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Spinning 3D Valentine’s Day card

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FInally we have a Valentines Day Card on the blog for you and the kids to make|! THis one is a 3D spinning heart card, simple, but really effective. You can decorate around the card anyway you want to as well, so it is a really flexible card for you and the kids to try,.

A day or so ago we received the February Bostik box for our monthly craft activity. We clearly had to create something beautiful for Valentine’s Day, as it was full of hearts, pink and red. We managed to come up with a simple, but very effective card that you can adapt to suit the craft supplies you have squirrelled away; a 3D spinning Valentine’s Day Card

Materials

  • Card, you can use an A4 card and fold in half, or buy a preformed card and envelope in any size you like
  • Bostik micro dots
  • Bostik glue dots
  • Foam hearts (4), or anything else to create the 3D shape. For example, you could use cardboard cut outs, or paper. As long as you can thread through it, it works
  • Invisible thread
  • Two sets of 2 stickers
  • Template for the aperture, any shape you like
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Coloured or glittery paper for the inside.

Instructions

1. Cut out an aperture – the posh word for hole – in the front of the card once you have folded it over. We used a scalloped oval shape, but you can use anything you would like. A heart perhaps as it is Valentine’s Day?

2. Create your 3D heart shape. We used four foam hearts which we stuck back-to-back using micro glue dots. These are ideal for making your 3D shape as they can turn anything into stickers which makes the shape very easy to create

3. Before you completely close your 3D heart, cut a length of invisible thread about an inch wider than the top and bottom of your aperture

4. Thread the invisible thread through the 3D heart. Seal up the 3D shape by pressing it hard together. You may need to pack the centre of the heart with tissue or felt to stop the thread from moving about too much

Here is our 3D foam heart for our Valentines Card - easy to make - honest!

5. Place your thread onto the card so that it is taught, and the heart appears in the middle of the aperture. Stick down the invsible thread at the top and bottom of the aperture with some pretty Valentine’s Day themed stickers

All you need to do is use stickers to stick down the invisible thread for your spinning 3D heart!

6. Bend a pipecleaner into the word “Love” as shown below and stick to the front of your card below the aperture

Use a pipecleaner to make the word love to put at the bottom of your Valentines Day Card

7. Add one heart sticker on each side on the front of the card above the aperture

8. Stick coloured or glittered paper to the inside of the card; as you can obviously see it through the aperture, so the more exciting the better. Make sure you pick something that you can write on though :-D

9. Twist the string of the heart carefully in the middle of the aperture, let it go (*cue Frozen music*), and watch it spin!

Spinning cards are very simple ideas, but can be really effective, wouldn’t you agree? They are also relatively easy to make so kids are quite happy to do them with limited supervision, once they have got the basic idea. If you get the principle, you can adapt them for any event very quickly.

We were sent the craft supplies by Bostik to create a Valentine’s Day activity – all ideas are our own.

 

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parent blog! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 80%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

anna m

Monday 9th of February 2015

This is such a cool idea! We will have to try making a spinning card

Jennifer

Monday 9th of February 2015

What a great idea, they are lovely!

Helen

Monday 9th of February 2015

Thanks so much Jennifer...trying to get the hang of this crafty thing xx

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