Sunday, 28 January 2018

Valentines Card to make with young Kids ~ Bostik challenge

For the last two years I have been part of the Bostik Bloggers craft challenges. For those who are reading my post for the first time, this is like a monthly subscription of craft box where each month the item that arrive are specific to a theme. The idea is to create some themed craft with youngsters using the item supplied in the box. We always work a month ahead so that if any of you readers want to recreate our crafts for the occasion you have plenty of time. Each month my little crafting buddy Little M and I make different items and share them on this blog. It's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and get crafting.

I have again signed up to the Bostik bloggers 2018 challenges for another year as Little M and I have so much fun together making crafty things. From our  December/January box we made Chinese New Year lanterns and Chinese New Year calendar for the upcoming Chinese new year this  Feb 2018. It is a wonderful to introduce other cultures to your children through craft.

For January the Bostik box is Valentine themed ready for February, however our Bostik box went on a grand tour of the UK post office sorting offices and finally it arrived  a little late but safely. You will still have time to recreate the card in plenty of time before valentines day as its really simple to make.

On Sunday Little M  arrived to spend the afternoon with me.We made our smoothie in our Optimum 9400 blender, which as always is the way we start our crafting session. Little M wanted today's smoothie to be pinky red colour  so we made Melon, Purple Carrot and  Beetroot smoothie.

Little M was really fascinated with the purple carrot as she had never seen one before. She kept asking how the carrot got its purple colour from and to be honest I too did not know so anyone who is a gardening expert please do let us know in the comments below how purple carrots come about!!!! :)

After we enjoyed the smoothie, we made some strawberries dipped in chocolate for her to take as a gift for her mum and dad.

To make the chocolate strawberries, I melted the milk chocolate and white chocolate in separate bowls and let little M carefully dip the strawberries in the chocolate and then dipped the chocolate covered strawberries into some edible sprinkles. We set the dipped strawberries on parchment paper on a tray and put them in the fridge to set. Such an easy task yet makes wonderful edible gifts.
Chocolate dipped strawberries all ready we set about making our pretty valentine card using all the craft items supplied in the Bostik box so that she could give it to her parents with the edible treats.

For the card you will need:

A blank white card folded in half.
Pink patterned card
Brown ready cut out heart
An envelope that will fit the card.
2 mini paper roses
Stick on heart stickers

How to make the card:

1. Cut a square out of the patterned paper slightly smaller than the front of the card and glue it on to the white card.

2. Peel and stick Bostik Glue dots onto the brown card  heart cutout and stick to the patterned card.

3. Twist the stems of the two mini roses to make one. Position on top of the brown heart and stick on with glue dots where the rose buds are. Peel and stick a decorative heart to the stems to secure to the card.

4. At the bottom left corner of the envelope peel and stick a matching decorative heart. Your card is now ready for gifting.

NB- You can use any card combination and personalise the card with any type of stickers, buttons or drawings. 

This craft is suitable for young children although, adult supervision may be required for using scissors.
If you like this project check the link below for more art and craft projects, that you can do with your children.

Kids Arts and Craft Videos
Kids Arts and Crafts Projects

Being part of the Bostik 2018 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.


  1. I love the idea of a monthly craft box! It is such a great idea. Your card is so pretty too!

  2. Pretty idea for a v-day card - looks really lovely! The chocolate dipped strawberries are a great idea too :)

  3. What a lovely card and that purple carrot is insane! I've never seen one before! xo

  4. I love that the envelope is even decorated too - Those finishing touches make it even more special. I might get crafty for Valentines with my girls this year.

  5. That card is really pretty - so who is your Valentine?

  6. That card looks very good. Bet it was fun to make too

  7. How cute are these? My kids would love to do something like this, but alas, I just don't seem to have the time to craft any more!

  8. Ooh I know this. Carrots actually used to be purple but they were bred to have more betacarotene which makes them orange. The purple colour is from a pigment called anthocyanin. It's in blueberries and plums etc too!

  9. This Ali’s a really cute card and nice to have a different craft to do each month. I’ve never seen a purple carrot before

  10. A monthly craft box is such a fantastic idea. I should really look into one for myself.

  11. This looks like so much fun. My boys love crating they must take after my mama who makes cards loads. I will have to give this a bash with them

  12. Awwh, how cute are these. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to do crafts like this with her.

  13. I've said on many occasion on your blog that I love the craft subscription box, this card is great and actually quite easy to make x

  14. I love the card design! It reminds me of when my mum and I used to do "sticking and gluing" a long time ago! I love the little flowers on it- they're adorable!

  15. This looks like so much fun. My kids love crafts

  16. I may be 19 but I still want to make this card, its a great activity and can easily be jazzed up for certain ages.

  17. I've never seen a purple carrot either! What a lovely card you two created x

  18. That's a lovely activity to make with kids. I used to love making cards like this when I was a child

  19. I love the purple carrots, need to get some and see what my kids think of them!

  20. That's a really pretty card and I fancy some of those strawberries!

  21. Always nice to make some home crafting,looks like it was a most enjoyable time. My grown up son always buys purple carrots now he has found where to buy them, but he gets the ones that are purple all the way through. I love them, very funky. n

  22. I love making cards with my boys for Valentines day - such a nice craft to do together and that smoothie looks yummy as well

    Laura x

  23. Aww, this is a super cute Valentines Card <3 We never make any with our little ones. Maybe we should!!

    Louise x


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