Disclosure: I received complimentary items to create mandarin Love Bugs. :)
Halos are California Mandarins that are sweet, seedless, delicious, nutritious and oh so easy to peel (and that's my favorite part because it takes the fun out of eating fruit if it's too hard to peel!). They're also good for making a cute Valentine's Day project with the kids. 🧡
I think the best crafts are the ones that are fast, easy to make, and don't make a mess. That is especially true if you are doing it in your child's classroom.
Here we are working on Love Bugs for Valentine's Day using Halos. Cute, right?
The instructions are super easy. Grab some toothpicks, some sticky embellishments, glitter glue, googly eyes, and a box of Halos. Then, get the kids.
I was delighted to find that this is a project the little AND bigger kids enjoy making. Give them Halos to decorate with glitter glue and other embellishments, and it's probably not something they've done before (who has actually decorated mandarins?), which makes it cool by default. :)
Another thing I learned, quite by accident, is that boys will take these oranges from girls who have made them, and hold them hostage trying to flirt. No wonder this little guy above looks so worried. I should have known this kind of conflict might occur..they are afterall, called Love Bugs. 😂
I'm thinking these are a fun way to craft your way through Valentine's Day!
There's a Giveaway!
Like what you see? Make your own very easily by purchasing some tiny embellishments and toothpicks. Don't forget to pick up the Wonderful Halos! There's also a giveaway: Two lucky winners get one coupon (coupon expires November 30, 2021) for a free 2 lb. or larger-sized box of Halos (ARV $10.99). US entrants only.
My kids love these! I just bought some yesterday.ReplyDelete
These are much better than traditional oranges, not just in taste, but in how easy they are to peel.ReplyDelete
Halos are my favorite.ReplyDelete
These are so cute.ReplyDelete
Halos are my favorite!! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
I love theseReplyDelete
They are our favorite fruit to eat we love the taste always sweet.ReplyDelete
wow such a creative ideas.Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
I like to chocolate cover mine.ReplyDelete
Funny! Never heard of Halos but I like the idea of easy to peel.ReplyDelete
They are so cute. Do you eat them after or just for decoration?ReplyDelete
I love citrus fruits, also the peels are delicious when candied and dipped in chocolate.ReplyDelete
I love those oranges. What a cute project.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥
I love these little oranges they taste so good. But I would give the coupon to my niece for her daughter. Zadaya love these little things. When she spends the day with me and I have them she eats several of them.ReplyDelete
great craft and my daughter loves them email: yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)ReplyDelete
These mandarins are so funny. I genuinely laughed when I saw them. And they look so plump and fresh that if I didn't know they were the real thing, I'd consider them toys.ReplyDelete
We love Halos and buy them constantly when they're in season.ReplyDelete
I love this! My kids love that they are so easy to peel. They are also just the right size for small ones.ReplyDelete
SO cute. I will make this for valentine to my little niece. She will love it :)ReplyDelete
Halos are a delicious, healthy snack!ReplyDelete
so cute my family loves HalosReplyDelete
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I miss doing Valentines. I did them for my own students + Mica and Isaak's friends. Now I don't do them at all.ReplyDelete
Lovely and very interesting. Quiet a cute valentine gift for the little ones. I like the name they call it. Love bugs 😀ReplyDelete
These are very cute oranges, I must say! If Quinlan were here with me, we would make these!ReplyDelete
We love HalosReplyDelete
We love Halos. I love the idea of using them in a craft way as it makes the kids think they are so much better/ReplyDelete
My mouth is watering just thinking about eating one. LOLReplyDelete
My daughter loves when I bring halos home from the market.ReplyDelete
OMG, those love bugs are the CUTEST! I miss those days when the girls would get excited to make something like this. Now, I'll sit patiently awaiting some grands (in the far future, hopefully) so we can resume fun craft time again.ReplyDelete
So cute!! Great idea for this coming special day. I love doing handmade crafts too!ReplyDelete
Myself and my family love mandarins!ReplyDelete
These are so good and the kids love em too.ReplyDelete
What a cute idea for Valentine's Day!ReplyDelete
This is totally cute, and something I think we're totally capable of doing, I just wish I found this before Valentine's Day. I'm seriously thinking of repurposing your article with 4-leaf clovers to make some St. Patrick's Day decorations :)ReplyDelete
These halos are so sweet they are like candy.ReplyDelete