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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Play-Doh Flower Valentines Craft




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?

Disclosure: I was sent product to facilitate this post. Any opinions expressed within this post are my own.

19 comments:

  1. Diana! I ADORE how they came out! So unique and I'm sure the kids would LOVE them! Just one question - where did you get the Play Doh? I need to do this ASAP. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Lena! You can find the Play Doh Valentines Bag at Chapter’s/Indigo, Shoppers Drug Mart & Wal-mart. I bought a bag tonight at Shoppers for $7.99.

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  2. That is such a clever and cute idea Diana! I actually bought little play doh's for the kids to give out, I'm going to do this. No cricut though, it may take more time, but worth it!

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    1. Thanks, Tammi! It was definitely fun to put together!

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  3. I love this idea! I wish I could say that I'm going to do it... ;)

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  4. This is awesome! What a thoughtful yet practical gift. This will certainly be appreciated in sugar/nut/gluten/chocolate free classes!

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    1. I personally prefer it over edible treats of any kinds.

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  5. You are too totally clever. I love this idea!

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  6. That's really cute, until the kid opens the Play Dough. Our kids used to make such a mess with that stuff that we decided to only give it to the kids of parents we didn't like. ;)

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    1. It can definitely get messy. Which is why this small can is the perfect size. Less mess!

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