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Emoji Valentine Cards + Free Printable

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Free Printable Emoji Valentine Cards

Are you on the hunt for last minute Valentine’s Day cards for your child’s school party?  I have the perfect easy set for you!

Emojis are all the rage right now!  My kids are obsessed with anything that has a poop or smiley faces on it, so these are perfect.  

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Everyone loves Emojis!  So, grab some heavyweight paper and print out these adorable printable Emoji Valentines here!  I’m sure all the kids will get a kick out of them.

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If you’re looking for another option, check out my Dinosaur Printable Valentine’s and Rosette Heart Cards too!

 

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Dinosaur Valentine’s Day Card + Free Printable

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Dinosaur Valentine’s Day Card + Free Printable


Are you still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day cards for your kids?  These dinosaur Valentine’s are adorable and super easy to make!  Plus they offer an affordable option without the candy.  My dinosaur obsessed third grader is so excited to give them out next week and play with all their dinosaur figures together.

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Supplies: 
Glitter Cardstock 
White Paper 
Scissors 
Paper Cutter 
Glitter Tape or Washi Tape 
Glue Stick 
Mini Dinosaur Figures (Available at most Dollar Tree and Dollar General stores year around)

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Instructions: 
Print Valentine’s Day cards.
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Use a paper cutter or scissors to carefully cut out each card. 

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Use a paper cutter or scissors to cut glitter cardstock slightly larger than the Valentine’s Day card. 

Use a glue stick to attach the card to the cardstock. Allow to dry completely. 

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Use glitter tape or washi tape to attach a mini dinosaur figure to each card. 

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Your cards are ready to be enjoyed. These are perfect for classroom exchanges! 

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Create Your Own Paper Rosette Heart Valentine’s Day Card

Create Your Own Paper Rosette Heart Valentine's Day Card

Create Your Own Paper Rosette Heart Valentine’s Day Card

White Heart Filled Heart Card ~ Valentine’s Day Kids Craft

I can’t believe we are already in February and talking about Valentine’s Day!  January flew by in the blink of an eye, but I have this beautiful and easy rose filled heart card made out of rolled paper to share with you.  It is so pretty no one will know how easy it was to make and it is a perfect Valentine!

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List of Supplies:

Colored Craft Paper and white craft paper
Scissors
Craft Glue
Pencil – to trace the template
Template

Instructions:

Step (1)
Take a small piece of colored craft paper and cut it into a spiral as like the spiral template.

Step (2)
Take the spiral paper and start to roll it from its outer edge.

Step (3)
Keep rolling the spiral pattern until reaching the center.

Step (4)
Apply glue on the center area of the spiral pattern, which now should be positioned below the rolled pattern. Press the roll with the center to make sure that it is secured and glued with the center part.

Step (5)
Similarly, make around 20 rolled roses. You can create more if required to fill the heart pattern.

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Step (6)
Prepare the card using any colored card paper other than white. Trace and cut out the heart pattern of the template from a white paper. Glue the cut out heart pattern on the front side of the card.

Step (7)
Now start to glue the rolled roses inside the heart pattern on the card. Start gluing the roses from the bottom edge of the heart pattern.
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Step (8)
Glue the roses along the border, moving upwards.
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Step (9)
Fill the heart pattern with the paper roses neatly. Once done filling the heart with roses, allow the glue to dry for a while.
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Though this step is optional, you can also add a thin border around the sides of the card. Take 4 thin strips of colored papers and glue them along the sides of the card.

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Are you ready to get crafty?  Print out the template and get started.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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How to Make your Own Weighted Blanket ~ DIY Tutorial

Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.

Make Your Own Weighted Blanket DIY Tutorial

 

Why I made a weighted blanket DIY

When Early Intervention told me I should get Aidan a weighted blanket for his Sensory Processing Disorder, I had no idea what SPD was, never mind a weighted blanket!

Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.

So what did I do….. Google!
 
BUT these lovely blankets that were supposed to make my dear little boy able to relax and stay still for a few moments cost over $200! Yes, I would save every nickel and penny if need be to help this little cutie feel better, but really $200 for a few pieces of cloth and some stuffing? Heck no!
I could feel the Martha in me coming out!  Time for a Weighted Blanket DIY!

 

So I went over to Walmart to get the essentials:
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
The fabric was on sale for 75% off because they were discontinuing the fabric section of the store… Yippy!
1 Yard Dinosaur Cotton Fabric: $.93
1 Yard Red Flannel: $1.04
2 Bags of Polyfil Pellets: $7.90
And to add some fleece fringe that Aidan loves to rub against his face
1/4 Yard Coordinating Fleece: $.67 the $200 blankets don’t have this!
I got home and got to work as soon as the munchkins were in bed, all together it took me about 3 hours, but I have to say I am not an expert sewer and this machine has probably only sewn a hand full of times in the last year…. but I love that it embroiders 😉
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
So this is how to make one:
 
Cut off all the ends and lay out the fabric right sides together and smooth it out, then cut any extra that you may have.
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions. 
Pin along three sides of the blanket, you will use A LOT of pins!
and sew up the three sides.
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
Trim the corners so that they won’t bulk up, and turn the blanket right side out. flatten it out or iron it so that its easier to work with.
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
Now comes the fun part, Start by deciding how heavy you want it, how many squares you want. I used 10% of my son’s weight but you should always check with your child’s doctor to see what the best weight would be for them.
I had 15 squares. So I sewed 4 vertical lines from the open end of the blanket down as equally spaced apart as possible.
Next I got out the pellets, knowing I wanted 15 squares I divided the 4 pounds of pellets up equally into 4.3 ounces. try not to spill the pellets they are not the easiest to clean up! I know.. I poured the 4.3 ounces into each collum of the blanket, then smooshed them all the way down to the bottom of the blanket and sewed a horizontal line accross the blanket to keep the pellets in, creating squares. Becareful to get all the pellets down so that you dont sew over them and break your needle. Continue doing these steps all the way to the top of the blanket and close it up.
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
At this point the blanket could be done, but my little guy likes to rub soft things against the top of his lip to help him fall asleep, so I decided to add some soft fringe to the top. I took a fat strip of fleece and sewed it to the hem of the blanket and cut the fringe. That’s it, an easy peasy weighted blanket DIY!
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
and the best part… Aidan loves it!
Make your own affordable weighted blanket easy DIY instructions.
Great project and great blanket for cuddling:)
Enjoy!
 
Are you making your own weighted blanket?