Valentine's Decor-Inexpensive and Easy Ideas

You made it through the endless round of holidays that begin in October and continue through January.   Now you have a little breather. But wait, Valentine's Day is just around the corner and before you know it, that will be over too. Today I am going to share some inexpensive and easy Valentine's decor ideas that will help you to celebrate without feeling like you have to spend a lot of time or money on it.

Corn Chex Waffles

I'm so excited to share this Corn Chex waffles recipe today.  It actually came about accidentally. I improvise with ingredients when I don't have everything on hand, especially in the middle of winter when it is difficult to jump in the car and head to the grocery store. In this case, I was trying to make cornmeal waffles to pair with some homemade chili. I searched through my cupboard and found that I only had a little bit of cornmeal left. 

Lava Lamp in a Bag

This lava lamp in a bag is the perfect activity for kids on a day when it is either too cold or hot to play outside. With only 3 ingredients that you can find very easily, this activity can be put together quickly and provides lots of entertainment and even some educational value.

If you want to add it to science unit you can talk about the different densities of water and oil and how like molecules are attracted to each other. Or you can just let them play with the bag and watch their delight as they form different patterns merely by pressing down on the bag.

Kneaders Gingerbread Cookies

If you have ever had the privilege of eating at the Kneader's Bakery and Cafe then you might have seen or tasted the cute seasonal gingerbread man cookies. This Kneaders gingerbread cookies recipe has been making a regular appearance at my Christmas festivities for the past 7 years. The spices are rich and the cookie is not overly sweet. You can dress them up or down to your hearts desires. 

 

Snowman Preschool Craft

Today I am going to show you this cute snowman preschool craft. It's really easy to prepare and it helps your kids fine tune their motor skills, reiterate letters in their name and sparks their creativity as they decorate the snowman, You can use this craft as part of a snowman theme or on it's own.

snowman preschool craft