I’ve rounded up 14 creative Valentine boxes that you can create with your kiddo to take to school that they will absolutely love!
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I’ve rounded up 14 creative Valentine boxes that you can create with your kiddo to take to school that they will absolutely love!
Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share 15 Heart Shaped Foods… just in time for Valentine’s Day. I absolutely love crafting and food… combining the two is even more fun! So here are some ways you can show a little love in the food you make around Valentine’s Day!
Hearts just happen to be my favorite shape, so I’ll put all the hearts on all the things if I have an excuse. Even food! Some of these heart food ideas would be great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Here are a few breakfast ideas you might like for Valentine’s Day…
Eggs in a Basket by Juneberry Lane
Nutella and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast by Mel’s Kitchen
Loaded Baked Omelette Muffins by Skinnytaste
These heart shaped foods would be great for lunch or dinner…
Cheese Burger Pockets by Pocket Change Gourmet
Heart Raviolis by Hungry Happenings
Heart Shaped Sushi Rolls by Holly’s Helpings
Mini Heart Pepperoni Pizzas by Sarah Hearts
Chicken Noodle Soup with heart carrots by Recipe by Photo
Heart Cheese Quesadillas by Smart School House
Heart Shaped Monte Cristo by Williams Sonoma
Heart Shaped Calzones by Messy Aprons
Veggie Salad of Hearts by Jo and Sue
Heart Shaped Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup by Make Myself a Home
These recipes would be delicious for Valentine’s Day dessert…
Sweet Heart Cherry Pies by Cake Student
Pear Raspberry Heart Pies by Martha Stewart
So there you have it… 15 *unique* heart shaped foods that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Do you make something special for this holiday?
Join us next week for even more Must Have Craft Tips!
Happy New Year, everyone! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with the first Must Have Craft Tips of 2017!
This month we are turning our focus towards Valentine’s Day. There are so many fun aspects of this holiday of love: kid crafts, decorations, artwork, and any number of DIY projects. And, of course, Valentines!
My boys love trading Valentines with their friends at school. In fact, I think that all of the children (and their parents) do since each year my little guys receive more and more clever, crafty Valentines from their friends! And, of course, we pass them out, too. I have gathered several CLEVER, PRINTABLE, and FREE school Valentines you can send along with your kids to school on February 14th!
Pokémon Valentines from Tattered & Inked
Cookie Cutter Valentines from The Scrap Shoppe
Tic Tac Toe Valentines from Nest of Posies
Watercolor Valentines from A Glimpse Inside
Mustache Valentines from Mine for the Making
Valentine Coloring Bookmarks from I Should be Mopping the Floor
Star Wars Valentines from The Idea Room
Battlefield Valentines from Love and Marriage
Emoji Valentines from Landeelu
Homemade Glitter Chalk Valentines from The Scrap Shoppe
Kool-Aid Valentines from My Name is Snickerdoodle
Kiss & Hug Valentines from Mine for the Making
Paper Fortune Cookie Valentines from Evermine
Pink Eraser Valentines from Paging Supermom
Cutie Valentines from It’s Always Autumn
LEGO Valentines from The Scrap Shoppe
Glow Stick Valentines from Little Bins for Little Hands
Aren’t these school Valentines adorable? Check back next week for our next Valentine’s Day installment of Must Have Craft Tips!
Hello there makers! I have a quick and easy Christmas craft that the kids will love! They make great little gifts to pass out in class, to your teammates, and to your friends. Today I am going to show you how to make Rudolph Pencils!
In a few easy steps with a minimal supplies, you can make these adorable pencils for under $5.
You will need:
To make the pencils, just watch the video where I show you how to make a Rudolph Pencil in under a minute.
First, slide the gold bell half way down a brown pipe cleaner. Then twist the pipe cleaner to the pencil, making sure it’s tight. Accordion fold both ends of the pipe cleaner and then stretch out a bit. Hot glue the mini red pom pom to the bell and the googley eyes above the bell, onto the pencil. DONE! It’s that easy. Repeat until you finish your pencil pack and then pass them out to your friends for Christmas.
I hope y’all have a great weekend. Happy Christmas crafting!
I rounded up 3 different ideas that are sure to make your Christmas more special for you and your family.
To begin, I will start with the classic advent calendar.
LEGO Advent Calendar from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls // Family Fun Advent Calendar from Simply Sara // Advent Calendar Paper Chain from Activities for Kids // Reindeer Balloon Advent Calendar from Not on the High Street // Reverse Advent Calendar from Mum in the Mad House
Advent Calendars are a fun way to help build up the excitement of Christmas for the whole family but they don’t always have to be the normal, open something and get candy, type of calendar.
Think outside the box. Do something special as a family. Do something special for others in your community. Have fun! Be together! Enjoy the reason of the season!
I totally love this idea and I have been wanting to start it but we are still working on our Christmas book collection but this Christmas Book Advent Calendar from Simple as That
is a something that I know my girls would love. Wrap the books up all fun, put a number on each and let one child pick out the book each night, gather together as a family and read the book.
And how about this Christmas Tradition Countdown from Create Craft Love?!
You can print this one out or create one that works for your family but you don’t have to go over the top to have quality family time that is meaningful and you can do it along with counting down to one of the most popular holidays!
Have a family craft night!
Every year my little family has a holiday craft night. We pick out a few fun and easy crafts that we can all do together and spend the evening getting creative. My girls love it and we have so much fun seeing what we each come up with.
Every year, going back to when my husband and I were still dating, we make ornaments by putting acrylic paint into clear ornaments so that tradition has continued now that we have kids. Last year we also created some fun paper plate trees and the girls got to decorate their own plates with Sharpie paint pens as well.
If you have little ones that still love the magic of Santa why not make it extra special on Christmas Eve by creating a fun plate for those delicious cookies that Santa will be thrilled to see when he drops off those presents?
Breakfast Snowman from 7th House on the Left // Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree from Rose Bakes // Reindeer Donuts from Love from the Oven // Santa and Snowmen Pancakes from Spice Up Your Life with the Taste of Japan // Candy Cane Cream Cheese Danish from Walking on Sunshine
How about these super fun Christmas Tree Waffles from Crustabakes? These are so quick and easy too if you have a waffle maker which gives you more time to spend time with a family.
How about making a wreath like this Crescent Bacon Breakfast Ring from Jo Cooks stuffed full of all sorts of deliciousness?
I want this for breakfast this year too!
There you have it!
I hope you create some new traditions with your families this year and enjoy special time together.
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?
Be sure to join us next month when we share a whole new topic full of tips!
Hello there makers! I hope y’all had a fantastic Halloween with your friends and family. If you follow Mine for the Making on Instagram or Facebook, then you saw all of the fun we had! But now that Halloween is over, we are busy getting ready for the next holidays. We love to make a lot of the gifts we give for Christmas and right now my daughter and her friends are super into emojis. And to be honest with you, so am I! LOL! So today we are going to (finally) share our DIY Emoji Plushies with you.
My daughter (8) loves to craft and create, so she came up with the idea of turning her favorite emojis into plushies! These would make great Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, and even party favors.
Our plushies are about 5 inches but you can make them as big or as small as you want. Also, because this is a kids’ craft, there’s no sewing involved, however you are welcome to adjust the tutorial to your liking and skill level.
You will need:
First you want to trace out 2 circles per emoji on yellow felt. I used a bowl to trace and my sharp scissors to cut them out.
Using your marker, carefully draw an emoji face on one of the two circles. Then trace over it with puff paint OR you can cut pieces out of felt and hot glue them onto the yellow circle.
Next you are going to hot glue the two circles together, but be sure to put the face of the emoji against the other yellow circle so that you don’t see it. You will be gluing the emoji face inside out. Also be sure that you leave a small opening without glue so that once your glue dries, you can flip it right side out.
Once you have flipped your emoji plush right side out, stuff cotton or stuffing into the opening. Put as much as you want inside…the fluffier the better! Then carefully close up the opening with more hot glue.
And that’s it! Super fun craft that I’m sure all kids would love! We made 5 of our favorite emojis so far…
Are you or your kids crazy about emojis too? Which are your favorites?
Let us know if you make your own DIY Emoji Plushies! We’d love to see pictures of them!
Hello there makers! It’s been a HOT summer here in Arizona and I’ve been having fun finding things for us to do to not only keep us busy but keep us cool. When I found out about Pinspiration’s DIY Makers Camp for Kids, I knew that my daughter would LOVE to attend.
The summer camp is a week long for 3 hours a day and each day the kids are creating something new.
Lots of active participation and engagement in a studio full of craft and art supplies. Talk about the perfect place to let your kids creative juices flow!
A few of the projects my daughter made and came home with were: a teepee, an art caddy, a magnetic dancing doll, shaving cream art, a Tic-Tac-Toe game, and a painted tile.
Each day/week the projects change, so you can register your children for multiple weeks if you want! And we loved the camp teachers… they were so sweet and helpful and patient with all of the kids.
They also listened to a story, did science experiments, colored, painted, played games, and made new friends.
Have you been to Pinspiration yet? It’s a DIY, art and craft studio that has rotational, Pinterest-inspired crafts and projects. I tell you about the top 3 reasons you should visit Pinspiration HERE and we also had a Back To School Party at Pinspiration last year that you can check out HERE.
Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Snapchat (@mineforthemakin) so you can catch the behind the scenes of all the fun things we do! Here’s our Facebook Live of our first day at camp at Pinspiration in case you missed it!
Posted by Mine for the Making on Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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Hello there and happy Monday friends! Our school year is getting ready to start up so I thought it would be fun if my daughter and I recapped all of the fun things we’ve done so far this summer. We’ve explored our state and have gone on new hikes and adventures, which is probably both of our favorites. To remember what a fun summer we’ve had, we made a DIY Adventure Frame and she picked out her favorite picture from our adventures to put inside.
This frame was a really fun craft and something that you can make with and for your kids. Please be advised that children under 14 should have adult supervision and assistance with this craft. You will need a few supplies to get started…
Once you have gathered your supplies, lay some newspaper down and paint your frame.
Then, following the directions of the Prizm, get your plates, die cuts, and paper set up.
Stack them like a sandwich and feed the plates into the Prizm. Use the crank to carefully slide them through the machine. Pull the plates out on the opposite side.
Use the Tool N One to help poke out the paper from the die cuts. The Prizm cuts so nicely!
Once the paint on your wooden frame is dry, Mod Podge the paper pieces on to your frame and let dry. Then go over the entire frame with one coat of Mod Podge to seal it. Allow 10-12 hours of dry time.
Finally, pick out and print a picture to put inside of your frame.
Now you have a wonderful memory to look back on in a cute DIY Adventure Frame. I bet you have a couple of summer adventures worth framing!
I love the look of the aqua against the map scrapbook paper, don’t you? My daughter was super happy with how her frame turned out and rightfully so. It’s adorable.
What kinds of adventures have you gone on this summer and how do you record those memories?
Hello there and welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips- hosted by Michele of The Scrap Shoppe, Bev of Flamingo Toes, Allison of A Glimpse Inside, and me (Kara of Mine for the Making). Every week we share a fun and different tip or trick and this month it’s all about sewing! This week I am sharing Tips for Sewing with Kids… what a great summer activity to get your kids involved in!
Tip #1 Gather and use the correct sewing tools. Before setting your child down to learn to sew, be sure you have all the necessary sewing tools. It’s also a good idea to talk about the names of the tools and what they are used for. Here are 10 sewing tools/supplies you’ll need to get started.
Tip #2 Utilized hand sewing cards. There are so many of these free printables online and they are easy to make yourself too. This is a great hand-on activity that is also great for fine motor skills. You can even utilize this activity while on a road trip, airplane, or camping!
Tip #3 Learn the machine. If your child will be sewing using a sewing machine, it’s important to teach about the parts of the machine and how to safely use and operate it. This will eliminate future problems and create a much easier learning environment.
Tip #4 Sewing Camp! Create a sewing camp for your kid(s) or if you aren’t well versed in sewing, seek out and find a sewing camp or class that your kid(s) can take. They will be able to participate and get a hands-on learning experience with other kids who are learning the same skills.
I hope you find these tips for sewing with kids useful! Be sure to click on the links within the post to get further information, ideas, and freebies related to sewing with kids. Do you have any tips not mentioned?
Let us know if there’s any topics of interest you might have, and we’d love to gather up tips and tricks for you! Have a great weekend friends!
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We all know that the most important meal of the day is breakfast. And lots of times I am lacking ideas for breakfast, so it results in cereal or protein bars because they are easy go-tos. Lately I’ve decided to up my breakfast game, especially during summer break. (Do kids get hungry during summer break, or is it just mine?) I love finding ways to get my daughter to try new things, and often times if I allow her to help prepare or make the food, she’s bound to try and often times like what she’s made. Enter in Personal Breakfast Pizzas.
Don’t they look deliciously cute?! We had so much fun making them the other day that I am certain this will be a regular occurrence for breakfast and afternoon snacks. You only need a few ingredients…
First you want to clean and prep your fruit. We chose berries and kiwi for our personal breakfast pizzas. I had my daughter wash all of the fruit and I cut up the strawberries and kiwi in thin slices.
Then we smeared on the cream cheese. I love Weight Watchers Cream Cheese because it’s delicious and made with real, all natural cheese.
Then we got creative with our personal breakfast pizzas. We have a patriotic pizza, a ‘watermelon’ pizza, and two faces. We had so much fun making them and boy did they taste good…
The combination of the toasted bread, whipped cream cheese, and fruit was perfection. It was kid and mom approved, so I highly recommend that you try out personal breakfast pizzas in your home.