Valentine’s Day Crafts: Sweet Family Fun Countdown Calendar!


Countdown to Valentines Day


Getting children excited about the holidays seems to be pretty simple. And because they are very visual little creatures, some type of countdown clock or calendar seems to really get them jazzed up! Just like you might do a countdown chain at Christmas, why not do a countdown craft for Valentine’s Day? This Valentine’s Day Countdown Calendar is fun and inexpensive to make, and it gives kids a chance to keep an eye on and celebrate Valentine’s Day quick arrival!

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Valentine’s Day Boxes: Custom Valentine Treat Bag only $2!

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When I was a kid, my favorite part of our class Valentine’s Party was weaving around the desks, dropping envelopes into all the Valentine’s Day Boxes.  My box was usually covered in wadded up pink & red tissue paper with construction paper hearts glued here and there.  While you can certainly get crafty with Valentine’s Day Boxes (see more Valentine Crafts) how about this fun alternative …

York Photo is currently offering Customized Totes for just $2 (Reg $8.99) when you use code TOTELOVE -  these would make great Valentine Treat Bags!




With their own custom bag, your little ones can carry all their love notes and goodies to and from school, plus they’ve got a cute tote bag to keep and use at the library, playdates, whatever!

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  2. Pick out any template – it doesn’t matter which you choose, because you can create any style you like by simply dragging and dropping different backgrounds and clipart onto the bag.
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Valentine’s Day Craft: 52 Things I Love About You



This is a fun homemade Valentine idea Tori  found on!  What a great way to tell that someone special in your life how much you love them and how special they are, perfect for Valentine’s Day!  It’s so easy to take little things for granted, it’s so important to be intentional.  Tori said that although this craft has proven to be a bit time consuming, it’s so worth it!

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Valentine Paper Crafts: Sign Language Valentine’s Day Card

Valentine Paper Crafts

There is no better time to tell someone we love them than at Valentine’s Day! This holiday, why not use sign language and some simple paper and scissors to create a Valentine’s Day sign language card to give someone you love?

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to talk to children about how they can show our love for others. Children  know that people communicate love in many ways, but mainly by telling someone else “I love you” verbally. So what happens when someone is unable to verbally communicate how they feel? Sign language can be a new and foreign concept to children if they do not know someone who is hearing impaired. However there is no better time like the present to teach children that sign language is just another form of communication and way to say I love you!

One of the most recognized signs in  American Sign Language is the sign for “I love you.” To create this sign,  the middle and ring finger are bent into the palm, while the index and pinkie finger remain open and straight. The thumb stays out in its normal place as this sign is made, and the final result is the sign for “I love you.”

This Valentine’s Day, why not celebrate this other form of communication with a sign language greeting card? A sign language greeting card allows for you to have the conversation about sign language and signs with your child, all while creating a card to give someone they love in the process! The supplies are simple to gather and only cost pennies, and this card only takes minutes to assemble. Here is how you can make your own!

Supply List:

  • Colorful Construction paper
  • Pens or pencils
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  • Start by tracing your child’s hand onto a piece of construction paper. They love this and how much it tickles their skin.
  • Have them carefully cut the hand design out.
  • Bend the ring and middle finger forward on the cut out.
  • Take a separate piece of paper and fold in half to create a card.
  • Glue your cut out hand onto the front of the card, being careful to keep glue off of the fingers that are suppose to remain bent forward.
  • Allow your child to use the markers and pens to create a personal greeting in their Sign Language Valentine’s Day card! They can even write “This means I love you,” on the card.

That’s it! When you are finished you will have a three dimensional sign language embellished Valentine’s Day card ready for gift giving! Not only will you have this finished project, but you will also have enjoyed some valuable conversation time with your child about the different ways people communicate and how sign language plays an important role in the lives of many people!

So gather the kids around and enjoy this wonderful learning time with them, then create your own sign language Valentine’s Day cards!

KidKraft Designer Dollhose 46% Off! Includes 11 Pieces of Furniture Only $89 Shipped!


Kidkraft Designer Dollhouse  – $89 (reg price $164.99)

This is such a cute dollhouse! My daughter is starting to out grow her dollhouse (makes me sad), but this would make a great gift for the little princess in your life. Right now it ships FREE with Amazon Super Saver Shipping.  PLUS… comes with 11 pieces of furniture!!  Click here for more details.

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DIY Coasters: Step-by-Step Project Tutorial

Does anyone else love Pinterest? I see so many DIY décor ideas for my home, crafts that my kids would love, and recipes I want to try I could get lost for hours. We’ve asked our friend Tori Vest, self-professed Pinterest-lover, crafter, cook, and DIY extraordinaire to help us out.
Take it away Tori…..

Coasters DIY presentation



You will need:

  • Tiles**

  • Mod Podge

  • Twine

  • Felt

  • Scrapbook paper

  • Paint brush

  • Hot glue gun

    **You can get tiles at Lowes Home Improvement Stores for about $0.14 each



Step-by-Step Directions:

1. Cut the scrapbook paper into the size of the tile.

2. “Paint” the paper onto the tile using mod podge.

3. “Paint” 2 layers of mod podge over the paper.





4. Use the hot glue gun to glue twine around the edges of the tile.


5. Cut 4 small circles (about the size of a quarter) from the felt.


6. Hot glue the circles onto the bottom of the tile.



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