A Valentine treat kids can make themselves: Sugared Marshmallow Pops
Jill sent in this easy, adorable Valentine hack that's part treat and part activity:
One of my favorite Valentine treats doesn't really have a name. [I gave it one! -- Ed.] This is something that even my younger kiddo can help do, as long as I handle the boiling water end of things.
I insert a popsicle or lollipop stick about halfway into a large marshmallow. I then hold the marshmallow over boiling water until it's slightly softened and sticky all over. (A teakettle is *perfect* for this part as it controls the steam and minimizes the risk of a burn.)
Then, I roll the marshmallow in pink sugar, sprinkles, finely crushed candy, etc. as seasonally appropriate. I stand the sticks in a piece of styrofoam to let the marshmallow set up, and then wrap each one in a plastic candy bag.
It's a lot easier than dipping marshmallows in chocolate and rolling!
More: Be sure to visit Best of Parent Hacks: Valentine's Day for lots more ideas for cards, crafts, and treats.