We just finished making Joshua's Valentines for his class. We made Vanilla Almond Bark covered spoons or should I say shovels, and sprinkled them with red sugar crystals. White chocolate would work just as well. We used return address labels to write our "I Dig U" Valentine wishes.
We tied the treat bags up with red pipe cleaner, then twisted and shaped the ends into a heart. I believe I saw a super cute plastic shovel Valentine while cruising around blog land, but I can't seem to find it now that I am looking for it to reference. This was my frugal twist on the "I Dig U" Valentine. With 35 kids in his class I couldn't afford to buy each one a toy shovel. I melted the Almond Bark according to package directions, in a pot, over low heat on the stove. After you cover the plastic spoon with melted bark, you will lay it on wax paper to cool.
TIP :You will want to set a large wooden spoon down, or something to lay the handle of the plastic spoons on, to keep them elevated enough that all the bark doesn't drip off the spoon while they cool.
I wish I could say this is Joshua's handwriting but unfortunately it is my chicken scratch.
I dig you all too!
Happy Almost Valentine's Day.
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