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Heartwarming projects your child can share with friends and family. Originally published in the February 2015 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
Wave a Wand
These magical munchies are actually cookie sandwiches dressed up with edible glitter and served on a stick. Package them in clear bags with tags that say, "You're one cute cookie." To make them, sandwich white frosting and a lollipop stick between two small cookies, such as Lorna Doones. Freeze them for 10 minutes. Heat candy melts with 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil. Dip the cookies in halfway, then sprinkle on edible glitter (find it, plus the sticks and candy melts, at craft stores). Let them set on waxed paper overnight.
String Them Along
Make simple sequined cards -- such as our striped version -- in batches to hand out to classmates, or get fancy with shapes and layers to dazzle a loved one. Begin with blank cards (or make your own from folded card stock). Add paper shapes and layers as desired. For the sequin-strand trim, draw guidelines, in pencil, place the trim on them, and cut it to the required length. Go over the lines with a tacky glue pen, then lay the trim over the glue. After the glue dries, write a message inside, such as "Shine on, valentine!" or "You dazzle me."
Crafter's Tip: To draw precise glue lines, we like Aleene's Tacky Glue Pen (available at craft stores). A squeeze of regular tacky glue works, too; use a toothpick to help draw the lines.