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Category: Valentine’s Day

DIY American Girl Valentine’s Day Doll Mailboxes

DIY American Girl Valentine’s Day Doll Mailboxes

Valentine’s Day is a great holiday for making fun kids crafts! Use our printable template to create these adorable doll-sized Valentine’s Day mailboxes, designed for American Girl dolls.

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

Making homemade slime is a great hands-on activity for kids to practice chemistry in the kitchen. You can make a bunch of colors and add interesting mix-ins!

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

My girls absolutely love their American Girl WellieWishers. They dress them up, have tea parties, and go on backyard adventures. My girls also enjoy doing crafts. We made some very easy DIY headbands for our WellieWishers dolls Ashlyn and Camille. These pretty headbands can be customized with rhinestones, flowers and bows. Learn how to make WellieWishers headbands using elastic, a hot glue gun and decorative accents.
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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

I love celebrating Valentine’s Day with my kids and family. We make treats, set up a post office and give small gifts. These Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the whole family are inexpensive and fun!

How to Make Freeze Dried Raspberry Macarons

How to Make Freeze Dried Raspberry Macarons

Have you ever dreamed of making your own flavored macarons? Once you learn how to make the basic macaron recipe, you can add all sorts of creative ingredients to make impressively creative treats!

The Best Sugar Cookie Icing & Decorating Tips

The Best Sugar Cookie Icing & Decorating Tips

Cute sugar cookies are a great family project to make for practically any holiday. Most everyone loves cookies and you can customize your cookies to match the season! Make heart cookies for Valentine’s Day, star cookies for Fourth of July and snowflake cookies to celebrate winter. Colorful sugar cookie icing is easy to make with 4 ingredients. I discovered a super efficient method for creating cookie icing designs, without using pastry bags that can be hard to clean.

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Super Cute & Colorful Disney Valentines

Super Cute & Colorful Disney Valentines

Valentine’s Day can be whatever you want it to be; simple, extravagant, romantic or fun. These super cute and colorful Disney Valentine’s can be used for so many projects! Each artistic design captures a favorite Disney moment.

Valentine’s Day Gift List That Everyone Will Love

Valentine’s Day Gift List That Everyone Will Love

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast! Our gift list includes something for everyone; affordable toys, stylish accessories and delicious treats your whole family will love.

Kids Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Kids Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is a super fun day to celebrate with your family! Of course, kids love holidays more than anyone else. We’ve put together a list of fun kids gift ideas that are engaging and educational too!

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Easy Homemade Italian Sodas for Any Party

Easy Homemade Italian Sodas for Any Party

Good food, tasty drinks and great company are three must-haves for any party. A DIY Italian Soda station is always a hit for adults and kids alike! Easily make these tasty drinks and customize your beverage with your favorite flavored syrup.

Easy DIY Dried Fruit Slices

Easy DIY Dried Fruit Slices

Fruit is a go-to snack for our family. I’ve dried slices of fruit in the oven, with pretty good results. I made dried strawberry slices and homemade banana chips. Follow these steps to learn how to make your own dried fruit.

Valentine’s Day Inspired Activities, Crafts & Snacks

Valentine’s Day Inspired Activities, Crafts & Snacks

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with the people you love, indulge in chocolate treats and enjoy V-day inspired activities! These festive Valentine’s Day kids’ crafts, creative projects and yummy snacks are some fun ways to make the holiday memorable for your family.

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DIY Kids Photo Valentines + Printables

DIY Kids Photo Valentines + Printables

Make darling photo Valentines using your kids’ photos with our easy templates! Your friends and family will love them and you can keep a few to cherish for years to come.

Hot Air Balloon Valentines With Fruit Snacks

Hot Air Balloon Valentines With Fruit Snacks

These hot air balloon Valentines are a cute way to give a pack of fruit snacks to your friends! To make them, all you need is colored cardstock, scissors, ribbon and a glue stick.

No-Sew Baby Bow Ties

No-Sew Baby Bow Ties

Baby boy bow ties are very easy to make with a scrap of ribbon and a hot glue gun! I designed four colorful bow ties one weekend to dress up my little guy for his belated baby shower. Our baby boy recently joined our family of girls and after three years of hair bows and tutus, I found myself regularly wondering how I could accessorize him. These bow ties are so cute! I was very excited to discover how simple bow ties are to design in just minutes.

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