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    Valentine’s Day Holiday Information

    Welcome to Amoré on the Net a celebration of Valentine's Day When is Valentine's Day? "LVE!" Happy Valentine's Day! Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our amorous celebration of the year's most romantic holiday. Get yourself in the Valentine's Day mood by checking out our articles on everything from the origin of Valentine's Day to Valentine's Day celebrations around the world. We even feature China's unique love celebration, in which the Chinese girls spend the evening preparing a feast of fruits and praying for true love. If you like to indulge in a Valentine's Day feast, think chocolate: Creamy,...

President’s Day Kids’ Activities

President’s Day is right around the corner. The banks are closed, there might not be garbage pick-up and the kids don’t have school. You can skip a day cashing checks or setting out cans for the trash truck, but what about your kids? Instead of spending the day stuck in front of the TV, check out these President’s Day activities that can keep your children entertained (and educated!) on their day off. Presidential play. Grab dad’s suit jacket, make a mock beard using craft felt and use those old hats from Halloween costumes to pretend play a president’s day. Go...

5 Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to come covered in chocolate. You’d rather that your kids didn’t have a hefty holiday dose of sugar, but still want to hand out more than a card. If you’re looking for a non-candy Valentine’s present for your little sweetie, check out these holiday-themed gift ideas for kids! Heart-shaped stamper set. Even kids who aren’t ‘artists’ can enjoy this simple craft supply. Put together a gift bag filled with different sizes of heart stampers, red and pink ink pads and pieces of card stock paper to print on. A plastic heart container, filled with red...

Mardi Gras Parade Mask Craft

Celebrate Fat Tuesday and through your own Mardi Gras parade – at home! If you can’t get to New Orleans for the festivities, you can have your own carnival with handmade costumes and crafty masks. Use the official Mardi Gras colors (gold, green and purple) as the focus of this easy-to-make art activity. Materials: Craft felt (in yellow, green or purple) A hole punch Ribbon (in metallic gold, green or purple) Glitter and craft feathers (again, in gold, green or purple) Clear-drying school glue Scissors A marker Instructions: Draw the mask design onto the felt. Create a football shape, an...

President’s Day Kids’ Coin Crafts

Put the commanders-in-chief on display in this artsy President’s Day activity! Celebrate historical giants such as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington with a crafty coin creation. How? If you have a penny and a quarter, you’re half way there. Start by showing your child the coins. Ask her to take a good look at them, noting the picture on the front. Talk about the pint-sized portraits on the coins (make sure that your child understands that these are our past presidents). Grab a piece of paper and a few markers or crayons. Cut the paper into a circle and invite...

DIY Smiley Hearts for Valentine’s Day

You’re looking for a cute craft that the kids can create on Valentine’s Day. But, you also want something that has a ‘purpose’. Easily turn this smiley face heart art activity into a gift tag, a card or add it to your holiday décor! Materials: Craft felt in Valentine’s Day colors Googley eyes Fabric glue A fabric marker Self-adhesive sequins or jewels Scissors Instructions: Fold the felt in half. Draw half a heart, starting at the fold. Size the heart for your needs. A gift tag requires a smaller heart, but a card craft may mean that your child needs...

Glitter Heart Valentine’s Day Card

Get crafty with your greeting cards for Valentine’s Day. Send your sweetie a handmade note or give your best friend a holiday wish that comes from the heart. Whether you’re a novice crafter, are looking for a project that your child can create or are simply searching for something simple, a glitter heart card is easy for everyone to make. Materials: White or light-colored card stock paper Clear-drying school glue A sponge-tipped paintbrush Glitter in two different colors Scissors Instructions: Cut a piece of card stock in half. Use half to make the card. Save the other half as scrap...

Chinese New Year Lantern Craft

The Chinese New Year starts on February 8th. 2016 marks the year of the Fire Monkey. Unlike the Gregorian calendar’s new year (i.e., January 1), the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year. Celebrate this year by making a (not-so-traditional) Chinese lantern. Paper lanterns have been used in China for centuries. Your child can get crafty and create his or her own version. Even though these lanterns don’t really light, your child can still hang them up and decorate the house for the new year! Materials: Card stock paper Scissors Clear tape Clear-drying school glue Glitter or...

Valentine’s Day Heart Candy Photo Frame Craft

Celebrate the ones you love with this easy-to-make Valentine’s Day heart picture frame craft. This art activity is simple for your child to create, and doubles as a cute gift for grandma, grandpa or your other much-loved family and friends. Materials: Candy conversation hearts Clear-drying school glue Cardboard Tempera paint A paintbrush Scissors A marker Tape A photo Optional: glitter Instructions: Draw a shape onto the cardboard. Your child can make a heart-shaped frame or go with an easier option such as a square or rectangle. Cut the shape out. Draw a window inside of the shape for the picture....

Valentine’s Day Parent-Child Heart Art

You can’t keep a kiss. Or, can you? Make a memory this Valentine’s Day with a cute craft that you and your child can do together. Play dress-up with some of mommy’s makeup and give your kiddo a mini makeover (lipstick only). Use those lipstick-coated kisses to make a sweet art activity that you can save forever. Materials: Red or pink lipstick White or pink card stock paper A marker Scissors Instructions: Cut the card stock into hearts. Fold the paper in half, starting the heart at the bottom of the fold. Cut upwards, making half of a heart (the...

Groundhog Day Shadow Puppet

February 2 marks the day when Punxsutawney Phil forecasts the rest of the winter – in other words, Groundhog Day! If furry little Phil sees his shadow, we have six more weeks of winter. If not, spring arrives early (or so the legend goes). Celebrate Groundhog Day with a cute craft that also teaches your child about the science of shadows. Make a painted groundhog hand puppet, and then take your child’s new friend outside to take a look for his shadow! Materials: Card stock paper Scissors A marker Tempera paint Cotton balls Tape Instructions: Cut a plate-sized circle out...