FUNKY POLKADOT GIRAFFE

Friday, February 5, 2016

S'more Friends Like You Valentines


Are you ready for Valentine's Day? You know I love any excuse to make something
cute and fun for my kids, so I usually go all out with handmade Valentines. We have
done some fun ones over the years - Minecraft valentines, Hi-Chew valentines,
Juice Box valentines, and my favorite, MUAH! Big Red Chocolate Lip valentines!
This year I had a blogger friend put out a request for cute "s'more friends" valentine
and so I decided to take the challenge and make one!


I made two sizes of the S'more Friends valentines. The first size is 3x4 and fits the Wilton
4x9 party bags perfectly! I got mini chocolate bars, marshmallow hearts and
graham crackers and filled each of the little bags. I put two graham crackers in the bag
so that they really could make s'more if you wanted to!


I loved how they turned out, but I initially had trouble finding heart shaped marshmallows
locally this year. So, as I was trying to think of how to get heart marshmallows without
having to make them myself and I figured out I could use my tiny heart cookie cutter
to make a heart impression in the big square marshmallows. I think it turned out adorable!


So, in addition to the 3x4 size, there is a 4x6 size that you can fold in half to make the
perfect bag topper for regular sandwich baggies. I folded them in half, like a hot dog bun,
and then stapled them to the tops of my sandwich baggies. The whole graham cracker
fit when I sued the sandwich baggies and the cute little heart impression marshmallows
were the perfect touch to let your friends know how much they mean to you.


You can make whichever size is easiest for you or do a combination of both and use the
square marshmallows in the 3x4 size or vice versa. Last year I was able to find lots of
different heart marshmallows from several brands, but this year I went to three stores
and only found one version from Peeps that came in a package of nine. I've seen that
you can order them online, but since I never do anything until the last minute and I like to
try and shop local, that never seems to work for me very well.


Both versions of the S'more Friends Valentine Printables are available for you to download
and print and make some cute (and yummy!) valentines for your friends!

Be sure to check out my other handmade valentine ideas and printables!
If you make any of them, I'd love to see them or I'd love a comment below which
of them is your favorite!
Happy Valentine's Day from Funky PolkaDot Giraffe!



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