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