We’re deep in the midst of winter here in the Northeast, which means the days tend to feel really long. They seem even longer when you have 3 kids at home (one of which is teething) and it’s just too cold to get outside. Most of you know how much I love a good craft project by now, and that I LOVE anything holiday related and festive. So, in an effort to cling to my own sanity, and to keep my kids entertained for approximately 15 minutes, we decided to dive into some Valentine’s Day crafting. Naturally, we also made some festive popcorn to sustain us while we let the creativity flow.
These conversation heart trinket boxes couldn’t be any easier to make. We grabbed a few heart shaped kraft paper boxes, in the Target Dollar Spot of all places, but you can definitely find them at any craft store. Then all you need is some pastel colored craft paint, paint brushes, and some red letter stickers (also found at the craft store). I even let my kids do the painting, which they were thrilled about. We painted each box one of the pastel colors and then once they were dry, we added some fun conversation heart sayings using the letter stickers (I handled that part). Then we filled ours with conversation hearts of course!
What’s a craft session without a great snack? I thought it would be fun for the kids if we junked up some popcorn and made it festive with some pink and red candy melts and Valentine’s Day sprinkles. We stumbled upon these candy melt pouches, by Wilton, in Target’s holiday section. They were super simple to use, and kept the mess to a minimum which is always a win in my book. You literally melt them in the microwave in increments and knead them in between. Once they are fully melted, you cut a corner of the pouch and then your free to get your drizzle on. I popped a bag of popcorn and spread it out evenly on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Once I drizzled the candy melts over the top, I just liberally added the sprinkles. They stick really well to the melted candy. Pretty simple, right? Needless to say, my kids were in Heaven!
Christmas is still my favorite holiday, but Valentine’s Day isn’t far behind! What’s your favorite holiday?