Saturday, January 27, 2018

Valentine's Day Craft

I wanted to make a cute Valentine's craft with the kids so that they would be able to give them out as gifts, well they turned out SO cute that I thought I just had to share them with you all! These would make amazing parent gifts and they were so easy to complete!
We started off by drawing a picture with a thin Sharpie pen.  I let my little one choose who she wanted to draw herself with (she made a couple of boxes). She drew herself with mom, dad, grandma, etc.  If you are doing this as a Valentine's gift in class you can even let your students draw their whole family.
Then we colored in the picture with colored pencils
Meanwhile, I painted a layer of Mod Podge onto the ceramic box from Oriental Trading.
Mod Podge dries very quickly so make sure the image is ready to lay on top.
Once the image was placed on the box, I added another layer of Mod Podge. This just ensures that the picture will stay on the box and it also adds a nice shine finish!
Then we decorated our boxes with stickers. I ordered a TON of fun stickers from Oriental Trading (fun fact--I am a total sticker hoarder).
We added one sticker into the inside of the box and I painted over it with Mod Podge. 
Then we painted the outside of the box. I left out a bunch of different colored paints to choose from. This is just the Crayola paint (washable). The paint dried very quickly (probably within 15 minutes).
Then we used our awesome stickers from Oriental Trading to decorate the outsides of the boxes. They turned out adorable!!! I covered the stickers with another layer of Mod Podge (the Mod Podge dries within 5 minutes).
I LOVE how they turned out!
Such an awesome gift and so easy to make!
I made 12 boxes for about $30. So it would be about $2.50 per child in your class.
If you want to add a card with your gift and you still have leftover stickers, these are my favorite! They are not only cute cards, but they make for cute keepsakes!
Don't forget to pin the image below!
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4 comments:

  1. You didn't indicate the size of your circle for the design, I thought it would be a part of the Valentine book packet, but it wasn't there! Thanks for the assistance on this. Robert

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  2. Hi!! This little gift was totally different than my valentines book that I’m selling on TpT. These are ceramic boxes from Oriental Trading and the circle that I glued on top is 3x3 :) Hope that helps!

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