Valentines…Free Printables…

This is what our table looked like this afternoon, Valentine’s is in full swing!
Valentines-5678 photo Valentines-5678.jpg

Saturday, each of the kids decided what they wanted for their class valentine, here’s what they chose:

Capri-Sun Valentines: You are my main squeeze
Bennett’s biggest hurdle was having to write his name 24 times. That’s a lot for a three year old. After the first row he asked for a break! We printed these on 2 1/2″ stickers from Avery.
Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Capri-sun: You are my main squeeze
Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Capri-sun: You are my main squeeze
Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Capri-sun: You are my main squeeze

Dinosaur Valentines: You are Dino-mite Valentine
We found these plastic dinosaurs on Amazon and because we only needed 27 – we now have a nice collection for ourselves!
Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Plastic Dinsoaur: You are Dino-Mite Valentine
Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Plastic Dinsoaur: You are Dino-Mite Valentine
Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Plastic Dinsoaur: You are Dino-Mite Valentine

Oreos and paper straw: We go together like cookies and milk
Hallie really wanted to do slap bracelets. All the bracelets that came in value packs were girly and Hallie was conscious that boys wouldn’t want a purple heart bracelet. She opted for something a little more gender neutral.
Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Oreos and Straw: We go together like cookies and milk
Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Oreos and Straw: We go together like cookies and milk
Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Oreos and Straw: We go together like cookies and milk
Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Oreos and Straw: We go together like cookies and milk

Download Main Squeeze Valentine
Download Dino Valentine
Download Cookies and Milke Valentine

Check out more Valentine’s day printables for kids here.

Lego Valentine Box

Hallie came home from school pretty disappointed the other day and announced that she didn’t need a Valentine’s box because they would be making one as a class.

Hunter came home with a note that he needed a box which instantly resulted in a “No fair, when I was in kindergarten they didn’t let us come up with our own.”

She sulked for a few minutes and then eagerly jumped on the chance to help Hunter with his box.

We browsed Pinterest and every few seconds he chimed in with, “Wait, scroll up, scroll up. I like that one.” Two minutes later I would get the same reaction, different valentine’s box. He liked the dragon, the football field, the ninja turtle, the minion and I can’t forget the toilet. Seriously – boys! I finally threw out the idea of making a box out of legos. He suddenly made up his mind and he ran upstairs with Hallie and they started sorting all the legos to find all the right pieces. He even came up with the idea for his initials on top.
Lego Valentine box for boys
Lego Valentine box for boys
Lego Valentine box for boys

That boy and his Legos. I’m sure his teacher will be so surprised. Lego birthday. Lego Halloween Costume. Lego disguised turkey. Lego Christmas Card. 100 Legos for the 100th day of school celebration. Lego Valentine’s Day box. Awesome.


Looking for free Valentine printables?
Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Download Airhead Valentine

Life with Fingerprints: Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Download “Write” Valentine

Life with Fingerprints: Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Download Glowstick Valentine

Life with Fingerprints: Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Download Gumball Valentine

Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Capri-sun: You are my main squeeze
Download Main Squeeze Valentine

Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Plastic Dinsoaur: You are Dino-Mite Valentine
Download Dino Valentine

Life with Fingerprints: Non-Candy Valentines with Free Printables, Oreos and Straw: We go together like cookies and milk
Download Cookies and Milke Valentine

Valentine’s Round-up…Free Printables…

Check out more free printable Valentine’s day cards here.

Is Valentine’s Day seriously just around the corner? Hallie’s ready to start on her box – I told her to make sure she needs a box before we start going down that road. I think I have her worried that third graders don’t exchange Valentines!

It will be hard to beat the last two years. I think we need to bring it down a notch just so next year the expectations will be simple again. When I suggested a cereal box covered in card stock she laughed at me. Lets be honest – Hallie will throw out some idea and I’ll agree it’s the best idea and we’ll run with it. Neither one of us is afraid of a little time and energy!
Life with Fingerprints: Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Life with Fingerprints: Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Click for more details about Hallie’s gumball machine

Life with Fingerprints: Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Click for more details about Hallie’s Bumble Bee

Life with Fingerprints: Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Download Airhead Valentine

Life with Fingerprints: Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Download “Write” Valentine

Life with Fingerprints: Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Download Glowstick Valentine

Life with Fingerprints: Free Printables for Valentine's Day Cards, Creative Valentine's boxes, Candy-Free Valentines
Download Gumball Valentine

Chalkboard Halloween decor – spooky village

Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
When my bff and crafting buddy came to visit a couple weeks back, I taught her how to use the jig saw. She had never used one before and she made these with ease, that’s how easy this is. You might remember my large scale Halloween town that sits behind my dining room table. I created a pattern off of them and made some┬átable size┬áchalkboard Halloween decor – spooky village that is just as fun and cute.

Download the pattern and print it to scale over a couple pages – the tallest house is 22″. Trace the pattern onto MDF and cut using the jigsaw.

Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
We painted the houses with chalkboard paint – however I’m thinking black glitter would also be fantastic.
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
In order for the houses to stand up connect them using small hinges. One tip: when installing the hinges, space the houses apart as far as possible which will give you more movement of the hinge.
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village
Life with Fingerprints: DIY Chalkboard Halloween Town
Life with Fingerprints: DIY Chalkboard Halloween Town
Dress them up with some chalk drawings and you’re set.
Chalkboard Halloween decor - spooky village

Lego Party Ideas…

This is how a Lego party goes down at our house. Both Hallie and Hunter had helped on decor and treats the week before but when they got off the bus and saw it all put together there was a lot of excitement. Hunter exclaimed, “This is the best party ever.” I love that my six year old is as enthusiastic about parties as I am.
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats

When friends arrived they each colored a Lego mini figure. Not surprising all but one chose to make it look like Emmet or Wild Style from the Lego Movie.
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
We had a photoshoot with our Emmet photo board for each kid.

We also had each kid build a rubber band lego car. This took much longer than I expected but they were the perfect ages for the activity. We raced them and tried different sized rubber bands to see what changes it had. The thinnest rubber band gave the most favorable results!
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats
This boy was on cloud nine. We took his favorite toy and mixed that with his favorite people and he was beyond happy. His friend asked if we could keep everything so he could have it for his birthday party in a couple months. Flattery from a six year old is priceless!
Life with Fingerprints: Lego Birthday Party, Lego Invite, Lego Treats

Source List:
Lego Invites with printable
Lego photo board
Yellow Cups – draw faces with marker
Gift bags – White bags from Target (comes in pack of 8 for $4) with a yellow lego head cut out and “thanks” written on it.
Lego Candy
Bags for lego candy – 1″ x 8″
Sparkler candle – Party City
Lego Jello Mold
Yellow tablecloth roll
Happy face balloons
Blue Legos hanging above table – blue poster board with foam adhesive behind circles
Red/white checked background – wrapping paper
Duplo Legos built around cake and candle

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