Amor Es=We "Heart" our Kids

Hola Amigos! Hope you had a Great Thursday with now only 5 weeks left to celebrate Cupid's birthday in any way we choose! Dinner, gifts, cards, candy or like we do here on Just Dip It In Chocolate, by giving the gift of life at the Red Cross!
Today I've been  attempting to make kids crafts for Valentine's. I say attempting because I haven't even come close to make one of these in more than 12 years!!! Yup, my oldest son decided that at 8,  it wasn't cool to give V'day gifts anymore (although he enjoys receiving them till today), but because life is full of surprises, I have to start all over again with my little 4yo this year!!!! His definition of Valentine's Day:" Mamma, is Valentines the  the day when grandma gives me chocolates"???...Yes sweetie! "Cool" he says...

So here are my little projects, now, don't get excited my friends, I'm not discovering hot water here or coming up with some cool creative idea. Basically I'm taking what's been done all over blogland and giving it my own twist. After all  -a- I have to jump into the kiddie craft bandwagon after a long time of being "retired", -b- I just started blogging 2 months ago (yeayyy) and -c-, well you all know I do nothing for that day in particular. so guys bear with me please, lol

Crayons Hearts: Dollar Tree store crayons ($1), chop them up and place the little pieces in silicone molds (mine from Michael's at 50%off). Put them in the oven for 15-30 minutes at 230 degrees and you are done. I printed a map of the Universe, North America, The World...you get where I'm going..rolled it up, tied it with twine and place the Heart with a place card with the saying..."YOU COLOR MY WORLD"

Crazy Ladybug: Dollar Tree to the rescue again. They have this adorable ladybugs that are magnetic and go like crazy around a can...all we did was painting the can stick some flowers in ..done! My little assistant was with me until he saw the crazy ladybug and the rest was history! I was left to paint the rest of the can by myself and I'm no Picasso guys...mine came out looking more like a Miro! lol

Keeping it Real Note: I'm not sure if it's because the can was painted and then coated with glitter paint, but the crazy ladybug does not run as fast as it does on flat surfaces. It stays on due to the magnet, but it has a hard time rolling. Just to let you guys know...experiment first before painting.

Let Your Hair do the Talking: How about cute scrabble tiles hot glued to plain old headbands and barrettes also from the Dollar Tree..(geez I have to stay away from that store, lol) Easy Fast and Mamma is wearing them!

Message in the Bottle: My little one can't read but if yours do, that's even better you can make a list of things to find in the bottle and have fun!..Just fill up a bottle with little things like confetti, paper  punches and tiny toys and make your little one go for a treasure hunt! Tag it with ARRRGGG Treasure YOU or You Are The Apple Of My Life.  I found some inspirationon how to make the apple looking one on Pinterest.


An that's it folks! Hope you forgive me if this post bored you to tears, but we had fun creating these little nicknaks and would be giving them out to brother, cousins, aunties and grandmas this year.
Don't forget in words of the American Red Cross " The Need is Constant, The gratification is Instant, Give Blood!



  1. Hi Lizbeth!! Those are all great things you've created! My fav is the heart-shaped crayons :)

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!


    1. Always delighted to join your party Paula! Those crayons I think are going to be a hit at Pre-K this year! :0)

  2. Love all your Valentine projects! Stopping by from the blog hop. Have a great weekend:)

    1. Thank You Judy! We had a fun afternoon getting all crafty for Valentines! Have a Wonderful Weekend!

  3. Love all the Valentine's ideas for kids. Happy to have found your blog this morning on Flamingo Toes. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures. http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-68/

  4. Well Thank You so much Christie for the invitation! I certainly will join the party! Thanks for stopping by and the invitation!

  5. Hi! I'm visitng from Life on Lakeshore and delighted to be a new email follower. I, too love Dollar Tree! Was just there yesterday to load up on cute stuff for my grandkids. Went back a second time. Total spent = $30. I think we're gonna be great friends!

  6. Hi J!!! That is awesome..I tell you. for a Dollar store, we sure can spend a good amounth of $$$ there, but oh it's so much fun! Thank you so much for following and yes this blog is all for friendship...and chocolate!

  7. So lovely projects!!! Love all! Thanks so much for sharing tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Have a fabulous day!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  8. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

  9. Wow, you have so many great ideas! I love the crayons and the scrabble tiles. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! I hope you have a wonderful week. :)


  10. Love all the ideas & great crayon hearts & we are scrabble players so I love the scrabble tile idea. Thanks for linking up & hope to see you again soon!! Visiting from DearCreatives.com