Did you ever make peanut people as a kid? I used to make them every summer that we went camping, since there always seems to be shelled peanuts around. Now, I’ve updated them a little bit: using coated wire instead of plain twist-ties and painting the shells in fun colors.
These little guys are so fun to make, and they work perfectly for these punny Valentine’s Day cards – glue the peanut people into heart-shaped boxes, attach a note that reads “I’m nuts for you!” and you’ve got an adorable Valentine to give away. Happy Valentine’s Day!!
(Note: because of peanut allergies, these Valentines are best given to close family and friends whom you know do not have nut allergies.)
What You Need
- Peanut shells
- Heart-shaped boxes
- Coated wire
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun
- Black markers
- Card stock and string (optional)
Split the peanut shells in half as neatly as possible, keeping matching pieces together. Paint the shells in bright colors and let dry.
Paint the outsides of the heart boxes in shades of pink. Let dry.
Paint the insides of the heart boxes white and let dry.
Draw faces onto the painted peanut shells.
Cut pieces of wire about 3” long and hot glue into one half of each peanut. Then, hot glue both halves back together.
Form the arms and legs into fun positions and hot glue a peanut into each lid and box.
Close the box and write on the lid or attach a tag that says “Valentine, I’m nuts for you!”