Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday to decorate for, isn’t it?
All the pink, red, and white…hearts, flowers, and CANDY…
We don’t make a big to-do at our house over Valentine’s Day, but we do love to decorate and enjoy a few themed treats.
And Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to share our first To Work with My Hand Mini project!
Brainstorming and Shopping
Hannah and I started brainstorming a project long before the Christmas tree even came down. We tossed several ideas around, but it really came together when we shopped for supplies.
We headed off to Michael’s with one idea and came home with something totally different!
I’ve got to tell you – this girl loves glitter, bling, and fluff! And this project uses two of the three.
We had a blast shopping together and when we looked at each other while digging in the bins at Micahael’s and asked at the same time, “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”, the deal was done!
So block out some time with your Little Maker and join us as we share our DIY Valentine’s Day Craft – for Kids.
Start by painting the frame. The paint we used was pretty light so it took 3 coats to get the coverage we liked.
There were several styles of frames to choose from – all for just $1. Ours came with a little peg to fit into the back for a desk frame. We decided to create a hanger instead.
Don’t you just love that focus? 🙂
We chose a scrap piece of scrapbooking paper left over from another project for the message, and cut it 1″ smaller than the width and height of the frame.
And the card stock – 1/2″ smaller on each side, to create a layered design.
These little stamps are so cute! And they’re perfect for little hands. Another bin find at Michael’s.
We tried the glitter paint first, but – surprise – it shows through white card stock! Mod Podge worked much better.
Hannah attached the card stock to the scrapbook paper,
then glued the set to the frame.
She gave the entire frame a top coat to seal the paper and create a smooth finish.
The craft boa was by far Hannah’s favorite part of the project. I helped her measure the length she’d need to go around the edges of the frame, then we put that fun glitter glue to good use.
After the boa was dry, she arranged the little pompoms in a pattern that she liked and attached them with more glitter glue.
Finally, Hannah attached a length of ribbon on the back for a hanger, I added one of my favorite pics of her, and our DIY Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids was finished.
We’ll have more To Work with My Hands Mini projects to share throughout the year. Click on the tab in the menu to see each post that’s added.
I hope you’ll find inspiration to get creative with your Little Makers too. Share the creativity. Share the fun!
Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day craft?