Monday, February 6, 2012

I Made It Monday - Valentines For Your Kiddos!

I really enjoy making things with my hands.  Whether it be cookies or something crafty.  Sadly, there are not enough hours in the day for me to attempt to accomplish all of the little projects that I bookmark or Pin (those of you sucked into the time-sucking cult-like membership know what I mean!).  Between the piles of laundry that a family of five creates and the errand-running and homework-helping, and compulsive-volunteering, and yadda yadda yadda...

Suffice it to say, there are not a lot of spare hours left in the day for carefree crafting.  Add to that, I'm a bit too practical for my own good.  In other words, I can oftentimes purchase something for so much cheaper than what it would cost to make it myself.  Jenna's 4-H skirt from last summer is an excellent example of that!

There's a lot to be said for the stress-relief and self-satisfaction in making something yourself, especially if you're into that sort of thing.  I'm trying to make more time for myself to indulge in this activity. 

The featured activity for today isn't anything that I really put a lot of work or time into but I wanted to share it with you anyway in case you wanted to do this for/with your children too!  I have a long list of blogs that I love to peruse every once in awhile.  The idea sharing in blogland is a wonderful thing. 

I happened across this Valentine card idea and the free printable on Crap I've Made.  I downloaded the free printable onto a thumb drive and took it to FedEx Kinko's to have it printed on card stock.  I knew they could do it for me cheaper than drying up all the ink in our printer here at home!  A stop at the dollar store took care of our need for 21 little plastic amphibian friends and the glue dots I already had stocked in my craft supply arsenal. 

Owen is going to hand these out to his friends at his class Valentine party next week. 

Crap I've Made's author has several other super cool homemade printable Valentine card ideas that I might use in the future.

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