This is a cute Valentine craft to do with children, that I presented at my latest workshop for daycare providers. It’s a Valentine butterfly on a clothepin!
I used the Big SHot and Hearts Collection Framelits to cut the hearts, but you can trace your own template and let the children cut the hearts if you don’t have a Big Shot.
1. Trace your clothespin on a piece of Designer series paper. Cut 2 rectangles and glue them on each side of the clothespin, with multipurpose liquid glue.
2. Cut 2 big hearts in Real Red card stock using the Big Shot and the Heart Framelits. Stamp each heart with “hearts” stamps (I used “Hearts a flutter” stamp set.) with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler ink.
3. Cut 2 medium hearts in Vellum paper using the Big Shot and the Heart Framelits. Emboss each heart with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
4. Cut a small heart in Real Red card stock using the Big Shot and the Heart Framelits. With a Black marker, trace a smile and two eyes.
5. Glue your 2 red hearts together overlapping just a little bit the “pointed part”. Glue the Vellum hearts on top (just on the center). Glue your hearts on the back of the clothespin. Glue the face on top.
6. To make the antennas, cut a narrow strip of Black card stock, fold in half, curl the 2 ends and glue behind the head.
Stamp set: Hearts a Flutter (NEW in the mini-occasion catalogue)
Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Black Marker
CS and paper: Real Red, Vellum card stock, Bright Collection Designer series paper stack
Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Other: clothespin. Multipurpose liquid glue.