Valentine’s day is fast approaching and I was looking for a gift for the kids to give to grandma. I immediately thought of doing something handmade since I am all about saving money and lets be honest, you just can’t beat the handiwork of a three year old. I went to one of my favorite places, the dollar store, for inspiration. I found some votive candle holders and tissue paper. An idea for these Kid Made Heart Votives was born. Don’t you just love dollar store crafts? Here is one even little kids can do.
Supplies you will need:
I gave the twins some tissue hearts and some Mod Podge in a cup and showed them how they could attach the hearts to the glass. They loved working with Mod Podge. Everytime I called it glue B would yell, “No mommy, it’s Mod Podge.”
The kids had some trouble making their hearts smooth on the glass, so there are some bumps, but that just adds to the kid made charm.
We do our kid crafts while wearing crowns. That’s how we roll here.
B, sporting her new glasses. She can finally see what she’s doing!
Here is how it will look when the kids are done with their part. You will want to paint over the hearts with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
While drying. The girls were curious to see if it would indeed turn clear, as I promised.
Here are the finished votive holders. Now what grandma wouldn’t love to receive these?
Drop a votive candle in there and enjoy!
These Kid Made Heart Votives make really great teacher gifts too. You can even put a gift card in the empty votive if you wanted to add a little more to it.
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