Made With Love

Hi guys seen as its Valentines Day tomorrow and most kids in Ireland are on mid term break this week I decided to share some fun Valentines kids activities that I’ve done with my children the last few weeks, that they really enjoyed.

If you are home with children during school holidays it can be not only difficult to keep the boredom at bay but also pricey. These are just a few fun inexpensive ideas.

Arts & Crafts

I buy most of my arts and crafts bits n bobs in either Dealz or Mr Price, I got these ideas from Pinterest but if you don’t use Pinterest then Google images will also provide load of ideas.

 Valentines Cards

I love you to pieces card

Get three sheets of coloured paper

Cut into little pieces

Draw heart on pink card

Paint on PVA glue

Stick on coloured pieces of paper

Glue on eyes

Finish off card with writing

Butterfly Lollipop Card

Draw butterfly outline. Im not very artistic !

Cut out piece and stick in lollipop

Stick eyes on lollipop and finish with  decoration and writing we just added some yellow hearts.

Baking

I am not the worlds best baker quite the opposite, in fact my kids are far better bakers than I am, I stick to simple easy recipes or get a little helping hand from Betty Croker along the way.

Heart Shaped Buns

I used the Betty Croker red velvet mix

Ingredients inside the box

I get the kids to measure out the things they will add into separate bowls so if they make a mistake its easier to fix, this way they get to do it all themselves.

We just follow the instructions on the box

I put tin foil into the baking tray to try create the heart shape in the bun

while the buns were in the oven the kids made the icing for them

We made butter icing that came in the box and water icing which is just icing sugar, warm water and colouring so easy very much within my skill set !

This is how they turned out perfectly imperfect!

Heart Shaped Biscuits

I got Harlow a Shopkins Baking Set in Dealz recently and this is what we used to create these Valentines Day biscuits.

Recipe

We  followed the recipe pictured above that came in the set

Mixing the butter and sugar first

Then the plain flour

then rolled it out

then into shapes

we made some pink water icing when they were in the oven

before icing

finished product these tasted so nice!

some with sprinkles

All these activities provided loads of fun for the kids, they were very inexpensive and most importantly the kids could do them independently I find personally the simpler the idea for either arts and crafts or baking the more they can use their own skills and creativity with very little assistance from me the more they enjoy it.  There is more of a sense of achievement for them at the end result.

Love A

Xxx

Ps: I have just shared a new arts and crafts board which you can follow here

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