Valentine’s Friendship Necklaces

We’re making sweet Valentine’s Friendship Necklaces for our class Valentines. My girls are enjoying making each one unique for their friends! With only a few supplies, you can easily make these last minute for a non-candy Valentine gift! They are too… Continue Reading →

Hanging Pipe Cleaner Hearts

Pipe cleaners are just begging to be made into hearts! There are so many fun things you can do with them. We’re attaching them to string and hanging them all over the house for Valentine’s Day decor! These hearts are… Continue Reading →

Craft a Heart for Good!

Ready to craft a few hearts for a good cause? My good friend, Kristen, owner of the Seattle toy shop Schmancy Toys, has a challenge for us all! Her friend is building a children museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Tree With Clay Hearts

After Christmas, I promised my son that we would make some clay hearts, similar to the stars and bells that we have made in the past for the Christmas Tree. And then I thought, why not go all the way… Continue Reading →

Crochet Heart Chain Stitch Ribbons

Crochet a few of these heart chain stitch ribbons to wrap up your treats to loved ones on Valentine’s day! They’ll love the added touch to their gift, plus they can reuse the heart yarn ribbon for more gifting! You… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Heart & Printable #Love Card

Please welcome our newest regular contributor to the Make and Takes team… Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup! She’ll be sharing all sorts of fun paper crafts, kids crafts, and yarn crafts. Today’s she’s sharing a tutorial for our Crochet-A-Day series… Continue Reading →

Simple Stenciled Heart Cards

Have time for one more Valentine craft this week? It’s not too late to make a few special cards with your kids and send a little love to family and friends. These stenciled heart cards use simple materials you probably… Continue Reading →

Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

I just love this Valentine’s Day printable for sweet little treat bags! This super cute and free printable was found on the M&T Spotlight page by Army Wife to Subrban Life! What a great alternative to buying kid’s Valentine cards… Continue Reading →

Pom Pom Valentine Love Bug Magnets

This Valentine’s we’re crafting cute little love bug magnets for my children’s classmates. Yep… 75 of these will be made between my 3 kids. Lots of pipe cleaners and googly eyes!! For a little added fun, my son is turning his… Continue Reading →

Lovebird Paper Garland

Our house was looking a little drab after putting the Christmas decorations away, and my girls wanted to make things more festive by decorating for Valentine’s Day. Homemade decorations to the rescue! We started with this cute and super-easy lovebird… Continue Reading →

Crochet Hearts for Loved Ones

In light of yesterday’s events surrounding the Boston Marathon, I thought it appropriate to share a little love. I’ve been making a set of crochet hearts to send to my sister-in-law, who recently lost her mother. I’m planning to package these… Continue Reading →

Chalk Pastel Hearts

I recently picked up a box of chalk pastels at the craft store, and we finally decided it was time to break them in with some Valentine-inspired art. Using a simple stencil and chalk pastels, we created these fun pictures… Continue Reading →

Heart-Shaped Friendship Bracelets

I’m happy to be able to share a fun and simple craft with you from my book, Make and Takes for Kids! It’s a great one for Valentine’s, getting the kids crafty and in the giving spirit with a few… Continue Reading →

Heart Stamped Gift Bags for Valentines

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, can you feel the love? I can! And I’m planning to give a little love to a few of my friends for Valentines. I’ve been a little obsessed with crochet lately, if you… Continue Reading →

Pipe Cleaner Paper Clip Hearts

Pipe cleaners and hearts just seem to go together. We’ve made rings, love goggles, and now these super sweet paper clips. They are perfect for attaching all kinds of paper. I bet there’s a teacher or two who would love… Continue Reading →

Heart-Shaped Pipe Cleaner Rings

I’m on a pipe cleaner kick (well, I’m always on a pipe cleaner kick). But we’re extending the Heart-Shaped Goggles from last week to create a few fun mini heart rings. Be prepared, these are addicting. A few twists and… Continue Reading →

Don’t Get Puzzled, Valentine!

A few years back, we made really fun giant Valentine puzzles. These were great. Perfect for little hands to help with, cutting and forming the puzzle. I thought this would be fun to do for my children’s friends or classmates,… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Valentine’s Day Projects

It’s all about LOVE this next week, as we all get ready for Valentine’s Day. I’m sharing 6 darling ideas that will help you celebrate your loved ones from the M&T Spotlight. **Next week: more love for the week as… Continue Reading →

Pipe Cleaner Heart-Shaped *LOVE* Goggles

Are you looking for LOVE? Well, these *love* goggles are here to help. And so are pipe cleaners. They are just begging to be bent into a heart shape. So today we’re looking for *love* with these festive heart pipe… Continue Reading →

Valentine Hearts Letter Match Game

There are so many fun crafts and games to play with hearts. They are the perfect shape. We’re using hearts in our letter matching game today. I printed out another set of Valentine hearts from Juliann’s design we used in… Continue Reading →

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