I know I talk about not having the dominant craft gene like my mom, but believe it or not, I used to be pretty creative. I knew my way around many shades of puffy paint in college. Kids crafts though are a whole new ball game. You need to be able to explain HOW to do something, so the child can do it themselves. If not, it’s just you sitting there crafting while your child watches. My best advice to crafting with kids is to read a few tutorials to prepare yourself. HAHA just kidding! Your kids won’t care how you say the directions. They will just love you for taking the time to craft with them and have fun! So, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, why not give making this Homemade Owl Gift Bag together! I am sure you’ll all have a great time!
Brown paper lunch bags
Black, white, red and orange card stock or construction paper
Black marker or pen
1. Cut two speech bubble shapes out of white card stock small enough to fit on the front of your brown paper lunch bag. In one, write “Guess Whoo…” and in the other write “Loves You?”
3. Glue the two speech bubble shapes to the bottom left side of the front of your lunch bag, and the heart shape to the bottom right.
4. Cut out two larger white circles and two smaller black circles from card stock. I used the bottom of a pint sized jar for the white circles and the top of a medicine bottle for the black ones. You will also need to cut out a small triangle from the orange card stock for the owl’s beak.
5. Fill your treat bag to halfway at most and then fold the top of the bag to form a triangle. Fold the triangle over and close the bag with glue or double sided tape.
6. Glue the white circles which are the owl’s eyes to the top of the bag over the folded triangle that you just glued closed. You can then glue the black circles inside the white ones and slightly to the inside edge.
7. Glue on the orange beak between the bottom of the eyes and your Valentine’s owl treat bag is complete.
What’s your favorite easy craft to do with kids for Valentine’s Day?