Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. If you are a parent you are probably flocking to the store to pick up candy and Valentine's Day cards for your kids classmates. If you are looking for a clever way to give candy, this a great idea for classmates, teachers, neighbors etc..
Paper Flower Lollipops
You will need:
-paper flower streamers(red, pink or white)
-lollipops (I used Dum Dums)
-Cut a piece of the paper streamer (about 6 or 7 inches)
-Fold the strip accordion style
-Then lay the strip on a flat surface (make sure some of the folds are overlapping) and apply a piece of tape to the bottom. Half of the tape on the paper and the other half exposed to be taped to the lollipop.
-Then wrap around the lollipop and taping it to the stick
-repeat step at least 2-3 more times. Then fluff a bit and you will have a pretty paper flower lollipop.
This is such a fun craft idea to do with kids. Salt dough is easy to make and fun to paint. Please keep in mind it is NOT edible.
To make these adorable heart ornaments you will need:
heart cookie cut outs
4 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 1/2 cups of warm water
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Mix the flour and salt and slowly stir in the warm water. Once the mixture reaches a dough consistency roll out in between parchment paper with a rolling pin. Cut out into heart shapes and with a toothpick poke a hole near the top(this is for thew ribbon). Then place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 1 hour.
Once ornaments are cool you can paint. Have fun!