I absolutely love the idea of crafting with Aria, but I very rarely get around to doing it, which is why I applied to be a Bostik Blogger for 2017, it will be great to have encouragement to do at least one craft per month. The first box to arrive was the Valentine’s themed box, we decided to make a complete gift in the form of a candle, a card and a gift bag to put the candle in. Follow this simple guide to re-create your own toddler friendly Valentine’s gifts.
For the candle you will need :
A candle/glass jar and tea light candle – we used a Yankee Candle but you could easily use an old jam jar and a tea light candle
Various coloured/patterned paper
Decoupaging is one of my all time favourite crafts, it is so easy and can look so effective. When I saw the array of pretty papers in my Bostik box I instantly decided on a decoupage craft.
To decoupage your own candle jar you simply cut or tear your paper up, paint the jar with glue, stick the paper on and then finish with a further layer of glue. Once the jar has dried pretty it up by tying on various colourful ribbons.
Aria really enjoyed sticking the paper on the jar, decoupaging doesn’t have to be neat to look good making this a fantastic toddler friendly craft.
For the card you will need :
Various heart stickers
Heart shaped gift tag
Start by sticking your large heart shaped gift tag in the middle of the card, then cut your pipe cleaners to size for the ‘I’ and the ‘U’, stick these on with glue (you will need to hold them in place for a little while) once they have dried allow your toddler to go crazy sticking the various heart shaped stickers all over the card.
For the gift bag you will need :
A plain gift bag
A large glitter heart
A heart shaped gift tag
This is the simplest of them all, and Aria still thoroughly enjoyed it. Simply glue the back of the heart, press it onto the front of the bag and hold it in place for a little while, tie your gift tag on with the ribbon to finish.
Alternatively if you would prefer to watch a video tutorial you can do so below :