What is valentine's day if not an excuse to use corny puns? I wanted to make some valentines that both boys and girls would love to hand out and receive. I mean, who wouldn't want their own banana pin? It's really simple to make and the pins can be made in bulk! To get started, you can download the bananas right here, and the valentine cards right here. To make them, all you need is some printable shrink film, a printer, scissors and an oven. Print the bananas onto the shrink film paper and be sure to follow the directions closely and you should get some cute little bananas in the end! You'll notice that the bananas turned out a lot darker once they are shrunk, that's normal! Also, the banana design is about 50%+ larger than they end up being after you bake them. So to make a enough for a whole class, you'll likely need to use several sheets of the shrink film. But it is SO worth it! To make the bananas into pins, just grab some small pin backs and attach them to the backs with strong adhesive (I used super glue) Then pin them onto the valentine cards and they are ready to gift! Easy and fun, right?! I have to warn you, the shrink film is addictive. Happy shrinking!
I love a great DIY valentine as much as the next person, but sometimes you need something that looks great and fun, but is also fast and easy. These three valentines are just the thing! Another bonus, they are a candy free option the kids will love. You can get all three printables right here as well as more details on how to make your own! Check them out and have fun spreading the love!
Of course I had to make some valentine temporary tattoos! These are the perfect thing to hand out to little friends, or keep for yourself. I won't judge. You can download them right here, print them out onto temporary tattoo paper, follow your paper's directions, cut out and enjoy! My favorite is the heart lollipop. I want to make it into a shirt. I think I might! But for now, enjoy the tats!
Time for some valentines! I just love easy valentines that you can put together fast and that 10 other kids don't already have. I remember trying so hard when I was a kid to find valentines at the store that I didn't think anyone else would have and I was always disappointed to find I wasn't the only one who bought them. Enter the printable valentine! You can use these valentines with pretty much any lip-based treat or toy (wax lips maybe?) or even a sour candy! I found these little lip-shaped putties at Target and thought they would make a great alternative to candy. You know, just to mix things up for the kids. Plus I just love the colors! To make your own, get the download right here, print, cut and attach your goodies with some double sided tape and you're good to hand out some lovin'!
If you're still looking for some stocking stuffers for your little ones, how about some tattoos? It's no secret I love a good temporary tattoo. These Christmas ones are the perfect thing to stick in stockings or enjoy in the days leading up to the big day! You can download them right here, and get started on the fun now.
The new year is upon us friends! This fun and easy printable will help your kiddos make and keep a few resolutions throughout the year. I have to say, my favorite resolution of Elliott's is definitely the last one! He's gonna rock it. To create your own placemats, download the design here and you know the rest! Enjoy and happy new year!
We are big, big fans of Pair of Thieves. Their matching dad + kid socks are adorable and according to Elliott and Preston they are comfortable as all get out! So of course they would make the perfect stocking stuffers! I am in love with the latest release colors and patterns, they're just so dang cute. Plus, they are the perfect size for stuffing those stockings this Christmas! Mix them in with some candy and tiny toys and your little ones (and big ones) will be thrilled! Trust me. My boys are in for a real treat.
I mean, come on. Freaking adorable!
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It's the final countdown! (now you'll have that song in your head all day. You're welcome.) This year for our advent I thought we would do something big and fun and easy. A printable poster! There is seriously nothing more magical than the anticipation of counting down the days till Christmas when you're a kiddo (or if you're like me, you lose sleep waiting for Christmas morning too!) This poster is a lot like this bullseye one a few years ago. Just download the design here, print it off at Staples as an engineer print and BAM! Instant advent calendar your kids will love coloring and counting down to the big day. Enjoy!!
If you know me, you know I grew up wearing Star Wars t-shirts and watches. I handed out Han Solo valentines (because he's the best!) at school and to say I was obsessed would be a severe understatement. Preston was equally obsessed, and collected tons of Lego Star Wars sets and Elliott is definitely following in our footsteps. SO! You can imagine how excited we are about the new Star Wars movie coming out! So much so, I decided to design some fun party bags for any of you fellow Star Wars lovers. Again, I am a total Star Wars nerd.
Let's make some, shall we?
Have your Star Wars obsessed kiddo color the ships. We left the Millennium Falcon white for contrast reasons. But I am thinking a pink Falcon would be pretty rad too!
Now, cut out the designs, peel the paper backing off and stick them onto your bags! You are now ready for an epic Star Wars party!
This post was sponsored by Fandango Family. All words and opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting the companies that help make And We Play possible.
We're getting into the Halloween spirit around here! While Elliott is still trying to decide on what he wants to be for Halloween (typical) we've been busy making a few fun crafts to get festive with! This fun and super easy cat mask is the perfect thing for an afternoon of play or even for a last minute costume for a bit of trick or treating. You can see the details right here, you'll be amazed at how easy it is. But more importantly, it's fun and your kiddos will love it!