Sunday, January 29, 2012

An Out of this World Valentine

Are you guys getting tired of me posting valentine cards yet? Yes? No? Well, I've got one more card to show you. I decided to make something a little less traditional, a space themed card. The inspiration came from my son's super ball which reminded me of the planet Jupiter. It's hard to see but the super ball is actually embedded in the paper. Scroll down below to see the how-to.

Supplies:
Black Card Stock
X-acto Knife
Gel Pens - I used Elmer's metallic gel pens
Super balls
Cut out any size heart. Now you will need to cut a hole for the super ball. I made the hole slightly smaller than the circumference of the ball. I recommend cutting a hole out on a different piece of card stock. Once you get the right size, use that as a template to trace onto your heart. Cut out hole with x-acto knife.

Decorate your heart anyway you like with gel pens. This part of the craft is easy for children to do.

Last, place the super ball into the hole you cut out. It holds well on its own so there's no need for tape.

17 comments:

LimeRiot said...

This is such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

love, love this!!! So much fun. Those rubber balls really look like a planet.

Deanna said...

Girl you are making it so hard for me to choose which one to do!! :) Thinking this one will be great for my 1st grader to do for his class. I especially love anything that doesn't involve candy.

Amy said...

That is soo cute! I also decided to use that theme this year! I bought miniature globe pencil sharpeners and had pencils personalized with "You're Out of the World". I'm tying them together with some baker's twine and DONE. They're kinda awesome. :)

Michelle L. said...

That is so cool! A great valentine idea for a boy - especially one who might want to be an astronaut when he grows up - and I know the very boy.

Zakka Life said...

Amy,

Your valentine cards sound really cute, I wish I could see a picture of them. Do you have a blog? When I click on your link, it only shows blogs you follow.

Violet LeBeaux said...

This is such a cute idea and so different to a lot of the standard Valentines crafts, love it!

Yarny Days said...

THis is such a fab idea! Thanks for sharing...

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

This is waaaaaaaay cute!! I'd love for you to come link up at TGIF kid oriented linky party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - I know my readers would love it too!! Have a GREAT weekend,
Beth =-)

TeamMcDonough said...

This idea is out of this world! Love it =)

Anonymous said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

Danna said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. We are making these this year as the schools here have decided not to let the kids brings treats to school anymore. :( This is a great alternative!
Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

My son is making these right now. Thanks for a great idea!!

Stacy of KSW said...

Amazing! Thank you for sharing these, my boys will be thrilled to make these next year

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this! My son is obsessed with all things space, so we did this for his valentine exchange. They turned out so cute and we had lots of fun making them. :)

RandomCleo said...

This is exacrly what I was looking for for my daughters pre-k class. I hate sending candy. Thank you so much for sharing and keeoing up and alive.

Keri said...

I'm doing this for my little cub scouts (one of the boys cant eat sugar) this is perfect. what little boy doesn't like bouncy balls. love you ideas. thanks for sharing and making my life easier.