Author name: Valerie

Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

Easter Printables for Peeps and Cadbury Eggs!

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Happy Friday! I am going to keep this post short and sweet. Peep and Cadbury Egg sweet ;).Sorry for the bad jokes I’m a little loopy it is past my bedtime. I like to live dangerously like that and stay up past 11. I made these fun little Easter gift tags that you can put on bags and hand out to your friends. I have some “peeps” and “chicks” in my life that I want to show some love to. Such an easy Easy Easter gift! Now I am officially ready for Easter. Luckily I got everything done a week in advance, which is something I rarely do since I am a procrastinator by nature. read more

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Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

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Silly Bunny Boxes with Free Printables!

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We are in full on Easter prep this week! My daughter Keira is on spring break so we have some extra time for activities. Besides going out on fun adventures, I planned a few Easter crafts to get us ready for the Easter bunny. I wanted to make silly bunnies because well we are silly and appreciate some silliness(is that a word?). I was thinking of making sock bunnies or bags but I happened to have these cake boxes so I made bunny boxes. If you don’t have boxes you could use paper bags, which would look adorable! I might make some bunny bags before Easter. read more

About Valerie Jackson

Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

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Bunny Ears and Bunny Nose Treats!

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My daughter Keira has really been getting excited for Easter this week. Yesterday she was wearing bunny ears around the entire day. They kept falling in her face but she insisted on keep them on. She also picked out a cute dress for Easter. It has multicolored jelly beans all over it, so cute! She has a better fashion sense than I do so I usually let her pick out what she wants to wear. Both of us love bright colors and spring is the perfect time for that. To get ready for Easter I’ve been testing out some fun and easy treats. We made bunny ear chocolate spoons and marshmallow pop bunny noses. This was so easy to put together. I like anything I can prepare with Keira so I don’t have to stay up at night getting things ready. read more

About Valerie Jackson

Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

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Easter Chick Cupcakes

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I just love this time of year. March is probably my favorite month because the weather is just amazing in Arizona. I have to soak it in before the heat comes. We have been decorating with flowers and getting ready for Easter. Last Easter I made these cute baby chick mini cupcakes! I made mini cupcakes to fit in the Easter eggs and because mini chick cupcakes are just too cute! I wanted something easy to make and put out during the Easter festivities.

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For these cute baby chick mini cupcakes you need: read more

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Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

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Grow a Rainbow

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In my house we are getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day! Since my daughter and I are big arts and crafts fans I plan a few crafty activities to go with every holiday. I decide it would be fun to “grow” a rainbow. Keira and I planted the “seed” before she went to school and when she came back the rainbow had grown. She was really so excited to see that her rainbow had grown. A few times we have tried to grow little flowers and plants in pots but never successfully. I always forget to water the plants and Keira expects them to grow in a day. I can’t even keep a cactus alive, I know its pathetic. I love flowers but I can’t be trusted with them. So I will stick to “growing” rainbows and fake plants. read more

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Hearts, hearts and more hearts!

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I am all about the hearts right now! I got some red pipe cleaners and have found so many fun things you can do with them to decorate! They are easy to shape into hearts and look really cute wrapped around paper straws.

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I also made a cute little love bug headband. Wouldn’t really stay on too long but can work for a Valentine’s Day party. You can secure it with booby pins or barrettes.

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Take one pipe cleaner and bend it down in a circle shape. Then take another pipe cleaner and bend it in half. Make a heart shape on each end as shown above. You bend it in between your fingers for the top of the heart. Wrap the bottom together. Then put it around the middle of the other pipe cleaner and twist it a few times to keep it in place. read more

About Valerie Jackson

Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

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Candy Heart Pops!

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These marshmallow pops and heart candy pops taste great! They are super easy to make and look adorable. I am all about the bright fun colors this Valentine’s Day! I think I went a little overboard with the candy hearts I bought so I am using them in any ways I can. No actual baking involved here so anyone could make these.

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For the heart pops you need candy melts any color you want or white chocolate, conversation hearts or heart sprinkles, lollipop sticks and a candy making bottle. read more

About Valerie Jackson

Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

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Santa Bag and Present Treats!

Santa Bag and Present Treats. How to make marshmallow Santa bags with snow and candy canes inside. Also present cupcakes for SantaI know everyone this time of year makes cookies. I love cookies as much as the next gal but cupcakes are just my thing. I like to make cupcakes, marshmallow pops and cake pops. They are just so cute! Since I’ve had Santa on the brain but didn’t have time to figure out how to make Santas I decided to make Santa bags and presents. These would be fun to leave out for Santa, for Christmas Eve or on Christmas when you are opening up presents. Both are really easy to make! For the cupcakes all you will need are cupcakes, frosting(any color you want), sugar(not needed) and pull n peel Twizzlers. read more

About Valerie Jackson

Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

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Holiday Drink Tags!

Holiday Drink Tags. Free printables for the holidays!

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! I usually like to bring a bottle of wine to holiday parties if I am not bringing food. It’s always a safe bet, since most people like wine. Well at least most people I know. If you want to spice up your bottle of wine I have these free printable holiday drink tags just for you! All you need is a little ribbon and a hole puncher. These drink tags can work for beer too or even hot chocolate! I have Christmas and Hanukkah ones depending on the occasion you are celebrating. You could use both if you celebrate Christmukkah, like we do in my house. The drink tags are perfect for gifts or to display on all of your wine or beer bottles at your holiday party! read more

About Valerie Jackson

Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

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Halloween Crafts

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I love love doing arts and crafts with Keira. However, I am not a fan of cleaning up after. It seems impossible for us to do arts and crafts without making a ginormous mess. Even with a huge tarp down we end up with paint and glitter on the carpet. As much as I love glitter it is banned from inside the house because glitter seems to multiple and stick to everything. We use the glitter pens and glitter glue so we still get our fill of glitter without the mess. I wanted to make some Halloween crafts/decorations that wouldn’t leave a huge mess. These would be great last minute crafts for Halloween day. I had all the materials but you could put it together with Target items and the Dollar Tree. read more

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Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

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