Three simple Valentines crafts for children

We were so pleased to be asked to be Bostik Bloggers this year, a twelve month programme where we receive a box of crafts each month and a theme to work around. This month the theme was, surprise, surprise, Valentines Day, and with one very willing helper, Eva was super excited to create something special for the love of her life – Lewis!

We decided to create a Valentines card, a lollipop butterfly and a heart decorated gift bag, the perfect present for her big brother – although she did insist that once he had opened it she would be asking for the lollipop back!

For the butterfly you will need –

Felt,
Pipe Cleaners,
Bostik glue spots,
Glue,
Cellotape,
Heart shaped stickers,
Lollipop,
Scissors.

1. Carefully cut out two large heart shapes from the felt.

2. Wrap the pipe cleaners around the lollipop stick.

3. Attach the felt heart shapes to the lollipop using glue and cellotape to strengthen.

4. Decorate the butterfly wings with the heart shaped stickers.

5. Cellotape the pipe cleaners to the lollipop for the antennae.

6. Using two small white circles of paper, colour a small black dot for each eye and apply using the Bostik glue spots.

For the card you will need –

Card,
Bostik glue spots,
Tissue paper,
Heart shaped cut out card,
Ribbon for fastening,
Glue,
Heart shaped stickers,
Foam pink heart.

1. First apply glue to the small heart shaped card before applying scrunched up tissue paper to form a floral effect.

2. Make a hole in the top and thread the ribbon through ready to attach to the card.

3. Stick the foam heart shape to the card with Bostik glue.

4. Make a hole through the card and thread the floral effect heart shape through, knotting at the back.

For the gift bag you will need –

One paper gift bag,
Glue or glue spots,
Patterned card,
Ribbon,
Scissors.

1. First draw several heart shapes onto the reverse of the patterned card and carefully cut out.

2. Using glue or glue spots, stick the hearts to the bag to form a pattern.

3. Making a hole in the top of the bag, thread through the ribbon, insert your gift and tie in a bow.

And there you have it, three easy Valentines crafts that were so simple, other than cutting out, Eva was able to do pretty much all by herself. And although, at almost thirteen, it’s probably not cool to be getting Valentines cards from your little sister, I know that deep down Lewis will be over the moon that he is the chosen one!

 

 

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38 Comments

  1. February 14, 2017 / 9:57 am

    What a great box of crafts. It’s so adorable that Eva looks up to her big brother! #DreamTeam

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      Isn’t it? I was so touched, although not enough to want to share that lolly! xx

  2. February 14, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Thanks for this fab crafts blog post. Fantastic Valentines Activitues, shared on my Twitter and Pinterest 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you Tessa! xx

  3. February 14, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Lovely craft ideas!! The butterfly is great! My little girl would love these thanks for sharing 🙂 x

    • Laura Dove
      February 14, 2017 / 7:05 pm

      Thank you for reading! Eva loved making these! xx

  4. February 14, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Lovely craft ideas – love the gift bag, that is a really cute idea x #DreamTeam

    • Laura Dove
      February 15, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks Yvonne! xx

    • Laura Dove
      February 15, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      So cute isn’t it? xx

  5. February 15, 2017 / 8:07 am

    Aww these are sweet ideas 🙂 Very creative. I love the lollipop butterfly.

    • Laura Dove
      February 15, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Thanks Claire, it’s so cute isn’t it! xx

  6. February 15, 2017 / 9:48 am

    This is such a great idea! I am possibly the most uncrafty mum ever. as little man goes to nursery full time he tends to do all this at nursery which means I get about 10 pictures and craft items a week to display around the house #bestandworst

    • Laura Dove
      February 15, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Haha me too! I’m getting better, purely because my kids love doing crafts, my girls especially. It’s not really my thing though! xx

  7. February 15, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Aww too cute! Beautiful craft ideas and so easy to make! 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      February 15, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you! xx

  8. February 15, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Such lovely Valentine’s Day craft ideas! Bookmarking for next year 😉

    • Laura Dove
      February 15, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you Sophie. xx

  9. February 15, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Wow firstly your lad looks so much like you!! You were brave doing this but have some lovely things to show for it hun. I like the lolly one. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • Laura Dove
      February 15, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Aww thanks Sarah, he’s the best!! We have a whole year of our #BostikBloggers challenge, I may live to regret it! xx

  10. February 15, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Great ideas, love the idea of using the lollypop in the butterfly that is fab! x

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks Alice, Eva loved making it! And eating it! xx

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      Thank you! xx

  11. February 15, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    We’d love to be Bostik Bloggers! The butterfly you made is such a good idea and love the lolly element x #DreamTeam

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      Thank you! xx

  12. February 16, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Cute craft ideas. Love the lolly butterfly x

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Thanks Kerry. xx

  13. February 16, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    These are really cute, I am so not creative but my kids love arts and crafts, I really must make more of an effort x

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Thank you. I’m not creative either but my kids love it, I always feel guilty that we don’t do it more often. xx

  14. February 16, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    What a fabulous gift. Well done kids, great crafting x

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks Lindsey! They had so much fun making them! xx

  15. February 17, 2017 / 12:55 am

    Your little girls has a creative hand! It’s nice to know that creative boxes also comes out. Perfect for artsy cutesy projects for your little one.

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you! She’s very artistic and comes up with way better ideas than I ever could! xx

  16. February 19, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Lovely ideas and that butterfly is oh so cute. Naturally the lolly would need to go back to it’s owner hehe, she sounds like Little Button. We did some sparkly hearts for valentines day this year. Thank you for linking up to the #dreamteam xx

    • Laura Dove
      February 20, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Haha of course!! She gave it to Lewis and then literally snatched it straight back!! xx

  17. February 20, 2017 / 9:12 am

    That is a very cute butterfly, great idea

    • Laura Dove
      February 20, 2017 / 10:28 am

      Thanks Kara. xx

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