chipboard stickers and the ribbon, also from target.
I love all the valentines colors. Pink, dark pink, red and a little aqua thrown in for good contrast. And to make it a little less girly for Avinash.
I bought some foam and glitter stickers as well and let the kids decorate the mailboxes some more themselves. A few minutes of
Avinash has been begging to make cookies with a friend for months now because of a cookie press commercial. The actual cookie press was really difficult too use, the old fashioned cookie cutters worked out much better.
It worked out well with just the two of them as Nandini and Roshan only took part in the taste testing part of the activity. The cookies are not to sweet on their own because they got plenty of frosting piled on top. I made another batch with some chocolate chips sprinkled on top that were also really good. I'm thinking of trying this with 50/50 wheat flour next time to alleviate the sugar guilt I inevitably feel. We had a lot of fun, but I would be a little scared to do this with more than two kids at a time.
1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp salt
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg, vanilla and almond. Sift together the dry ingredients and combine. Roll into a log and chill for thirty minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.