When we received a box of crafting goodies this morning, Crevette (6 years 6 months) was beyond excited, and immediately got started on Valentine’s Day crafts.
We spent under an hour on our crafty activities, and we managed to make all these, as well as a couple of other cards I forgot to include in the photo:
When Crevette and Beanie (4 years 4 months) decided to make cards, I left them to it as they could hardly go wrong, and I love it when they make things without any adult input. It just shows what they really love. Clearly, Beanie is into precious stones (or plastic ones, who knows?). They absolutely loved using the glitter pens we were sent, and I was grateful for those as it meant using glitter without the worst drawback of all: getting covered in glitter from head to toe (for a month).
I have to say I was completely won over by the ‘micro dots’ we were sent. I have always loved making things, but until today, I had never come across those fab little glue dots. All you have to do is place whatever you want to stick on the sheet of tiny dots, peel off and stick. It is just like double sided tape, but quicker! Although I love crafts, I have no patience whatsoever, and anything that makes life easier is a winner in my books!
Crevette then spent about three minutes making a ring for one of his girlfriends. He also decorated the box it would go in.
When I realised I was not really needed, I joined in with the cutting and sticking and made a couple of cards.
I then cut some felt, using one of the foam hearts we had been sent as a template, and started making a felt heart ornament.
I did not want to dig into my crafting supplies to look for stuffing, so I used a cotton bud instead.
Crevette wants to keep it for himself!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone?
If you are looking for quick and easy activities to try with your children, why not give a go to our toilet paper roll bunnies, reindeer lanterns, paper cup dragon, finger painting, bath painting, thumbprint art or even make your own play dough?
Disclosure: Bostik sent us a selection of crafting supplies free of charge as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers’ Club. All photos and opinions are my own.