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Dollhouse Furniture for Pretend Play Fun!

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It’s time to put your little one’s interior decorating skills to the test with this month’s FriDIY craft! We’re designing furniture that will be perfect for pretend play fun with dolls. Who needs to buy doll furniture when you and your kiddos can create it? This craft can be made with four supplies and four easy steps!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Steps:

  1. Take one sheet of felt and fold it twice.
  2. Place folded felt into bottom part of the mint tin.
  3. Take the other sheet of felt and cut out a rectangle that is a quarter of the size of the original sheet.
  4. Fold this sheet in half and place it in the mint tin’s lid.

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Your little designers can place the furniture they created in any room of their dollhouse! Playing make believe is an important activity for kids and this artistic creation makes pretend play even more fun.

Will you be trying this craft with your youngsters this weekend?

Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. Adult supervision is required. Dollhouse furniture and dolls are not included with the Grand Balcony Dollhouse by Step2.

 

5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Family

Valentine's Day Ways to Celebrate

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of affection and letting those you care about know how much they mean to you. As this loving day approaches, here are five ways to celebrate this special event with your family:

Scavenger Hunt: Place hearts (they can be paper, candy, etc.) all around your house! The first person in your family to find the most hearts within 10 minutes wins a Valentine’s prize.

Sweet Treats:  There are plenty of delicious treats you and your kiddos can make, from chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels to heart shaped calzones! If you need some inspiration, check out our post about sweet treats.

Crafts: Gather around the table, grab some paper, pencils and crayons and draw all the people and things you love in your life! Your mini artists can let their imaginations run wild and draw their family, friends, pets and food they enjoy.

Movie marathon: What better way to fill your family’s hearts with joy than to watch movies all about love! Parents.com has come up with a list of eight Valentine’s Day movies for families.

Party time: To get into the full swing of Valentine’s Day, why not do all of the activities above and throw a party? You’ll have treats, decorations and games that both parents and kids will fall in love with.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day Crafts and Traditions

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Written by Tonia as a part of the We’re Moms Too series

Picture it…Valentine’s Day…1980 something.  Excitement fills the classroom as you enter with your book bag stuffed with cards you carefully selected and addressed for your classmates.    Gleefully you walk around the room dropping them into each hand-crafted mailbox.  Later in the day, room moms would magically appear with heart shaped cookies and punch and, if you were lucky, the class might get to play a Valentine themed game.

Sweet memories….

Fast forward to the modern day.  My kids are in elementary school and the Valentine cards and mailboxes are far more elaborate and so are their parties.  Pizza, snacks, goody bags and games occupy these little ones for the last hour of their school day before this holiday.  My favorite part of class parties are the crafts.  Usually it’s a cute idea that was plucked from thousands of pins on Pinterest.  Thanks to this wonderful website, parents everywhere have creative ideas at their fingertips.  Have a boat load of toilet paper rolls you need to re-purpose, why not make some Valentine owls?  Do you have kids who love the Minions?  Make their Valentine mailbox into a Minion!  The possibilities are endless.

{click on the images to be directed to the instructions for each craft}

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Fox Valentine Pretzel hearts

This year we made the fox out of hearts!Valentine's Day Crafts
What are your favorite Valentine crafts?

About Tonia:
toniaTonia is a wife, mom of three energetic kiddos and two four legged friends who enjoys quiet walks in the aisles of Target.   Born and raised in the Cleveland area, she is a sports fanatic who loves all things Nashville.  Tonia is the Digital Analyst at Step2.