I absolutely love my holidays, but I find Valentine’s Day so fun. I think it’s largely due to the colors. I love the pinks and red and so does Riley, which of course makes it ten times the fun. With Riley in a preschool that has a strict policy on bringing in homemade foods, I’ve taken to creating cute holiday themed characters from fruit cups. For Christmas we had Reindeer, while this Halloween we had Frankensteins because last year was Pumpkins. It only seemed appropriate that we have Love Bug Fruit Cups for Valentine’s Day.
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Love Bug Fruit Cups
Our Love Bug Fruit Cups were easy to make and came out so cute. It took me a total of 20 minutes to make 12 of these for Riley’s class. The supplies that you need are:
1.3″ Pom Poms for ends of Pipe Cleaners
1/2″ Pom Poms for nose
Assorted colors and size of Googley Eyes
Pink Foam Sheet for heart shaped feet
I free handed our hearts for our feet because I happened to already have pink foam leftover from our Bunny Tail Mix Push Pops. The Bunny Push Pops are from when Riley was in daycare and I was able to make homemade foods for the children at daycare. We also have a Lucky Pop Breakfast with free printable that is super cute and easy for St. Patrick’s day, which gets me excited about my St. Patrick’s Day fruit cup. Think lots of colors. Squeal! Back to the task at hand though. Sorry! Instead of free handing the foam hearts, you could always purchase pre-cut foam hearts as well.
In order to put together these Love Bug Fruit Cups, you’re going to start by gluing the sparkle pom poms to the ends of the sparkle pipe cleaners, which I cut in half before beginning. You’ll also want to hot glue the googley eyes and tiny pom pom onto the front of the fruit cup to create the face. Next, hot glue the hearts onto the bottom of the cups so that the hearts are sticking out. The final step is to glue the antennas to the back of the fruit cup so that they will stick straight up. Ta Da!
These are a great alternative to candy or desserts for a classroom Valentine’s Day party.
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