Earlier in the week I shared a cute kid’s valentine idea, and today I wanted to show you another! Two kids, two totally different personalities, and two different Valentines to make. This is a simple print, decorate, and attach a little surprise craft that will be as fun for the kids to put together as it is to give to friends! With a simple mason jar printable and a happy Valentin’s Day Love Bug message, this is a great little valentine for kids of many ages whether they are boys or girls!
Valentines Day is closing in and I wanted to share what the kids made for their classmates this year for Valentines. I am a pretty firm believer in giving non-cany valentines, considering the kiddos get plenty of other sweets between Christmas and this time of the year! Here is a really fun valentine that my son made from start to finish for his friends that is a colorful way to give a surprise without the added sugar. Homemade crayon rings with swirly colors and a message for friends to have a colorful Valentines day is the perfect sweet, but not TOO sweet gift!
Yesterday I shared with you an idea for an infinity scarf teachers appreciation gift that included a simple sewing project. Here is another quick and easy idea for those of you who don’t sew, or don’t have time to make a scarf before the end of the school year! Stop and grab a nice bottle of nail polish in a shade that you think your child’s teacher will like. Maybe a bright fun color for summer. Then add a little tag that says: “Thanks for helping me polish up my reading, writing, and much more!” This would make a great little thank you for any female influence in your child’s life, and can be easily personalized by changing up the phrase or by adding your favorite teacher’s name to it!
Mother’s day is just around the corner, and here is a super simple gift that your kids can make and give themselves! A personalized photo gift can get pricey fast, but here is a simple DIY photo bookmark project that is cute but frugal! The supplies couldn’t be simpler and you most likely have most of these things in your home! Any mother or Grandmother that loves to read would love a pretty little bookmark adorned with their favorite kiddos faces. Every time they open their book, or mark their spot, they have your smiling faces looking back at them! A fun gift that is easy to make and costs very little, but that keeps the smiles coming for that special Mom or Grandma in your life!
Have you ever had to give a joint gift to two little ones in your family? If you have, then you know that wrapping it is key! If they are different genders you have to find something that works for both, and keep both of their interests in mind. Here is a super fun way to wrap a gift for two that makes it fun for both of them to open together! By wrapping half the gift in one kind of paper and the other half in another, they both get the trill of opening their own gift. Not only does it make it fun for them both to anticipate, but it makes sharing the job of opening it a little easier too. They both are busy opening and reading their cards at the same time, and both have an “end” to open before revealing the surprise inside.
Here is a super fun way for your kids to give a holiday time gift to their classmates at school! By wrapping a little surprise in white tissue and crepe paper you create a darling little snowball surprise for your child to give. This is a great way to give a holiday gift without it being overly Christmas specific. If you are worried about being “politically correct” and trying to give something without offending families who may not celebrate Christmas this is a great idea. It is just a fun way for kids to wrap and give something to someone that is special to them and could work for anybody on their Christmas list too.
The holidays are quickly approaching and I am always thinking of ways that I can help them “give” to the people that they love the most. My hope is to teach my children the importance of thinking of others this time of the year, and that the simplest gifts are often the most precious to the people that love them most. This year we are making personalized mugs that include the kids handwriting and something that they love to do with that family member on it. Dollar store mugs turn into a sweet sentiment and a special personalized gift for the kids to give this Christmas.