25 Last Minute St. Patrick Day Crafts

If you are looking for some last minute activities to do with the kiddos that are St Patrick Day crafts, I have 25 awesome ideas to share with you!

Each of these creations are from other bloggers. Some of these are home decor, some are free printables to do with the kids and some are just super cool crafts for moms and little ones! Many of these make great gift ideas for school, teachers or friends. {{My favorite might be the Mod Podge Lucky Charms bracelet! You’ll love it!}}

It is never too late to create and have fun! I really hope you enjoy these.

25 last minute st patrick day crafts

25 St Patrick Day Crafts

  1. St Patricks Day Leprechaun Hat Craft
  2. Fingerprint Shamrock Canvas
  3. Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Drops
  4. Lucky Charm Bracelet
  5. St Patricks Day Welcome Shamrock
  6. Shamrock Tree on Canvas
  7. St Patricks Day Word Search Puzzle
  8. Rainbow Leprechaun Trap
  9. 3D Tissue Paper Shamrock
  10. Satin Shamrock Headband
  11. Easy Rainbow Crafts for Kids
  12. St Patricks Day Dollar Tree Wreaths
  13. DIY Rainbow Blocks
  14. St Patricks Day Yarn Wreath
  15. Layered Felt Rainbow Magnet
  16. DIY Paper Shamrock
  17. Pot of Gold Craft
  18. Fingerpaint Rainbow Kids Activity
  19. St Pattys Day Banner
  20. DIY St Patricks Day Banner
  21. Shamrock Puppy
  22. Four Leaf Clover Paper Craft
  23. Little Leprechaun Hat Craft
  24. St Patricks Day Chalkboard Printable
  25. St Patricks Day Window Clings

So, which one is your favorite?

Free Printable Cupcake Toppers for Valentines Day

If you know me, you know I love to bake cupcakes for birthdays and special occasions. I also love to have cute toppers, so I thought I would give you guys some free printable cupcake toppers for Valentines Day.

With just a few supplies you can kick your cupcakes up a notch. These are perfect for school parties, homeschool parties or just to bake at home with the kids to enjoy as a family.

free printable cupcake toppers for valentines day

You Will Need:

Print out the cupcake toppers on card stock.

valentine cupcake toppers

Use your circle punch to cut out the cupcake toppers.

Printable Cupcake Toppers for Valentines Day

Use the hot glue gun to attach the sucker stick to the cupcake topper.

cupcake toppers for valentines day

Gather up your cooled cupcakes.

(I had 12…. but a sweet little boy with the initials Matthew Jason took one. He proceeded to eat it right in front of me and shrugged his shoulders and said,  “What? I the baby.”.  Craziest four year old ever!)

valentine cupcakes

Pipe the icing on them. If you’re looking for a great icing recipe I have two on this site. (Traditional Buttercream and Chocolate Buttercream)

valentine cupcake toppers


cupcakes for valentines day

Add your cupcake topper into the cupcake and you are all set!

*Disclaimer: I had to retake these pictures because the lighting was so dark. I just grabbed some store bought cupcakes.

printable cupcake toppers

Aren’t they adorable? I love the colors of the printable and that sweet little bird.

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Kid Valentine Crafts: Color Your Own Treat Bag Topper

Are you getting geared up for Valentine’s Day? Are you on the hunt for free printables you can use for your kids to exchange at school or with family and friends?

I love these bag toppers that your kids can color themselves. You just attached them with a stapler to a cello treat bag (clear or decorative) and fill it with whatever you want. I  used popcorn, but you could put candy in there too. My boys thought these were fun to color too.

valentine treat printable you can color

There is a place on the back for you to write who these are from and who they are to.

Hop over to Red Ted Art to get the full tutorial. I shared these over there yesterday.

Before you leave, I hope you’ll check out all of my kid Valentine Crafts.

And, make sure you’re following my All Things Valentine Pinterest Board. I am pinning new things there every single day!

More Kid Valentine Crafts:

Cutest Pencil Holder (Valentine Printable)

We are having so much fun creating kid Valentine crafts.

Yesterday my friend Kim and her kids came over. They homeschool too and once a week we get together for the kids to play and hangout and Kim helps me organize different areas of my house. She is amazing at organizing and can optimize space like I have never seen anyone do before. ! I tell her all the time she should start a business.

Her daughter is 9. Skylar is the only girl in the mix of Kim’s boys and my boys. I wanted her to help me make these super sweet pencil holder Valentine cards. She was totally up for it!

Here is how we created them.

kid valentine crafts (pencil holder printables)

You Will Need:

Gather up all of your supplies.

There are four Valentine cards to each sheet to help save on paper.

I grabbed my festive Valentine pencils at Target in the dollar bins. I loved the sparkly glitter!

kids valentine crafts

Use the paper cutter or your scissors to cut out the cards.

free valentine printable

Let the kids write who the cards are to and from.

Doesn’t Skylar have gorgeous nails?

kid valentine crafts

Now this job is for an adult. Use the X-Acto knife to cut slits for the pencils.

There are two black lines where you need to cut the lines.

pencil holder valentine

Slide the pencil through the slits and you have a simple, affordable and perfect Valentine card to handout at school or Mother’s Day Out!

We’re going to have a Homeschool Valentine party and exchange with friends. I plan on printing some of these!

free valentine printable

These are perfect for parents who are on the hunt for non-candy Valentines!

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25 {{More}} Kid Valentine Crafts

I don’t know about your kids, but my children love to do arts and crafts. I doesn’t hurt that we homeschool, so we are home all day and always looking for more fun activities to create during the day.

If you are on the hunt for kid Valentine crafts, we have pulled together another collection of even more ideas.

The last collection I shared with you were all crafts from my site. This time around I am sharing all the idea of other bloggers.

While you’re here, check out all of my Valentine crafts. We have tons of things to keep you and your little one busy.And, what I love about this collection is it’s great for many different ages and an excellent way to spend time together as a family.

25 kid valentine crafts

25 {{More}} Kid Valentine Crafts

1. Baby Footprint Heart from Jany Claire
2. Love Bugs from Little Family Fun
3. Sweetie Glasses from Mom Tried It
4. Valentine Heart Leis from MAKE
5. Valentines Dump Truck from No Time For Flash Cards
6. Toilet Paper Heart Stamping from In Lieu of Preschool
7. Valentine Bottle Basket from Ramblings of a Crazy Women
8. Valentines Love Cup from Easy Crafts for Kids
9. Cupid Arrows from Craftaholics Anonymous
10. Heart Cone Tree from I Gotta Create!
11. Shaving Cream Marbled Hearts from The Chocolate Muffin Tree
12. Valentine Treasure Rocks from Growing a Jeweled Rose
13. Valentine Scratch Heart from Putti’s World
14. Plastic Bottle Vases from Hands on as We Grow
15. Puffy Hearts from Scrumdilly-Do!
16. Black Glue Hearts from Mess for Less
17. Valentine Pets from Learn Create Love
18. Message in a Bottle from FSPDT
19. Crayon Heart Valentines Cards from Endless Acres Farmtiques
20. Valentines Countdown from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
21. Love Bug Valentine Cards from Mom on Timeout
22. Handprint Cards from Rosy~Posy
23. Kiss Me Treat from Kids Activities Blog
24. Bubble Printed Valentines Hearts from The Chocolate Muffin Tree
25. Handprint Craft from LaughPaintCreate

Which one are you most excited to create with your little one?

Homemade Valentine Cards Using Celery as a Rose Stamp

Homemade Valentine cards are so fun to make. Have you ever tried it? You can create them at any age and they make the perfect keepsakes and gifts.

I adore the idea of using celery as a rose flower stamp. Have you ever seen this done? It is so neat.

I am going to show you how to make these easy homemade cards. You likely will already have everything on hand- I know I did. I even had celery for an upcoming soup recipe. Score!

My boys are so excited to mail these to grandparents, cousins and other family and friends. Your kids will love them too.

homemade valentine cards for kids

You Will Need:

  • celery, with the end cut off
  • acrylic paint- any color (we used red, pink, green and gold)
  • small paint brush, for painting on the stem
  • paper plates, for holding your paint
  • glitter (use salt if you do not have any glitter)
  • white cardstock or blank white cards
  • stamp that says made by (optional)
  • stamp pad (if you’re doing a made by stamp)

acrylic paint for crafts

Squirt your paint onto paper plates.

Grab your celery. This is what it will look like when you chop the end off of it. Have you ever noticed it looks just like a flower? How neat is that?

Reserve the celery stalks for cooking.

celery used for rose stamp

Dip the celery rose into the paint.

painting with celery

Make sure it is evenly coated with paint.

using celery to make a rose stamp

Take a sheet of card stock folded in half to look like a greeting card, or use these blank greeting cards.

Stamp the card with the celery.

And you have a rose!

homemade valentine cards

We alternated colors between pink and red.

Some of the colors ran together and we loved it even more!

homemade valentine cards kids can make

While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the rose with glitter or salt.

Shake off any excess.

add glitter

Use the paint brush to draw a stem on the rose. I made little leaves too.

homemade rose valentine card

Matthew had fun painting his stems and leaves.

homemade valentine cards preschoolers can make

He said he likes big, big leaves!

(This is where I want to say, “Wait, wait! Small leaves!”. Then I remember this is his project.)

homemade valentine cards using celery as a stamp

Luke wanted to add grass to his. Totally his idea and I thought it was great.

easy homeamde valentine cards

He also wanted to add a sun- and I just happened to have some gold acrylic paint.

We sprinkled glitter on the sun too.

painted homemade valentine cards

We stamped the back of the card with a handmade by stamp.

You can certainly free hand this, but I already have the stamp and I love the way it looks.

Then the boys can just write their name under it.

handmade for you by stampLet them dry.

These are perfect for giving to family and friends for Valentine’s Day.

Fill out the inside with a sweet message or drawing.

how to make homemade valentine cards

The hard part is deciding who gets each one.

I just love them!

homemade valentine cards kids can make using celery and paint

More Kid Valentine Crafts:

12 Kid Valentine Crafts

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it. Are you looking for kid Valentine crafts that you and your little one can create together? I have a list of 12 ideas.

Many of these have crafts include a free printable which make for perfect Valentine card exchange ideas at school and preschool. These are adorable for homeschool Valentine parties too!12 Kid Valentine Crafts

12 Kid Valentine Crafts

  1. Heart Crayon Valentines- this free printable makes the cutest valentine goodie for classmates.
  2. Blow Me Away Bubbles Printable- what child does not love bubbles? These are perfect preschool Valentines!
  3. Valentine Mailboxes for Kids- these are so precious and you will have fun creating them together.
  4. I am a Sucker for You- add a dum-dum sucker and you have the cutest Valentine card.
  5. Heart Shaped Soap- use this easy tutorial to make heart shaped soap for your Valentine. Free printable for gift giving too!
  6. Cupid Poo- get Valentine colored M&M’s for this fun Valentine craft.
  7. Valentine Spa Sock Cupcakes- these make the perfect teacher gift.
  8. Valentine Marshmallow Pops- what kids does not love marshmallows? Have fun creating these pops together.
  9. Valentine Bark- make this delicious pink and milk chocolate bark and decorate it with candy heart. Then, use the printable to give it as gifts.
  10. Valentine Popcorn- melt pink candy wafers to drizzle over popcorn for a fun treat. This is perfect for snacks, school parties and gifts!
  11. Mod Podge Vase- give your teacher or special love flowers in a homemade crafted vase. Kids will love helping you create this.
  12. Decorate with Heart Candy- this simple craft makes the perfect center piece for your Valentine party or dinner table.

Valentine Dessert Recipe

strawberry refrigerator cake

On the hunt for the perfect Valentine dessert idea? This Strawberry Refrigerator Cake has gone viral on Facebook and has been viewed 27,000 times TODAY alone!! This is a must have sweet treat for your Valentine dinner!

Summer Activities for Kids: 25 Fourth of July Crafts

I can not believe that it’s almost July!  The temperature outside makes it believable.

Our days have been spent with tons of summer activities for kids that are indoors during the hottest part of the day and outside when it cools off. My kids have really loved being able to create something new every day.

With the Fourth of July coming up we will be working on a bunch of red, white and blue crafts at our house soon. I rounded up 25 fun Fourth of July crafts that any kid would love to do!

25 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

  1. Patriotic Bottle Rockets :: First Home Love Life
  2. Fourth of July Water Bead Play :: I Can Teach My Child
  3. S’mores on a Stick :: Melanie Crafts
  4. Patriotic Crown :: Making Friends
  5. Uncle Sam Hat :: Lake Shore Learning
  6. Coffee Filter Bunting :: Katydid and Kid
  7. Sponge Flag Art :: No Time for Flash Cards
  8. Coffee Filter Flowers :: Crafts by Amanda
  9. Popsicle Stick Flag :: Ginger Snap Crafts
  10. Paper Lanterns :: The Crafting Chicks
  11. Fourth of July Fudge Stars :: Hungry Happenings
  12. Patriotic Stamp Magnets :: Crafty Journal
  13. Red, White and Blue Bubble Snakes :: I Can Teach My Child
  14. Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats :: B-Inspired Mama
  15. Fourth of July Printable PAck :: Gift of Curiosity
  16. Tinted Glass Jars :: Bowbadbra Blog
  17. Red, White and Blue Felt Wreath :: 7 on a Shoestring
  18. Patriotic Wind Sock :: Mom Always Finds Out
  19. American Flag Hand Print Art :: She Knows
  20. Star Wreath :: What I Live For
  21. Patriotic Bird House :: Making Friends
  22. 18 Patriotic Activities for Kids :: B-Inspired Mama
  23. Liberty Crown and Torch :: Spoonful
  24. Firecracker Tie Dye T-shirt :: I love to Create
  25. Patriotic Busy Bag :: Crafty Journal

What is your favorite thing to do for the Fourth of July?

Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.

Teacher Appreciation Ideas: A Handwritten Poem for Your Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching. It is next week- May 6-10th!

How do you and your kids celebrate the week? Do you shower your teacher with one awesome gift? Does your school have themed ideas for each day of the week. Back when I had two boys in public school and was PTA President, we loved to do an easy theme for the week. We would identify something fun for each day like on Monday bring your teacher a note, on Tuesday bring your teacher a flower, on Wednesday bring your teacher her favorite candy, etc.

This was a fun way to keep teacher appreciation ideas budget friendly.

Today I want to share with you the sweetest Teacher Poem that my friend Kelli from 3 Boys and a Dog made for her readers and she is excited that I am sharing it with my readers today.



This handwriting poem is a free printable that your kids can trace and then color and give to their teacher from the heart.

You can go here to print it. This is perfect for the younger child you may not be able to write an entire letter to their teacher independently.


More Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas:

15 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher appreciation week is almost here and if you’re like me then you need a little inspiration.

Know that you can make your teacher a wonderful gift, homemade, that she will cherish and hold on to for years to come.

Maybe you give her a new gift each day, or maybe you create one beautiful gift from the heart. Whatever you do, get the kids involved to help. These are all presents they can help you create!

I’ve rounded up 15 crafts that are not only adorable, but also perfect activities for kids. Which one of these teacher appreciation gifts will you make?

15 Teacher Appreciation Crafts

15 Teacher Appreciation Gifts:

Some crafts may need more supervision then others, but they are fun and would make great gifts!  Make sure to spoil your favorite teacher this year with one of these great ideas.

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Vanilla Fudge Apples :: Hungry Happenings

teacher appreciation gift ideas

Tea Teacher Appreciation Gift :: PB&J Stories

teacher appreciation gift ideas

Craft Pens :: Sandbox Gems

teacher appreciation gift ideas

Crayon Wreath :: Two Yellow Birds Decor

coffee filter flowers

Handmade Paper Flowers :: Crystal and Co

teacher appreciation gift ideas

Mason Jar Vase :: Lemon Tree Dwelling

how to make a chocolate chalkboard with white chocolate chalk

Edible Chalkboards :: Hungry Happenings

teacher appreciation gift ideas

Ice Cream Teacher Gift Basket :: The Taylor House

money bouquet

Money Bouquet :: Making Memories

teacher appreciation gift ideas

Recycled Craft Chalkboards :: B-Inspired Mama

How to make modeling chocolate books using fruit leather

Fruit Leather Books :: Hungry Happenings

teacher appreciation gift ideas

Pencil Holder :: Crystal and Co

teacher appreciation gift ideas

“Pop” ular Movie Gift :: The Taylor House

teacher appreciation gift ideas

Sticky Notepad Holder :: Vanessa’s Values

teacher appreciation gift ideas

DIY Pencil Vase :: I should be mopping the floors

What do you plan to give your child’s teacher this year?

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Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.