Candy Race Car – Great for Kids Parties

It is hard coming up with something for a classroom treat for holidays or for a child’s party. My son, Spencer loves taking something for his friends at school.

This treat isn’t healthy but it is easy to make and your kids will love it!

Candy Race Car- Great for Kids Parties

First you will need a glue gun, glue sticks (both I purchased at the dollar store.), mini Hershey chocolate bars, Tootsie rolls, chocolate coins and juice boxes.

You can also change it up. If you want instead of Tootsie Rolls, try a chocolate that is small like one to use for the front fender. You can choose a different small chocolate bar too. The sky is the limit on how you design yours.  Choose a juice box that is your child’s favourite.

I found mints in a wrapper didn’t give the same effect as a chocolate coin did for the wheel look. And the Hershey chocolate bar did look like it was a wing with the side flaps of the package.

Candy Race Car- Great for Kids Parties

Figure out how many cars that you wish to make and decide on the amount of items you need.  For one car you need one Hershey chocolate bar, one Tootsie roll , four chocolate coins and one juice box.

Just put a dab of glue on each coin and apply it to the juice box sides. Then put glue on the Tootsie roll and place it where the front of the car is located. Lastly put glue on the bottom of the Hershey chocolate bar and place it on the top back area of the race car.

It is that simple. And your kids will love the race cars for themselves and their friends!

Let me know if you make this for your child’s class or birthday parties in the comments below. I love hearing about how the kids enjoyed them.

Candy Race Car- Great for Kids Parties

5 Ways to Prepare for Valentine’s Day

 

Valentine’s Day is approaching. Sometimes some spend time with their special someone and some spend it with their families. This is a great list of 5 Ways to Prepare for Valentine’s Day that you will want to check out! 

I have spent Valentine’s Day alone with my husband or with our children playing board games and watching movies. I often bake a special treat or just have fun getting the kids ready for their classroom Valentine’s Day parties. 

 

 

If you are planning on spending Valentine’s Day with your special someone, check out this list of Frugal Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples, You don’t have to break the bank while spending time with your loved one.

5 Ways to Prepare for Valentine's Day

Spend some time with the kids making up their Valentines with this list of FREE Printables for Valentine’s Day.   

5 Ways to Prepare for Valentine's Day

 

Make a special desert for Valentine’s Day. Check out 5 Cheesecake recipes that you might enjoy. 5 Cheesecake Recipes for the Holidays

5 Ways to Prepare for Valentine's Day

Have some fun with the kids and make these Confetti Squares. Easy to make and the kids will enjoy the treat! Peanut Free Confetti Squares Recipe

5 Ways to Prepare for Valentine's Day

Last but not least. Enjoy the day however you want, with friends, family or even with your pets enjoying a great movie. Love doesn’t have to be romantic love and you don’t have to spend a lot to show your affection. 

5 Ways to Prepare for Valentine's Day

 

Frugal Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

 

 

Valentine’s Day means spending the day with a special someone. It doesn’t mean you have to break the bank in order to enjoy some time with them and celebrate your relationship.

Simple ideas can make your day perfect.

There have been many years that my husband and I stayed in and just enjoyed the day together. Especially when the kids were younger. It wasn’t easy to find a sitter for Valentine’s Day so we usually just made dinner and watched a movie together.

Here are some frugal ideas for Valentine’s Day:

Make a coupon booklet for someone special. Add your own ideas to the book. (ie. Foot Rub, Night off from Cooking, Date Night Your Choice etc. ) You can find a free template from 247moms.com to use when you are making your coupon booklet. (If you don’t want to make your own from scratch.)

Valentine Coupon Book

Instead of going out, make dinner and surprise your special someone with a romantic dinner by candle light. (Bonus points if you make your special someone’s favourite meal. )

Valentine's Day Dinner

If you have Netflix, watch the movie of your first date if it is on there or pick a movie you both want to see. Grab some snacks, cuddle and enjoy the movie together.

Netflix for Valentine's Day

Make a collage of photos of you as a couple. Add any ticket stubs or brochures to places you have been together. Maybe even add stuff from where you went on your first date. Give it to your special someone to hang up.

ticket stubs

Have a firepit in the backyard? Bundle up, grab some wine, start a fire. Enjoy each other’s company under the stairs while you talk and laugh. Don’t like to drink? Make hot chocolate for both of you to enjoy.

Spending time at a fire.

Stick Love Notes all over the house where your special someone would find them. Because my husband is a trucker and on the road often. I like to stick notes into his gym bag, so that he see them when he needs to get clothes out for himself.

love notes

If you have the children with you on Valentine’s Day, you can make it special with them. Have heart shaped foods (Pizzas, eggs, cupcakes and more), play some board games together and then settle down with some snacks and with a kid friendly movie on Netflix. (or pop a movie into the DVD player.)

Netflix family

What are some frugal ways you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Leave me a comment and let me know.

25 Valentines Printables

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and is a time to think about what gifts you may give or the greeting cards. This great list of 2 Valentines Printables will help give you some ideas. 

It is also fun to have printables for your children to colour or worksheets to enjoy. 

Check out this great list of 25 Valentines Printables that are free, for you and your children to enjoy. Pin your favourites to your Pinterest account. 

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Crayola Valentine's Day Activites

Crayola Valentines Day Activities

 

Looking to find some fun activities for your children for Valentine’s Day? Check out the Crayola Valentine’s Day activities. 

Crayola offers lots of activities and colouring pages for your children to enjoy.

I Love You colouring pages, to Valentine’s Day Bingo and Be My Valentine pages and more.

Print some today and give your children something to do to celebrate & to keep them from the winter blues!

The best part? It is FREE.

Decorate your fridge and your work space with some pictures that your children coloured for you for Valentine’s Day.

CLICK HERE to get your Crayola Valentine’s Day Activities

Frugal Valentine's Day Ideas!

 

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many are thinking about how to spend the day with their special someone! 

Doing so doesn’t mean spending a lot.

Here are some frugal ways to enjoy the day!

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  1. Make a coupon booklet up for your special someone. Add your hearts desire into the book. (Date night, night off from cooking, foot rub, etc) Just a fun booklet for your special someone to be able to use those coupons when they wish throughout the year.  Click HERE to use the free template!

  2. Instead of going out, eat dinner in! Make supper together or surprise your special someone with a romantic dinner by candle light.

  3. If you have Netflix, pick a movie and enjoy it with some snacks.

  4. Give is a college of photos of your life together. If you have saved any items from the past like ticket stubs or brochures from trips, include them as well!

  5. Stick love notes in areas your special someone will look in the morning. (sock drawer, bathroom mirror, coffee maker) Brighten their morning with notes about why you love them.

  6. If you have a firepit in your backyard,  pour yourselves each a drink and sit out under the stars at night with a blanket and enjoy a fire. You can sit and talk and share some laughs.

  7. If you are spending the day with your children, you can spend the day doing Valentine’s Day crafts and make Heart Shaped meals. (heart shaped mini pizzas, salads with heart shaped boiled eggs, pancakes with hearts made from strawberries) and end the day with a kid-friendly movie on Netflix or from your own collection of movies.

 

There are lots of ways to enjoy the day!

Let your imagination run wild and share the day with your loved ones!

Valentine's Day Craft Idea for Old Broken Crayons!

 

A fun and easy way to make crayon hearts for your children or their classmates!

 

crayon hearts

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven for 250 degrees F

  2. Remove paper from crayons

  3. Chop up crayons with a knife or use broken crayons. (you want a good mixture of colours)

  4. Fill up hearts in silicon baking tray.

  5. Place baking tray in the oven for 10-15 mins until the crayons are melted

  6. Take baking tray out of oven and allow hearts to cool

  7. Smooth rough ends of the hearts by rubbing on a paper

The Beatrix Girls Valentine's Giveaway #BeatrixLove

 

 

 Beatrix Valentines Candy

 

PopStar Inc. has partnered with Enter Here Canada and a range of fabulous bloggers to bring you an exclusive Beatrix Girls giveaway!

The Beatrix Girls are four twelve inch tall dolls with modern style and real pop songs. With music that girls can relate to, and tons of fab accessories, these girls know how to create a good time. And they want to bring some of that fun into your life too!

Right now, The Beatrix Girls are prepping for Valentine’s Day, and they want to help you celebrate too! They love hearts, candy, and making each other feel special – so they’ve put together a Valentine’s Day prize pack with custom-made treats. The only way to get them… is to win them!

Connect with The Beatrix Girls

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Listen to The Beatrix Girls music on:

iTunes CAN/USA | Pandora Station (mobile only) | Spotify Station

 

 

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A Rockin’ Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Prize (1 winner) –

  • The Beatrix Girls CD

  • Printable Beatrix Girls Valentine’s Day cards

  • Custom Beatrix Valentine’s Day candy

  • Tactic Activity Books

  • Posters

  • Stickers

To enter, you’ll have to let us know who your favourite Beatrix Girl is and why. Be sure to use the giveaway form to confirm your entry so that we can contact you if you win!

Need help to decide? Here is some info about each of the girls:

 

Doll Bios

 

Open to Canada and the USA. Void where prohibited.

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