Valentine Keepers – Kids Craft by Lisa Berrett

We are so excited to present Lisa Berrett as a guest poster on our blog. Today Lisa is going to show our Taylor Joelle readers how to make adorable “Benny and Penny Robot Valentine Keepers”. For our readers in Utah, you may have seen Lisa’s many craft segments on Good Things Utah!

A little about Lisa:

Hi my name is Lisa Berrett! I’m the owner of Lovin2bead, a company that loves all kinds of crafts from paper, giltter, wood, beads, kids crafts and a one of a kind jewelry line for everyone. I have been a crafter and taught classes for over 25 years. I’m a wife, mother and a Nana to 18 little ones who I call my “Bitty bums”. I’m one of the crafters on Good Things Utah and I love sharing crafts with all of you. Life is good with a little paint, glitter, beads and ribbon. Follow my blog and like my facebook page for fun craft ideas for you and your friends. Also, check out my online store I’m really excited to be a guest for Taylor Joelle Designs, a company that has so many darling products!

Benny and Penny Valentine Keepers – For Your Creative Little Artist

8″X6″ piece of ¼” wood
Mod Podge
Hot glue
Duct tape
Wood glue
Buttons – lots of fun big buttons
Circuit machine (Optional)
“George & The Basic Shapes” Cricut cartridge (optional)
Nails and a hammer
Sharpie pen (make sure they are permanent)
1. Draw some fun robots on paper, cut the pattern out, then you have a pattern to trace onto the wood.
2. Sand your wood so your edges are smooth.
3. Paint your base coat with any fun bright colors you want your robot to be.
4. Now that your robot is dry its time to embellish with buttons for the eyes. It’s really fun to have the different sizes for the eyes, let the kids choose what they want it to look like.
5. Add ribbon for the bow on Penny’s dress and if you want a bow for her hair.
6. For the beads for the hair on Penny, use a small nail and put it through the hole to make sure it doesn’t come off, hot glue will work as well.
7. Cut out shapes on fun bright colored paper to apply to the robot. You can use a Cricut machine for this, stencils, or freehand. Apply Mod Podge to the shapes to adhere them to your robot.
8. For the finishing touches, have the kids draw on the mouth. (It’s so stinkin cute to see what they come up with).
9. Use your favorite wood glue or Mod Podge to put your robot together. 
Valentine Pouch:
1. Use a 4×4 page protecter and add a little red duct tape around the edge to make the pouch. 
2. Use ribbon to make a handle for the pouch or just a piece of the duct tape. 
Have a crafty day sprinkled with a little pixie dust!

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