Toilet Paper Roll Bunny Craft

by Dinah Wulf

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Mia and I recently read a book together that was about a pink bunny. She loved that book from school and so when I asked her what she wanted to make she said none other than… a pink bunny! It worked out great too because it’s spring time and this would make the perfect Toilet Paper Roll Bunny Craft for Easter.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Scrap paper
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Glue stick
  • Pompom
  • Scissors
  • Pink craft paint
  • Paint brush

First, I had Mia paint the toilet paper rolls pink. Anytime I ask her to paint something she gets so excited.

Toilet Paper Roll Bunny

While she painted I cut out some eyes, nose, whiskers, ears, and feet shapes for our bunny all out of scrap paper I keep in a bin. Mia picked a pretty pattern for the ears and feet which I thought were a great idea.

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I cut two slits in the top of a toilet paper roll and she added glue with a glue stick and slipped them into the slots.

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She also glued the bunny face and wiggly eyes together with a glue stick.

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We put it all together and added a pompom in the back for a tail!

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More fun Easter craft ideas:

Easter Egg Clothespin Craft for Kids

by Dinah Wulf

Easter Egg Clothespin Craft

The other day, Mia and I were playing with all the clothespin crafts we made and she suggested making an Easter one. I know I know… she’s way ahead of schedule because of me! We ended up using some old stickers we had to make our Easter Egg Clothespin Craft.

Materials:

  • Clothespins
  • Egg stickers (or paper and markers)
  • Card stock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Felt Craft Bird (optional)

First, I had her pick some paper scraps and place the Easter Egg stickers on them.  I cut them out with scissors. Some I left with a little boarder. If you have older kids, they can cut them out themselves.

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Next I cut them down the center in a zig-zag to appear cracked.

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We glued them onto our clothespins.

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Easter Egg Clothespin Craft for Kids

Mia said we needed a baby chick in the egg so I grabbed some craft felt birds that I got in the dollar bin at a craft store. I have used them before in this Recycled Book Heart Garland and these little red Solo Cup Easter baskets. We glued it to the other side of the clothespin so that it looked like it was perched inside of the egg.

Easter Egg Clothespin Craft

Aren’t they adorable? Mia just loves them. She has played with them so many times that she broke a few but they are so quick and easy to make we just made some more!

Easy Clothespin Craft for Preschoolers

More fun Easter craft ideas:

Tips for Making DIY Moss Eggs

by Dinah Wulf

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OK, so this project is easy, BUT I realized that after making a few of these, there are some tips to consider when making these moss eggs because it’s messy and at times a little frustrating because the moss sticks to your hands. So, here are my tips for turning these ordinary plastic eggs into moss eggs.

DIY Moss Eggs

Materials:

  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • White Glue
  • Foam Brush
  • Moss

So this seems pretty self-explanatory to make, and they are, but with these tips it’ll definitely make this project a little simpler.

Tip #1: Glue the plastic eggs together. You don’t have to wait for them to dry, but if you do not glue them together, they may come a part as you are putting the moss on.

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Tips #2: Take the time to separate and dismantle and large chunks of moss. Break each piece into small bits and remove and dried leaves or sticks as you go.

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Tip #3: Be generous with the glue. Place a lot of glue on the egg, then when applying the moss, grab more than what seems necessary. This will help keep the glue from getting on your hands, preventing any debris from sticking to you.

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Tip #4: Now that you applied more moss than needed, allow the eggs to dry completely. You can trim the excess moss off afterwards.

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Hopefully these tips will help you from making the mistakes I made when making these. They are super quick, inexpensive, and easy and a great way to upcycle a plain plastic Easter egg!

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More Easter Ideas:

DIY Moss Eggs from Plastic Eggs

How to Hollow Out an Egg

by Dinah Wulf

How to Hollow Out an Egg

I always wanted to know how to hollow out an egg and I finally took the time to try it out. I want to use them for various Easter projects coming up.  It was a lot easier than I thought.  I sort of guessed on how to do it based on methods I’ve seen in the past. I’m sure there are several variations, but this is how I hollowed out an egg.

Materials:

  • Eggs
  • Nail
  • Bowl
  • Soap and Water

Instructions:

Step One:

I found that a nail worked the best.  I also tried using a straight pin and a paper clip but they were both too flimsy. Using a nail, gently poke a whole into one end of the egg.

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Step Two:

Poke another hole in the other side. I made the hole on the larger side of the egg a little bit bigger than the smaller side so it was easier to blow out the yolk.

 

Step Three:

Blow through the egg from the smaller hole into a bowl.  You may have to break the yolk with a long needle; however I did not have to do that.

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Step Four:

Wash the egg with soap and water and allow it to dry thoroughly.

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Don’t forget to cook and eat the egg in the bowl so you don’t waste it! I will use my eggs to decorate for Easter.  I’m thinking I may try some gold gilding with them. Stay tuned!

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Toilet Paper Roll Four Leaf Clover

by Dinah Wulf

Toilet Paper Roll Four Leaf Clover

I thought we should make ourselves a lucky charm for St. Patrick’s Day coming up, so we made our own lucky toilet paper roll four leaf clover. I got this idea when we made our toilet paper roll hearts for Valentine’s Day. This came by accident when I had randomly saw my Valentines hearts in the formation of a four leave clover on my craft table.  It was a complete accident and luckily (see it’s already bringing me luck) I remembered to do it for St. Patty’s Day!

You only need a few things to make them.

Materials:

  • Toilet paper or paper towel roll
  • Scissors
  • Green paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glue

First start with a toilet paper roll (I don’t know why I felt the need to take a picture of a toilet paper roll. It’s not like you don’t know what one looks like!)

Toilet Paper Roll Clover

I had my daughter paint it green. She loves to paint and this craft paint easily wipes off.

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Once it dried, I cut out five equal widths, four for the leaves, and one for the stem. I shaped the leaves into hearts like we did for our Valentine’s hearts. For the stem, we simply pinched the circle closed to form a stem. This way, it is painted on both sides and is actually the perfect length.

Cardboard Tube Clover

Using a hot glue gun, I glued the leaves and stem together.

Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Clover

There you have it! A simple four leaf clover! You can make several and string them together to make a garland. Consider painting them in different shades of green.

Toilet Paper Roll Four Leaf Clover

We put this one on our Leprechaun trap as a decoration!

DIY Four Leaf Clover

Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Trap Tradition

by Dinah Wulf

Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Trap Tradition

Are you familiar with the Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Trap Tradition? Me neither. I had to Google it!  All I knew was that my best friend Jenny from Simply Creative Ways did it every year with her daughter’s, and now that Mia is three and a half, I thought it’d be the perfect age to start (kind of like the Elf on the Shelf).

Tradition

According to Irish folklore, a leprechaun is a little shoemaker that stores their gold in little pots hidden at the end of a rainbow.  They are often mischievous and like to play tricks like turning your milk green or rearranging items around your house. If they are ever captured by a human, it is said that they must grant you three wishes in exchange for release, hence the Leprechaun trap.

Here is how we made ours.

I covered an old shipping box in green wrapping paper that I had left over from Christmas. Mia and I dug through our bin of paper scraps and pulled out the green and yellow scraps.  We punched out different sized circles with various circle craft punches.

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She glued them on, along with some butterflies, plastic gold coins, and glitter shamrocks.

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We also added a paper rainbow and fluffy clouds on top to entice any unsuspecting Leprechauns.

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We also added the toilet paper roll four leaf clover we made for good luck.

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We went to outside and searched for the perfect stick in our backyard.

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Mia (with my help) tied some green yarn to the one end of the stick.

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Mia set it all up.

The Leprechaun Trap Tradition

We will set up come chocolate gold coins underneath our trap the night before St. Patrick’s Day. Hopefully we’ll catch one and get three wishes! {Fingers Crossed}

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Good Luck Favor with Printable

by Dinah Wulf

A Little Gold and a Pinck of Luck St. Patrick's Day Printable

With Saint Patrick’s Day just a few weeks away, I wanted to create something fun and creative for Mia to give out to her friends and teachers on Saint Patrick’s Day. I thought of this Good Luck Favor with Printable that says, “A little gold and a pinch of luck. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” After all, who doesn’t need a little luck? This is a SUPER inexpensive way to spread some luck to your children’s friends and family.

I made a printable in two different sizes, a two inch circle and a three inch circle. You can print out these tags here:

Good Luck Favor Printable for St. Patrick’s Day

Here is a close up.

St. Patrick's Day Printable

I bought some shiny clover confetti and some plastic gold coins from the craft store. You can package it however you want. Here I placed the gold coins and a pinch of confetti in some small green paper treat bags.

Good Luck Favor with Printable

I also like the idea of seeing the gold coins and pinch of luck, so for these, I placed them in a plastic bag and cut and folded some black cardstock. I taped the two inch tag on the front.

Good Luck St. Patrick's Day Printable

Mia will give these out to her friends and teachers in school and dance class. Hopefully it will bring everyone a little luck!

In case you missed them, here are a few more fun Saint Patrick’s Day crafts and ideas:

Candy Filled Leprechaun Hat Craft

by Dinah Wulf

Candy Filled Leprechaun Hat Craft

This post, Candy Filled Leprechaun Hat Craft, was a tutorial I did for my other blog that I am officially saying farewell to. It was a lot of fun, but I quickly found out that it was more work than I can handle maintaining two blogs. What was I thinking? So, slowly I will be moving over some of my posts, over here to DIY Inspired.

This is a fun St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun hat.  I made two for Mia’s teachers last year. Here is how I made them.

Materials:

  • Clear plastic cups
  • Gold, Black, and Green card stock
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Plate or cup to trace a circle for the rim of the hat
  • Tape
  • Rubber bands
  • Plastic wrap
  • Green candies

Instructions:

First I cut out large circles for the rim of the hat. I found that a large cottage cheese container worked well for the type of cup I used.

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Next, I cut out black strips to go around the hat and two gold squares for the buckle.

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Using a craft knife, ruler, and cutting mat, I measured and cut out a buckle.

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I glued the buckle to the black strip and fit it around the hat. It should fit snuggly.

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Next I filled the cups with green candies.

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I covered the top with plastic wrap and secured it closed using a rubber band.

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You can now turn the cup over without the candy spilling. I taped the circle to the bottom of the hat and tucked in the plastic wrap around the edges.

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Lastly, I slipped the buckle and black strip around the hat and secured it with tape. There you have it!

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Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Pops

by Dinah Wulf

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As you may have figured out, I’m not much of a cook. That’s why there are very little recipes on this site! Last year, St. Patrick’s Day fell on a Monday, so many people including myself, celebrated it on the Saturday before.  We had left over cookies from the party, and I had a playdate on Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, so I whipped up these easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Pops for our playdate.

Here’s what I used:

  • Cookies from the market bakery
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Cookie icing
  • Treat Bags
  • Ribbon

I had three different kinds of cookies left over.

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I turned each one over and put on some cookie icing. You can also use cake icing, but I thought I’d but the bottle because it was less messy and there was no need to spread it out.

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Next, I simply added a lollipop stick and sandwiched two cookies together. If you use cookie icing like I did, you have to let the icing set and harden which takes about an hour. I recommend using small cookies that aren’t too heavy for the lollipop stick.

Lastly, I put them in little treat bags and tied a cute little green argyle ribbon.

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They were a hit at the play date! It only took a few minutes to put them together. These are great for semi-homemade party favors for baby showers, wedding showers, or birthday and holiday parties. The local bakery always has fun themed holiday cookies that you can use.

Check out more of my St. Patrick’s Day ideas!

Candy and Non Candy Sayings for Party Favors

by Dinah Wulf

Over 50 Candy and Non Candy Sayings for Party Favors

After talking to some friends and realizing that they may not enjoy making party favors and Valentine’s like I do, I thought I’d put together a reference list of Candy and Non Candy Sayings for Party Favors. You can use these for Valentine’s Day or for birthday party favors as well. So far, I have come up with just a little over fifty! Let’s start with Non Candy gifts. Enjoy!

Non Candy Sayings:

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

TOYS

  • Bouncy Balls – “Have a ball!” or “I hope you have a BALL!” or “You make my heart BOUNCE”
  • Bubbles – “You BLOW me away!” or “You BLOW my mind!”
  • Airplane – “You make my heart SOAR!”
  • Bookmark – “You’re #1 in my BOOK!”
  • Shovel – “I DIG that we are friends.”
  • Glow Sticks – “You make my heart GLOW.” Or “I hope your (holiday) is merry and BRIGHT” or “You LIGHT up my life!” or “Have a BRIGHT holiday!”
  • Crazy Straws – “Sip sip hooray!” or “You are ex-STRAW special to me!”
  • Stickers – “I’m STUCK on you!”
  • Maze – “You ah-MAZE me!” or “I’m ah-MAZED by you!” or “You are an ah-MAZING friend!”
  • Cars – “I like how you ROLL”

FRUIT

  • Banana – “You’re the best of the BUNCH!” or “You’re my favorite of the BUNCH!”
  • Cutie Orange – “I think you’re a “CUTIE!” or “You’re a real CUTIE!”
  • Pear – “I think you’re PEAR-fect!” or “You’re a PEAR-fectly great friend!”
  • Apple – “You’re the APPLE of my eye!”
  • Orange – “ORANGE you glad we are friends?”

SNACKS

  • Raisins- “You’re the RAISIN I’m smiling!”
  • Teddy Grahams – “I can’t BEAR to be without you!”
  • Gold Fish – “You’re a great CATCH!”
  • Fortune Cookie – “I’m FORTUNATE-ate to have you as my friend!” or We are so FORTUNE ate to have you in our lives!
  • Minion – “You’re one in a MINION.”
  • Mini Chips Ahoy Cookies – For our own special ‘COOKIE’ monster!
  • Anything with cookies – We love you so much it makes us COOKIE!
  • Rice Krispies Treat – I think it’s a “TREAT” that you’re my Daddy/Friend/Teacher!
  • Slim Jim Twin Pack – Daddy, we hope no one gives you any “BEEF” today at work!
  • Mini Nutter Butters – We love cookies “BUTTER” hearts are with you.
  • Fruit Roll Up or Tootsie Roll– “I like how you ROLL.”
  • Nuts – There’s “nuttin” I wouldn’t do for you!

OTHER

  • Burt’s Bee’s chapstick – “Will you BEE my Valentine?”
  • Lip Balm – “You’re the BALM”

Candy Bars and Candy Sayings:

  • Butterfinger – We love you so much “BUTTERFINGERS” won’t count that high!
  • Kit Kat – We don’t ever want a break from you!
  • Snickers – We love how you make us laugh and “SNICKER”!
  • Junior Mints – You are worth a “MINT”!
  • Peanut M&M’s – We’re “NUTS” about you!
  • Almond Joy – You bring me so much JOY it’s NUTS!
  • M&M’s – You make us melt!
  • Peanut Butter M&M’s – We think you’re Magnificent and Marvelous!
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Bar – We love you so much it’s “NUTS”!
  • Milky Way – We think you are out of this world!
  • Zero Bar – You’re not a “ZERO”. You’re our hero!!
  • Whoppers – You’re a WHOPPER of a Valentine!
  • Heath – Sugar and Spice you’re everything nice!
  • York Peppermint Pattie – Daddy, we get the sensation from you!
  • Twix – Just be “TWIX” you and me, we love you!
  • Rolos – Daddy/Teacher, you’re my “ROLO” model!
  • Anything with Nuts – There’s “nuttin” I wouldn’t do for you!
  • Anything chewy – I CHEWS you!
  • Bit O’ Honey – You’re as sweet as honey.
  • Here are some sweets for my sweet.
  • Pop Rocks – You ROCK!
  • Bubble Gum – You BLOW my mind!

Easy Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

by Dinah Wulf

Easy Chinese New Year Red Envelopes DIY

The picture below means so much to me. One of my oldest and dearest friends from back home posted it on Facebook. It sparked SO many amazing memories of my childhood. Specifically, it reminded me of a unique, special, and irreplaceable friendship I had (and still have) with my older brother, and my mother’s best friend’s children, Tom and Matt… well, back then they were Tommy and Matthew.

I suspect that this photo was taken in 1978-ish. We were in our backyard by the pool. I recall spending EVERY SINGLE weekend with the Evan’s. I was one kinda sorta of the boys. I rode a bike on the dirt trails behind my house; they piled it with mud when it rained. I wore my favorite girly shoes; they would hide them in places that I would never find because they were too far out of reach for my 45 inches.

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I’ll never forget, however, every year around my birthday we would celebrate Chinese New Year’s at the Even’s house. Their Mom, my Tita Ping, would make the most amazing food (especially her eggrolls) and we would eat a ton. All the kids would play in the basement for hours and at the end of the night each kid would get to pick a red envelope before we went home. Every time, I would pray that I would pick a good one.  So, these little Easy Chinese New Year Red Envelopes are dedicated to my Tita Ping and her family.

The red envelope is typically a small rectangle, decorated in gold. It is meant to bring good luck and fortune to the recipient. To make these, I first “Googled” the Chinese characters for “good fortune” and “happy new year”. I printed them in three columns on red paper.

Easy Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

I cut each one in thirds to make three envelopes a sheet.

Easy Homemade Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

Next, I folded them in thirds.

Easy to make Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

I used double sided tape to tape up the sides and envelope flap after inserting some money. I also added some gold trim with decorative tape.

Easy Chinese New Year Red Envelopes Tutorial

That’s it! It took minutes to make, and cost pennies (other than the money inside!). Hopefully next year I can arrange a reunion to spend time with the Evan’s on Chinese New Year. Tom and Matt, if your are reading this, let’s plan it!

Easy Chinese New Year Red Envelopes How To

Mardi Gras Printable

by Dinah Wulf

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I have never really celebrated Mardi Gras, although I have always thought it would be fun. I would love to be in New Orleans or Louisiana, or better yet Brazil or Italy! All I know is that it is a carnival of celebrations when people eat a lot and party. Sounds good to me! I also love the colors of green, purple, and gold, so this year, I thought I’d make a Mardi Gras printable in honor of the festivities coming up in February.

You can use this however you like. I made them as little tags for small gifts. I glued them to cardstock, punched a small hole, and tied some black ribbon onto candy filled milk bottles and test tubes.

Fat Tuesday Printable

I made a little sign with a fleur delis and crowns. You can print the tags as well as the full image in case you need specific sizes. You can also use it for party favors, cake toppers, signs, or invitations.

Mardi Gras Printable Tags

Mardi Gras Image

Here are a few more pictures of the favors I made.

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Fat Tuesday Free Printable

Fat Tuesday Tag Printable

Mardi Gras Free Printable

In case you missed it, my friend Maily threw a Mardi Gras themed party that had some great party decorations and ideas. Check out her beautiful flower arrangements and mask centerpieces.

Check out some other fun theme parties with printables:

Bouncy Ball Valentine Printable

by Dinah Wulf

Bouncy Ball Valentine Printable DIY

This year, my daughter chose bouncy balls to give to her classmates at her Valentine party at school. I loved that idea because a) it’s not candy, and b) it’s easy! We found these bags of bouncy balls at Target. I designed a quick bouncy ball Valentine printable so that you could use them too.

Here are the balls. They come in reds and pinks and blues and greens. We bought one of each bag.

Bouncy Ball Valentine Printable

I made and printed these labels that say, “I hope you have a ball this Valentine’s day” and glued them onto some lavender card stock.

Bouncy Ball Non Candy Valentine

I left an area for your child to sign their name. You can use the design in whatever size you need:

Bouncy Ball Valentine Printable

We used double sided tape to attach them to the plastic bags.

Bouncy Ball Valentine Free Printable

Super simple! I hope you enjoy and use the printable!

More Valentine’s Day Inspiration:

Printables:

Valentine Decor:

Handmade Cards and Gifts:

Other Fun Valentine Ideas:

Fortune Cookie Valentine Printable

by Dinah Wulf

Fortune Cookie Valentine DIY

I found the cutest erasers ever in the dollar bins at Target. I couldn’t help myself so I picked up a little bag. I knew IMMEDIATELY what I wanted to do with them as soon as I got home.  I made some printable fortunes to go along with this cute little cookie. So, today, I am sharing this Fortune Cookie Valentine Printable that you can use for real fortune cookies or these cute dollar bin erasers.

Here are the erasers. Adorable, right? They come in a pack of six in light pink, hot pink, and purple. I figured I could have Mia give them to friends, school teachers, dance teachers, or coaches.

Fortune Cookie Valentine Printable

I designed two different ones. One is for teachers with the Chinese symbol for “teachers”, and the other one is for friends or classmates that has the Chinese symbol for “friendship”. They even have lucky numbers like the ones you find in real fortune cookies. They say, “I am “fortune”-ate to have you as my friend/teacher.”

Fortune Cookie Valentine Printable for Student or Teacher

You can download the FREE printable here:

Fortune Cookie Valentine Printable

Enjoy!

More Valentine’s Day Inspiration:

Roses Are Red Printable Teacher Poem

by Dinah Wulf

Roses are Red Violets are Blue Printable Teacher Poem

I know Mia is only in preschool but she has had some amazing teachers. It makes me want to give them something small to say thank you anytime there is a holiday. With Valentine’s Day just right around the corner, I put together this Roses Are Red Printable Teacher Poem to share. It can be used for Valentine’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, or Just because. You can also attach it to a single rose (chocolate or fresh) or an entire bouquet!

I found these chocolate roses at Target for $1.00 each. I bought three for Mia’s teacher and her assistants.

Roses are Red Printable Teacher Poem

I designed this printable, glued it onto black cardstock, and punched out a hole in the shape of a heart. It says, “Roses are red, violets are blue, you are a great teacher, and inspiring too.”

Roses are Red Printable DIY Teacher Valentine

I tied on some twine ribbon.

Roses are Red Printable Teacher Appreciation

You can download the design here and make it any size you need it to be.

Roses Are Red Printable Teacher Poem

I loved how it turned out. It only took a few minutes and I hope it brings a smile to their faces on Valentine’s Day.

Roses are Red Printable Teacher Valentine

More Valentine’s Day Inspiration:

Valentine’s Day Crafty Play Date

by Dinah Wulf

Last year, Valentine’s Day fell on a Friday.  At that time, every Friday, my daughter had dance class with her two best friends. After class, sometimes we would continue the fun at my house and the girls would play. Since it was Valentine’s Day, and the girls LOVE making crafts, I decided to make our play date extra special and make it a Valentine’s Day Crafty Play Date. It didn’t take too much time to set up and I used what I already had in the craft room. It turned out so cute!

I set up a special table for three. I honestly didn’t really go out of my way because I already had everything in the craft room. It didn’t take me long to set up. I added a few extra touches like Plastic glasses with lace for their juice.

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Pink candies in little baskets that I also added lace to (thanks to my trusty glue gun)!

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I even made them name place settings because I always keep these dollar bin frames handy for dinner parties. It only took a second to print their names.

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The centerpiece was simple too. I just took an existing arrangement and put it on top of a piece of scrapbook paper and then laid a little pink craft butterfly on top for some added girly-ness!

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I set out some foam crafts that I got on sale and the girls made Valentine’s for their families to take home.

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For dessert I simply went to the local grocery store bakery and added a little pompom toothpick on top.

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It was such a special day for the girls and it really took little effort. They had such a great time! I hope you enjoyed my super easy Valentine’s Day Crafty Play Date!

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