With my birthday this past weekend, we did not have time to get started on the kids' valentines for school. So, I dedicated my entire day yesterday (Monday) to cranking these babies out and the kids helped me after school. Overall they were super easy to do and the kids loved how they turned out (so did I!).
I used this fun LEGO candy mold for the big blocks and the LEGO minifigure ice cube tray for the choco-LEGO-dudes. Scrumptious AND fun! These are the best buys I've made in the baking accessories category. We will use these for endless food-and-LEGO fun with my boys!
Here's what the actual card on top reads:
Yes, Nathan came up with that greeting with just a little help from me. He was cool with so I was too.
**UPDATE: Due to a reader's request, you can now download the printable for this LEGO Valentine card topper right from here! Simply print, cut, and fold over in half then have your kiddo sign their name!
I did find that to crank out 48 of the LEGO building blocks, you need about 2 standard bags of candy melts and the choco-LEGO dudes only required one bag which made about the same amount. Both of the molds were easy to use and work with and each piece popped out clean after I put them in the freezer for just a few minutes. I highly recommend the little squeeze bottles to use to get the melted candy into the mold. This just simplifies everything for about a buck! That's not too much to ask!
And in keeping with our usual tradition, I packed them a fun Valentine lunch:
But what I'm most excited to hear about is how William ended up liking his Valentine's Day box to collect his cards from his friends. This is what we finally settled on:
And yes, peeps, while I *may* occasionally be awesome (at least that's what my kids tell me), I did NOT come up with this idea myself. I snagged it from Living Locurto (one of my fave blogs)!
Happy heart day everyone! XOXO!!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 4 (soon to be 5!) with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. In Spring 2015, she's excited to be gaining a "gal-pal" of her own when the family welcomes baby GIRL in April! She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.