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Penguin Valentines

9 Feb

Sutton has been working for days on making his classmates each a little penguin Valentine.  You see it is my FIRM belief that my boys should make their Valentines as long as absolutely possible.  I know the day will come when they will want to buy some crazy karate guy valentine that says “I get a kick out of you” or something like that, but for now, we are going the homemade route.  Last year we made owls, the year before that we made shovels that said “I dig you”.  This year Sutton is making penguins (Shaeffer’s will be posted next-oh the suspense).

On the back of these cuties Sutton wrote “You’re Cool” and then signed his name.  We are foregoing candy or any gifts this year, for the pure simplicity of a hand made valentine!

Here’s the scoop:  You can probably figure these guys out just by looking at them.  We cut out circles and hearts and used construction paper crayons for the face..  We glued them all together with glue sticks and TADA…  My favorite part is that each one is a little different!  Good Job Sutton!

Penguin Valentine Box

6 Feb

I told you he loved Penguins…  He really wanted a penguin Valentine box, so here was our best attempt at one!  Here’s the Scoop:

You’ll Need:

*  A Box (I used a cereal box from Costco, but a shoe box would work fine too)

*  Black, White, Red, Orange/Yellow construction paper





Go ahead and wrap your box with the black construction paper.  I really just wrapped it like a gift.  I reinforced the seams with packing tape, but that isn’t completely necessary.  Once it was wrapped I cut a slit in the top of the box for the valentines to go in, I did this with a knife (maybe a bit unsafe).  I made it pretty big thinking incase someone handed out candy that would fit in, as well.  Once it’s wrapped, use the white paper to cut out a heart for the head and a semi circle for the belly…  You can draw these with pencil and let your child cut them out, or if your child is older, they can draw and cut themselves! We used yellow (we were out of orange) for the heart shaped beak and the heart shaped feet… Use the black paper to trace and cut wings.  I let him find the stickers he wanted for the front of the penguin.  We also put his name with puffy stickers on the top of the box so kids could see it from that vantage point.  Sutton cut and glued everything on himself (he is 5) and did the stickers himself too.  We ended up stapling the wings on because they kept falling off :).  He had a great time and although it’s not the perfect depiction of a penguin I think you can definitely tell what it is!  If your child is a bit penguin obsessed like mine, then this is perfect for you!

Penguin Cookies

1 Feb

So… When I look at some of the amazing “cookie artists” out there I am truly amazed.  I mean making cut out cookies is enough work let alone decorating them all fancy!  I am not a cookie artist…  I am an oreo decorator 🙂   I let my oldest son decorate these cookies because he really is obsessed with penguins (I’m sure you’ll be seeing some more penguin posts very shortly).  I think he did a marvelous job!

Here’s the Scoop

You will need some oreos, white melting chocolate, orange tic-tacs, and either mini chocolate chips or brown melting chocolate….

To make the cookies first melt the white chocolate and draw a white heart on each of the cookies.  I melted my chocolate in a squeeze bottle and then just drew them…  You could probably use white frosting as well and just spread it on… what ever is easiest for you!  While the chocolate is still wet you will want to add the tic tac for a beak.  If you are using mini chocolate chips for eyes you will want to add those now too.  I melted some chips and painted the eyes on with a tooth pick, either will work…  That’s it… so easy….  I think that you could also melt some orange melting chocolate and draw little penguin feet or even the beak for that matter, but this worked for us!  Super easy, adorable, cute after dinner treat!


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