Want to do something nice for your kids on Valentine's Day without spending a lot of money? Try these easy, inexpensive gift ideas:
- Make Flowers Out of Hershey Kiss Chocolates - This easy craft comes from Sherri Osborn, About.com's Guide to Family Crafts. If you don't have floral tape, consider coloring plain old masking tape with a green marker. You could also use an unsharpened pencil in place of a wooden skewer.
- Printable Valentine's Day Coupons - These coupons are also from Sherri, and I what I love is that you can print them in color, or in black and white (which will save you some ink!). Consider putting together a series of coupons around a theme like "Family Movie Night" or "Kid's Choice Saturday."
- Bake a Homemade Treat - Here's a "gift" that you can make for your kids -- or with them. Try this Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe from Stephanie, About.com's Guide to Cooking for Kids, and use red, pink, and white sprinkles in honor of Valentine's Day.
- Print Out "31 Ways to Tell Your Child 'I Love You'" - Let your kids know how you feel by putting these simple, practical tips into practice on a regular basis. From hugs to "just because" notes, your kids will appreciate being reminded of how much you love them.
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