DIY Valentine bear mailbox

DIY kid Valentine bear mailbox

Need Valentine mailbox ideas for your child’s class party? Want it to be a fun kid craft… instead of a mommy craft? My little guy made his Valentine mailbox today out of a tissue box. He chose to make a bear. His nickname is bear… and fittingly he was wearing his “bearly asleep” pjs. Not planned I promise! He just loves them. {grin}

Super easy how to make a Valentine mailbox supplies and instructions:

  • Tissue box
  • 2 tones of brown cardstock
  • black cardstock
  • brown pom for tail
  • glue
  • adhesive dots (if you want the nose to appear raised)
  • 1″ circle punch
  • 2″ circle punch

And steps:

  1. Cut a large circle for the head out of brown cardstock. We just used a bowl as a template. I know… super crafty. {smirk}
  2. Punch two small light brown 1″ circles for the ears and three black for the eyes and nose
  3. Punch one light brown 2″ circle for the nose
  4. Attach ears and eyes with glue
  5. Attach nose with adhesive dots for raised effect, or just glue. Cute both ways.
  6. Attach face and tail with a dot or two of hot glue.

how to make a valentine mailbox

Now you need Valentines to go in your mailbox. Hop on over to the shoppe and have a peek at all of our personalized Valentine card designs, including seven with photo options!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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mint to be! Valentine freebies

free kid valentine templates

Need a few more kid Valentine ideas? I’ve got you covered with my FREE Valentine Mint To Be Friends printable templates, perfect for the mint lovers in all of us!

Just download my free Mint To Be Friends Valentines printables, personalize with your child’s name (click on the sample name and a cursor will appear, but only after you’ve downloaded the file!), print, trim and wrap around a box of Junior Mints! Wallah… your kid has the coolest Valentines in the class and you win the mom of the year award! {grin}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! LOVE you guys!

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You ROCK! Valentine – free template

Kid Valentine Ideas

Have rock star kids?! {grin} Want easy and personalized class Valentines that are fun and adorable too? Oh, and did I say FREE?!

Because my readers ROCK!, I’m giving away these super cute kid Valentines to all of you. For this easy kid Valentine idea, you‘ll need:

  • “You Rock!” valentine printable template ~ DOWNLOAD (8.5 x 11 sheet); note that some browser versions may show the fonts odd or changed, but they’ll be lovely once you download
  • #80 white cardstock
  • Tape (Washi tape would be cuter)
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Suckers

Easy how to:

  • Open the file and personalize with your child’s classmate names and your child’s name (all fonts are embedded and you only need Adobe Reader to access)
  • Print
  • Cut out cards (six to a sheet)
  • Attach sucker using tape and so that the top of the sucker is lined up with the guitar

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Rather have Valentines with your sweet rock star’s face on them? You can find this Girls Rock Valentine and tons of other designs in the shoppe!

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FREE Valentine candy bar wrappers

FREE Valentine candy bar printables

Want to have the coolest and the sweetest class Valentines this year?! Send your kids to school with my FREE chevron Valentine candy bar wrappers!

FREE Valentine printables

We created blue chevron for the boys with “You Are Bar None The Coolest” and red chevron for the girls with “You Are Bar None The Sweetest” and wrapped both around my favorite, Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Candy Bars.

Free Valentine printables

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As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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kid craft: red bird handprint art

My boys crafted red bird handprint art canvases for their grandmothers this Christmas. Aren’t they fun?! The perfect kid art activity!

And you should have heard the responses. What mom, grandmother, dad, grandpa doesn’t want handprint art gifts from their little ones? Well none in my family and I’m obsessed a bit with capturing their little hands anyway before they get any bigger.

Just imagine your little person’s hand smothered in paint… okay and maybe their little bottoms buckled to the chair {smirk}… but the outcome is adorable.

My mom’s absolute favorite is the cardinal bird. Here in Ohio I see them everyday in my backyard. Such beautiful birds!

But you know, these handprint red birds (or any color) would be perfect for kid crafted Mother’s Day gifts too… just saying!

By the way, I did so many crafts over the holidays that I really wanted to share and just ran out of time. So if you see a Christmas craft here in July don’t judge…

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own red bird handprint art canvases:

  • Kids… it’s just not as cute if it’s your hand. {grin}
  • White canvas (you can get a 8×10 for about $7 at your local craft store)
  • Paint colors: red, brown, black, yellow and silver (if you want snowflakes)
  • Paint brushes
  • Optional: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch to make a stencil

Easy how to steps to make your own red bird handprint art:

  • Paint your child’s hand with red paint, making sure to get in any creases.
  • Apply to canvas quickly, lightly pushing on their hand to make sure all areas touch the canvas. (Wash little one’s hand… like you need me to tell you!)
  • Using black, let your child paint on legs and a dot for the eye.
  • Using brown, let your child paint whispy tree branches.
  • Using yellow, let your child paint a triangle for the beak.
  • Using silver, let your child stencil on a snowflake using the template you made from the punch.
  • Sign it! Let your kiddos write their name at the end of the wing tip and don’t forget the year.
  •  Tip: Let the canvas dry a few minutes in between each color/application if your child’s hand might brush wet paint. The canvas isn’t very forgiving.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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5 Christmas cookie packaging ideas

I bake… a lot… especially during the holidays and I’m always trying to be unique yet practical with my Christmas cookie packaging. For my most recent post with Kellogg’s Snackpicks.com I crafted five ways to package your Christmas cookies this holiday season based on the size and shape of your goodies! These gift wrap ideas are perfect for cookie exchange parties too!

Hop over to Kellogg’s Snackpicks.com to see all five cookie packaging ideas!

But before you go, I’m giving away my crimson red, Tiffany blue and white striped Christmas gift tags, plus a pattern sheet that we used in one of the packaging ideas.

Download your “Eat More Cookies” tags and blank Christmas tags, personalize them with your family name, print and give some yummy Keebler Elf goodness this holiday season!

And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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DIY Rudolph treat bags + how to video

I LOVE Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! He’s my favorite. When I was a little girl I’d stare out the window on Christmas night and dream of seeing his red nose bobbing through the sky.

And when we didn’t see him my brother and I would pretend… until he’d start teasing me that Dad… an avid hunter… was going to shoot him out of the sky. I know… but you have to understand my brother is four years older than me and it was his job to torment me. {smirk}

Want to know how to make these adorable Rudolph cello treat bags for your Christmas party or maybe as Christmas favors for this year’s school party?! Well I made a quick how to video with the help of a very cute camera man (my oldest) and he insisted that I give him credit for that effort… in addition to a quarter {grin}. Enjoy!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Happy Friday everyone!

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creative snowman gift wrap idea + video

Love creative and personalized Christmas and holiday gift wrap ideas?! Me too! And I’m excited to share my little snowman gift wrap embellishment with you this morning!

I just LOVE him and my kiddos will be using him and a few other designs on our Christmas gift wrapping this year! My oldest even has a Santa sleigh version. I’ll try to get a shot of it for you guys too.

Here’s what you’ll need for this easy Christmas gift wrap snowman craft:

And here’s a quick DIY video tutorial showing you how to make your own snowman gift wrap embellishment: 

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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free printable Christmas gift tags

I’m spreading a little cheer today with FREE Christmas printable gift tags! You know you’re going to need them once you stock up on black Friday. {wink}

The Christmas tag collection includes 11 designs in two color combinations: Habanero Red, Black and Olive Green gift tags and Persimmon, Black and Lime gift tags. And the best part, you can personalize them right inside the high res pdf before you print. (No special program needed. Just Adobe Reader.)

And what’s more, these tags are featured in Kim of The TomKat Studio’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.

Soooo many fabulous gift ideas in this year’s edition, as well as recipes and free gift tags from many lovely bloggers I’m blessed to call friends. Here’s a peek at the Table of Contents:

Now DOWNLOAD OUR FREE PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS!

And then hop over and enjoy the entire The TomKat Studio Holiday Gift Guide!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Happy Holidays everyone!

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Chatting over at Kellogg’s Snackpicks.com this week about keeping your kiddos busy on Thanksgiving Day with easy and fun turkey craft ideas and treats! (Free Thanksgiving printables can be downloaded at the bottom of this page!)

This is an easy personalized turkey placecard idea and I share on Snackpicks how to make this fun project take longer than 3 minutes (don’t you think some crafts are just too short!), keeping your little pumpkins entertained and excited to be part of decorating the Thanksgiving kids table!

Join me over at Kellogg’s Snackpicks.com for more Thanksgiving Day kid activity ideas, and some very fun Thanksgiving kid treats from me and other fabulous bloggers.

And don’t forget to download our FREE Thanksgiving party printables ~ beverage tags, beverage wrappers and “pick your own” pumpkin sign!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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