Valentine’s Day, a Chocolate Mustache & A Free Printable to Make the Process Easy

Valentine's & Free PrintableWe are getting ready for Valentine’s Day like everyone else.  Most years we have fun making & sharing edible Valentine’s from the kitchen.  This year my daughter wanted to find something we haven’t done in the past & we accidentally stumbled upon chocolate molds in the form of a mustache & with the latest mustache rage still making a big hit with the kids, who could resist?

We found ours at the local craft store & with our coupon, the mold was under $5.

What do you need for this entire project?

* Free Printables (see below)

*Scissors or scrapbook cutter

Valentine's supplies* Glue Stick

 

* Card Stock

* Mustache Mold

* Melting Chocolate

* Cake Pop/Candy Sticks

* Candy/Cake pop clear bags

* Ribbon

This project is really very simple.  Print the free printable(s) below, we have a blue & and a pink for you to select from & there are four on each page.  Cut the printed Valentine’s into fours, glue each one to colored card stock & cut them so that just small amount of the colored card stock extends to show.  It’s easier if you have a scrapbook cutter, but scissors can do the job.

IMG_1638Melt the chocolate, pour it in the molds, let it begin to set, add the sticks & make certain they are covered with chocolate.  Let the chocolates set until they have fully hardened and then remove them from the mold.  Repeat this process until you have the number of mustaches needed for your class.

Cake Pop/Candy Sticks: We found our sticks for $1.99 a pack at the local craft store and with a 40% coupon they are very reasonable.

Chocolate:  We purchased our chocolate melts on sale for $1.99 and decided on milk & dark chocolate, but you can use other colors if desired.

mustache valentines pink Grab the free Pink Valentine Printable by clicking here: mustache valentines

mustache valentines blueGrab the free blue Valentine Printable by clicking here: mustache valentines boys

 

Valentine’s made Easy with a Free Tic Tac Toe Printable Treat

Are you still looking for a fun Valentine’s idea to share?  Check out this free Valentine’s Printable! There’s a game, a treat and a bit of fun all wrapped up into one.  The directions for play are all included on the printable and the person who is receiving the Valentine can take it home to play with a parent or sibling before sharing a snack or two!Valentine's Tic Tac Toe

What do you need for this Valentine’s Printable?

Card Stock (we used pink)

Hershey kisses (8 per card)

The Valentine’s Printable (prints four on a sheet to create four valentine’s – see the link below to print as many as you need)

Scissors

Glue Stick

Mini Candy bags

StaplerValentine's Free Printable

How do you put this Valentine’s Printable together?

1. Cut the printable into four separate cards.

2.  Cut the card stock slightly larger than the tic tac toe board so that it creates a border.

3. Glue the printable tic-tac-toe board to the card stock.

4. Place four kisses of one color and four kisses of another into the small sized candy bags.

5.  Fold the edges of the filled candy bag and staple it to the card.  All of the directions for play are included…

To grab your free Valentine’s Printable click here: 2013 Valentine’s tic tac toe

Note: it prints four Valentine’s to a page.

Cutting: I have a cutting board that has been made for crafting & scrapbooking which does speed up the process and ensures straight edges and with guidance, it’s easy for kids to help.  If you don’t have one, I recommend folding the paper to create straight lines to follow before cutting.

Candy Bags: can be found in crafts stores in the candy make section.