Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Craft Day- Robot Valentines




































Mini Candy Bars + Scrapbook Supplies +  Googly Eyes=

the CUTEST Valentines Ever!!! (especially for boys)



 We got our inspiration from the February 2011 issue of Scrapbooks etc. for these adorable robot valentines!
We are using a combination of various 12 x 12 inch scrapbook papers including: Bo Bunny, K&Company, Papers Inc. and whatever I have on hand! (some were bought in bulk from Sams Club!)

I found $1 off coupons for 3 Muskateers at Pulbix (peelies on the bag) and paired it with a $1 off on 2 bags of Mars Candy coupon from Walgreens booklet- Publix takes competitors coupons - ya know?

I used an oval punch from Quik Kutz for the head. I cut off the ends and used the end pieces for the robot feet.

Publix also had some cute little heart confetti for $0.99 - so I couldn't resist!

The boys helped to cut the paper using the Cutterpede paper cutter - pictured upper right- it allowed us to measure and get 6 cards from each 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper. We cut the top paper just 1/4 of an inch smaller than the bottom layer which measured 4 x 6.


I didn't bother to measure the strips of grey cardstock that we used for the arms and legs and just eyeballed it. The boys helped to fold them up (over- under-over - under) because we don't have a paper crimper. (I know, I know- I was also shocked to find out I don't own one of those things!)

We taped the ends of the candy bar down neatly with clear tape. We wrapped the "body" with patterned paper and secured it with more tape. We placed the arms and legs on first and then added the body - attached with Zots. (little round glue dots) We used the glue stick for arms-n-legs, tacky glue for heart.

When we added the googly eyes and the hand-cut red mouth our cute little robot's personality just came shining through to say "Happy Valentine's Day"!

Ours don't look just like the magazine and your's won't look just like ours- that's the fun with hand made crafts! Gotta love it!




14 comments:

Toucan Scraps said...

that is so cool
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Karen's Ideas Galore said...

Very cute -- I love whatever gets the boys involved! I see that you are "Gear-ing up for a great Valentines Day!"

rebecca said...

how cute! :) thanks for sharing!

Marjo said...

Hi Parker,

This Robot is awesome! You did a great job. Your lucky to have a great mom that likes to craft with you.

Thanks for joining us at Kona Kid Krafters.

Hugs, Marjo

Only the person that posts the entry can see the little red x. It allows you to delete it if you want. You did a great job. Next time try to mention us in your post and link back to us. Good luck!

http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com said...

i think i can add the link with edit- i posted the craft here before we found your site! it was one of our readers on blogfrog who sent us your way!

Steph said...

Those are adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog. We would love to have you and your kids involved with Card Cupids. Check out the kids corner at www.cardcupids.org and our blog www.cardcupids.org/blog.

Sarita said...

Hi!

This project is adorable. Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to learning more about you. I would love to connect and talk about my daughter and your son. I am looking forward to more great ideas from your blog!

Closet Stamper said...

Cute Valentines project!

Janet said...

Too darn cute! and no use of the Cricut!! That's impressive :)
Love it!
Oh,Thanks for becoming my Follower =)

Hugs!
http://paperhoot.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Wow! What a great idea! I know my boys would love it!

Many blessings,
Lisa

Rebecca said...

Oh, those are cute! I might have to try those!

Theresa said...

These are just adorable!! I love them!

Actually, I am thinking that I can use them for my library program...hmmm....

Also, it seems that there may be a shortage of crafts for boys, is that so? I am thinking a lot of crafts may be kind of girly.

Thanks again for linking up!

Homegrown Learners said...

How creative... I can see my son loving these. He just wrote a little story about "Luthor the Robot", so we are very into robots here.

So glad I stopped by your blog today!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness! So cute :)
Thanks for linking up with Look What We Did!