When the girls were smaller we sometimes went to great lengths to come up with a special valentine for their classmates. In Grade 1, Helana and I made pink lollipops for all the kids. In Grade 3, Ali and I made felt fortune cookies (sort of like Martha's) with a fortune and a chocolate kiss. Both were a lot of work but still fun.
Now that they are older the kids don't do the old fashioned exchange but I think it is still nice to have a handful of treats for some special friends and teachers. I've been trying to come up with ideas that are based on repackaging ... and I mean - simple repackaging.
I think this is cute, fast and easy. I picked up these little love hearts at a local candy store and came up with two quick ways to make them a little more special.
The first is simply kraft paper and washi tape.
You could even right a little sentiment on the tape before wrapping ... if you desired. Bakers twine kind of finishes off that candy feel but I also wrapped some with bright pink yarn.
The other is wrapped in tissue and glitter.
I used clear contact paper, sprinkled glitter down the center and then attached the contact sheet to a few layers of white tissue. Done.
I hope the girls think these are cute and then, that could be something we do together over a hot chocolate one day after school.
Of course if we do that, our hot chocolate is going to have to look like this
... and so it goes.