10 February 2012

Valentine's Day crafts and a heart for our babies

Yesterday we made magazine hearts inspired by Green Baby Guide, then made hearts on sticks inspired by simple as that (we used coffee stirrer sticks).

We plan to give the hearts on sticks to family and friends on Valentine's Day.

We had more magazine hearts than coffee stirrer sticks so we also used some to make a heart mobile with a stick from our nature basket and bits of ribbon.

Sunnyboy found a picture of a dog in one of the magazines we cut the hearts from and it's his favourite magazine heart. As I have an appointment at the IVF clinic on Valentine's Day, Sunnyboy decided this heart should be for our babies (our frozen embryos). He told me I can take it with me to give to the doctor and "ask him to put it on the freezer".

More Valentine's Day ideas:
Valentine's Day on Pinterest
50 inspiring links: love, creativity and parenting
Valentine's Day Ideas at Mommyhood by, Jess
Valentine's Get Crafty: crafts & ideas to inspire at Red Ted Art
Love in Nature and in History at Slow Family Online
Hearts in Nature: A Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt at Slow Family Online
Heart Rocks: A Random Act of Kindness at Go Explore Nature
Love Bug Valentines at nature for kids
Outdoor Valentine ideas at
10 Unusual Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Interest-Led Learning (we especially enjoyed the Discovery Channel How Chocolate is Made video!)

Click here to see the play, crafts and learning ideas blog link-ups we share at.


  1. That is so sweet that Sunnyboy made a heart for the babies!

  2. Very Cute!

  3. Adorable work!!! love your post!

  4. Love the mobile! thanks for the inspiration.

  5. That is so sweet what you son said about the heart! Good luck to you. We went through fertility with our twins and my sister had IVF twice for her 2 boys, so I know how stressful and tiring it can be.

    Thanks for including my post in your wonderful collection of great resources. I've just bookmarked this post so I can go back and check out all the intersting-looking sites. Thanks so much for putting this together :)

  6. What a fun idea, your crafts turned out very cute! Visiting from TGIF. :)

  7. Love your Valentine's Day crafts! Thanks for linking up at Mommyhood by, Jess. I am your newest follower! :)

  8. Great ideas, it almost makes me wish I had young children again!

  9. Cute ideas...!

  10. That's a great idea! Thanks for linking up with fun for Kids Friday. Hope you're having a good weekend!

  11. Thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles! Those hearts are so sweet, and Sunnyboy is an incredibly sweet child.

  12. This is such a sweet project! thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week =-)

  13. What a fun idea! So glad you shared on TGIF! Would you please link up for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  14. A lovely to idea to give out the hearts!

    Hope you had a brilliant Valentine Day.

    Thanks for linking to Fun Sparks

  15. They look LOVELY!!! So simple and yet so sweet.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  16. Super! So beautiful! Thanks! I´m a kindergarten in Portugal. See our blog PrĂ© Azul in
    bj Teresa Rebelo

  17. Love the mobile idea we made some with friends yesterday. Thank you!