Valentine’s Kids Craft Button Votive

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!

Valentine kids craft button votive

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!)
Craft glue
LED tealight


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.

Kids Craft Button Votive

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?

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  1. Donna Walked says

    This is such a cool project! I would love a copy of this book!

  2. This turned out so cute! Great job, Amy!

  3. i love mod podge! I’d love to make this candle holder

  4. Love this cute little project!!

  5. I love this idea!! Super cute! I’ve never used modge podge but will be on the look out next time I go to the craft store! Gotta do this project for V-day!

  6. I love ModPodge and use it all the time. My favorite project I’ve used it on so far is my chalkboard coffee table (the center portion is ModPodged and stands up to a daily beating from my kids)

  7. Love this craft! I just made something similar with a paper punch and MP… easy and fun!

  8. If it sits still I podge it!! πŸ™‚

  9. I love Mod Podge! I have Mod Podge in every variety. I use it on everything and I am sharing with the next generation as I have done tons of projects with my Girl Scouts using Mod Podge!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  10. Frankie Leal says

    I don’t feel right if I don’t mod podge something everyday! Love this stuff!

  11. Can’t wait to try this, thanks!

  12. I’m a new convert to the joys of Mod Podge. I most recently mixed some with glitter to bling a few basic office supplies – Fun!

  13. What a great idea! I could definitely do this with my littles.

  14. I use Mod Podge for EVERYTHING! I love when I can find new ways to use it πŸ™‚

  15. Great project so very cute πŸ™‚

  16. I love using Mod Podge for crafts! I have used Mod Podge for a craft similar to the one shownabove πŸ™‚

  17. Sue Steinman says

    I would love the book, the crafts look so easy and fun.

  18. Love this! Can’t wait to try this!

  19. Casey Barrett says

    Can’t wait to try this one. My 12 year old loves her some mod podge

  20. I mod podge everything even shoes

  21. Alvina Castro says

    I have never used modpodge but I want to try it

  22. I bet it looks so pretty with the light on!


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