Valentine Ideas for Children

CUPCAKES—You can make heart shaped cupcakes by placing paper baking cups into a cupcake pan.   Start pouring cake batter into paper baking cup.  When half full, place a glass marble between the paper liner and the cupcakepan.  During the baking process the cupcakes will take on a heart shape.  Decorate with frosting, deocrating tubes and candy.





 Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter–purchase

1  lg–6 oz. Red Jello (strawberry or Raspberry)
3 envelopes Knox unflavored Gelatin
Mix these gelatins together

Add to 4 cups of Boiling Water

Our into 9″ x 12″ pan and refrigerate for well set.  Cut with Heart shaped cutter.  Kids love the remaining scraps of finger jello.  Place hearts on a white plate for best presentation.     



Kid’s VALENTINE Recipes

1 6 oz. pkg. red Gelatin (strawberry, cherry or raspberry)
3 envelopes Knox unflavored Gelatin
(Mix well together– dry)
Pour into 4 cups boiling water–mix until dissolved
Pour into rectangular pan so that jello mixture is no more than 1/3 inch thick. Refrigerate until jelled.
Cut with heart shaped cutter and place on white serving platter. The extra pieces, left around heart shapes, will be happily eaten by the participating kids. GREAT, HEALTHY SNACK for kids!
(I made these with my 3 yr. old grandson when it was not even Valentines Day and told him to keep it a secret until dinner. He was so excited about it that the minute our daughter got home he ran to the door and said “Mom we made you jello Valentines”).
Needed: large funnel–old Tupperware funnel is ideal
rice Crispies
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 10 oz bag of marshmallows or 4 cups Miniature marshmallows.
5 cups rice cereal

Melt butter in large saucepanusing low heat. Add Marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and add rice cereal. Mix well.
Butter hands and push mixture into funnel. Tap out onto plastic sheet and go on to next one. When all of the mixture has been made into the funnel shape, wrap each with aluminum foil and put in a paper at the top with the child’s name on it.
Very cute for parties with each child guest’s name on one.








Ghostly Halloween Recipes

Easy Ghost Suckers

Need round suckers such as Tootsie Pops.
Kleenex Tissue
Licorice whips or orange yarn
Black Marker

Wrap tissue over Sucker and secure at base of sucker with licorice whip or orange yarn.  Make eyes with black marker.



3 lbs of white chocolate
15-20 wooden popsickle sticks ( usually at craft or Dollar stores)
6 oz. bag of chocolate chips
Aluminum foil


Melt white chocolate until smooth.  Cover baking sheet with foil and grease lightly.  Arrange sticks on baking sheet about 4″ apart.  Spoon melted chocolate in ghostly shapes over tops of sticks.  As they solidify, place chocolate chips for eyes.  Other candies may also be used to decorate.