Sweetheart Science Experience{Four Generations, One Roof}

Hi everyone! I am Jessica from “Four Generations One Roof” and I am so excited to be posting today on the CSI project. We are a crew of four generations all living under one roof and I just happen to be the ring leader Smile. Yes, my husband lives with his “in-laws” and my grandparents! {hehe}  We are passionate about family, DIY (big & small) and sharing our story. We were recently featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer as the new “modern family”. I have been blogging for just under 5 months and when Dee contacted me to guest post on the CSI project I jumped at the chance.  Even better, she arranged for Mindy Mae’s Market to send me some craft items to play with. They sent me some red toile, a variety of red embellishments,  twine, felt heart garland, plastic craft tubes and craft boxes.


My grandparents have been watching me for a few days off and on create valentine goodies with these items. They cannot believe a company sent me items to blog about. When I started taking pictures outside in our foyer in the 35 degree weather of the finished product, my gramps said, “Jessie, what the heck are you doing?” He thinks the blog and I are nuts Smile .

I decided to create a “sweetheart science experiment”.


First, make your box,


Second, fill your craft tubes & box with colorful candies. I used pink, red and white m&m’s as well as sweetheart tarts. I decided to create a theme that resembled a science experiment. The craft tubes are perfect for that! Simply use a knife or scissors to punch a hole in the plastic and then push the tubes through. The sweetheart tarts helped to hold the tubes in place.


Third, cover the top of the tube with a small piece of toile and tie with a piece of twine. I used my hot glue gun to adhere the flower. You could also glue the sequins on as well.


I repeated this process using 4 plastic craft boxes. I thought the felt heart garland was perfect to tie the entire piece together. Doesn’t it look like a science experiment? My 5 year old son cannot wait to bring these to his school and share with his friends on valentines day. I am thinking I will put little notes attached to the tubes with questions like, “what color would you get if you mixed pink, white and red m&m’s together?”. I think that would be fun for a bunch of pre-schoolers.


Once I got started, I couldn’t stop. I decided to make individual teacher gifts as well.


What teacher wouldn’t love a toile wrapped box full of valentine goodies and a tube full of m&m’s. I glued a craft flower onto the tube which I think looks adorable. If you cannot get your candies to fill the bottom of the tube (the m&m’s just barely fit) you can wrap the twine around the bottom as I did below.





Lastly, I made a bouquet of flowers by just placing the tubes in a mason jar with the flower attached to the top. I asked my son if he would like to give his girlfriends in school an “M&M flower” and he said , “naaaah”.



There are so many creative projects you can do with these items. Mindy Mae’s Market based out of Bountiful, UT was kind enough to send me these items at no charge,which I hope they will send me more.  It was so much fun! Be sure to check them out, they have many unique craft and creative items in their online store.

Thank you to Dee for inviting me to her “blog home” today. Come visit me, meet the rest of my family or check out our latest DIY projects when you have a chance!




~ Thank you, Jessica. This is so cute and sweet, I might add. You did a fabulous job and you are welcome to come visit us anytime!

I am so glad you spent your day with us here at The CSI Project. I love what you did with the crafting supplies from

Mindy’s Minute Market.

For more information on Mindy’s Minute Market and how to get your own supplies, go here.


I am a craft lovin', Diet coke drinkin' kind of girl! I love glitter and anything leopard print. My passions are crafting, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and of course my family. The CSI Project believes in the mission to Create, Share and Inspire. When you create and share, you are sure to inspire! Hope you come away from The CSI Project inspired and come back anytime!!!

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