Can’t believe how many of you have enjoyed using our M&M Wreath Template . . . thought I’d create yet another reason to get a bag of M&M’s – this time we’re using the Valentine’s Day Mix and creating snowflakes and “love letters”.
Snowflake Template (printed on colored paper)
Cups/bowls for sorting
Valentine’s Mix M&Ms
(Our 12.6 oz bag contained enough to make 7 snowflakes & 16 Love Letters)
Step 1 – Sorting! My favorite part of the entire process – perhaps because this occupies my children for a long time.
Step 2 – Give each child a cup full of white M&M’s then . . .
. . . make it snow (by dumping the M&M’s onto the paper). This part was more fun for my 2 yr. old son than turning them into snowflakes, so he would put all of the M&M’s back into the cup and repeat the “snow storm”.
Step 3 – Instruct child to place 1 M&M in each circle.
Steps 4&5 – Admire then devour!
Now – what to do with all of those leftover pink and red M&M’s? I contemplated saving them for a future V-tine’s Day template – but realized that a bag of M&M’s doesn’t last long in our house . . .
. . . so decided to use them to write some “love letters” now.
This time, there were no rules as to which colors went where.
Happy early Valentine’s Day!
[Individual Snowflakes require 12 – 13 white M&M’s, Love Letter requires 21 M&M’s]