By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23
Monsters make the best toys. They come in seemingly endless shapes and sizes. This pattern will make a small cute monster toy but do experiment to make your own unique creature. Though the pattern is written for intermediate knitters, if you’re a beginner and want to level up, try making a knit monster. The pattern will teach you increases, decreases, shaping, Icord and sewing knit pieces together. Create your own unique monster by using different yarn colors and different sizes for eyes and teeth. Remember, there’s no wrong way to make a monster!
I have to admit I’m not all that into Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday. My husband and I usually avoid crowded restaurants and prefer to celebrate President’s Day. However, as a kid I loved Valentine’s Day. My mom would put out small gifts for us to find in the morning – candy and dress up jewelry. Sometimes our parents would even set up a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt with chocolates and small toys as the prizes. Here are some more kid friendly Valentine’s Day craft activities to help you celebrate as a whole family!
These fortune cookies make unique valentines, with fun messages for the whole family.