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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Valentine's Day Crafts & More from Oriental Trading with Free Printable Valentine Cards -- Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: I was sent these items to review free of charge from Oriental Trading. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. I am including links to each item for your convenience but do not receive anything if you purchase them.

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? We are, thanks to Oriental Trading. Now Hazel's school has a Father/Daughter Snow Ball the Saturday before Valentine's Day every year and this year I am co-chairing it. As a result I had even more Valentine's Day stuff to get than normal. I got the tablecloths we need for the Snow Ball.

Going from the supply list the principal gave me and knowing what was leftover from last year, I got 4 light pink round plastic tablecloths and 3 red round plastic tablecloths and 2 decorative tablecloths (I chose the Valentine Plastic Tablecloth). Of course since the ball is not until February 11th I cannot share with you them in use, but will try to take a picture and post it on Instagram. 


Now Hazel has been playing magician for awhile and wanted a magic hat. She really wanted this trick one so I added it to our order. She has had so much fun with it. Click here to see a video of her doing the trick (it is too large to share here).


Now the rest of our items are for Valentine's Day. Hazel has a love for all things Peanuts since seeing The Peanuts Movie over a year ago. I knew she would want to include these adorable Peanuts Valentine finger puppets with her class cards. Now I got some mini mailboxes on clearance last year after Valentine's Day so I knew we would have some room for a few things. She also wanted to get these inspirational stamps.  She loves that they have Bible references on them. (She goes to a Christian school so they will be well received!)

Now to go with these stampers and the mailboxes I made these fun printable cards. I put a heart for where to put the stamper. I also used four different colors so they could be given to boys and girls without being too girly. Feel free to print your own, but they are for personal use only. If you would like to share them, please send people here to download their own copy.

I also got her Inspiring Peanuts magnet kit. We are planning on putting stickers on the back and using them as Valentines for her teachers. Aren't they adorable? Hazel found these very easy to make. I did put on the magnets for her. A hint for them is to check the magnets so they work. Only one side will attract metal.

Then for family members I got her these cute handprint photo frame Valentines. Of course we now have to find the pictures we want to use with them. 
This kit Hazel had a little trouble with since the one she did by herself her fingers looked pointed and extremely thin. However when I traced her hand for her she was fine. I love how this one for my parents came out. We used a picture from Christmas time with them in it. Hazel did mention that she thought these were for younger kids, but she still likes them.

Are you making your Valentines? I would love to see them!!




Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!! It was another fun party with lots of great creations shared. Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week we have two groups of features: Valentine's Day and Every Day Crafts.

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.


Valentine's Day Features


1) From The Real Thing with the Coake Family: American Girl Craft Valentine Mailboxes

2) From A Thoughtful Place: Mason Jars Simple and Sweet
3) From Simply {Darr}ling: Conversation Heart LOVE Block

Jennifer Perkins: Easy Air Dry Clay Valentine Ornaments

5) From  Busy Being Jennifer: Geo Style Heart Hoop Art

6) From Suzer Space: Send Hugs and Kisses to Your Valentine


Every Day Crafts Features

1) From Pink Heels Pink Truck: How to Glitter Wine Glasses

2) From Wesens-Art: 3D Paper Art Object Trust

3) From Growing Up Gabel: No Sew Football Field Table Runner

4) From The DIY Mommy: How to Sew a Faux Fur Pillow Cover

5) From The Mandatory Mooch: Spray Painted Rubber Duck Jars

6) From My Life from Home: DIY Sisal Rope Tassel Basket

7) From The Scrap Shoppe Blog: Faux Agate Slices

 
Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!



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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!