Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Candy Heart Crafts

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Wondering what to do with your kids candy hearts besides eat them, play Bingo with them. I found this idea in one of my son's magazines , National Geographic Kids and all my kids love to play (even my 2 year old, you just have to tell her not to eat the candy).


You will need: markers, ruler, paper and candy hearts.

To make the Bingo Cards: For each card, cut the card the same size. I did mine . Now using a ruler draw 25 squares that are equal in size. Each player counts out 25 hearts and writes the saying from each candy. It is o-kay if the same saying appears more than once.

To start playing: All player throw in their 25 hearts into a bowl or bag. Pick one person to be the "caller." I used pieces of paper as markers but you can also use coins or extra candy. The first player to fill a straight line wins.

You can also make a candle with them.
Glue the candy hearts to the outside of a votive candle. Use a craft glue. Do not be silly like me and use hot glue, DAH!! Now when I light up my candles the candies fall off. Sometimes I do not know where my head is.


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29 comments:

Beth said...

These are great ideas and I LOVE your new signature!

Sandra said...

Great ideas, thank you for sharing them :)

kawaii crafter said...

What a fun idea. Sadly, I know neither of my children could resist eating the candy. I file this idea away for when they're older. Thanks for sharing.

jessica

Amber M. said...

Thanks for the tip about the hot glue...I would have done the same thing! Dowh!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I always have extra candy hearts left over and now I know what to do with them =)
Thanks!

Family O'Foxes said...

oh those candle holders are SO CUTE!
Bingo is a cute idea! :)

If I haven't already say it...I love your new colors and patterns on your page. Very cute!
~Amy

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Both these ideals are great! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

How cute!! lol on the hot glue, I never would have even thought about that!!

girlymom said...

You are so darn crafty! I like the Bingo idea. Sad to say I like to eat them too though.

Jennifer said...

love the candle idea!

Are You Serious! said...

I would have been doing the DAH! To myself because I so would have used hot glue too! They're so cute and such a great way to use all of those nasty but cute chalk hearts!!! :)

Family Adventure said...

Love the new layout. It looks *amazing* - colours, signature, everything!

Oh,and the candle votives are just adorable :)

Heidi

Annikke said...

Love the new digs!

Bonnie said...

I love coming to your blog ! You have got the greatest ideas !!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

OMGOSH SOOOOOOOOO CUTE!! I want to lick them! hahahaha

I just participated in WFMW for the first time today...I feel so blog special now. HAHA

~melody~

MamaGeek said...

I love them both. That bingo idea? Now THAT is clever my friend. And I'm still in awe at your awesome new blog design!

Mari said...

Those are so cute! Again I say "where were you last year when I needed crafts every week!"

Laura said...

I love all the crafts you do. Can I send my kids over to make crafts? I just don't have the patience, but need to find it. Maybe/hopefully you will inspire me.

Pam said...

those are great ideas - you are so crafty! And I love the new look- I'm a tiny bit jealous...but not much because I heart your blog so much!!

Don Mills Diva said...

Man you had better still be blogging when my son is old enough to do crafts with - your ideas are amazing. Or better yet you should gather these for a book - seriously.

Melanie said...

I can imagine that I would tell Hailey not to eat the candy, but she wouldn't be able to resist. And since I don't want any choking- this craft will have to wait a couple of years. I love the Bingo idea though! So cute!!

Livin' With Me

Sheila said...

Cool ideas!

Brittany said...

This one really makes me happy! I am making these... Great ideas.

Scribbit said...

A whole bushel of creative ideas--filing this one away for sure.

Nap Warden said...

Again such a cute craft!

MommySecrets said...

Super super cute ideas! I once helped 5th graders make homemade Bingo cards and we took them with the heart-shaped candy to a senior citizens home for a special Bingo night. It was so festive and so fun. My kids are getting old enough to do that now, so I'll have to plan a Bingo playdate!

Steph said...

You are so crafty how do you do it??? Thanks for the tips on movies I thought about the wizard of OZ then I remembered how scared I was watching this as a young child so I think I may hold off for a bit. The Shirley Temple movies sound Ideal and I will go check them out!

Nikki said...

Very fun Valentine's Day ideas. My kids will love these. We like to go ALL OUT for Valentine's Day.

Jenny said...

I loved these ideas so much, I referenced them and linked out to your site from CraftTestDummies.com. Keep up the crazy rambling! Love it!