{Live} The Heart Project

February 1, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

You may have overdosed on all my Valentine’s Day posts around here and maybe you’ve had it up to here with all the hearts and love and pink and red mushy gushy. But this post, dear readers, is definitely worth your time.

I’m so pleased to share that I am part of a beautiful collaboration with over 70 other bloggers spearheaded by my friend Jamie at hands on : as we grow, called The Heart Project, a fundraiser for The American Heart Association, in honor of a sweet little girl named Ellie.

The Heart Project is an amazing book of 100+ heart-related projects, crafts, and recipes made by and for children.

Yep, that’s our Stained Glass Heart Cookie at the bottom left!  Our Jar of Hearts – which we made in connection with Toddler Approved’s 100 Acts of Kindness Project – also made it into the book.  

By making a $5 donation to the American Heart Association, you will receive a free copy of The Heart Project eBook, featuring direct links to each and every heart project, art, craft and recipe, as well as links to each of the contributing bloggers’ sites.

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If you’re a feel a book in your hands kind of person (like me), you can donate $20 for a beautiful 8.5 x 8.5 paperback version, which includes an index featuring the link and blog information.  For each print version you buy, $5 goes to the American Heart Association.

US $20.00

If the book itself isn’t enough to make your heart thump, for every book sold, Craftprojectideas.com is donating $1 on your behalf (up to $500)!

craftprojectideas.com showing the love

Of course, if you can’t stand the thought of flipping through over 100 awesome heart-related art, craft, play and food kid-friendly activities, you can still join us in supporting the AHA by making a monetary donation of your choice:

Be sure to check out these super fun auctions, too!
Fundraiser Auctions:

♥  All proceeds of each auction will go to the AHA  

Melissa & Doug –  4 Trunki with Teddy Bear Auctions!

  1. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10
  2. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10
  3. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10
  4. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10


Fudoo Boards – 3 Fudoo Board Kits for Auction!

  1. Fudoo Board Kit, ends Feb 10
  2. Fudoo Board Kit, ends Feb 10
  3. Fudoo Board Kit, ends Feb 10

And don’t forget to check back every day from now until Valentine’s Day for a new giveaway each day from some of The Heart Project Bloggers, Melissa & Doug, Fudoo Boards, and Craftprojectideas.com!

Here’s a list of the amazing bloggers participating in The Heart Project:
hands on : as we grow
A Little Learning for Two Among Many Blessings
Angelique Felix
At Home with Ali Broken Treasures
Busy at Home
Busy Kids Happy Mom Carrie Saindon’s Photo Journey
Child Central Station
Classified: Mom Classroom Magic
Creative with Kids
Creativity My Passion Critters and Crayons
De Tout et de Rien
Dilly-Dali Art Dinosaurs & Octopuses
Excited 2 Learn
Hand Over the Cookies Handprint & Footprint Art
Happy Hooligans
Heart Journey Imagination Soup
Jamie’s Jumble
Kitchen Counter Chronicles Kreative Resources
Let Kids Create
Little Illuminationss Living Montessori Now
Loudness of the Lambs
Love and Lollipops Mama, hocemo nesto da pravimo
Mama Pea Pod
Mama Smiles MemeTales
Messy Kids
Mindful Meanderings Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Mommy Labs
Mommy Perks Mum Paints Lives
Mummy Mummy Mum
My Creative Family NurtureStore
One Artsy Mama
Peace Love & Rainbows Play Dr Mom
Putti Prapancha
Rainbows within Reach Reading Confetti
Ready. Set. Read!
Red Ted Art Sense of Wonder
Share & Remember
Stacy Molter Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
Teach Preschool
The Artful Child The Chocolate Muffin Tree
The Craft Barn
The Educators’ Spin on It The Golden Gleam
The Imagination Tree
The Iowa Farmer’s Wife The Joy of My Life
The Kids Fun Review
The Outlaw Mom Blog The Preschool Toolbox
The Seeds Network
Toddler Approved

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Chrissy – who has written posts on The Outlaw Mom® Blog – Creative Living in a Conventional World.


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