6 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers

One of our favorite holidays for crafting is Valentine’s Day! Here are our favorite crafts to do with the smallest of our kiddos.

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1 – Tissue Paper Valentine’s Wreath from Happy Hooligans

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2 – Shake It Up Hearts from Sunny Day Family

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3 – Heart Stamps from Craftulate

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4 – Heart Suncatcher from Fun At Home With Kids

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5 – Finger Painting Love Canvas from As Time Flies

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6 – Heart Necklace from Red Ted Art

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Paper & Twine Liquid Chalkers Review

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You may have noticed that I’ve been using a chalkboard to help keep track of my pregnancy update photos. Every 2 weeks I take a bump photo and draw something on the chalkboard with whatever week I’m in. You can see yesterday’s 36 week update HERE.

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Prior to my 36 week update I had been using regular chalk and these AWFUL liquid chalk markers from a craft store. They were seriously awful, the ink ran out of the pens so fast it just made a HUGE mess. So I just started using regular chalk, but I wasn’t happy with how it looked unfortunately! I came across these markers and thought… why not?! Maybe someone else has created a better chalk marker, because I KNOW I’ve seen people use them and have a better outcome!

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You receive 8 different colored markers in a pack with a chisel tip – I love that these have a chisel tip. It makes writing and filling in large spaces MUCH easier! The colors are fantastic and all are easily visible.

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I tried them out on our key holder at our front door… before reading the directions. Yea. I’m one of THOSE people. The chalkboard on this is apparently really porous, so it’s a PAIN to scrub off, but if I had read the directions first…. I would have known that. Oops.

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You can see where I tried to rub it off with a damp rag… it did eventually come off, but it took some elbow grease. I’ll probably stick to regular chalk for this message board… lol!

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As per the directions… I tested a small corner of my larger chalkboard BEFORE creating my weekly update board. Thankfully it wiped right clean with a quick swipe of a wet washcloth! Woo woo, we’re in business! So yes… always read the instructions first!

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You can purchase these markers on Amazon or directly from Liquid Chalkers, this set is on sale for $18.99 at both sites right now! These would be great for art projects, photography props (like I used them for) or even just to leave bright, fun messages on your chalkboard for your family (or even at work!)

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Custom White Vinyl Stickers Review + Giveaway

Sticker You! providesyou with the highest quality custom stickers, labels, decals, iron-on labels and temporary tattoos. They have many different products to choose from and you can even design your own! I was given the opportunity to design my own white vinyl stickers and chose to make some for our canned gifts (most likely apple butter… yum!) we’ll be giving out at Christmas this year. Since we personalized these I chose not to take pictures of the ones I made because I like to keep our real names private. Instead, I took a screenshot of the basic design with Mustard Seed Mommy replacing our last name!
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My original intention for our stickers was to stick them directly to our jars, but although I think they’d stick wonderfully, I think we’ll make tags to attach to them with these stickers. You can see a general idea of the editing you can do, and there are a TON of graphic choices for your stickers, as well as shapes for your stickers. 
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You can see the categories for graphics above, as well as these being the categories of pre-made stickers as well!
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You can now customize your own white vinyl stickers into any shape, size, or quantity you need! Using StickerYou’s Sticker Editor you can make stickers to the exact 0.1” in size. Make your stickers round, square, or contour die cut to the image to get that perfect shape to match your artwork. For business purposes, you can upload your company logo or idea and promote your brand message.
Want to try some yourself? Enter below for a chance to win two sheets of the white vinyl stickers – you can design your very own or pick some of the premade! Good luck!

Sticker You White Vinyl Stickers Giveaway

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Spellbinders Celebra’tion Collection Review & Giveaway

Spellbinders is a paper craft company that specializes in greeting cards, scrapbook pages and other miscellaneous media including treat bags, place cards, and etc. This particular collection, Spellbinders Celebra’tion was inspired by designer Richard Garay’s passion for paper crafts, event hosting and handmade greetings. All of his collection are coordinated in bright, vivid colors to make your creations fun and easy to make.

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Purex sent me two sets of kits to try out, as well as a stamp set that I will be giving away at the bottom of this post! (Hurray!) The middle set is a treat bag project, the one on the right is a card creation set.

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The first set I tried out was for the Celebrate Party Hat Card, the supplies used were the Golden Glow Cardstock (yellow), the Whirl White Cardstock, the Cool Caribbean Cardstock (blue), Captivating Coral Cardstock (pink flowers), Prints Cardstock (pink polka dot), Sea Spray Ink (Celebrate stamp ink), Linen Thread, Create-a-Cone Die Template (used to create hat), Enhanced Banner Die Template (used to make Celebrate banner), and Many Words Stamp Set (used to stamp Celebrate – this particular stamp is included in the set I’m giving away!). Also used were some Foam Scrapbook Squares by 3L and some sequins.

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This card was super simple to make, it took me all of about 10 minutes to gather my supplies and put it together!

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And the final product with sequins! Again, super easy and simple to make!

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The second set I tried was for a Best Day Ever Treat Bag, the supplies used were the Pixie Play Cardstock (green), Whirl White Cardstock, Build-a-Tag One Die Template (used for green tag), Fun Tags Stamp Set (used for Celebration tag), Odacious Orange Ink (used for Celebration tag), Pretty Plum Ink (used for spare Celebration tag and Best Day Ever Print), Pixie Play Ink (used for Happy Day Print) and Linen Thread. Other products used were foam scrapbooking squares by 3L and a Kraft paper bag.

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This was even quicker to create than the card (mind you my tags and such were all cut out and stamped for me), it took me about 2 minutes to create and finish my treat bag.

Now for the giveaway! As I mentioned before I have the Many Words Stamp Set to giveaway! These are clear polymer stamps from the Celebra’tion Collection. If you win this set you’ll need to order an acrylic block so you can use your new stamps!

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Spellbinders Celebra’tion Many Words Stamp Collection Giveaway

Rainbow Bandz Rainbow Loom Band Refill Pack Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Rainbow Bandz Rainbow Loom Refill pack is a new and improved refill pack with the highest quality and brightest colors of loom bands. In this particular pack you receive 9 different colors including red, yellow, green, blue, pink, purple, orange, black and white; that is 5400 bands!

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Compatible with all loom kits, you receive premium quality bands that are safe for your kids, packed individually for convenience and they don’t easily break!

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The Rainbow Loom fad has swept the nation, you can find them in most stores in an array of colors, patterns and textures. These particular bands are never made with harmful chemicals and they don’t smell like petroleum like some of the cheaper brands do.

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And even better? Rainbow Bandz offers a 365 REFUND GUARANTEE! That means you have 365 days to receive a full refund if you are unhappy with your set. These are individually made by hand and Rainbow Bandz claims that these are the BEST quality band refills on the market.

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47/50 customers on Amazon have given this product 5 stars! You can buy them directly from Amazon for $24.98, and you’ll find other products made by the same company here as well. These bands are a little stiff to work with, but not a single one broke while in use!

 

A special thanks to my dear friend, Christa, for helping me try and review this product!

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.