Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids (Plus Free Printables)

Valentine’s Day is coming up. We have a fun post coming up for girlfriends (with a sense of humor), but today is all about the kids. This year, we’re doing a sports theme, with Star Wars intertwined, too. The kids get inundated with candy, so we like to do non-candy options when we can. There are so many amazing ideas, including Parachutes, slap bracelets, cars, straws, slime, popcorn and tattoos.

Hope you have an all-star Valentine’s Day!

Slam Dunk Valentine’s for your baller – The pens are from Amazon – order them now and you will get them in time. Free printable available here.

you're a slam-dunk - kids valentine and basketball pen

Star War’s Chopsticks - Jessica’s boys got these light up light saber chopsticks for Christmas in their stocking and love, love them. They eat with them, and also play with them. If your son or daughter would prefer a keychain or headlamp, this light up Lego keychain is awesome too.

Star Wars light up chopsticks

Star Wars light up chopsticks - gift idea for Star Wars fans

Tennis LOVE – for your tennis star, these are adorable tennis keychains (you will also get these in time).

tennis LOVE keychain for valentines day

You Light Up My Life: For the kids who love to doodle, write, or journal, these are fun light up pens that can be used everyday. These finger lights are also cute for elementary age kids. Free printable available here.

light up pens for valentines day - you light up my life

Let’s take a trip down DIY Valentine’s Day memory lane. Maybe you will see something you like…

‘Tis The Season to Bee Joyful: Honey Gift Idea + Free Printable

bee joyful holiday gift tag-local Colorado honey

Last week, we thanked teachers, friends and family with a Thanks Fir Everything label to go along with Frasier Fir scented all-purpose cleaner. It makes cleaning smell so good! Today, we have another FREE holiday label for you + a sweet gift idea for this holiday season! We’re sharing a BEE JOYFUL label to go along with a honey-themed gift! It’s the sweetest!

We purchased local Colorado honey from Bjorn’s Colorado Honey this season. To go along with the honey, we bought adorable honeycomb waffle makers (for less than $12, these are must buy). Next, we made cute labels. You can either print the label on sticker paper, or attach it with a tag. These two items are great price points – the honey is $14 and up. The waffle maker is just $12. So you can buy both, or one or the other, but the label works either way! Get the free labels below (6 per sheet).

You still have time to order these gifts, especially the honey. That’s the beauty of ordering small and local. It’s not made in China. :)  If you don’t live in Colorado, they will ship to you. It arrives quickly, and they have deals happening right now.

bee joyful colorado honey -holiday gift and free printable

We bought raw local Colorado honey for tea, baked goods and cooking. We also bought Propolis Honey. Propolis, sometimes called bee glue, is a mixture of plant sap, beeswax, and honeybees’ natural enzymes that helps keep the beehive in one piece, and prevents the growth of fungus. For humans, propolis has benefits, too. The flavonoids function as antioxidants, which helps with free radicals (can reduce risk of cancer), it’s a natural anti-histamine, has anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s rich in B-complex vitamins. Plus, it has anti-microbial properties, as well. Um, yes please. A tablespoon a day is what the bee ordered.

bee joyful free printable and gift idea - honey and honeycomb waffle maker

colorado honey gift

bee joyful free labels - holiday gift idea

You can download the Merry Christmas free label is here. And, the Happy Holidays free label is here.

Happy gifting!

DIY Pumpkin Turkey: Thanksgiving Craft For The Whole Family

DIY turkey pumpkins with leaves - fall decor If you’re looking for a last minute Thanksgiving DIY, craft for the kids, or table place cards, we’ve got an idea for you to gobble up. You can put these DIY turkey pumpkins together with limited materials (you probably already have them in the art cart, or outside), and in less than 15 minutes. Get all the details here. DIY turkey pumpkins with leaves - fall decor

DIY Pumpkin Turkey: Thanksgiving Craft For The Whole Family

DIY turkey pumpkins with leaves - fall decor

If you’re looking for a last minute Thanksgiving DIY, craft for the kids, or table place cards, we’ve got an idea for you to gobble up. You can put these DIY turkey pumpkins together with limited materials (you probably already have them in the art cart, or outside), and in less than 15 minutes.

Get all the details here.

DIY turkey pumpkins with leaves - fall decor

DIY Bleach Ice Dye Sweatshirt

DIY bleach ice dye sweatshirt

First of all, I can’t believe I have a teenager. Well, not officially, but it sure looks like it…and she sure acts like it. I’m beyond grateful for her, but may God help us. She helped me with my latest project – DIY Ice Dye with Bleach! Tie-dye apparel is all the rage for tweens, teens, and let’s face it, adults, too! We all love to wear it (especially in our loungewear). After making our sweatshirts, we are hooked to this ice dye technique. Bring on all the bleach ice dye projects!

The materials and directions to make DIY bleach ice dye sweatshirts, shirts or pants are on Momtastic. Check it out!