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Not your Average Valentine!

Not your Average Valentine!

Does the little one in your life need some help creating some unique Valentines this year? Take a look at these two simple projects that will keep the kids amazed with your creativity and help them stand out from all those other simple Valentines!


Make labels for each of the eight boxes of cereal included in the regular General Mills mini pack. Just wrap your boxes in kraft paper (5.5″ x 10″) and secure with double stick tape.  Then trim your valentine cereal labels, center the label and secure with another piece of tape.  Tie a small wooden spoon to the side of the box using some red baker’s twine, and voila! Enjoy!

Here are some ideas!

You have a heart of Gold. – Golden Grahams

I’m not playing Trix.  I really like you. – Trix

You are my Lucky Charm. – Lucky Charms

I like you Oh so much! – Cheerios (all three varieties)

You make my heart Swirl. – Cinnamon Toast Crunch

I’m Cuckoo for you. – Cocoa Puffs



Materials Needed



Fabric shears

Wire cutters

Craft glue



Using fabric shears, cut a 4 1/2-inch-diameter circle from a piece of felt. Cut a piece of matching ribbon slightly shorter than 4 1/2 inches. Using wire cutters, cut a piece of floral wire slightly shorter than the length of ribbon.


Using craft glue, affix the wire to the middle of the felt circle. Glue ribbon on top, covering the wire. Let dry 30 minutes.


Fold the felt circle in half, using the wire as a guide, so ribbon is inside cookie. Next, angle the sides toward each other, bending the wire at its halfway point and forming a fortune-cookie shape.


Assemble the fortune cookies. Carefully peel back one flap of the felt cookie, and insert a paper fortune and a few candies. Fold the flap back over to close cookie around contents.


*Article Reprinted from Martha Stewart Living, February 2008



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