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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}

Owl Valentine Minion Valentine
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.

Pizza Making Kit

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This month’s FriDIY will make you and your little ones hungry for some pizza!  With this crafty activity, mini chefs can put their creative cooking skills to the test without making a mess in the kitchen.  This pizza making kit will be tons of fun and you can even add an extra element of imaginative play with a play kitchen!

Here’s what you’ll need:

supplies

Steps:

  1. Cut out the three stencils.
  2. The biggest stencil will be used for the pizza crust. Place the stencil onto the tan felt and with a marker, trace around the circle and cut it out.
  3. The medium size stencil will be used for the pizza sauce. Place the stencil onto the red felt and with a marker, trace around the circle and cut it out.
  4. The smallest stencil will be used for the cheese. Place the stencil onto the white felt and with a marker, trace around the circle and cut it out.
  5. With the leftover scraps of the red felt draw circles for pepperoni and cut them out. We also made other shapes for veggies. You can use different colors of felt to represent other toppings that go on a pizza, like black olives, mushrooms, pineapple, ect.
  6. Put the layers of felt on top of one another to create the pizza.

pizza making kit

And you can’t forget to pop the pizza in the oven to let it bake! This is where your child’s play kitchen will be useful. They can place their yummy treats into the oven and you can set a timer to let them bake.

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What do you think of this delicious FriDIY creation? Will you be trying this craft with your kiddos this weekend?

Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. The small parts featured in this craft are not recommended for children under three years of age. Adult supervision is required

Festive Crafts: Holiday Playhouse

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Last month we began decorating our HQ and now our holiday cheer is in full effect! Does your family enjoy hanging lights from your home and watching them illuminate the night? You and your youngsters can get even more festive with lights and decorations by adding them to a playhouse. Whether it’s inside or in the backyard, it will add to the holiday fun.

Here’s what you’ll need:

FriDIY supplies

Steps:

  1. Stick the adhesive hanging hook on the front of the playhouse above the entrance and place the wreath on the hook.
  2. Wrap the Christmas lights around the playhouse. Make sure you are close enough to an electrical outlet so you can plug in the lights.
  3. If your playhouse is inside or you live an area where there’s no snow on the ground, place the spider webbing on the ground and roof of the playhouse to represent snow. Before using the spider webbing, we picked out the little spiders that were originally included in the web.

holiday playhouse tutorial


FriDIY Holiday Playhouse

Does your family decorate your children’s playhouse for the holidays? If so, post the pictures on our Facebook page!

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.