Lovely Valentine’s Day Cards

Oh we do like this time of year.. yes, we fret not about the grey skies and dark afternoons.. but we head indoors and we get crafty.. with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I particularly love all the “lovely love” inspiration (how often can I get the word “love” into one sentence I wonder”).. but what I do like to remind people, is that you don’t have to make Heart or Love cards “just” for Valentine’s Day.. these are great at any time of the year – be it as thank you cards after Christmas or a Birthday, be it for an anniversary or just because.. there is ALWAYS a good reason for making a card for a loved one. Here are 5 Valentine’s Day Cards that fit the bill… be inspired…. have a go – Valentines Day Cards for Kids - printed hearts (3)Were Art meets Crafts – explore Styrofoam Printing and make LOTS of these. Especially good as thank you cards, as you can mass produce these!

Birch Tree Card Picture

Another Art come Craft project – here we are taught to create these wonderful water colour birch trees.. What a beautiful technique.

Valentines Card 1Have a go at Shaving Foam Marbling – such a fun activity and they look great as details on a card.

make-a-lantern-card-finished-in-the-dark1Valentine’s Day Lantern Silhouette cards – possibly the coolest cards going – super personal, gorgeous and lovely. A definite keepsake. Like the step by steps instructions that have you itching to have a go! Would make a fabulous anniversary card or wedding card too!

Valentines Cards pop up hearts (4) - CopyWonderful little pop up card. So cute and easy to make!

So.. hope this inspires you to have a go this Valentine’s Day.. or if it isn’t Valentine’s Day to have a go ANYWAY!! I am sure you know someone who would love a lovely surprise at any time of the year!

 

Music for Kids – DIY Bottle Xylophone

Bottle XylophoneWe had fun with coloured water and bottles today – making our very own DIY Bottle Xylophone. So easy to do and lots of fun. Especially on rainy days like today. Actually, this would be lovely on a nice day too.

Very easy – 6 bottles, fill to different levels with water and food colouring for effect and off you go.

Have a listen at our very own DIY Xylophone. Click on the image to visit my Instagram account and then click again!

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You can talk to the kids about hte Science of music too. Why do the different bottles sound differently? Can they guess which will be highest and which will be lowest? How would the sounds differ if you blow into your bottle and can you figure out why?

Check out more Music Craft Ideas here:

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Easter Cards for Preschoolers

Here is a super simple easter card for preschoolers that we made last year. In fact, both the kids, then 3yrs and 5yrs loved making these. And they were are great card to send to family and friends. I think we will definitely make more of these!
Easter Cards for Preschoolers

Easter Cards for Preschoolers Materials:

  • Colourful tape
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Gluestick

Easter Cards for Preschoolers – what we did:

Easter Cards for Preschoolers simple

1) I drew some egg shapes onto a piece of paper for the kids.

2) They then had free reign to decorate them with some colourful tape we had. It was great seeing them manage the tape and cut it with scissors and then sticking it carefully down!

3) I then cut the eggs out and stuck them on a card for them!

And done. Super simple easter cards for preschoolers, don’t you think?!