Father’s Day Printables

We wrote about fun Father’s Day gift ideas the other day, and I’m continuing today with a few last minute FREE Father’s Day printables!

From Lauren McKinsey – some (not free) ADORABLE “My Dad’s a Superhero” printables… with one freebie at the end of the post.  Her printables prices are FAB and so inexpensive ($1.29), so I’m including these as “nearly” free!

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From mom.me, some super cute free Father’s Day coupons – easy to print, cut, and give!

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Looking for a tag or packaging for your gift?  Check out the free Father’s Day printables from Paper & Stitch:

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And from The Girl Creative – a great Father’s Day gift idea, and free Father’s Day printable card/photo idea:

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Spring Break Activities for Kids

I know a lot of folks (kids) are already enjoying spring break, and many (kids) are looking forward to next week, so they can relax and enjoy a bit of time off.  As a parent of three such kiddos, I have been doing some searching for fun spring break activities, that won’t break the bank… and that won’t cause TOO big of a mess! (Because really, I don’t want to be cleaning up messes on our week OFF).  Sharing what I’ve found so far…

From SheKnows.com, a great post with four craft project ideas… but I especially like this yarn butterfly DIY project.  They are all easy and fun spring break activities!

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From The 36th Avenue, a tutorial on how to make paper bead bracelets – my daughter is going to be making a TON of these, I’m sure!  I love that it doesn’t require a lot of supplies, and I can even recycle some old magazines!

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From Parents.com, a very simple craft that can then be turned into a game that can be played (and played and played some more)… magnetic fishing game craft!

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From BHG, check out these adorable lightbulb sheep – so stinkin’ cute, and you aren’t really limited to just sheep… birds, dogs, cats… the only limit is your child’s imagination! There are actually 20 Easter crafts to make – check them out by scrolling through the pictures.

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And from Martha Stewart, a project that includes some learning AND long-term fun!  Eggshell flowerpots – a perfect after-Easter activity!

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Easter Crafts for KIDS!

We talked about some fun DIY Easter projects last week, but today’s post is a little more “kid-friendly” with ideas your kids can enjoy and help with!

First, from Parenting.com, check out these fab chalkboard Easter eggs!  You may have to do the chalk painting, but the kids can have at ’em after that! Make sure you scroll through the pictures in the posts – there are actually 12 easy Easter crafts for kids!

Also from Parenting.com, adorable… A.DOR.A.BLE clothespin bunny rabbits.

Now, this one might be for AFTER Easter with your leftover plastic eggs… or not… but check out these Easter Egg Maracas, from Made:

And from First Palette, some Bunny Mask Printables.  They provide them in different colors, AND one you can print and your kids can color themselves!

Springtime Cookies and Cupcakes

I don’t know about you, but once Valentine’s Day is over, I start dreaming about and planning for SPRING!  I also start feeling like trying something new and making fun projects with my kids.  It’s probably a “getting past winter” surge or something.  Anyway, I thought I’d start collecting some fun spring cookie recipes and tutorials for cookies(cupcakes too!). And of course, I’m sharing them with YOU!

From Martha Stewart, Spring Cupcakes with Sugared Flowers… oh yes!  Make sure you click through the links in the post to learn how to make sugar flowers (so easy!).


From my favorite cookie maker, Sweet Sugar Belle… check out these Sweet Little Lamb Cookies.  This is actually a guest post on her site from Marian of Sweetopia.  Both Sugar Belle and Sweetopia write the best tutorials, and they really make me believe I can do this!

 

Found these adorable Spring Flower Cupcake Cones on an OC blog… love the idea, and I can think of lots of variations for using the cones as flower pots! She gives step by step instructions and photos on how to make flower cupcakes.

Check out the super cute Spring Cookies from Pink Little Cake, using fondant instead of icing… I KNOW I can do these!

Aren’t you in the mood for SPRING now??

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And we have a couple more customer photos for you today from Tanya showing off zebra party bags and more!  Love her pink zebra top – she looks so fab!

Valentine’s Day Sweet Party Bites and Treats

You can read our recent Valentine’s Day posts with DIY ideas, HERE and HERE… but today’s post is dedicated to Valentine’s Day Party Bites… aka yummy Valentine’s Day party food!

From Amanda’s Parties To Go… a fabulous Valentine’s Day Sweet Shoppe Party post… lots of GREAT ideas for valentines party food and presentation.  I love the simplicity of taking store-bought items and jazzing them up:

From Bubbly Nature Creations – a Smarties Parfait recipe… such a great idea for Valentine’s Day!  Made of yogurt! Such a healthy Valentines sweet treat recipe!

From She Wears Many Hats, a Valentine’s Day Popcorn recipe and tutorial:  Way easier than you’d ever think!

From Sprinkle Some Sunshine, some adorable sweet heart pops:  If you have (or can find) candy canes these are so simple to make and the wow factor is so great!

And for those that are a bit more ambitious, from Sweet Sugar Belle, some adorable Valentine Owl Cookies… complete with step-by-step instructions for making them!

What sweet treats will YOU be making for Valentine’s Day?  We’d love to hear about them… leave us a comment, or send an email to char@divaentertains.com, and we might feature you in an upcoming post!

More Valentine DIY and Fun For KIDS!

If you missed it, here is the first post we wrote with DIY Valentine’s Day Projects… and I’m back again today with another round of fun ideas!  I have three kiddos with classrooms full of friends, so it’s never too early to get started on the Valentine’s Day making!  Today’s post is dedicated to KIDS’ DIY for Valentine’s Day!

First, from Repeat Crafter Me, check out these adorable Monster Push Pops!  You can bet my boys will want to make some of these – they are cute, but yet “scary” enough to pass for acceptable Valentine’s for boys.  This easy valentine crafts for kids (preschoolers too) needs just a little help from an adult.  Printables and instructions are found in Repeat Crafter Me’s post!

 

From Mom on Time Out comes the perfect Valentine’s Day idea for our “little” divas… Bring on the Bling Valentine Rings!

From Dandee Designs, comes a great idea for the older kiddos – friendship bracelet valentines!  THIS LINK shows you how they turned the friendship bracelets into Valentines, and includes a FREE download to use.  You can use THIS LINK or THIS LINK to learn how to MAKE a friendship bracelet:

 

And I have to share a second item from Repeat Crafter Me… because it can be really hard to find fun BOY ideas for Valentine’s Day, and this is just as awesome as the Monster Push Pops shown above…. Check out the Bugs and Kisses Valentines! (includes the printable bag toppers!)

What will you be making with/for your kids to take for Valentine’s Day treats?  We’d love to hear about it!  Leave us a comment, or send an email to char@divaentertains.com

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

Yes, I realize it’s only January 3rd, but I promise you, Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it!  It’s definitely time to start thinking about DIY Valentines arts and crafts and decor!  Check out some of the fun projects I found!

First, from Fellow Fellow, a very cute and unique DIY place card project, “love-struck” arrows in hearts.  Such a great idea for decorating a Valentine’s Day party table!  Click through for complete instructions for this inexpensive craft as well as great pictures of the project.

 

And continuing with the arrow theme, check out Two Shades of Pink and her DIY Arrow Valentines – very shabby chic and sweet! This is a terrific Valentines project for kids & adults.

For decor… look at Grace and Light, and her Paper Punch Garland DIY tutorial – so, so easy… and lovely!  Made from paper paint color swatches!

From Everything Fabulous – another EASY DIY… with gorgeous results!  A tissue paper heart for the wall!  Her post includes showing you how to make tissue paper poms!

And from Creature Comforts, a very sweet DIY Valentine Craft Luminary (Candle) .  She has a video tutorial AND written instructions:

What kinds of plans are YOU making for Valentine’s Day?  Do you have DIY projects in mind?  We’d love to hear about them!

4th of July Dessert Recipes

I realized yesterday that June is basically HALF over already.  (Wait, what??)  And that means I better get a move on with my 4th of July party plans.   SO, I went in search of ways to celebrate and EAT well for 4th of July.   (And I was specifically looking for EASY ideas, because… well, it’s summer, and I don’t want complicated!) Found these terrific 4th of July dessert recipes that I had to share!

From Bakers Royale, check out these adorable EASY Fruit Pops.  I love, love, love the star shapes!


If you are looking for a super cute, super EASY 4th of July patriotic dessert, check out the Red, White and Blue cookie from Get Off Your Tush and Cook:

So, I’m not a fan of the beet and blue potato chips idea in this next tutorial from Martha Stewart, BUT I love the free printable paper cones.  I’m thinking popcorn would be cute in the cones, and maybe even colored popcorn!?

I’ve seen a lot of variations for EASY 4th of July Fruit Kabobs, but my daughter is voting for this recipe from The Frugal Girls.  Why?  Because it has MARSHMALLOWS!  (Bananas would work too, but we love marshmallows around here).

And finally, because I couldn’t help myself, I have one more EASY Fruit and Brownie Kabobs recipe for you.  And this recipe from Simple Organized Living?  Has brownies!  AND Marshmallows. Oh yea, baby!

Is it July yet??