Book and a Craft: A Book of Kisses

by 5 Minutes for Books


With LOVE in the air this Valentine season, we’ve been reading the children’s story A Book of Kisses by Dave Ross and Laura Rader. This story gives kisses all around, sharing why we give kisses and who we give kisses to. It even tells us how to say “kiss” in every language!

A Book of Kisses

To celebrate this story and it’s many kisses, we made Giant Rice Krispie Treat Candy Kisses! These are fun and easy treats to make, helping to share a kiss with your loved ones!

Supplies for Giant Krispie Kiss:

  • Ingredients for Rice Krispies
  • tinfoil
  • wax or parchment paper
  • black permanent marker

Make your favorite Rice Krispie recipe and let them cool poured out onto wax paper. Then pick out a handful and start to form it into a tear drop shape (this works great if you spray your hands with vegetable spray first!) It should look like a Hershey’s Kiss when you’re done.

Then take a 1×15 inch piece of wax paper and write a fun phrase on it like, “I Love You” “UR My Sweetheart” in black marker. Then place the wax paper strip under your Kiss, letting the ends be longer than the actual Kiss. Now wrap your whole Kiss and wax paper strip in tin foil, ending with the top, letting the paper come out of the top. It’s now ready to give someone a KISS with! Happy Valentines!

Marie, who loves to read with her kids, is crafting up a storm at her blog, Make and Takes. She is also the editor of Blissful Kids, where you can find more kid-friendly fun.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dawn February 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I think we’ll be adding to our grocery list this weekend… marshmallows, Rice Krispies… :)


2 Olga February 6, 2009 at 1:37 pm

An adorable idea. :) Even if there’s no one to give it to, a rice krispies kiss is always tasty!


3 Jennifer, Snapshot (and 5M4B) February 6, 2009 at 3:56 pm

That sounds fun, and the teaching in the book sounds good too. I need to make sure my ten-year-old daughter is hearing about who NOT to kiss, LOL.


4 Evonne February 9, 2009 at 11:32 am

What a freakin’, stinkin’ cute idea! AND one I can actually do…you see I have this problem, I don’t cook. Thanks for the great idea!


5 Barbara February 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm

What a cute idea… I know a whole bunch of kiddos that are getting this for Valentine’s Day now :)


6 Linda February 9, 2009 at 3:05 pm

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.


7 Give LDS Gifts February 9, 2009 at 5:31 pm

I was planning on doing a rice krispie kiss tutorial too, now I don’t have to, I’ll just link to you! Thanks!

Oh, I found you through Make & Takes.


8 joann10 February 9, 2009 at 9:50 pm

We are so making these for our Valentine’s party on Friday.


9 Janel February 11, 2009 at 12:48 am

Marie is so clever. I love the idea of doing activities related to books. Thanks!


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