5 Repurposed Uses for Valentines--Art Projects, Crafts, Gifts

Little Miss took her neatly-labeled valentines to school and arrived home with reciprocal Valentine cards from friends. So now, what to do with these prized missives? Clean freaks will surrepititiously toss them when she isn't looking. Sentimental (ahem, packrat) parents will encouraging saving. Artsy (aka messy) moms won't know what happens to them as valentines will filter into the child's general room litter. None of these is very satisfying considering cost and work put into valentines. Here are five cheap, homemade recycled ways to repurpose kids valentines.  5 Repurposed Uses for Valentines--Art Projects, Crafts, Gifts

Preschool Arts and Crafts Party, Cheap, Recycled

Winter is finally getting serious in our area. Kids are loving the big snow drifts! But below-zero wind chills force some parents to keep kids in the house. Schools cancel recess if it's too cold. Excess times indoors makes for restless, irritable children. Looking for cheap, indoor activities for bored, winterbound kids? How about a crafts-travaganza party?  Activities for Bored, Winterbound Kids: Arts and Crafts Party

Free Printable Chinese New Year 2013 Crafts for Year of the Snake

 The Chinese New Year is celebrated on the Gregorian (western) calendar on February 10, 2013. 2013 is the Year of the Snake, in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac rotation. Here are free printable crafts to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Free Kids Crafts has many free printable Chinese New Year crafts, including paper lanterns, 3D paper cut and paste animal crafts featuring Chinese zodiac animals, party decorations, party hats, toys, greeting cards and Chinese symbols. Free Printable Chinese New Year Crafts and Lesson Plans

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