Thursday, February 7, 2013

DIY Valentine's Day Wand Tutorial

Every year, our kids celebrate Valentine’s Day with cute little cards and candy. Why not have them spread extra love with these sweet, colorful projects that you can do together. Your kids will feel extra special on Valentine’s Day when they wear one of these cute little candy pouches or wave the magic wand they made all by themselves—with a little help from you, of course. Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Wooden dowel
Pink or red felt
Embellishments (buttons, rhinestones, sequins, glitter, etc)
Craft glue
Hot glue gun
Cotton balls or pillow stuffing
1. Begin by cutting 2 medium heart-shaped pieces from the felt. Make sure both hearts are about the same size.
2. Carefully hot glue the edges of the heart pieces together, leaving 1 to 2 inches at the bottom open so that you can stuff it.
3. Have your little one stick the cotton balls into the felt heart. Make sure it’s nice and puffy. (Use the stick to push the cotton in.)
4. Insert the stick about 2 inches into the felt heart and add hot glue to seal the bottom and around the dowel.
5. Using craft glue, have your child decorate the heart with all the embellishments she wants. The more bling, the better!
6. Let your child tie long ribbons around the stick at the base of the heart.
7. Set aside so the embellishments dry.
Once dry, your little one is ready to go spread the love with Cupid’s wand!

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