Welcome to the Thankful Thursday Valentine Blog Hop! We are so happy to have you hopping along with us today!
You should have come from Lola @purplepeepstechniques. If you didn't, please start at the beginning of the hop at Jenny's blog at CrazyAboutCricut.
Today I am sharing some Valentine goodies my son, Bryce, is taking to his class.
Here is a video for those who prefer to watch the tutorial
Or keep scrolling for a picture tutorial.
I've made these little candy airplanes in the past, but this is the first time we've made them into Valentine themed treats. They take a little assembly, but are so fun that they are completely worth it!
For this craft you'll need:
an excited helper
individually wrapped Life Savers (2 per plane)
Smarties candies (1 per plane)
Sticks of gum (2 per plane)
rubberbands (1 per plane)
sentiment tags (see the bottom of the post for a free download)
red cardstock (to print the sentiment tags onto)
Using the bamboo skewer poke a hole into the center of the lifesavers. You can use regular life savers but the individually wrapped kind are better.
On the flat end of the bamboo skewer, lace the rubber band on as seen in the pic. Now take the Life Savers off the pointy end of the skewer and lace them onto the rubber band. This is the quickest and easiest way to get the pieces put together.
Place the two pieces of gun through the rubber band. Your plane will now look like this.
Now, slide the Smarties under the gum and between the two Life Savers. I find it easiest to place the gum on the table while slipping the Smarties in. That way you can avoid bending the gum.
Here is the start of our little fleet of airplanes. We made a total of 24 planes in about 30 minutes. My nine year old had no problems with this craft.
Next, print your sentiment tags (we used red cardstock).
Below is a free download for all my wonderful visitors.
The sentiment reads
"You're just plane cool! Happy Valentine's Day!"
Please click on the picture to enlarge it. Right click on it and choose "Save file as" to save it to your computer. This file is free for personal use and is not to be distributed or sold.
We used ATG glue runner to attach the sentiment tags to the wings. The final step was to glue some glittered foam hearts to the airplanes for the tails. We used hot glue so it may be a parent-only step depending on the age of your children.
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