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!