valentine’s day

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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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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I’m thrilled to introduce a new contributor to the Make and Takes team… Amy of This Heart of Mine. Please welcome Amy, sharing all sorts of fun crafts for us to enjoy. Take it away… I am always excited to get my Valentine’s Day decor out and up. It’s some of my favorite stuff. I love the colors, […]

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 […]

Quick Valentine Craft Ideas

by Marie on February 8, 2013

Whether you’re planning a Valentine classroom party or if you’re looking for some quick Valentine crafts, I’ve gathered all our ideas in one handy spot. Check them out here! What fun crafts are you planning for your Valentine’s parties? Share your ideas in the comments.

I came across these Valentine throw pillows from Crazy Little Projects at the Make and Takes Spotlight and thought they’d make a simple and easy addition to your day of love decor! More Valentine’s Day love for you: New Valentine’s Day traditions Valentine’s Day knock knock jokes 14 Acts of love + free printables! *Submit […]

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Treat? I spotted these sweetie pies from the Farm Chicks at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d hit that nail right on the head! More Valentine’s Day fun: Sophisticated brownie sundae Cutting symmetrical hearts Heart shaped leis *submit your links to the Make and Takes Spotlight for the […]

Crafting Angry LOVE Birds

by Marie on January 30, 2013

We’ve had a lot of fun with our cute little pom-pom Angry Birds craft. I thought it only fitting that we make some LOVE birds for Valentine’s too! But don’t be fooled, this one is still angry and gonna get those pigs! Supplies for Angry LOVE Birds: yarn – pink, purple, or red 2 googly […]

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 […]

I am dying with love for these sweet little Valentine’s Day friendship bracelets from Dandee Designs I found over at the M&T Spotlight! Don’t you think they’d be so much fun? More unique Valentine’s below: Cute and crafty little love birds Robot Valentine’s Valentine’s heart letter match game *Submit your project to the M&T Spotlight […]

The best thing about robots is they can be tailored for both boys and girls. They are easy for little ones because you can construct them from simple shapes such as squares, circles, rectangles and ovals. Embellishing them a bit gives school age children a chance to express their creativity and give their robots character. […]

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 […]

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 […]

I have such mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day.  I love boxes of candy.  I love roses.  I love the pink and red combo.  I love cards.  I love cute, homemade stuff.  I love my kids.  I love my husband.  I should love Valentine’s Day, right?  Well, I do.  Really, I do.  But, I don’t really […]

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 […]

Mini Ice Cream Sundae Candies

by Heather on February 11, 2010

If your kids like miniature stuff as much as I do, uh mine do, they’ll love these mini ice cream sundae candies. They’d be a fun ending to a miniature food meal (make mini hamburgers, serve mini corns, and drinks in tiny plastic shot glasses or Dixie cups). Or just serve the mini ice cream […]

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