Valentine's Day is just around the corner so it's time to start thinking of suitable Valentines for the kids' classmates. I always veer away from edible treats mainly because of potential allergies and also to avoid unnecessary sugar consumption. This year, we are going with plain-and-simple Play-Doh - it's treat without the sweet! To jazz them up, I decided to pull out my Cricut Expression to craft an embellishment of sorts. The first thing that came to mind was flowers, of course! Read on for a little tutorial on a simple Play-Doh flower Valentines craft that you can enjoy with your kids. It's as easy as 1-2-3!
Using the Cricut Kello Kitty Greetings cartridge, I cut out several 4" flowers in various coloured cardstock. You can find the cut on page 47 under the Clothes feature. If you do not own a Cricut, you can create a flower tracer and cut them out by hand. Just be sure the inner circle measures 1.5".
Once you have cut out enough flowers, grab some scissors and some tape.
First, cut small slits evenly along the inner circle. Do not cut more than 1/4". Fold back each flap then insert a can of Play-Doh. The can should snuggly in place. Secure the flower with two pieces of tape. You may choose to form a partial crease on each petal to create a 3D effect. Or you could get extra fancy and add some Stickles or emboss using a Cuttlebug folder to create some texture.
Each Valentines bag of Play-Doh comes with a set of stickers. There are 15 cans in a bag with 20 stickers so you have a few extra in case someone makes a mistake. You can adhere to either the top or the bottom. I prefer the bottom.
Dohn't you just love how they turned out?
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