I’m super-excited about today’s guest post… my friend Amy from Mod Podge Rocks is here sharing a fun (and quick, of course) kids Valentine’s craft! Amy wrote the book on Mod Podge
… literally! She sent me a copy (which I love so much I lent it to my mother)… and a second copy to give to one of you! Make sure you scroll to the end of the post for a chance to win!
Well hello there! I’m Amy from Mod Podge Rocks. I’ve never been a big Valentine’s Day person until I did a Aqua Valentine series last year . . . in which I threw hearts on their head by turning them blue. It made for a more interesting Valentine’s Day in terms of crafting, and I’ve loved making projects for February 14th ever since. This year I’ve pulled together a quick craft for the kids, and not only is it fast, but it’s budget friendly. I got this votive from the dollar store and I had the tissue paper and buttons in my stash.
$1 for a kids craft? Yes please!
Not only that, but the Kids Wash Out Mod Podge
is a new formula and it’s very special. It comes out of kids’ clothes, which is awesome. No more crafting in fear of a destroyed wardrobe! Here’s how it’s done.
Gather These Supplies
Dollar store votive – got mine from Dollar Tree
Kids Wash Out Mod Podge
Tissue paper in the patterns of your choice (pink and red, of course!)
This is my before. These votives from Dollar Tree are really nice and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Bigger kids can cut out the tissue paper into squares – I recommend cutting a bunch of squares for little ones.
Give your child a paintbrush or foam brush and have them paint a layer of Mod Podge down, adhere the tissue paper and then paint more Mod Podge over the top.
Keep adding layers and layers on top. It’s fun because it doesn’t matter how many layers and it can be random – kids will love that.
Once it’s dry, add a button or other embellishment to the front with craft glue.
This votive was done in about 15 minutes. It will take some kids longer, but you can definitely be done in a short amount of time. This fun votive can be used for home decor or you can even add candy for a teacher gift! What do you think?