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DIY Valentine's Day Wonderul Halos Love Monsters - Perfect Non-Candy Holiday Treat / Snack Idea For Kids! + A Giveaway

This post is in partnership with Wonderful Halos. All opinions expressed are my own.
Looking for non-candy Valentine's Day treat / snack ideas for kids? These DIY Valentine's Day Love Monsters are fashioned out of juicy Wonderful Halos California mandarins, and they make the perfect sweet non-candy treat /snack for kids {and adults alike!} this Valentine's Day! They would also be a great allergy friendly healthy treat to make in bulk as a class snack for the upcoming holiday.  You can easily assemble 25-30 of these Valentine's Day Love Monsters for about $20. Totally budget friendly, super cute, and most importantly, delicious!

Read on for the simple supply list and easy tutorial to make your own DIY Valentine's Day Love Monsters, as the perfect candy-free treat this Valentine's Day + enter to win FIVE (5lb.) bags/ crates of Wonderful Halos California mandarins! 

Wonderful Halos DIY “Valentine’s Day Monsters”  Candy-Free Holiday Treat / Snack Idea 

What you'll need:
  • Wonderful Halos California mandarins
  • Pipe cleaners cut in half  (each pipe cleaner makes 2 heart ears ) 
  • Googly eyes 
  • Felt 
  • Scissors 
  • Glue Dots or low-temp hot glue gun/ low temp hot glue sticks 
  • Optional: Heart candy stickers / heart shaped stickers

How to: 
  1. Start by fashioning each half of the pipe cleaner into a heart shape; twist bottom ends together and bend the bottom slightly to the back.
  2. Once heart “ears” are fashioned, affix  the bottom bent ends of the pipe cleaner heart to the top of the Halos mandarin using a Glue Dot or a dab of low-temp hot glue. If using low-temp hot glue hold in place until the glue has dried/set. Repeat to affix the second heart shaped "ear."
  3. Use scissors to cut a  heart shape from the felt.
  4. Use a Glue Dot or a small dab of low-temp hot glue, to affix felt heart to the bottom of the Halos mandarin, leaving the top of the heart sticking out to create “feet." 
  5. Use a Glue Dot or a small dab of low-temp hot glue to affix two googly eyes to the front of the Halos mandarin.
  6. Optional: Decorate with heart candy stickers / heart shaped stickers, as desired. 

Gift or enjoy your completed DIY Valentine's Day Wonderful Halos Love Monster as the perfect non-candy treat/snack this holiday!

More about Wonderful Halos:

Wonderful Halos is America’s best-selling mandarin brand, recently named the No. 1 most-loved healthy snack among both parents and kids, according to a 2018 Brand Love™ study. Bursting with Pure Goodness®, Halos mandarins are sweet, seedless and easy to peel – Mother Nature’s perfect snack. Even better, they are grown and hand-picked fresh from our orchards – tree-to-table, and non-GMO Project Verified making them the perfect portable, convenient, and healthy snack both kids and adults can enjoy. The kid-sized fruit is available in produce aisles nationwide at grocery, mass and club retailers (November – May). Find more fun Wonderful Halos ideas at

Happy crafting & happy Valentine's Day, friends!

Now, a fun GIVEAWAY!

(1) One Savvy Mom reader will receive vouchers/coupons for (5) FIVE Free 5 lb. bags /crates of Wonderful Halos California Mandarins (total RV $60!) Entry is simple. You can enter via the Rafflecopter form, below.

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