only Martha or should I say, Ms. Stewart?

This little V-Day activity is a great way to use up those broken crayons we all have rolling around.
First, we unwrap the crayons and sort them in bowls by color.

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Next we break them up into little pieces by putting them into plastic bags and, with a stainless meat tenderizer, chop, chop, chop.

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After they are broken into little pieces, the girls put them into the heart-shaped molds – their favorite part.

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We pop them into a 350-degree oven and bake until melted apx. 7 minutes.

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Let cool.  Pop out.

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Wrap, tie with a ribbon and you have sweet (sans the sugar) sentiments!

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We LOVE these and so will your dentist! What’s your favorite sugar-free way to say Happy V-Day?!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa 02.02.11 at 8:25 am

I love this idea! Unfortunately, my daughters are past this stage. I’ll have to keep it in mind for future grandchildren. lol

Suzanne Nourse 02.02.11 at 8:52 am

What fun! I must give these a try with next little visitors.

Jennifer 02.02.11 at 9:29 am

Absolutely adorable! Valentine’s Day without sugar though? I will have to keep thinking about that one.

Mindy Lockard 02.02.11 at 2:41 pm

Oh Jen, don’t think too hard I do love your treats! Just not all of the candy that comes home from school. Two totally different sugars!

hollie 02.03.11 at 3:11 pm

We did this for three of Molly’s classes, but never had the beautiful presentation. We will be copying your tag for Espen’s class. Thank-you, Mindy!

Olivia 02.04.11 at 10:28 am

Oh, this is adorable! Love it. xx

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