After the abundance of candy and cookies consumed over the holidays, I cringe at the idea of more sweets finding their way into our home. Especially candy with artificial colored dyes added. Valentine’s Day and Halloween are the two holidays where I have to brace myself for the inevitable influx of dye-laden candies. I don’t have concrete proof, but I’m fairly certain that one of my sons has a dye sensitivity. This sensitivity manifests itself in behavior issues.
Because of this, I try to make Valentines that don’t use candies.
And for Halloween I give out chocolates instead of hard “colorful” candy.
Last year, we made these really fun colorful crayon hearts.
And attached them using Elmer’s glue dots to cards that said “For Crayon Out Loud, Won’t You Be My Valentine.” I’m not the first to invent melted crayon hearts and I’m certainly not the last. I used Chef Messy’s tutorial to make mine:
But, I just saw that Kelly at Pink Hammer Blog has a tutorial using glitter yesterday:
Coming up: What my son said to make me have a change of heart on giving out candy and another Dye-Free Valentine’s Day gift idea!