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I feel like this post may need a disclaimer because it could get messy.  We’ve had ours hanging for a few days and haven’t seen any water leaking or sudden bursts, but I can see it happen.  So please <insert disclaimer> only do this craft in an area where water spills can be easily cleaned or preferably outside (if you’re not in an area where it’s 20 degrees).

We made these water globes using paper plates, heavy ziploc sandwich bags, glitter, water, food coloring, crayons, glue, tape, and foam heart stickers.

First we folded the paper plates in half and cut a heart shape along the fold.  Once we opened the paper plate, the heart was in the center. 

We then decorated the plate using crayons and some foam heart and flower stickers.

We added a little bit of water, a dash of red food coloring, and some pink and white glitter in a ziploc bag.  We zipped the bag close, shook it, and watched the water turn red and glittery. 

We then added lots of tape to the ziploc bag then taped it to the back of the paper plate.

We added another paper plate to the back, and put a ribbon on the top.

– Michelle


In a previous post, we wrote about the Christmas play dough that we made.  We loved the Christmas play dough so much that we thought it would be great to do the same thing for Valentine’s Day.  We used the same recipe and made one change.  We added one tablespoon of cocoa and …

I know … these look good enough to eat, but they are not.  Please do this project only with children who you are sure will not eat the play dough.  And have a Happy Valentine’s Week!!

– Michelle

Love is in the air and in the water.  We made this heart fishing game using:

– cardstock
– heart paper punch
– paper towel roll
– string
– magnet

Our fish were made with love, I mean hearts (one large one for the body and a smaller one for the head).  We added a paper clip to each fish, and added a different number of hearts on each one to make this into a counting game.

My daughter decorated the paper towel roll, which we then turned into a fishing pole by adding string and a very large magnet

The object of the game is to catch a fish using the pole.  Once you catch one, you count the number of hearts and match it to a heart with the corresponding number.

– Michelle

Ah, so they begin already … Valentine’s Day crafts.  I heart Valentine’s Day and really HEART Valentine’s Day crafts.  So here’s one we put together that will be perfect to hold all the Valentine cards that we receive.

You can make bags a number of different ways, but we did it with … duct tape, of course!

1.  Start with strips of duct tape sticky side up.

2.  Cover all the sticky duct tape with more duct tape, so that it’s no longer sticky.

3.  Fold in half and cut out a heart shape, or whatever shape the children want for their bags. 

4.  We added more duct tape to the inside of the bag, as our way of “seaming” (is that a word?) the outside.  Children can also wrap duct tape around the outside of the bag.

5.  If children would like to, they can add a handle.  We put a pipe cleaner on the sticky side of another strip of duct tape.

6.  And rolled …

7.  We then used a hole punch and made two holes in the back of our bag.  We put the pipecleaner handle into the holes, then added two small pieces of duct tape to the inside to hold our handle.

8.  Let children decorate their bags using more duct tape or by drawing on their bags (ball point pens work the best).

Love & duct tape!

– Michelle