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Valentine Gift: A Sweet Shovel

A Sweet Shovel

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

What's the scoop? Just a sweets-laden toy shovel that's perfect for a kid's sandbox pals.


  • Small bag of candy
  • Twist tie
  • Ribbon
  • Toy sand shovel
  • Paint pen


A Sweet Shovel - Step 1

1. Close a small bag of candy with a twist tie. With a ribbon, tie it to the handle of a toy sand shovel. (We found a good selection of shovels at for 40 cents apiece.)

2. Use a paint pen or permanent marker to write your message at the base of the shovel, just below the candy bag.


Message Ideas

  • I dig you!
  • Here's the scoop on Valentine's Day
  • It's Valentine's Day--dig it!
  • You've got the scoop on me!