Simple and easy to make; this Paper flower card is perfect for mothers, grandmothers, teachers and more!
Here’s what we used
Quilling strips OR coloured paper cut into long thin strips
Cocktail stick (optional)
How to make this adorable Paper flower card
First you’ll want to Start by making your card. We made ours tall and narrow by folding a square piece of card. Once you have your card, cut out a white paper rectangle to glue onto the front and create the frame effect.
Next take your quilling strips/ long thin pieces of coloured paper and begin rolling them tightly. We did ours just by hand but some people find it handy to use a cocktail stick. Once you have reached the end glue the loose end down onto the paper roll.
Glue down a rolled peice of paper for the centre of the flower and then cut out and glue down a thin strip of paper for the stem.
Build up the rolled paper petals around the outside of the flower. 5-6 normally works perfectly.
To make the leaves, roll and glue your paper a little less tightly and then pinch it at opposite ends. Add a paper flower pot and a name/message and this adorable paper flower card is complete and ready to gift!
We’ve had a busy few weeks making valentines cards and gifts for my son to give to his loved ones. These little handmade berry heart gifts have been drying on our shelf for a lot longer than planned but we’ve finally got around to painting them. I think they look pretty cute and my son was really pleased with them (and himself) too! They’re really simple to make and are perfect as handmade gifts for valentines day, mothers day and many other occasions! You can use either Salt dough or clay, We used air drying clay as we have a tonne to use up but salt-dough works great too, you will just need to bake them until they are solid enough to paint!
You will need
Clay or salt dough
Red, yellow, green paint and paintbrush
Knife (for cutting out shapes)
First you will need to create your heart shapes. We usually roll out our clay (or salt-dough) and then cut out a paper heart to use as a template to cut around. Once you have your heart, pierce a hole in the top centre so you can thread your ribbon through later on. If you used air drying clay they will need to be put aside for 1-2 days however if you used salt dough just pop them in the oven and bake until dried and hard.
Once dry, coat them in red paint and allow to dry.
Splodge some green paint around the top centre to make the stalk and then use the end of a paintbrush or a q-tip to dot on some yellow seeds.
Cut out your tag shape and use a hole punch to make a hole at the top. Take your chosen ribbon and thread it through the hole in your berry and then through your tag. Secure the two loose ends by tying them in a knot.
Add your special message to your tag and all that is left to do is gift your berry to a loved one!
Today we’ve been making yet more valentines crafts! This time however, we’ve used a resource that i haven’t used on this blog yet; chalk. chalk is a really fun and flexible medium and my son loves to use it both out on the pavement and for inside crafts too. It’s just such an interesting texture and style for kids. What’s great for us grownups too is how cheap chalk is, you can pick up a pack of chalk for under £1 at most supermarkets. Which makes this craft fun, easy and affordable – perfect for preschools and groups!
You will need
Coloured chalk Card paper Scissors Tape or blue tack Marker
Take your scrap piece of paper and cut it down to the same size as the front of your card (this is so that you can be sure your stencil is the right size). Fold it half and then using the fold as the centre; draw half a heart shape and cut it out to give you an equal sided heart stencil.
Place your stencil over the front of your card and secure it down with tape or blu tack. Make sure that its tightly secure so that it doesn’t move about when little one is colouring in!
Take your chalks and colour in your heart using stripes of different coloured chalks. Blow off any excess chalk and then slowly peel the stencil away. You may need to tap your card on the table to remove any remaining excess.
Finish off your chalk heart valentines card by adding your special message to the front and filling out the inside to gift to your loved one!
These heart shaped sweet cones are really sweet, simple and cheap to make. We love them and are planning on making a whole bunch of them for my sons class at school. All you need to do is pop a layer of cling film over them and they’re easy to transport and gift. One paper plate makes two heart cones so a pack goes a long way. Why not show loved ones how appreciated they are this valentines or mothers day with some tasty treats!
You will need
Paper plate Double sided tape Red paint & paintbrush White paper Scissors Pen
The first thing you will need to do is cut your paper plate in half. Put one half aside and take your other half to make your sweet heart cone.
Bring your two corner points together to meet in the middle. overlap the two sides slightly in the centre and secure them together with double sided tape.
flatten your cone shape so that you can cut both sides at once. Take your scissors and cut the open ends of your cone into the top of your heart as shown above.
Cover your heart cone inside and out with red paint and put it aside to dry.
Take your white paper and cut out an oval shape to make your label. Write the name of the person who you are going to give your heart to on the label. Glue in onto the front of your heart cone. Now all you have to do is fill your heart cone with yummy sweet treats!
Today we’ve been busy with yet more card crafts. This cute Pizza heart card is one my son wanted to make for his dad and we even used his favourite pizza toppings too! My little guy had a lot of fun making this card. it’s perfect for large groups to make for loved ones too, just stick the base pieces and toppings in the middle of the table!
You will need
Coloured paper Scissors Glue A marker pen
How to make a Pizza Valentines card!
First you will need to take the colour paper that you are using for your pizza base. Cut out a large heart and glue it near the top of your folded card.
Cut out a slightly smaller red heart and glue it down on top of your first heart to make your tomato base.
Now you will need to cut out your pizza toppings! My son wanted to make his dad’s favourite pizza, so we cut out some yellow strips for cheese, some grey mushrooms and some pink heart shaped ham pieces.
Glue your toppings down onto your pizza. We did the cheese on the bottom and then the other toppings on top.
Add your favourite pizza pun and your card is finished! All you have to do now is write your special message inside.