Sunday, February 11, 2018

Hobbit Hole Valentines :: An Unexpected Adventure

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort...


While trying to come up with ideas for homemade valentines for our homeschool group's party tomorrow (it's early this year, since St. Valentine's day falls on Ash Wednesday) some of our children decided to focus on their favorite books.  For our ten year old, that would be The Hobbit. 

He especially loves reading his illustrated edition while curled up in his custom blanket from Sweet Sequels that he received for Christmas.

What kind of Adventure? How about a Lenten Adventure

We had a package of leftover Fudge Stripes from this year's Candlemas Cookies so I asked if he wanted to decorate Hobbit Hole Cookies! We modified our original cookie, using what we had on hand, and used some melted green candy to attach a green candy melt and yellow sprinkle to each cookie. We printed this image from Guemozart and attached them to each treat bag.  So easy! 

Next he needed to come up with a Valentine Mailbox. I told the kids they had to be creative with things we already have around the house, since it’s just too hard to get to the craft store. He is pretty excited with the Hobbit Hole Mailbox we made to match his Valentines using the Costco sized Quaker Oatmeal box, some felt, a wooden block, cotton ball, and rocks from our driveway! đź’š

I'll be back soon with some more of our valentines for this year. In the meantime you can scroll through past Valentines in the archives. Some of my favorites are the Madonna and Child Valentines, Bible Candy Valentines, and Little Way Valentines