Valentine Mailboxes


Have your child create a mailbox that suits their style and personality to collect their Valentines this year! (Thanks to Peggy L. for submitting her children’s boxes: Meg, Henry, & Matthew.)

What You’ll Need:
*shoebox
*scissors
*markers/crayons/colored pencils/paint
*wrapping paper or brown kraft paper (optional)
*glue
*craft supplies such as stickers, pipe cleaners, glitter, construction paper, stamps, etc.
*tape

Preparation:

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Will Your Groundhog See its Shadow?

Will you have an early spring or six more weeks of winter? Create your own groundhog and find out!

What You’ll Need:
*Groundhog template, see below (1 template makes 4 crafts)
*Paper plate
*Crayons, markers, etc.
*Scissors
*Glue
*Popsicle sticks (1 per craft)

Preparation:
*Print out a groundhog template – either the PDF OR MS Word versions below.
*Poke a hole in the center of the paper plate with the scissors.

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Inspire Your Heart with Art

January 31 is “Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.” Once your child has created an inspirational masterpiece, use our suggestions below for what to do with this fabulous artwork!

What You’ll Need:
*Art supplies
*Paper

Preparation:
*Have your child create a piece of art or choose one they have done before that is a particular favorite.

Activity:

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Fingerprint Votives


A great gift for Valentine’s Day, or just a fun way to use your empty baby food jars!

What You’ll Need:
*Glass baby food jar or votive candleholder
*Paint
*Paper towels or baby wipes
*Toothpick
*Paper, optional
*Votive candles

Preparation:
*Wash and dry the baby food jars or votive candleholders.
*We recommend testing out your design on some paper first before doing it on the glass.

Activity:

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The Cat's Meow?

Today, January 22, is “Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day”! Make these cute cat masks with your children, then take turns answering each other’s “cat questions”.

What You’ll Need:
*Paper Plate
*Scissors
*Stapler/glue
*Construction paper (a small square to use for the ears and nose)
*Yarn
*Hole punch or sharp pencil
*Markers/crayons

Preparation:
*Trim around the edge of your paper plate to make a circle that is about the diameter as your child’s face.

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No-Sew Fleece Blanket

An easy, no-sew gift for any age. Soft fleece makes it the perfect baby gift -- great for the stroller or the floor. Personalize by cross-stitching baby’s name and birthdate to make it extra special. Any child who can tie a knot can help with this activity!

What You’ll Need:
*For Baby/Child: 1.5 yards EACH of 2 different, but coordinating fleece designs
*For Teen/Adult: 2 yards EACH of 2 different but coordinating fleece designs
*Fabric scissors (or very sharp scissors)

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Tic Tac Toe

A printable version of the classic game. Click on the PDF below and print.

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FREE Twilight Saga: New Moon 2010 Calendar


Start your new year off the right way with a FREE 2010 New Moon calendar using your favorite images from the blockbuster movie!

What You’ll Need:
*Laminating sheets (optional, two per calendar)
*Stick on magnets (optional, we recommend the business card magnets)

Preparation:
*If you don't already have New Moon images saved on your computer, find some online and save to your computer as a JPEG file.**

Activity:

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Yearly 2010 Photo Fridge Calendar


Create a custom 2010 yearly photo calendar for the fridge! Great for home, office, gifts, or even school fundraisers!

What You’ll Need:
*Laminating sheets (two per calendar)
*Stick on magnets (we recommend the business card magnets)

Preparation:
*Find a digital image in JPEG format you want to use for your calendar and save it on your computer.

Activity:

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