Edible Valentine Cookie Craft

Edible Valentine Cookie Craft

Here is a valentine cookie craft for elementary school children, who love to bring cards for everyone. Why not make a cookie for each child, instead of a paper card? Your child comes home with a class list. Valentine's Day is less than a week away. You could go out and buy a box of paper

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    Default Edible Valentine Cookie Craft

    Here is a valentine cookie craft for elementary school children, who love to
    bring cards for everyone. Why not make a cookie for each child, instead of a
    paper card?
    Your child comes home with a class list. Valentine's Day is less than a week
    away. You could go out and buy a box of paper cards or you could gather your
    creative strengths and make paper cards at home. Either way you and your
    child will have to write them out.
    An even better idea would be to bake Valentine Day cookies, decorate them
    and hand them out in place of paper cards.
    Valentine's Day is an occasion to show people how much you care about them.
    Allowing your child the opportunity to offer each of his classmates their own
    edible card will make everyone's Valentine's Day special.
    This activity can be performed with all of your children simultaneously. The
    children, regardless of their age, will decorate their cookie cards at their
    own level.
    You will need the following before you begin:
    * a recipe for sugar cookies or a couple of packages of premade cookie
    dough, depending on how enthusiastic you are and how much time you wish to devote
    * tubes/containers of colored icing. The smaller tubes are great for fine
    details, while the bigger containers are great for icing the whole cookie.
    * small decorations (sprinkles and mini candies)
    * plastic wrap and ribbon
    * small cards (optional if older kids want to include a card indicating who
    each cookie is for and who they are from)
    Whether you are making your cookies from scratch or slicing a roll of
    premade dough, the children can participate in this step towards celebrating
    Valentine's Day.
    Using heart shaped cookie cutters will add to the essence of love and
    friendship these cookies are intended to express.
    After the cookies have baked and cooled, they are ready to be decorated.
    Display the icing tubes, containers and candies on the work surface. Allow the
    children to use their own imaginations, but offer a sample before giving them
    the green light to start.
    When enough cookies have been decorated for each child's class, the
    remaining can be made for family members or to be decorated and eaten right away.
    There is nothing more rewarding than being able to sample your tasty creation.
    Let the cookies air dry before wrapping them in the plastic wrap. Use enough
    wrap per cookie, to be able to tie a ribbon at one end of the cookie.
    If the children still have enough energy, encourage them to write a card.
    For younger children, who are handing out a cookie to each of their classmates,
    only their name is required. For older kids who have made special
    decorations for particular friends, they will need to write both To and From on their
    cards.
    The recipients will be honored to receive such delicious cards and your
    children will be pleased with their efforts.
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