Valentine’s Day is meant to be about sweethearts and romantic candle-lit dinners (isn’t it?), but it is also very fun for kids. Especially for little girls who love to make things red and pink and involving glitter. Our first project didn’t involve any of those things…except red, I suppose. We used 2 red dogwood branches from our yard to make a sweet “wooden” heart for our kitchen window. I was going to cover it in scrap fabric, but I liked the raw look of the wood so much, we just let it be.
Then came the cards. These ones were for relatives…and when I asked the girls if they had a favorite person they wanted to make one for, Matea decided to make one for her favorite little boy next door. Dahlia chose her friend Nate, who will receive his on his upcoming birthday. Oh yes, without much prompting, even little girls begin to understand what Valentine’s Day is about!
And last but not least, the cookies!! As morning sun poured into the kitchen, the girls formed dough into sweet little thumbprint hearts.
The results were quite yummy…filled with jam and a little dollop of Devonshire clotted cream and we will be enjoying a splendid Valentine’s Tea this weekend.
Sending lots of love your way!