I decided it was just the thing to do with the candy canes full of chocolate kisses that Mamaw had given the kids at Christmas time.
Before calling the kids over to craft, I made one up on my own.
It always helps to have a visual for them to look at. Plus, I wanted to make sure that Elmer’s glue would work since we didn’t have any craft glue handy…and I figured hot glue wasn’t a good idea when working with chocolate.
Once I was certain it would work, I got all the pieces for their mice ready. Using card stock I cut a heart for ears, little feet with a tab (see picture) and a slice of cheese for the mouse to sit on. I also cut yarn tails and made sure their were plenty of wiggly eyes and chocolate kisses (2 for each mouse and a few for eating). You need to remove the paper tag from each kiss; I just cut them off because trying to pull them out kept making the kisses unravel.
Working with one preschooler at a time, I helped them glue the heart ears to the tab of the mouse’s feet. Then we glued the tail to the cheese and glued the feet and ears on top of the tail. That made it much easier to glue a Hershey’s kiss to each side for the mouse’s body. And, of course, you had to have wiggly eyes!
Now we have a small family of mice to give our Valentines on that special day. They are almost too cute to eat!
Got a few extra kisses around the house? This super cute craft is sure to please this Valentine’s Day! Or, for another cute Valentine’s craft and gift, check out our Love Bugs.
Have you crafted anything with chocolate kisses? (We have another candy cane full; I’d love some ideas!)