Saturday, February 13, 2010

Homemade Valentines

I was reading through this fabulous little blog the other day {which, by the way, has some AWESOME ideas}, and I came across an idea that I knew would make the PERFECT Valentine treats for my little man's little buddies.  These guys are at the perfect age for play-doh.  Little Man could sit and entertain himself with it for, minutes :)  I wish I would've found this idea when I was teaching Kindergarten because I definitely would've given these to my class as their treat!!! 
Here is the recipe:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 3/4 cups boiling water
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
red food coloring

Combine flour, salt, and cream of tartar; mix well. Stir in boiling water, oil and food coloring. Cool 10 minutes. Knead until smooth. Store in airtight container.

I was able to make 24 hearts with these, and I still had some dough leftover.  Even if you don't hand these out for Vday treats, this is a GREAT play-doh recipe to use for yourself!  There are 12 littles in our
sweet playgroup, so I added two hearts to a ziplock baggie, folded the baggie so the hearts would be sitting back-to-back, cut off the top, and sealed it with cute scrapbook paper & ribbon!  Just cut the scrapbook paper to the size of the opening & make a couple of hole punches to string through your ribbon.  SO easy!

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I couldn't leave out my littlest man when it came to Valentine treats, so I whipped up something fun & cute for his very first Valentine celebration, too!  I got this idea from this blog.  CUTE ideas!!!!  Anywho, these little treats couldn't have been easier! 

I used cotton candy & ribbon from the Dollar Tree, waffle cones, & cellophane bags from Hobby Lobby {$1.99 for wrapping section}.  Just fill the cones with shreds of cotton candy & then make a big ball of cotton candy for the scoop.  Place the cone inside the bag and then tie it up with cute ribbon!!!  I did these really last minute so I didn't have time to make a cute tag.  I just took a blank gift tag and wrote To:/From:.  BO-ring.  BUT, oh-so cute!!!!


  1. You are ONE creative lady!!! I LOVE everything I have seen on your blog and will have to try a few of them! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us:) Blessings to you and your family!

  2. Those are so creative and cute! :) I want to try to make the playdoh, my nephew would love that.

  3. THANK YOU for posting these friend!! I can't wait to give these out next year to Jagger's MDO class!! You're the bestest!!

  4. LOVE these ideas! So crafty are you...

  5. Even though I already spent a fortune on Valentine treats for my class at US Toy, these are too cute to pass up! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I want to make these for my Kindergarten class. If you cut the ziplock baggies, then does the dough stay soft...or fresh? I usually put playdough in a sealed container.