Cookie Cutter Valentine's Day

Limited on time or funds for Valentine's Day decorations?  If you have a heart shaped cookie cutter - you can do anything!  Help the children make Valentine's, create heart shaped sandwiches, playdough play, or a pretty decoration for your house, door or the children's table.

Here are just a couple of examples of what I did with my children.  Making the string of hearts was a good way to work on my daughters tracing, cutting and gluing skills.  She loved it (AND) choosing where it was going to go - she knew exactly where she wanted it. (Side note - don't worry about safety - not currently using the fireplace). 

Do you have additional fabulous ways to use cookie cutters for celebrations?


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