Monthly Archives: January 2019

Valentine’s Day Craft: Toddler Edition

I love getting down and dirty with toddler crafts. Honestly, the messier the better. It sparks creativity, it makes memories, and if I am being honest? My house is never cleaner than it is after my toddler does a craft. Some moms go nuts and clean before a guest arrives? I clean like a beast after my toddler does a craft. My inner Marie Kondo erupts and I just go nuts. I reorganize the art cupboard. Clean the dining room table. The house shines.

So of course that means I love to go nuts and let the kids get messy with it. This year I wanted to give the toddlers the chance to have a lot of fun. So I chose to do shaving cream hearts. It is fun, messy, and I have all of the materials already at home.

Hello Wonderful is a great blog that features some really great crafts and activities. They have a simple and straightforward Marbled Heart activity that uses shaving cream. My son loved this. It was messy, fun, and incredibly creative. Every heart turned out differently. We made one for each of his siblings and for Mom and Dad. Come Valentine’s day we love to exchange gifts as a family, and now he has something to give too.

Be sure to check out Hello Wonderful’s other great tutorials when you head over there to get the full Shaving Cream Heart Craft. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Boy Approved Valentine’s

Every year we like to highlight something fun and special for boys and Valentine’s Day. After all, appreciating the people in our lives is not only a girl thing. Boys frequently get left behind in the Valentine’s Day gift giving. Mostly because the holiday is very mushy and pretty. Well news-flash, BOYS HAVE FEELINGS TOO. So let’s forget this nonsense and get them in on the fun.

Be Minecraft: This Minecraft Printable allows you to wrap your candy or goodies in a fun minecraft skin. Thanks to Club Chica Circle for the amazing printable. Now your kid can give out treats tailored to their Minecraft obsession.

Hot Wheels: Little Bit Funky totally gets the car obsessed boy in my house. We literally have so many Hot Wheels cars I am not sure I could count them. My boy loves to share them with friends. So this is the perfect Valentine. Check out the simple printable, get your favorite sweet treats, and the coolest cars around and get ready for a wheely great Valentine’s Day.

Lego: EVERYONE is my house is obsessed with legos, even my girl. So this Valentine idea is the bees knees for me. Just a Girl and Her Blog gets me. I hate putting things together, and I crave the simple answer. This Valentine idea is exactly that. All it requires is my printer, a store, and ribbon.

100 days of School: Shirt Ideas

Have your kids reached the milestone of 100 days of school? Our school is celebrating this week with spirit week, each day of the week the kids get to do something special. One day they will all wear a shirt they have created and designed with 100 different “things” to celebrate the 100th day of school. I remember that some of the kids get very extravagant with their designs from my days of teaching. Now that I am the mom helping to create I feel both excited and daunted. I love the idea and the creativity it nurtures, but we have a busy schedule during the week and we aren’t always able to be so extra. That is why I did a little research to find some ideas that will help us look extra, without being overly extra.

Rainbow Shirt: This adorable idea from Delicate Construction is very fancy and colorful. It is great if you can sew, or if you have fabric glue. All you need is some colorful buttons. While the design from Delicate Construction features fancy lettering you can always go simple with fabric paint or paint pens.

Bugged Out: This fun idea is very simple. You can use a little fabric glue and glue all of your plastic bugs right on the shirt. Or you can purchase bug stickers and stick them all over the shirt. Once again you can use simple fabric paint or paint pens to do the writing.

Minecraft: This fun Minecraft themed shirt is simple building blocks, much like the game it is inspired by. Simply cut small squares of felt fabric and use fabric glue to secure them. Creep level: Expert.