Ok, see those little cuties? Adorable, huh? They were SO HARD to make. If I cared, I probably would have been in tears. But being the way I am, I was just happy to finish the task with a few that I could take a picture of.
I saw these darlings on Skip to My Lou back in January. I went out and found some clearance candy canes with the intention to make these for all of Abby’s classmates for Valentine’s Day.
Now, I should remember that I’m not a big-time crafty blogger. I have trouble with these things. I thought 1st graders wouldn’t be into peppermint candy canes so I bought some colorful, fruit-flavored ones. Well let me tell ya, those things melt funky. I had such a hard time. Mine did not look like Skip to My Lou. I bought 2 boxes of candy canes thinking I would get around 30 finished treats out of them. In reality, I wound up with about 14. Partly because there was a big learning curve due to the funky melting and mostly because the entire contents of the 2nd box were shattered. I mean, shattered. Candy cane pellets. Awesome.
So, sadly, Abby’s mainstream 1st grade classmates are getting paper valentines. But, her special needs class is getting cute, jaunty little hearts that I slaved and almost cried over! It’s the thought that counts, right? Happy Valentine’s Day!