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Celebrating Valentine's Day Safely with Food Allergies

January 2008

10 Food Allergy Safe Activities for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Heart 1. Make homemade presents for the teacher or class such as:
  • A Valentine's Day card
  • Cupcakes or bread
  • Chocolates or candy
  • A homemade bouquet of paper or silk flowers
  • A bouquet of fresh flowers
2. Make and decorate a fun mailbox for Valentine's Day. Some suggestions:
  • Paper mâché, tins or a shoe box
  • Decorate with craft foam, glitter, magazine cut outs, markers, stickers or different materials from the arts and crafts store to make it really fun.

3. Create original Valentine's Day cards at home.

4. Make homemade chocolate that is safe for your child for the holiday.

5. Make homemade sugar candies (visit Safe Eats™ to find Valentine's allergy-free recipes).

6. Style decorative wrappers out of aluminum foil or colored plastic wrap for your candies and chocolates.

7. Make a decorative box for your chocolates or candies out of:

  • Wood or cardboard boxes from an arts and craft store
  • Paper mâché or tin

Be Mine Hearts 8. Make homemade hearts with fun Valentine's Day sayings on them such as “Be Mine,” “Cutie Pie” or others. Hearts can be made from:
  • Safe dough or clay baked and then left to air dry and harden
  • Paper, card stock, or foam
  • For a special touch, personalize them with the recipient's name
  • Decorate with hand-drawn pictures using crayons, markers or paint.
  • Add glitter for a sparkling touch.

9. Make fun Valentine's bracelet jewelry using loops of decorated construction paper, or strings of beads or safe pasta noodles.

10. Create flowers by hand out of tissue paper, cloth, or clay.

This article is from the fourth booklet in a series for celebrating holidays with food allergies. For more information, tips and ideas, download the entire booklet:
Celebrating Valentines Day with Food Allergies PDF Reader

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