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Valentine’s Day is one of my favourite days of the year, and my kids also share in the love for that special day as well. They are all about crafting right now, and there’s nothing better than creating with your kids to come up with something hand-made with love to gift to others, or enjoy for yourselves!
This year, the kids have been anxious to make something sparkly and heart-shaped, that will hold “lots and lots of treats” – their words, not mine. They wanted to do it all – paint, glue, sticker and create. With them being 4 and 6 years old, it needed to be something that they could easily help with and feel proud of.
I knew we would need a variety of different items to create this beautiful craft for our #CollectiveBias shop, so off to Walmart we went, in search of crafting inspiration. I knew our Walmart would have everything we need, as they have such an impressive aisle dedicated to Kid Crafts. Elmer products were in full display with everything we could possibly need to assist us in our “heart themed” creation.
We took our time browsing the craft selection and the kids helped me pick out some Elmer’s craft products that included glue, foam heart sheets, red paint, heart sticky jewels, red glitter and plain, heart shaped boxes.
Once we had our supplies, we headed home to get started and the kids were so anxious! Their excitement about what their plans were for the Valentine’s craft was the entire topic of conversation in the car ride. At home, it was officially time to get to work and let our inner crafters loose.
You Will Need
Elmer’s Tacky Glue
Elmer’s Glitter (Red)
Elmer’s Poster & Craft Paint (Red)
Elmer’s Tacky Jewels (hearts)
Elmer’s Foam Sheets (hearts)
Heart-shaped boxes w/ lids
I love crafts that are quick and easy. I don’t like to spend a whole lot of time fussing about it, or creating a huge mess that will send the whole thing into chaos. We kept it simple, pretty, and functional. We wanted it to be something that would be fun to craft, but would also be fun for people to receive.
We started our craft by painting the outside of the heart-shaped boxes and their lids. We made sure to let it dry completely before continuing with the rest of the craft. The Elmer’s Paint doesn’t take long…only about 10 minutes for this craft!
We used a separate paint brush to apply the Elmer’s Glue on the top of the lid in a thin, even layer.
The sparkles were the kids’ favourite part of the craft! We simply sprinkled them on and coated the entire lid, gently tapping off any extras onto a disposable plate. Let dry.
Using the Elmer’s Heart-Shaped Foam Sheets, we glued them to the bottom of the boxes and decorated the edges of the foam with the glittering hearts that easily stick on with their tacky backing.
My kids chose to fill their treat boxes with heart-shaped lollipops, but you can put anything in them…even baked treats!
They’re so proud of their creations and it’s something that we really had so much fun doing together. I love that this craft is easy for young kids, but appealing for all ages and looks really cute for Valentine’s Day! What a great gift to give a loved one or friend.
The best part about this craft, is that we have so much of the Elmer’s products left over, so we will be creating even more fun crafts! There’s so much imagination in children and it’s so fun to watch them explore their creativity. Having the right products to encourage their imagination can make all the difference!