I am a train mom. I have a Thomas-loving train-obsessed child. And I accept it. Everything we do revolves around trains. We play with trains all day, and night. We read train books. We do train puzzles. We spend hours at the train tables in the library and every children’s museum. It’s just our thing.
So, since it’s Valentine’s Day, what better way can we say I love you than with…
I decided to make valentines for my boy’s playgroup friends. They came out super cute and they were very loved by the little ones and their moms. In fact, so loved, that one of the moms said “You should put this on your blog!”
Here are our Valentine Choo-Choo Trains, with a list of supplies you will need to assemble them!
- Juice boxes
- Reese Cups (three per train)
- Hershey Kisses (one per train)
- Raisins (two boxes per train)
- Starlight Mints, unwrapped (one per train)*
- Foam or satin hearts (I picked up satin hearts in the dollar bin at Target, but foam hearts from the craft store would also work! Or you could make your own paper hearts)
- Tags and ribbon (if you decide to add a label or tag, anything works. These ones were made from pink cardstock cut to size, and a piece of pink ribbon)
- Glue gun (low setting)
*the starlight mints can pose a choking hazard- either warn the parents ahead of time or consider another, wrapped candy.
The picture is pretty easy to follow. Everything is basically glued together to secure it!
We ended up making 25 trains- it cost me about one dollar per train. It could be even cheaper if you catch the right deals. I bought it all the day before Valentines Day, and I did get some good Cartwheel deals, but we all know they hike up the candy prices before the holiday!!
If you have a train-loving child, they will love these! These would be a great favor for a train themed birthday party, or even for Christmas if you changed the colors and message!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!