Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday to celebrate and it’s one of the best holidays because it’s all about love. We all need love and Valentine’s Day is just one more opportunity to show those you love just how important they are to you. When I was in elementary school I looked forward to passing out my valentine’s cards to my classmates. My mom just usually bought my cards but I think it would be so much fun to make cards with my younger son. This year we’re making these Shiny Sharks Valentine’s cards that I found over at FamilyFun magazine.
FamilyFun provides a template for the sharks which have a clothespin on the back for a fun “Jaws” effect. You simply cut the sharks out of glittery card stock, then apply tacky glue along one side of a clothespin and adhere them. Place the shark on waxed paper to dry. When the glue is dry, slightly bend one tail section forward so that when the mouth opens, the tail parts smoothly pass one another. Glue on a sequin eye. Cut a paper heart (you can use pinking shears to trim a “bite”), write your message, and glue the heart to a treat.
I think these sparkly sharks are super cute and my son’s classmates are going to love them.
Another fun idea that I want to share is these adorable edible Valentine’s Day fairy wands.
To make the fair wands, sandwich white frosting and a lollipop stick between two small cookies, such as Lorna Doones. Freeze them for 10 minutes. Heat candy melts with 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil. Dip the cookies in halfway, then sprinkle on edible glitter (find it, plus the sticks and candy melts, at craft stores). Let them set on waxed paper overnight.
These treats also seem pretty simple to make and you can find everything you need (besides the cookies & frosting) at your local craft supply store. Wouldn’t these be fun to make with your kiddos?!?
I did not receive any compensation for this article. Ideas and photographs courtesy of FamilyFun magazine. Opinions are my own.