Goldfish Valentines

We traveled over the last weekend. After a couple days at home with lots of laundry, catching up on sleep, and just enjoying being home, the natives started to get restless. As if on cue, the rain started. It is almost like it knows that the kids could use some time outside and so it rains. So I had to get creative.

We always have a pack Goldfish crackers on hand for those quick after school snacks or road trips. And I had an idea to keep at least the 10 year old entertained for a while and get a jump start on Valentine’s.

I started with this simple font that says You are Golden Valentine. You can download yours here.

Then we set off to coloring. A small heart on each card and I let him use any color he wanted. We had some traditional pinks and reds and even some green and brown.

Of course there was lots of snacking while he colored. But with Goldfish, I tend to not mind. Goldfish are always baked with real cheese and have no artificial flavors or preservatives. And even the colorful Goldfish are a great option, with the colors sourced from plants, such annatto extracted from the reddish seeds of the Achiote Tree.

Next we added the Goldfish crackers to a bag and then tied them with a bow.

The end result was a cute little Valentine, that even if we don’t make again, it was fun to just relax and color and create something for just a bit.

Be sure to check out the Goldfish Tales webpage to find out how you can get creative with Goldfish for a chance to win big. Submit your own Goldfish stop motion animation and you could win $5,000. That is awesome!

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.