Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I am so excited about these baskets. They are filled with craft kits to do with my kids. My kids and I craft pretty much every day, so I know these will be a big hit with my kids. There are more than enough kits to keep us busy every day this month! I am going to share with you a sampling of the kits that are in my baskets.
Most of the kits I put together, using things that I already have. Here I separated out Perler Beads in Valentine’s colors. I also included the star board and an example of how it can turn into a heart.
TIP: I love those little containers. I use them ALL the time. I buy them from the party store, in their catering goods section.
Another of my kits is for making Valentine Cards for other people. I cut out scalloped hearts of all sizes, in pink, red, and white. I am so excited for them to use these doilies, too. I also have beads and ribbons that they can use but there are too many to fit in the kits. Those are readily accessible at all times.
Here is one craft my kids have already done. These Valentines are out of those awesome foam hearts. I love how sweet these are. We are mailing these to all of my Children’s Great Grandmas!
Another craft that my kids have already done is this bottle cap craft. On the backside these are pins or magnets. I so love them.
I have pictures ready to be put in these cute heart frames.
Another route that I went with these kits is premade kits from Oriental Trading. Sometimes you just cannot beat what Oriental Trading has to offer!
I am especially excited about these boxes because we will be making a lot of goodies and these boxes will be perfect to give them out in!
One last kit from my baskets. I have a ton more kits that I made up (like I said, there are enough for the whole month!). Some other kits are crochet hearts, sewing embroidered heart bean bags, tissue paper hearts, wax paper and crayon hearts, coloring pages, canvases to paint, bugs made out of hearts (caterpillars, bees, butterflies, etc), and more.
I am enjoying doing these things with my kids already. One reason I am trying the basket full of kits version this year is that the kids can look through them and decide what they want to do each day. Some days my kids are more in the mood to paint, then to sew. So this will hopefully add to the fun factor.