Monday, January 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Kids Crafts

The O'Regan household is busy prepping for Valentine's Day with some crafts and DIY home decor.  It's not so much that I love these holidays, but each holiday is a great excuse for after school activities (days that we don't have ballet or tennis, the hours between school and dinner can feel very long, so we are always looking for things to do!)  Many moms are scared of glitter because of the giant mess it can make, but if you do it outside and use fixative, I find it's not that bad.  Molly has been desperate to glitter anything so this project is perfect.

You will need:

  1. Wooden letters in "L", "O", "V", and "E"  
  2. Red and pink glitter
  3. Paint - we used red and purple 
  4. Martha Stewart Glitter Glue 
  5. IMPORTANT:  Fixative - gloss finish 
The letters were white so we painted them purple and pink. At the same time, we painted some hearts for another project which I will share later in the week! 

When the paint on the wood was dry, we brought the letters outside and placed them on a trash bag.  This is to keep glitter contained.  Molly and Connor both painted on the glue.  Make sure you glue all the way to the edges. 

After you shake out the glitter onto the letter, pick up the letter and "roll" the glitter around to shake off the excess. When the glue and glitter have dried, the last step is to add the fixative.  A good gloss fixative will help ensure you don't get glitter all over the house and all of it stays on. 

I added the letters to the mantel along with some glitter tulle, and we will be adding to this display for the next few weeks! It was an easy and fun project that just about anyone can do. (Even Connor enjoyed gluing!) 

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I just wanted to let you know that your craft has been featured at a round up over on my blog! Come on by and check it out!

    Sara from A Plethora of Ponderings