So this year, Valentine's Day kind of came in the middle of mommy having a little medical procedure. Last week I had to schedule a quick outpatient surgery procedure for February 11th, so I knew I would be out of commission in shopping and putting together Valentines after that.
Needless to say, it was not the best, but I think I pulled it off! I was able to get them all assembled this past weekend. We went with the Play-Doh Valentine theme for school friends and also made some quick Valentine-just-add-water- cookies :)
Peanut Butter Valentine Cookies:
1 Package of Peanut Butter Cookie Mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1 Bag of Reese's Heart Shaped Peanut Butter Cups
1 cup of granulated sugar
Mix the batter as instructed, then roll the dough into a ball, then dip in sugar and place on cookie sheet. I first tried my heart shaped mold (see attempt below), but they didn't spread well, so I used my regular baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 9 minutes, then once they are out of the oven, place a Reeses heart in the center. Let cool and enjoy! Double yum with peanut butter cookie dough AND a Reeses!
Want a really simple Valentine that also looks cute and doesn't involve candy? I printed out my "Doh You Want to Be My Valentines" printables from The Nerd's Wife and then used scissors to cut a hole out of the center (or if you are crafty and have every size Fisker hole punch, then that is a faster option) I bought a package of mini play dough (found in the toy aisle section at Target) and voila, instant Valentines. Yes, I love the old school cards with the envelopes and didn't want to go all Pinterest mom here, but these were just as easy: just cut, fill the hole and you're done!
Now on to the fun craft I found online but didn't have time to do this week... a blogger (the classroom creative) from Blog Her came up with this amazing craft. I love anything handprint from my kids, so this one stole my heart when I saw it! I wish I was crafty enough to come up with something like this on my own, but alas, that is what the internet is for right?
Maybe we will do this one next year. The instructions look very simple too. Plus I love the frame for an added effect! Click here for the Classroom Creative's instructions.
Happy Valentine's Day!