A Valentine from a Knitter

knit heart charms

In the spirit of embracing creative challenges, as I have been trying to do this year, I signed up to take part in a “mystery muse” program this month, which involves giving two handmade gifts to someone and receiving two gifts from someone else. I decided to make my first gift a knit heart, because […]

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A Colorful Valentine for Kids

homemade coloring book valentines

Last year I made chocolate playdough and cute animal-print cards for the kids at the Bit’s school, so I kind of felt like I had to do something homemade for them again. It’s fun, and I don’t like giving the kids candy, so why not? This year I decided to do an alphabet crayon for […]

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Last-Mintue Quick, Cute Cutout Cards

cutout drawing cards

I hesitated to use the word “Valentine’s” in the title for this article because I don’t want you to think that this concept is just for Valentines. Pick any shape you want to cut out on the front of a card, glue part of a child’s drawing over the hole and you’ve got the perfect […]

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Semi-Homemade Valentines

chocolat e playdough valentines

I don’t know why I decided I wanted to make a little something for all the kids at the Bit’s preschool for Valentine’s Day, but I did. (I’m sure I would have though better of it had I realized there were three birthdays — among seven kids — in the next three weeks, not to […]

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My Valentine’s Sensory Box

valentine sensory box

In all my blog trolling lately, I’ve seen a lot of variations on a Valentine’s-themed sensory box. (There are lots of great ones out there, but I particularly like this one from No Time for Flash Cards, if only I had a heart-shaped punch!) So I finally decided to do one for the Bit. It’s […]

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