Would they love a cool, customized container for their other treasures?
Don’t panic or get stressed about the overly complicated (or overly girly) boxes you find on Pinterest!
It’s easy to make a custom-decorated treasure box your kids will love. All you need is an empty shoebox, some duct tape and an X-acto knife.
In this article I’ll show you how to create a duct-tape treasure box with your kids that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond.
Why Make a Treasure Box?
What is it with kids and trinkets? Whether it’s pennies, Pokémon trading cards, notes passed in class, valentine cards, rocks or one of a million other kinds of small objects, kids love to collect things.
What may seem meaningless to you is priceless to them (at least at the moment).
A treasure box is a special way for children to claim “their important stuff” and it’s something fun for you to create together.
Want to share a sentiment so special it won’t fit on an ordinary card?
Show your valentine how much you “a-DOOR” him or her with a holiday surprise that starts the day with a smile–make amazing door decorations.
In this article I’ll show you how to transform an ordinary door into a doorway of love—a life-sized valentine card that makes someone feel special every time he or she passes the threshold. And I’ll share some really special doors that we found around the web.
Why Make a Doorway of Love?
Decorating a door is an easy way to make a big impact on someone’s Valentine’s Day. It’s also a great way to help your kids express their love for someone and teach them that kindness, giving and thinking of others doesn’t have to cost a lot.
Imagine arriving at work in the morning and finding your door covered in compliments, good wishes and colorful decorations—just for you. What a way to start the day and keep a smile on your face for hours!
Want to show your kids that Valentine’s Day is about caring for others—not about gifts and candy?
Spread the joy of Valentine’s Day with a colorful heart garland to decorate a special celebration.
It’s easy to make with your family, and is a great way to show your kids that you don’t have to go on a spending spree to say, “I love you.”
In this article I’ll explain how to make a 3-D valentine heart garland to decorate for a special meal to show your kids how to express their love through some crafting fun.
Why Make a Heart Garland?
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for people you love—and I think as parents, celebrating Valentine’s Day with your kids is as sweet as it gets.
These days, we’re bombarded with commercial messages from dawn till dusk insisting that love is always a heart-shaped box of candy or an expensive night on the town. It’s a tough message to escape. And school celebrations are all about the sugar…
Tired of buying the same old valentines as all of the other kids, full of commercial characters and silly sayings?
Looking for a fun art project you can do together?
Create your own unique handmade valentines this year.
In this article I’ll show you how to use a simple printmaking technique to design and print your own Valentine’s Day cards that will win everyone’s hearts.
Why Make Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards?
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate and appreciate those you love. It is very common for friends and family to exchange valentine cards as a small token of affection. Why not create a unique handmade personalized valentine instead of using the same store-bought ones as everyone else?
According to History.com, Americans have been exchanging valentines since as early as the 1700s. By 1900, printed cards began to replace handmade valentines due to advancements in printing techniques.
Valentine’s Day is one of the largest card-sending holidays of the year, second only to Christmas.
By creating handmade cards, you give your kids a chance to be creative and express themselves while they make art that can be shared with their friends and loved ones.