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Melissa Mayo

February 3, 2016

VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFT PROJECTS

Post by Melissa Mayo

Ok… so let me just state for the record that I am great in the kitchen… I do good food. But when it comes to design, decorations, crafts, ittty bitty tiny details, fun creative ideas and themes for parties and holidays I suck.

But it’s not all bad… The good news is that I have an amazingly talented, creative and brilliant best friend Edva Sims. She is a whiz at all things Picasso. Give her a canvas, brush, paper, art supplies, glue and she is off creating the most magical projects that defy human imagination.

If you are looking for fun things to do with your kids during the holidays when they are driving you crazy, she is you gal.

If you are throwing together a themed bash with everything perfectly coordinated from the napkins, place settings and games to keep the kids entrained …Eddie can help.

Or if you just need mommy time to do something that is all you… Edva is your go to guru. She’ll inspire you to start painting, sculpting and creating stuff that makes you feel like a whole person, instead of someone just in charge of taking care of dinner and the kids.

So I am so glad she agreed to show you fun crafts to do with the family this Valentine’s day.

I turn the floor over to the master

EASY VALENTINE’S DAY PHOTO CRAFT

My kids love receiving letters in the mail equally as much as they like eating candy, so when I found this awesome idea on Design Mom a few years back, I knew it was a keeper.

Take a photo of your stud muffin – making sure they are standing upright and their fist is right in front of them.

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Download the image and edit it – my favorite free photo editor is picmonkey.com Try out some of their fabulous filters and add some text and sparkles too!

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Once you are happy with the image, print it out.
Poke a hole at the top of the photo by your child’s fist as well as the bottom of the fist.

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Thread your lollipop through and… Voila!

Pop the photo in the mail and it will make a very happy valentines recipient!

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VALENTINE’S DAY CRAYONS

I love this craft because it’s great for kids of all ages to get involved and it gets you to recycle of all your broken pieces of crayon you have lying around!

Get a shallow cookie sheet with designs- I whipped out my hearts especially for the big V-Day and I grabbed some crayons.

 

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Peel all the paper off the crayons
Crack and break them into small pieces and place them in the cookie sheet.

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Pop them in an oven at 300 degrees for approx 10 minutes- but keep on checking them! Nothing like burnt crayon smell wafting in your home!

 

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Once they have melted and look all delicious, let them cool for about 10 minutes and turn the cookie sheet upside down- they should all pop out.

Place in cellphone bags and distribute happily 💕

 

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WATER COLOR RESISTANT VALENTINES

Supplies- white card stock, watercolors, paintbrush and a white oil pastel crayon.

 

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Kids start drawing images and writing words on their blank white pages with the white oil pastel. They won’t be able to see what they are drawing because it looks like invisible writing!

Then they get some watercolors and paint right over all the worlds and the white pops right out- it’s awesome..

 

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Try it! It’s that easy!

You can find more cool craft and art projects by following Edva on Instagram. If you aren’t already you should be…

Wishing you a wonderful V-day filled with so much love, hugs and kisses

xxx Chef MM

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