I found these chocolate dipped marshmallows that I tore out of a Family Fun magazine several years ago and decided to finally give them a try. They are so easy to make - just melt candy melts in microwave, insert sticks into marshmallows, dip & sprinkle. We packaged ours in baggies tied with a bit of ribbon. They have been a big hit - we will definitely make them again.
We had some leftover melted chocolate after dipping the marshmallows so we made pink monkeys using a candy mold that I purchased at Michael's. They were perfect to go along with a cute monkey Valentine sticker kit I found at JoAnn Fabrics. Here they are all packaged up and ready to be delivered.
With even more leftover melted chocolate I made this chocolate heart to sit atop our Valentine's Day cake.
I don't know about you, but I am done with all this snow! I really do love it but I think my arms will break if I have to shovel again any time soon. At least I have until tomorrow before more snow is predicted to arrive.
One good thing about the cold and snow is that all the time spent indoors was an opportunity to be a little crafty. My daughter and I made this adorable igloo out of mini marshmallows. It is so cute, I love it! The hardest part was keeping her, and the dog, from eating all the marshmallows while we were making it.
We also made salt dough ornaments to hang on the Christmas Valentine's trees on our front porch. We used rubber stamps and lighty pressed them into the dough before baking. Once all painted and glittered they were beautiful.
Here is the recipe we used:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until dough forms. Roll our dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and use a straw to poke a hole for ribbon. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes to set dough. Allow to air dry completely before painting, this may take several days. Apply clear sealer.
There was recently a salt dough ornament throwdown offered up by one of the blogs I like follow. There were some very creative entries, view a slideshow of them here.
Hope you too are finding some time to enjoy being crafty.
Cupcake Crush ~ Thursday, Feb. 17th (7-9pm) Cupcakes are all the rage these days! Make three adorable cards using cupcake stamps from Lockhart Stamp Company, Little Yellow Bicycle’s new Cupcake Love papers and a variety of techniques.