This Valentine’s Day craft is a part of the Valentine Crafts with Kids campaign for the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop & post have been compensated as a part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions on this blog are my own.
I have often said that I’m not a crafty person, but maybe I’m changing my tune. I see how much that sweet little guy up there has loved doing crafts at playschool and I find myself admiring so many of my crafty blogger friends’ posts about holiday themed crafts, so I was excited to find a craft for Braden to do for Valentine’s Day!
I went craft shopping down the Kid’s Craft aisle at Walmart for Valentine’s Day with a project I had in mind that used Elmer’s foam for this #CollectiveBias shop. I already had large sheets at home from another craft I did with Braden, but I found some great Foam Stickers in classic shapes (including hearts!) that will give me lots of use in the future and some colorful Jiggly Eyes that will also get lots of use!
I had the idea to make a Valentine’s mailbox that he could take to playschool to collect his Valentine’s in. I also love teaching Braden about recycling so I thought to reuse a little box we no longer needed – two birds, one stone!
You will need:
- Elmer’s Foam Sheets
- Elmer’s Foam Stickers
- Elmer’s Jiggly Eyes
- Hot glue gun (or Elmer’s Glue)
- Empty cereal or granola box, whatever size you want to make
- Extras: Elmer’s Pom-Poms, Elmer’s Gems & Sequins – anything you want to decorate!
- Cut large foam pieces to fit box
- Glue foam to box
- Cut out arms, feet, tail, etc. and glue onto box
- Let your child decorate as desired!
There’s so many options for this craft, Braden wanted a robot so I guided him on where to stick the stickers and glued the Jiggly Eyes into place and encouraged him to use a lot of hearts for Valentine’s Day! I gotta admit…I had a lot of fun making this and you could turn your Valentine’s mailbox into any little creature you want! Braden loves crafting with me, because he loves spending time with me. He’s getting to the age of specifically asking to do things with mommy, daddy, or as a family and I cherish it very much!
Valentine’s Day means a lot to me this year. Last year I wasn’t in on the festivities, probably because Ethan was starting to get into his bad sleep habits at 4 months old, but this year I am more well rested and plan on making Valentine’s cookies, cake pops for the first time for Braden’s classmates and doing some more crafting by making homemade Valentine’s cards for the grandparents and maybe some Valentine’s art! Since I took some Valentine’s photos last year, I decided to take photos of the boys again this year. I just love these two so much and I used was my white canvas backdrop I usually use and some Valentine’s hearts garland from Walmart – easy peasy!
I hope you enjoy making this craft if you do and Happy Valentine’s Day!