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
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!