Saturday, February 7, 2009

Need a sweet idea for Valentine's Day cards for the kids classmates? I don't know about you, but I'm tired of the pre-made Spongebob and Barbie cards (which seem to be too babyish for my 9 year old). This year we wanted to do something different, big and fun. I found this idea in Family Fun magazine. It's called "Rock Candy". iPods for everyone! And you can customize the playlist. How cute? and best of all they are soooo easy to make.

Here is a list of what you will need:

2 (14 inch) pieces of string
2 Hershey kisses or mini peanut butter cups
1 box of conversation hearts (and we need 25 for our class!)
Aluminum foil
4x7 inch strip of pink paper (or color of your choice)
Glue stick
Go to the following link for the wheel and playlist printable!


Tape each end of a piece of string to a kiss or peanut butter cup. Tie on the other piece of string, then tape the loose end to the candy box.
Wrap each candy in a small circle of aluminum foil (to make the earphones)
Wrap the pink paper strip around the candy box and secure it with a glue stick (or tape)
Print and Cut out the scroll wheel and playlist and use a glue stick to attach them to the box.
Finish it off by having your little one write a valentine message on the back of the iPod. Enjoy the "music" ! ~ xo Nancy

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