Skip to main content

Toddler Valentines

DSC_0514
 
I never liked Valentines Day.  Well, that isn't completely true.  I liked it as a kid until I hit middle school.  I loved getting some cute little heart shaped goodies in my lunch box from my mom.  Now that I'm a mommy, I'm liking Valentines Day again.  I think it should be a day just for kids. 
 
I wanted to share some of the Valentines Day projects and things Moose and I have been doing.  Moose had a bunch of her friends over and they made these butterflies.  Well, technically one is a caterpillar because her one friend did not want the wings on.  Toddlers are so funny. 
 
 I took paper rolls and painted them ahead of time.  I also punched holes for the antenna.  I have found that toddlers do best with crafts that can be done in five minutes and kept really simple.  The kids were able to put in their pipe cleaner antenna, affix the sparkly eyes, and decorate the foam heart wings themselves.  The best part was I already had everything for them.  The hearts were left over from last year, we always have pipe cleaners around, the jewel eyes were from my scrapbook stash, and the rest was from Moose's random crafty box.
 
525
 
Moose still wanted to do some more crafting, so she got some of the left over hearts and started gluing lots of pompoms.  The girl used lots and lots and lots and lots of glue.  It was a mess, but she had so much fun so it was worth it.
 
513
 
I wanted to share some of the snacks I made for Moose's friends.  I tried to keep them fairly healthy, but all the really cute ideas seem to be candy related.  My favorites were the arrows made from pretzels and little heart gummies that I found.  A lot of the hearts got eaten, but the sticks were often left behind.  I also made little heart shape sandwiches. 
 
 514
515
 
Have a happy Valentines day!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Valentine's Day Wreath

Now that the Christmas decorations are down, it is time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! I have seen some in the store, but it is much more fun to make your own.  So here is how I made my sweet heart wreath.
First you need a hoop (the one I used had about a 7 in diameter), 7 big wooden hearts, 8 small wooden hearts, paint, glitter, ribbon, and some hot glue. I took all my hearts and painted them a solid color and then went back over them and made some patterns or outlined them. I thought they were looking a little boring so I went back and put some glitter on random ones. Then I went around and hot glued the big ones and tried to make them as evenly spaced as possible. Then I hot glued the smaller ones on top of the bigger hearts, tied some ribbon, and then hung on my door!

Scrapbooking, Spooktackular

Happy Monday!  Wow was last week crazy.  I experienced more drama than I ever imagined and I am so glad for a brand new week.  They super short version is that some people got very emotional that a song wasn't going to be included in a winter sing-a-long.  The full version takes me about 20 minutes to say and I don't even know how long that would take to type, so lets just enjoy my layout for the memory nest.  I used a bunch of stamps and colored them in on this layout.  I was in a very stampy mood.  My favorite part is how the title turned out.  The little lamp post sticker was just a perfect fit.
Normally I do a pumpkin patch layout, but we never made it to the pumpkin patch this year.  We had too many activities and the one day we could go, the weather was a disaster.  We had a solid downpour all day long and that's no fun when you have a baby. I did try to make up for it by going around my neighborhood and getting some photos of my kids.  My daughter says she was fine…

Scrapbooking, Melt My Heart

I've got one more rainbow inspired layout to share. This time I played along with Scrap Our Stash. I used the following five items up from the list. 1. Stripe Paper (I may have a rainbow stripe addiction when it comes to paper) 2. Paper Clip (the orange arrow at the top) 3. Wood Veneer (the cute arrow) 4. Flair (I've got two.  The circle heart from Amy Tangerine and the square sunshine from a Freckled Fawn Kit) 5. Enamel Dots (I've got a few green in one corner and a few orange in another)
I used a bunch of pop dots on this layout to keep some of the corners up and to give the clouds some layering.  I kind of forgotten just how handy those little things can be in giving depth to a page. I also decided to keep my journaling hidden since this page has so much going on pattern wise with no good breaks.