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Washi Tape Heart Suncatchers – Easy 10 Minute Craft for Kids

Easy DIY heart suncatchers using washi tape - These sun catchers are great for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, or even older kids, teens, and adults because they are so simple to make. Great craft for Valentines Day because of the heart shapes but could easily be made into any shape for any holiday. Awesome ideas for home or for school. Fun rainbow heart projects!

I love washi tape. As you will see below, I have many, many rolls of it in a rainbow of colors and all the patterns you could imagine. I usually pick up at least one new tube of tapes every time I’m in the craft store. I keep it all in a cardboard box (with the Amazon smile on the side), and it makes me smile every time I see it. My box o’ washi tape inspired this craft. I was looking at it one day, thinking about what I could do with all the pretty colors and patterns, and … Read more

Free Printable Valentines Coupon Book for Kids

Free printable Valentines Coupon Book for Kids - Children will love when mom prints these adorable coupons for them! Cute ideas to show them how much you love them. Make great gifts for a DIY Valentines Day.

Homemade coupon books can be iffy, you know? Sometimes they’re really great, but sometimes they’re pretty lame. With that in mind, I made up these super cute books last year for my own girls, and they LOVED them. Both girls rationed out their coupons, making them last the whole year long. They planned and schemed about when they would use their “special date with Mom” and “special date with Dad” coupons, and what we would do on those dates. They worked together to stay up late and enjoy their pizza dinners. Making these Valentine coupon books was simple, as you … Read more

Ideas for a Frozen Valentine’s Day Party

  My kids are still gaga over Frozen. Elsa and Anna anything makes them happy. Dolls, toys, stories, commercials, dress up games… it doesn’t matter. Bring on Frozen characters, and all is right with the world. So we’re doing Disney’s Frozen for Valentine’s Day. There was never any question. We’ll probably do Disney’s Frozen for Easter, too. Here are some of the resources we’re using: Give Elsa and Anna itty bittys from Hallmark. As their name implies, these are little dolls that look just like Elsa and Anna. They’re inexpensive and little hand-sized and perfect to tuck inside your Valentine’s backpack … Read more

Handmade Valentine’s Day Ideas, Gifts, and Activities

I know that Christmas is barely behind us (we still have our tree up since Epiphany was this week), but I am already looking forward to Valentine’s Day. I love the hearts and the kisses and the love that oozes from everyone during the weeks leading up to that day. And also, Joe gave me a Pandora bracelet for Christmas, and I’m excited to get a new bead for it. ha. Anyway, here are lots of ideas for Valentine Suncatchers Invitation to Make Valentines (an open-ended craft) Fortune Cookie Valentines (with a free printable) Foods to Make for Your Valentine (includes … Read more

Valentine Suncatchers – Easy Tissue Paper Crafts for Kids

Finished suncatchers - Easy Valentine Suncatcher Crafts for Kids

You make a lot of heart crafts when you have two little girls. My girls just love hearts. They draw hearts and they cut hearts and the like to glue and paint hearts. Valentine’s Day is like our crafting heaven. This is the craft that kicked off our Valentine’s Day crafting, and I had actually forgotten all about it until I went looking for something in my photos. I was like, “Hey! Did I post that on my blog?!” and I came looking for it, and lo and behold, I had deprived you of it for a month. Sorry. Anyway, … Read more

Invitation to Craft – Making Valentines

Most of the time, when you make a craft, you start with a project in mind and then work your materials to create it. Right? No creativity is required (unless you designed your craft to begin with, but especially if you are copying a picture in a magazine or on a blog). Sure, you use your scissor skills, and you may notice how the colors are complementary or analogous, but you haven’t exercised your imagination. Sometimes, that’s important. Sometimes, you want to create a mailbox and a certain set of steps are required. You can’t just give your kids a … Read more