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Valentines

8 Valentine’s craft and recipe ideas

8 Valentine’s craft and recipe ideas

With Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day on in it’s way, why not get crafting and baking for the occasion with these 8 Valentine’s craft and recipe ideas?  Valentine’s Recipes Heart Jam Tarts make a sweet treat to gift or to eat as a Valentine’s Day snack or pudding.  Chocolate Heart Lollies make lovely gifts and a lots of fun to make with children, if not slightly messy!  If you are looking for a simple Valentine’s recipe, the Pink Sprinkle Wafers are super quick.  Why not have a go at making these yeast free pizzas making the pizza bases into heart shapes?  Valentine’s…
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Valentine’s Salt Dough Garland

Valentine’s Salt Dough Garland

Galentine’s and Valentine’s is a great excuse to fill the house with hearts. Here is how to make a Valentine’s Salt Dough Garland.  How do you make the salt dough? Simply mix – 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of plain flour into a bowl, add the water a bit at a time to the dry ingredients, then mix and squish them together until you end up with a ball of dough. You will also need a heart shaped cutter, red or pink paint and wool or string.  How do you make the salt dough…
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Pink Sprinkle Wafers

Pink Sprinkle Wafers

It’s very simple to make these Pink Sprinkle Wafers, mainly because this is just an 'assembly job' as the wafers are already made for you. My kids loved making these and it made an easy activity to set up for 15-20 minutes of keeping them busy.  What do I need? A pack of pink wafer biscuits. 100g of chocolate - milk / white (or both, 50g each).Sprinkles. How do I make the Pink Sprinkle Biscuits? Get a plate / baking tray ready to put the wafers on. Open the biscuit packet, so the biscuits are easy to get hold of once you…
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Cardboard Tube Love Bugs

Cardboard Tube Love Bugs

Cardboard Tube Love Bugs are a great chance to get creative and spread some love. What do you need to make Cardboard Tube Love Bugs? Cardboard tubes.Scissors.Pink/red/purple paint. Coloured paper/card. Wool.Pipe Cleaners (Pink/Red/ Purple/Silver/ Gold).A coloured pen and a pencil.PVA glue.Googly eyes or stickers for eyes.Sticky tape. How to make Cardboard Tube Love Bugs? Paint the toilet roll the colour you would like your Love Bugs to be and let them dry. Once dry, you can start to decorate your Love Bugs - have a look at the picture above for inspiration. Hearts or letters spelling words relating to ‘love’ work well.For smaller…
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Heart Sun Catchers

Heart Sun Catchers

Heart Sun Catchers are so effective when up on the window with sun shining through them. I found that making a number of hearts, which are different sizes look really effective once up on the window. What do I need to make a Heart Sun Catcher? Black cardPink and red tissue paperPVA glueScissors How do I make the Sun Catcher? Draw a heart shape outline onto the black card - you want to draw the heart in ‘bubble writing’ so it creates a thick border to the heart when cut out (see picture below). Roughly cut the coloured tissue paper…
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Heart Jam Tarts

Heart Jam Tarts

These Heart Jam Tarts only are made using just three ingredients and make a tasty treat or gift for a celebration. What do I need to make Heart Jam Tarts? 85g Butter or Margarine 170g Self Raising Flour 1 jar of strawberry or raspberry jam Mixing bowl Rolling pin Cupcake Tray Biscuit Cutters - circle and heart How do I make Heart Jam Tarts? Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5 / 190c.Weigh out the butter or margarine and self raising flour. Tip both the weighed out ingredients into the mixing bow.Mix both ingredients together with your washed hands until they come together in a ball.Now grease…
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Chocolate Heart Lollies

Chocolate Heart Lollies

Chocolate Heart Lollies make a lovely gift for a loved one, family or friends. They also make a great gift to make for valentines. What do I need to make the Chocolate Heart Lollies?  100g of milk chocolate Sprinkles Wooden Lolly Sticks Parchment Paper How do I make the Chocolate Heart Lollies? Put a piece of parchment paper across a baking tray. Melt the chocolate in a microwave for 1 minute in high, stir and repeat until it’s all melted. Don’t let the chocolate over-cook so keep a close eye on it. Now spoon melted chocolate onto the parchment paper and arrange it into a…
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Guest Blog by Squidgydoodle // Easy Valentines Crafts for Kids

Guest Blog by Squidgydoodle // Easy Valentines Crafts for Kids

The lovely Berkshire Mummies has asked me to share some Easy Valentines Crafts for Kids on their blog. Once kids come along romance can sometimes get sidelined, but everyone has a love story and your children are part of that story. So whether your partner is the romantic type or not, Valentines Day is a great excuse to get creative with your kids. These easy Valentines craft ideas are great on their own, but if you want to convert them into a card or a gift you can do that too. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or…
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