10 Fun Valentine Activities for Kids

There are lots of great projects and crafts you can do with your kids around Valentine's Day. 10 Fun Valentine Activities for Kids - tipsaholic, #valentine, #valentine's #valentinesday #kids, #education, #crafts

 

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pull out the paints and doilies, glue and glitter, pipe cleaners and paper and let your kids have a blast!  There are many fun Valentine activities for kids that can encourage creativity and inspire learning. Doing some projects together can make this an even more special time of year. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

 

1. Amp up your learning with Valentine Activity Trays

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There are several ideas for Valentine-themed trays at this link that will help with counting and numbers, color recognition, letters and spelling, matching, small motor skills, hand-eye coordination and more!  Plus, they look totally fun.

 

2. Make Valentine Sensory Bottles. 

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Use the free printable to add a tag to let your kids know they’ve got you “all shook up!”

 

3. Paint with homemade heart sponges.

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Whip out your red, purple and pink paints and let your kids make a painted heart collage.  Throw in some glitter for even more fun!

 

4. Feed the birds

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All you need are pipe cleaners and cereal to make these cute and colorful bird feeders to hang outside!  Your little ones will love threading Fruit Loops onto pipe cleaners and shaping them into hearts.

 

5. Glam up with some DIY heart glasses. 

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When all the cereal is gone, use the boxes and leftover pipe cleaners to upcycle some fun heart shaped glasses to wear all day!  You can even use red cellophane paper for the “lenses”!

 

6. Create these little “love bugs” from clothespins, craft sticks and pom poms!

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Add a magnet to the back to turn them into magnetic clips.  You and your kids will have a great time making fuzzy bugs and they can give them away as gifts to their loved ones!

 

7. Punch a Bunch.

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Of cups, that is.  There’s a game kids can’t resist called “punch a bunch” where you basically fill some paper cups with prizes, cover them with tissue paper and let the kids punch through to the prize.  This Valentine themed punch a bunch game, called “My Heart is Bursting” would be awesome at a party with a ton of kids, or used with 14 cups as an advent countdown to Valentine’s Day!

 

8. Scatter love all over. 

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Make some love rocks by collecting stones from outside and painting them.  Once they’ve dried, deliver them anonymously to places and people who need to feel a little love!  Think hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, bus stops.  Place them around park benches and by doors.  Line a neighbors walkway.  But be sneaky!

 

9. Shoot some arrows – dessert style!

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Create cupid arrows with skewers, sparkly paper and donut holes.  Your kids will like making them almost as much as eating them!

 

10. Weave some baskets

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These Danish Heart baskets are inexpensive and fairly simple to create.  When you’re done weaving them into a heart shape, you can fill them with little treats and drop them off at your loved ones houses!  Or hide them under family members’ pillows!

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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5 Fun Valentine Date Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

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Looking for an alternative to the typical roses and candlelit dinner this year?  Valentine’s Day dates can be full of fun and creativity, and don’t have to cost a lot either!  We’ve got 5 awesome dates for you that you can tweak to fit your own style. Check out these fun date ideas that won’t break the bank!

 

1. M&M Bowling – A simple bag of M&M’s can take your bowling game up a notch!  Before each turn, you pick a candy out of the bag without looking, then check the “color code key” to see how you should bowl that round based on the color of the M&M!  You can come up with your own key and write it out – with ideas like “RED = granny style,” “BLUE = with your non-dominant hand,” “GREEN = backwards,” etc – or find a color code that you can print out and use, like this one from the Dating Divas!  To make it more Valentine-themed, you could create a color code key to correspond to a Valentine bag of M&M’s, or add rules like “For every strike, kiss your date and for every spare, hug your date!” All this date will cost is one game of bowling and a bag of M&M’s!

 

2. Drive-In Theatre – All you need for this date night is a laptop or portable DVD player with a lot of battery life!  Find a romantic or meaningful spot and set up your “drive-in movie” by spreading a blanket and pillows and getting the movie ready to play.  Make sure you have favorite movie snacks and drinks – or more romantic fare – ready to go.  Have your date meet you in the designated spot, then cuddle up together and watch your show!  Some ideas for special spots – a park or beach, near or in a well-known wooded area, a family or friend’s land (if they own a farm, live in the country or have lots of trees this is ideal!), or even your own backyard!

 

3. Ding-Dong Ditch Treats – Baking together can be incredibly fun and romantic!  Bake up some delicious Valentine’s Day treats and make a few goodie boxes.  Attach a tag or card to each one, then deliver them anonymously to your friends or neighbors.  Do it together – one of you place the treats on the step and the other ring the bell, then run like mad!  When you’re finished passing out goodies, return home to eat some yourself!  You’ll make Valentine’s Day fun for you, your honey and a bunch of other people too!  Not sure what to make?  Try these cute Valentine’s Day Cookie Pops!

 

4. Love Letter Review – Break open the memory box and dust off your old love letters!  Tie them up in a pretty package, then whisk your honey off to a romantic spot and open them up.  Take turns reading your love letters out loud to each other.  It’ll be a great reminder of all the reasons you love each other – past and present!  When you’re finished reading, take a few moments to pen a new love letter, then seal it up to be opened next Valentine’s Day.  This date could easily be paired with other date ideas – such as visiting a spot from your past (where you met or first kissed for example) or taking a romantic picnic for two to eat while you read.  Bonus: this date is FREE!

 

5. “Let’s Do It Again” Hunt – Why not set up a treasure hunt memorializing all the special “first’s” in your relationship?  For instance: meet for the date in the exact spot you first saw or met.  Eat dinner in the same restaurant you had your first date. Kiss in the same spot you had your first kiss.  Dance together where you had your first dance.  Exchange simple gifts sitting where you were when you said “I love you” for the first time.  You can include as many “first’s” and milestones as you’d like, just make sure to leave a card with a clue to the next location at each spot.  For a twist, you could leave a photo of the next spot instead of a written clue!  Here are some more ideas and tips for a romantic scavenger hunt.

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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30 Clever Food-Free Valentine’s For Kids

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If your child wants to exchange Valentines with friends, but you’d rather avoid sharing sugary treats, never fear!  There are a lot of creative, clever and cute ideas that you can easily DIY with your kiddos.  Their friends will flip for one of these great 30 ideas for food-free Valentines!  And your kids will have a blast making them with you, too.

 

1. Valentine Stick Bookmarks, bugaboo, mini, mr & me

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These bookmarks are adorable, easy and take just a few materials to create.  You can whip up a bunch in no time!

 

2. Balloon Valentines, Eighteen 25

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Kids love balloons, and with the free download for the cute “love is in the air” printable tags, you’ll be all set for Valentine’s Day!  You can find heart balloons here but don’t underestimate the power of a simple red, white or pink balloon as well!

 

3. Wind-Up Robots, Craftiness Is Not Optional

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These adorable wind-up robots are a little bit nostalgia, a little bit mod and a whole lot of fun!  You can use the free printable and some clear bags to create the perfect valentine for your robot-lover to hang out.

 

4. Paratrooper Valentines, A Pretty Cool Life

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For a cool twist on the classic valentine, try these fun paratroopers, which you can find in the party section at Target.  They’re a cinch to make and will take no time at all.

 

5. Homemade Crayons, Cherished Bliss

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Use a heart-shaped mold to make up some DIY crayons.  Attach a clever tag (which you can find at the link) and friends will love these colorful gifts.

 

6. Pencil Arrows, The Cottage Market

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Turn fun and colorful pencils into Valentine arrows with these Valentine’s Day cards!  Kids will love the gift and the pun on the tag!

 

7. Dino Valentines, Sweet C Designs

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These mini dinosaurs are the perfect tiny gift, especially for boys!  Just print out the provided tag and tie them on for some truly dino-mite valentines!

 

8. Wild Animal Valentines, Sarah M Style

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If you have an animal-lover at home, they’ll think these Valentines are awesome!  Make a cute “wild about you” tag on your computer and attach a mini animal for cute and clever gift.  Have your child pick which animals their friends get for a more personal touch!

 

9. A-MAZE-ing Valentines, U Create

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Get some tiny mazes in the party favor section of your local store, or order heart-shaped mazes here.  Then all you have to do is stick them on the free printable tag.  Kids will love playing with these tiny games for weeks to come.

 

10. Glow Sticks, Delia Creates

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These are such a super cinch to whip up, and what kid doesn’t love a glow stick bracelet??  There are printable tags provided – you just use a hole punch and stick the glow sticks right through.  Cute, clever and everyone will love them!

 

11. Mini Whoopee Cushions, Paging Supermom

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Is there a boy alive who does NOT love whoopee cushions?  This Valentine will have everyone laughing up a storm!  And if you’ve got a boy yourself, you’ll be his hero for providing these mini whoopee cushions to all his friends.

 

12. Little Alligator Clothespin, Inspired by Familia

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You likely won’t have to buy anything special to make these Valentine Clothespin “puppets” with your kids!  Hide a secret message in the alligator’s mouth and wish the class a happy Valentine’s Day with a clever handmade toy!

 

13. Mouth Whistles, Li’l Luna

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These take a bit more work since you need a cute close-up photo of your child to stick the mouth whistle on, but it’ll be worth the effort!  The whistles are favorites among kids of all ages, and the clever pun will make them smile.  Plus, you can always print a tag instead of a photo.

 

14. Nose Pencil Sharpener, JacOLyn Murphy

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There is no child alive who wouldn’t think this is hilarious!  Not only will it have them laughing, but it’s functional, too!  Now they can sharpen all the Valentine pencils they receive!

 

15. Play Doh, g*rated

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Little ones will love this cute Valentine!  A tiny play doh wrapped up in a clever little saying makes this a fun gift for toddlers or young kids to hand out.

 

16. Covered Button Earrings, 30 Handmade Days

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Here’s a great idea if your kids are a little older and want to make something cute for their friends!  Just help them make some earrings (instructions are here) and print out the adorable tag!

 

17. Lego Accessories, Chez Beeper Bebe

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These super cool lego rings and necklaces are fun to make and with the included small pieces for kids to design their own, they’ll be a smashing success!  If you want to make it more unisex, you can attach the base bricks to key rings instead!

 

18. Love Bugs, Dandee

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These creepy critters turn particularly cute when popped on a mason jar card and labeled love bugs!  There super easy to make to, and little kids will love to compare and swap bugs!

 

19. Mini Puzzles, Craftiness Is Not Optional

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Whip up some mini puzzle valentines in a snap with printable labels and clear bags!  Get some Valentine themed puzzles at your nearest Walmart or Target in the party favor section.

 

20. Bubbles, Armelle

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You can pick up a pack of tiny bubbles at your nearest dollar store and make these Valentines in no time.  Stick a label around them and attach them to a card and you’ve got an adorable valentine that kiddos will love to use!  The stickers and tags are free to download.

 

21. Fake Mustaches, bliss, bloom, blog –

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If you want some seriously funny valentine’s this year, have your child hand out some fake mustaches!  You can find fake mustaches here.  Their classmates will have a blast trying on their new facial hair!

 

22. Toad-ally Awesome Frogs, Crap I’ve Made

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Buy some toy frogs at the dollar store and stick them to the free printable tag.  You’ve got a fun froggy Valentine the boys will love to hand out!

 

23. Temporary Tattoos, C.R.A.F.T.

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Here’s a fun idea for an easy to do Valentine.  All you need are temporary tattoos.  Create a card with the cute tagline “I’m stuck on you!” and include the tattoo for an inexpensive but unique gift.

 

24. Bouncy Balls, Paging Supermom

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Have a ball this Valentine’s Day!  Slip a cute bouncy ball in a bag and print off the clever tags.  Staple it all up and in no time you’ve got a Valentine the kiddos will love to play with.  You can cut down on cost by buying the balls in bulk.

 

25. Toys With Wheels, 30 Handmade Days

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Here are some seriously cute cards you can print for your boys to hand out.  Just attach anything that rolls – a car, truck, bulldozer, skateboard – whatever!  They can all be the same or your kid can personalize each one for his friends!

 

26. Crazy Straws, Gingersnap Crafts

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Let your kids hand out a fun and functional valentine their friends will use over and over again!  These straws are such a blast for kids to drink from.  Attach a little tag to let them know just how crazy for them you are!

 

27. Paper Yo-Yo’s, Full House

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Create your own paper yo-yo’s with blank receipt tape and skinny wooden dowels!  They’re easy to make, and even more fun for your kiddos to personalize!  Use stamps, paint, markers, stickers, glitter and anything else you can think of to be as creative as you can.  Then just roll them up, secure them with twine and deliver them to classmates – watch as they yo-yo their hearts out!

 

28. Friendship Bracelets, Dandee

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How cute are these friendship bracelet valentines?!  They’re perfect for slightly older kids, who will love making them as much as handing them out!  With a cute printable tag and a hole punch you can turn friendship bracelets into an awesome valentine friends will wear for a long time!

 

29. Slinky, bugaboo, mini, mr & me

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The tag for this cute valentine reads “You put a spring in my step, Valentine!”  Print it out, tie it on a slinky, and you’ve got one cute, fun toy to give to friends!

 

30. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, Just Another Day In Paradise

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Here’s a cute idea that’s bound to be a hit during the cold winter.  These “Bee friends” valentines are practical but oh, so adorable!

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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20 DIY Valentines for Guys

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Valentine’s Day is all about expressing your feelings to those you love.  Maybe you’re tired of the trite Valentine’s Day card and chocolate standby.  Maybe you want to make something personal.  Maybe you’re on a budget.  Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for something new and unique to DIY for your special someone, we’ve got you covered.  These are 20 DIY valentines for guys – and they’re sure to love them!

 

1. Mountain Dew Gift, Detail-Oriented Diva

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If your guy is a mountain dew lover, use his favorite treat to remind him of your love!

 

2. Orange Crush, Boxwood Clippings

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If he’s is more of an orange soda guy, you can make this cute little gift in a snap!  You could use even more puns, as well, “Orange you glad…”?

 

3. Rootbeer Float Basket, 30 Handmade Days –

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Perhaps his favorite is actually root beer floats?  Give him a basket with all the makings of his favorite treat to let him know how much he “floats your boat!”

 

4. Dude Valentines, Please Note –

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These are some funny valentines, for those of you who don’t want to take this holiday too seriously!  There are printable tags that’ll make him chuckle which you can put on lottery tickets, jerky or beer – depending on what your guy likes!
5. Donuts and Holes, Izzy and Ivy Designs –

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Gift your sweetheart a yummy breakfast of pastries and donut holes!  Use the free printable provided at the link, then fill a bag or cute box with his favorite donuts and donut holes.  Valentine’s Day breakfast will be super sweet!

 

6. Love ReminderMoorea Seal –

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Whip up a few of these adorable stuffed fabric hearts and place them in a jar with a note of instruction.  These hearts are reminders of your love for him – and he can place them anywhere he may need them throughout the day!  Or, you could go a step further and place them in pockets, a glasses case, on the dashboard, in his lunch, and anywhere else he’s likely to spot them!

 

7. Love Jar, Brika

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Craft a few small, handmade items that represent your continuing love for him!  There are picture instructions for a heart, cupid arrow, personal message and “punny” love card that will all fit in a small jar.

 

8. 52 Reasons I Love You Mini Book, Paper Vine

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Use a deck of cards as the base for this cute book filled with personal reasons you love your man.  Decorate it how you wish and glue your reasons inside – one for each card.  It’s a handy, pocket-sized reminder of how much he means to you!

 

9. 7 Days of Love, The Dating Divas

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Celebrate your love all week long!  Fill a pill organizer with small candies and a note for each day of Valentine’s Day week.  You can use the printable notes provided, or make your own with meaningful quotes, short poems, or encouraging words!  He’ll have something to remind him of you each day!

 

10. The Fortune Cookie Game, bugaboo, mini, mr & me

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Turn those cute felt fortune cookies into a fun game for your guy!  Write up your own “fortunes” on slips of paper and tuck them inside felt fortune cookies, then wrap them up in a Chinese takeout box.  The game is played over time, so this gift keeps giving all year long!  For the full rules, check the link.

 

11. Bear Hug, Studio DIY

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This is a particularly clever gift if you and your honey are apart on Valentine’s Day.  Send him a bear hug along with all your love!  It’s clever and bound to put a smile on his face!

 

12. Anatomical Heart Pillow, Hearts and Sharts

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This is so clever and fun, and sure to be a hit with any geeky guys out there!  The instructions show how to create a patchwork anatomical heart for a pillow cover, but you could patchwork it on just about anything for your guy!  A backpack, a t-shirt, or even paste it together on paper for a wall hanging.

 

13. Woodgrain Notebooks, Damask Love

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Here are some creative notebooks he can take along with him on trips or keep by the phone for notes.  What makes them so fun is the woodgrain pattern, along with the pun on the tag!

 

14. “I’ll Tumble for You” Game, Tried and True

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Though this Valentine themed game is toted as great for kids and families, you can easily tweak it for your sweetie.  The mini jenga-style game is found at the dollar store, and fun “love” inspired instructions are written on each wooden piece.  When you draw a block, make sure you follow the instructions before placing it on top!  It’s a gift AND a date night rolled into one!

 

15. Rock Messages, Sare Shares

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Here’s a fun gift that he can use and look at for years to come.  With notes written on the rocks around the candle, he’ll be reminded of you every time he looks at it.

 

16. Photo Keychain, Sugarbee Crafts

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You can easily make him a keychain using a photo of the two of you together.  All you need is a photo pendant (found in the jewelry section at most craft stores) and a key ring!  Put them together, and he’ll have a keepsake to use every single day!

 

17. 12 Months of Dates Booklet, The Thinking Closet

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This little booklet has one date per month, all planned out and ready to go.  The handwritten pages are sentimental and fun, and he’ll love that you put so much thought and effort into it – and that he doesn’t HAVE to!

 

18. Open When Letters, Frugal Maine

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This is an easy gift to make and put together for your guy, but it takes thought and effort.  Something he’ll appreciate over and over again throughout the year as he opens each card or letter just when he’s supposed to.  It’s a bit sappy, but not too much!

 

19. Framed Keyboard Message, Paper, Plate and Plane

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You can create a custom framed message for the computer guy in your life.  With this tutorial, you only need one keyboard, as it shows how to create duplicate letters on existing keys!  It’s a fun way to show you care that he can display in the office!

 

20. Reclaimed Wood Light Up Love Sign, bugaboo, mini, mr & me

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If your guy likes reclaimed or recycled elements, try this DIY!  It’s a fun take on the reclaimed wood signs, because there’s a frame in back which houses Christmas lights.  With the cute, love-y quote, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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10 Cute Valentine Crafts for Kids

Help your kids craft their way to Valentine’s Day with these 10 cute, creative and quick ideas! These Valentine crafts are simple enough for any age with a bit of adult help, so make some Valentine memories that will warm hearts for years to come.

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1. Glittery Snow Globes – Photo and tutorial via Real Simple

2. Paper Heart Garland – Photo and tutorial via DIY Studio

3. Valentine Bird Feeders – Photo and tutorial via No Time For Flashcards

4. Stained Glue Hearts – Photo and tutorial via Holiday Crafts and Creations

5. Heart Friendship Bracelets – Photo and tutorial via The Purl Bee

6. Pipe Cleaner Heart Wreath – Photo and tutorial via Pottery Barn Kids

7. Valentine Heart Lei –  Photo and tutorial via Makezine

8. Toilet Paper Tube Valentine Animals – Photo and tutorial via Ziggity Zoom

9. Crayon Heart Sun Catchers – Photo and tutorial via Martha Stewart

10. Candy Heart Bracelet – Photo and tutorial via Lolly Jane

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com