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 1/2".
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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