Category — Valentine’s Day
This would be a great Mother’s Day gift, teacher gift , or a “thank you” to someone special. Just trace & cut-out your handprint, write a short note them glue or tape around a tube of lotion.
April 30, 2013 1 Comment
I remember making these paper hearts with my children. Susan Gaylord makes them with can labels. You can get the step by step directions from her website. GET DIRECTIONS
February 10, 2011 1 Comment
I’m going to have my 6th graders make this. You can print it out colored but I’m going to print it out black and white and have them color it with markers.
February 8, 2011 1 Comment
For each placemat you‘ll need:
Paper that measures 34 inches long & 13 inches wide (butcher paper, newsprint, large paper sacks, wrapping paper, wall paper).
Scissors & glue.
Items to decorate the envelope: stickers, crayons, markers, paper, glitter, etc.
1. Measure 13 inches from the bottom and fold the paper up. This will form the opening of the envelope.
2. Fold down from the top 8 inches to form the flap.
3. Make the flap pointed by folding each side into the center, cut the extra paper off.
4. Glue the sides of the envelope along the edges.
January 31, 2011 5 Comments
Clean your can and remove label. You’ll need to take off the bottom of the can too. Be sure to use a can opener that doesn’t leave sharp edges.
Using an awl or a nail, hammer two holes on each side of the top of the can.
Using the hammer pound the bottom of the can flat together.
The top remains open.
Now paint, decorate, add a wire for the handle, and fill with a special treat.
January 25, 2011 7 Comments
Grandparents can help their grandchildren learn to read or become better readers by:
1. Having books available when they come to visit and encouraging them to explore books.
2. Reading together and talking about what you’re reading.
3. Make reading a pleasure and show enthusiasm as you read together.
These ideas came from the Michigan Department of Education.
Download Accordion Fold Card & Book
There are so many great Valentine books to read to your grandchildren. Some that my grandchildren have enjoyed are The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting, Little Bear’s Valentine by Maurice Sendak, and Max’s Valentine by Rosemary Wells.
When you’re finished reading together you can make an accordion folded Valentine card.
1. Print out the pattern on white or colored paper.
2. Cut out the strips only along the outside edges.
3. Tape or glue the 2 strips together and fold along the vertical lines accordion style.
4. Write a special Valentine message or story to give to someone.
5. Put it in an envelope or tie together with a ribbon.
January 24, 2011 3 Comments
This is a fun and easy idea from Jeanene at The Queen Bee’s Hive
January 14, 2011 3 Comments
I’m featuring my friend Martha today. She had a fun “Tea Party” with her 2 granddaughters. She did it for Valentine’s Day but you could do it anytime during the year.
Thanks Martha for sharing your great ideas.
I hadn’t seen my two granddaughters for over a month, so I decided to “make an appointment” with my son to have him drop them off on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day for a Valentine Tea Party with Grandma. I recruited my youngest daughter to come and help “entertain” my 20 month old granddaughter, when she lost interest in making cookies, which was about 10 minutes! My older granddaughter stuck to it, however, and did a great job of decorating all her cookies. While they were in the oven, we made heart crowns and colored Valentine pictures for Mom and Dad. For lunch, we used our cookie cutters, and made heart shaped sandwiches.
We had a great time, and I got some cute pictures of “grandma’s darlings” to put in my scrapbook. Every time I see them, they put a smile on my face as I remember our fun Valentine Tea Party. I think I’ll make it a tradition!
April 23, 2010 2 Comments
Aren’t these darling. To create the heart shape, place a small marble or a 1/2-inch ball of aluminum foil between each liner and one side of the tin (a great job for kids). This will push the paper into the batter to form the notch in the heart.
February 12, 2010 2 Comments
You’ll Need: cardboard tubes (foil, paper towel or toilet paper), tissue paper, ribbon, stickers, markers, small trickets or candy treats.
1. Cut the tube to size ( a toilet paper tube is the perfect size).
2. Fill the tube with trickets or candy.
3. Wrap tissue paper around the tube and tape or glue. Be sure to leave the tissue paper longer on the ends.
4. Gather the tissue paper together on each end and tie with a ribbon.
5. Decorate and use as a place card at your Valentine’s Day dinner.
February 6, 2010 No Comments