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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 for a Crochet Heart and Printable #Love Card. Say hello! We don’t make a huge […]

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Simple Stenciled Heart Cards

by Amy on February 10, 2014

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 have on hand at home. Plus, your kiddos will love painting with some unusual tools, […]

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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 at the store! Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it so let’s get […]

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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 bugs into aliens and monsters by gluing on only one big googly eye in the […]

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Lovebird Paper Garland

by Amy on January 20, 2014

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 paper garland to hang across our mantle. This would be a great after-school craft to […]

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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 up and send some “love” her way, letting her know I’m thinking of her. I […]

Chalk Pastel Hearts

by Amy on February 11, 2013

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 with a random design of positive and negative heart shapes. All the coloring and smudging […]

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 fun heart-shaped friendship bracelets. Supplies for Heart Shaped Foam Friendship Bracelets: Craft foam sheets in […]

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 haven’t seen on my instagram, and I’m gifting some of my scarf creations. Which there […]

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 a set of these for Valentines! Supplies for Paper Clip Hearts: 1 pipe cleaner scissors […]

Heart-Shaped Pipe Cleaner Rings

by Marie on February 13, 2012

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 you’ve got some quick bling. These would be perfect to add to Valentines. Supplies for […]

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, so we made a mini version. This little heart puzzle is simple and fun to […]

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 I feature the color RED. Share your red projects and recipes over at Spotlight for […]

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 cleaner glasses. You gotta *LOVE* it! Supplies for Pipe Cleaner Heart-Shaped *Love* Goggles:  3 pipe […]

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 the 14 Acts of Love countdown. They are the perfect hearts, already colored and printed […]

Valentines seems to come and go so quickly. Once February starts, I’m only thinking of what candy to buy and cards to make for my children’s classmates. I thought it would be fun to do more as a family this Valentines, counting down the days and turning it into a holiday of service. We’re going […]

Colorful Puddle-Painted Hearts

by Amy on January 16, 2012

My calendar-loving seven-year-old is already counting down the days to Valentine’s Day. I guess she likes to plan ahead! Our first “official” Valentine crafts of the season are these colorful hearts made with puddles of watercolor. Not only is the finished product beautiful, the process is really fun, too! Supplies for Colorful Puddle-Painted Hearts: Sturdy […]

Saturday Spotlight: Hearts

by Marie on February 5, 2011

Hearts are all-a-flutter over at the M&T Spotlight. With Valentines a week away, here are a few fun and fancy heart projects found over on the Spotlight, perfect for this time of year. Next week I’ll be featuring Kid’s Valentine Cards, so submit your best to Spotlight. Chenille Heart Pillow Paper and Wire Heart Garland […]

Download and print these LOVE-ly Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages for your little ones to color! These would make a great classroom party activity or even for your child to color and pass out to friends with a little treat.

We’re getting a little heart crazy with our cookies today. We tried a few different ways to show some love as we prepped and baked our sugar cookies. My favorite one is the crushed peppermint filled hearts, yum-o! Supplies for Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies: sugar cookie dough rolling pin baking sheet heart cookie cutters – […]

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