Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Our Valentine's Day Family Fun

Can you believe Valentine's Day is Monday?  I wanted to share our fun family Valentine's Day activities.  I know that two little ladies will be so pleasantly surprised and thrilled with these little treats.  I'm telling you, they are the craft QUEENS and they love to create...anything!

We are going to start our Valentine festivities off with a play dough party.  I found a recipe for no cook homemade play dough that kids can make themselves.  My kids LOVE to make anything but since they LOVE play dough this is going to be a blast.  We are going to make a variety of red, pink and purple play dough.  I have heart cookie cutters and a host of others if needed.

Here is the recipe for the homemade no cook play dough:

1 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
1 tsp. oil
1 tsp. cream of tartar
Food coloring

Mix all ingredients except water. Add water slowly in small amounts until dough is easy to handle. Store in air tight container. Add food coloring to the water for better results.

Then it's painting time!!!

We are going to make heart art for their room.  And since the girls are now sharing a room, it will be a perfect addition to their "big girl" room.  I'm going to get pink and purple paint as well as sponges cut out in different heart sizes for the girls to paint and decorate their canvas.  I even saw a really cute canvas that only used cookie cutter shapes to decorate.  The picture above used a star cookie cutter to create that masterpiece.  I'll give them choices.  No telling what our Valentine canvas will look like!

And finally, we are going to chow down on Coconut Macadamia Bark with dark chocolate chips.

Coconut Macadamia Bark

Servings: 12 squares of bark or more


1 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
2/3 cup roughly chopped macadamia nuts
dark chocolate chips (A LOT) :)


Mix together oil, coconut flakes and nuts. Line a pan or plate with parchment paper.  Pour the oil mixture onto the parchment paper. Freeze for at least 30 minutes. Break apart into pieces of bark. Store in the freezer.

Look for photos soon after Valentine's Day of our final products!

We are going to celebrate Valentine's Day with these fun activities.  What do you have planned for your little ones?  Please share.  I may add some of your suggestions to make our day even more fun!


  1. What a lovely blog! Linked over from my good friend, Twingle Mommy's blog. I love the playdough! We may have to do that around here too.

    P.S. I am now a follower. :)
    I hope you'll check out my little blog too!

  2. Hello Natalie. I am not from Lousiana. I am from Michigan. I do lots of author events from all over and have found great ways to go into schools from afar. Thank you for following my blog. Looking forward to posting more with you.

  3. So much fun!

    Found you at the blog hop, you can check me out at http://www.theecoblogger.com and join me on FB too http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jodi-Lee/172740309414167

  4. Thanks ladies! And Jodi, I can't wait to can my own tomatoes this summer, I'll be going back to your blog to get tips!!!

  5. Fun stuff! The coconut bark looks DEE-LICIOUS! :)

  6. This is a great blog!!! I am definately going to try the cocanut macadamia bars

  7. I just made the coconut bars! Can't wait to taste them!