5 Easy Valentines Day Crafts for Preschoolers

Valentine's Day is one of the best reasons to have fun crafting with your little ones. Special handmade Valentines for Grandparents, teachers, and friends are always the best gifts of all. And what preschooler or toddler does not love to make fun and easy crafts?

And just so you know, I personally think crafting time is even better when there are delicious Valentine's Day Desserts to share, just saying.

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5 Valentine's Day Crafts Preschoolers and Toddlers will Love Making.

Heart Finger Print Tree

pink fingerprint tree valentine craft preschoolers and toddlers can make

Little ones love to fingerpaint and this heart-shaped fingerprint tree could make a super cute Valentine's Day card! Get the directions at Easy Peasy and Fun.

Butterfly Heart Flutter Valentine Craft 

pink construction paper butterfly wings with handprint stamped on  and popsicles stick craft for preschoolers to make for Valentine's Day

Nothing makes a sweeter homemade gift for parents and grandparents than a kids handprint craft in my opinion. Seeing those little hands year after year is a precious and sentimental Valentine's Day gift that will always be treasured. You can get easy directions for making this super cute flutter butterfly craft at Teaching Mama.

Ladybug Footprint Valentines Day Craft

easy art craft for kids ladybug cut out using black construction paper stamped with pink painted feet

Okay, so this footprint kids craft is as sweet as the kids' handprint art project above. Just remember your kids will have red paint on their feet at one point while making these special Valentine's Day keepsakes, so plan ahead with extra paper towels and old sheets. Get the step by step details on how to make a Ladybug heart craft at Sunshine Whispers.

Love Bug Hats

White construction paper headband hat with red writing, red pipe cleaner antennae, and stickers, paint, for decorations
Image From Do It Yourselves Divas

 These Love Bug hats make adorable easy toddler Valentines crafts that little ones will love to make and decorate for Valentine's Day. This project is simple, fun and ridiculously cute! You will find the directions and even more cuteness at Do It Yourselves Divas.

Valentines Noodle Necklace 

easy craft for preschoolers painted pasta strung on string or yarn tied at ends for cute pasta necklace
Image From The Allison show

This is one of the cutest Valentine's day projects for toddlers (and maybe a messy one too, but they will have so much fun!) These colorfully painted noodle necklaces would make cute homemade valentine gifts for kids classmates, teachers, and grandparents.

Kids can get crafty making Valentine cards to go with their gifts using supplies around the house or easier yet, download these free Valentine Day cards, as well as the step by step instructions for making the noodle necklace at The Allison Show.

5 Decadent Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes Perfect For Gifting

Homemade Christmas scented sugar scrubs like peppermint, vanilla, and cranberry-mint are inexpensive DIY gifts you can make for Christmas this year that everyone on your list will love! If you have never tried to make your own natural sugar body scrub before, you will probably be surprised to see just how fun and addicting it can be.

easy homemade body scrub recipes to make at home

The basic sugar scrub recipe is 75% sugar and 25% oil. Many DIY body scrub recipes use coconut oil, but often you can substitute with whatever oils you have on hand. Then jazz up a simple sugar scrub with natural ingredients that are probably in your kitchen already.

Not only are handmade sugar scrubs healthier and safer than ones you buy at the store, but they are cheaper too! A beautiful festive peppermint scented sugar scrub in a jar makes a fabulous frugal Christmas present for just about anyone on your list this year.

Here are 5 luscious decadent DIY sugar scrub recipes made with all natural ingredients and are perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing dry skin, leaving you with super soft glowing skin. These easy recipes so good, you need to make enough of each so that you can keep some to pamper yourself with, and some to give away as fun gifts for neighbors, teachers, friends, and family this Christmas.

make these easy homemade sugar scrubs using natural ingredients. Give as gifts for Christmas, Mother's Day and Birthdays.

Homemade Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub

whipped peppermint sugar scrub recipe

This peppermint sugar scrub recipe has the most amazing scent and makes a perfect handmade Christmas gift.  But why settle for a simple peppermint body scrub when there are whipped peppermint sugar scrub recipes out there??  This recipe for whipped sugar body scrub looks amazing. Make two batches and keep one for yourself and give the other sugar scrub as a gift to your BFF!

Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe

Peppermint chocolate sugar scrub recipe

It is impossible for me to resist chocolate anything, just ask my family. So a sugar scrub recipe with chocolate as an ingredient is perfect! This chocolate peppermint sugar scrub makes a fun (and frugal) holiday gift for family and friends, but remember to make extra for you to pamper yourself with when the holidays are over.

Cranberry-Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe For Christmas

how to make cranberry sugar scrubs using natural ingredients

If you have extra bags of cranberries in the freezer, use them to make this luscious  Cranberry Vanilla Sugar Scrub recipe. Lather this body scrub on, and say goodbye to dry skin!

 The shelf life for this sugar scrub is about 2 weeks. It will last longer in the refrigerator, just know that the scrub will harden. Placing some in your hands and rubbing it should soften the mixture.

DIY Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub 

cinnamon vanilla sugar scrub recipe

This recipe for vanilla cinnamon sugar scrub is easy-peasy and perfect for the holiday season. If you have some brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in the pantry, you can make this holiday scented body scrub in no time.

How To Make Eggless Eggnog That is So Creamy You Won't Even Miss the Eggs

There is just something about putting raw eggs into homemade eggnog that just, um, bugs me. Well, honestly, makes me super nervous. Why?? Because of a little thing called Salmonella. ( I am a nervous Nelly. Ask my kids.

And even though there is always the option to buy eggnog at the store that has been pasteurized and all, making healthy eggnog from scratch at home is just more fun and Christmasy to me.

But I always use an eggless eggnog recipe because of the aforementioned fear I have of Salmonella. Plus, they are so much easier and healthier to make than traditional recipes with eggs, and every bit as creamy and delicious. So it is a win-win all the way.

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Whip up this delicious easy no-egg eggnog recipe from Butter With a Side of Bread in just 5 minutes.

Yep, that is a bottle of Hennesy in the picture, but this recipe for homemade eggless eggnog is just as delicious when made without alcohol so kids and pregnant moms-to-be can enjoy it as well.  Get the recipe at In Search of Yummy-ness.

If traditional eggnog is a bit too rich for kids in your family (or you,) whip up this lighter eggless eggnog recipe that uses vanilla pudding as a secret ingredient. I can see this version becoming a favorite holiday drink for kids (without the bourbon, of course!)

Seriously, a 2-minute delicious homemade eggnog that is Paleo-friendly and tastes just like the real thing?! I'm in.  This easy creamy eggnog recipe is made without eggs and is dairy-free because it is made with almond milk or coconut milk. Sound too good to be true you say? Living Well Mom promises this is one yummy holiday beverage that is sure to become a favorite drink any time of the year.

 ( who says eggnog is just for the holiday season anyway??)

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