Valentine’s Day Crafts with Shout® {$100 Gift Card Giveaway + Shout and Craft Goodies}

You guys! I am so excited about today’s post and giveaway! This will be my final post for Shout® in conjunction with their fun Reprogramming America Facebook app that encourages us all to live life out loud! You all know how much I love to craft and especially create crafts that I can do with the kids. Even better is when I have most of the items on-hand, so I’m super excited about this craft!

The reality is that you are probably going to get a little messy with this one, but as we are learning from the Shout® challenge, life can happen in messy ways! I encourage you to create and watch your own fun video that incorporates your photos and allows you to think about life’s messy parts over on the Shout® Facebook page today.

It is pretty cold here which means we spend most of our days cooped up inside the house. I have been telling Matthew that if it is not going to snow, I would just rather it just be spring. So, when I was dreaming up a fun craft activity for the kids for Valentine’s Day, I really wanted to help bring a little sunshine and color indoors. I stumbled across a fun crayon heart hanging idea from the Martha Stewart site and decided to make this into a fun sun catcher using up our leftover toilet paper rolls.

diy crayon heart suncatcher tutorial

shout triggerThe boys really loved shaving off the crayon pieces into the wax paper. Of course, shaving the crayons is one of the messiest parts of the job! Just make sure to keep your Shout® Trigger Triple Action formula nearby to quickly spray on any stray crayon that may find its way to your sleeves. I keep mine under the washing machine so that I have easy access when the time comes (and the time comes at least once a day)! Just spray, let it sit for a bit and toss it in the wash. I have found that this is a great way to keep stains away effectively on my messy little boys.

 

 

DIY Crayon Heart Sun catcher Craft

Supplies Needed:

supplies needed

  • Wax paper
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • String
  • A few old crayons
  • Pencil sharpener (one that is open on the bottom)
  • Heart cookie cutters or pattern to trace
  • Hole punch
  • Glue
  • Iron
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Print out the provided heart picture and glue it onto your toilet paper roll.
  2. Punch 3 holes evenly around the top of the toilet paper roll and thread with string (this will be for hanging your sun catcher).heart toilet paper roll
  3. Fold your wax paper in half and open back up.
  4. Sharpen your crayons evenly over one half of the wax paper.  You can spread the crayon shavings around with your hands in order to make it more even.crayon shavings
  5. Fold the wax paper over the shavings and fold all three sides over so that no shavings can escape.fold wax paper
  6. Place a piece of thin cloth or a piece of paper over the wax paper and press a warm iron down over the entire length of the wax paper in order to melt the crayons.iron crayons
  7. Once the crayons are completely melted trace the hearts and cut them out.trace hearts
  8. Punch holes at the top of the hearts and thread the string through.
  9. Punch holes around bottom of the toilet paper roll and hang the hearts completely around.
  10. Hang in a sunny window and enjoy your bright hearts of color!heart crayon suncatcher craft

I hope you guys enjoy this and have fun making messy memories with your kids this Valentine’s Day!

Now, in order to get crafty with your kids, Shout® would like to provide one Go Graham Go reader with a Crafty Shout® Prize Pack valued at $150 which includes:

  • $100 gift card to craft store
  • Candy Hearts
  • Craft supplies to create personal Valentine cards
  • Shout® Trigger Triple Acting Formula
  • Shout® Wipes

1. To enter, go to the Shout® Reprogramming America Facebook app and click on the Get Reprogrammed button to create your own custom “Reprogramming America for Fun” video. Then leave a comment on this blog post answering the question, “What changes will you make to seize the moment (even if it means getting messy) and live life out loud?”

This Giveaway ends February 11, 2013.

This post is part of a campaign sponsored by Shout®. These are my honest opinions on the product as well as own ideas. I do not post reviews on products I cannot stand behind. Please see my Terms of Use for more info. Image for print out is from Artzee Chris’ Cool Clipart & Graphics.

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About Felicia

Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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Comments

  1. I’ll dig in my garden more and not be afraid to be messy about it.
    Thanks for the contest.

  2. I was successfully reprogrammed! I think I would pull out some of the art projects I have hidden away for fear of the messes they would create by my kids- like the finger paints and paper, and the window crayons… I am sure there are others.

  3. I will get started on some of projects, rather than waiting until I have the time… because I never have the time!

  4. I will make yummy treats with my two girls in the kitchen without the fear of messes. The messes can be cleaned.

  5. Elizabeth P. says:

    I’m going to to let my 3 yo actually create art without limiting her to one crayon/colored pencil/paint at a time :)

  6. D SCHMIDT says:

    The changes I will make is allowing my sons to play freely without stressing about the dirt and grime

  7. By inviting people over even when I wish the house was cleaner

  8. Tiffany Winner says:

    let my kids create their own ‘recipes’ in the kitchen

    thismomwins@gmail.com

  9. I will do more messy crafts with the kids including more painting (cringe)

  10. Great craft that I am sure Shae would love but what is that weird pointy shaped device, LOL. Not sure I have ever used one of them.

  11. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I will let my niece paint on one of my walls that i have to repaint anyways and not care where the paint goes

  12. I got reprogrammed. Very cool. I will let my kids continue to do the artwork, giant messes, and creativity that they do on a daily basis. I also told them I will let them make a few shirts with me when the weather warms up. We do crafts almost daily and have some birdhouse building plans for the spring.

  13. Mia Dentice Carey says:

    That was pretty cool!

    I’m usually pretty easy going when it comes to making a mess…we use SHOUT.
    But I have been reprogrammed and I’m going to pull out the paint this weekend and have my son go at it! =)

  14. I would let my kids help me with more things. I often don’t now because I know it will make much more of a mess than if I had done it alone

  15. I’ll let the girls have fun with that glitter paint that I was so not excited about them getting for Christmas ;)

  16. I’d bake more with kids, let them be creative regardless left a messy kitchen to clean.

  17. amy pugmire says:

    I will finally start the scrapbooks I have been meaning to do for years and get organized!!!

  18. I loved being “reprogrammed”! I think some messy backyard fun will be in the works when the weather warms up. I am known as the clean freak so getting dirty will be something new for me! I might garden without gloves and try not to cringe when my little one plays in mud. I realize I really need to live more…

  19. What a fun Valentine’s Day craft! I had to share this on pinterest. Great for any holiday or decor in general. We love handmade decor in our home!

  20. I will bring the snow inside so my son can play in it! He is only 1…

  21. I will allow my kids play with paint and I will play with them and not worry about paint getting on the table and on their clothes

  22. Well I think I’ll skip the pie in the face like the video … lol

    But playing outside more with the boys mud and all here I come :)

  23. I’m going to just stop being afraid of the kitchen and get in there and experiment.

  24. I plan to bake with my kids, even though it’s always messy!

  25. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would like my daughter “style” my hair!

  26. I would start doing the things I have had on hold especially creative projects and very difficult recipes I’d love to cook for my family! I want to get started!!

  27. The reprogramming was very interesting, much more creative than I thought it cold be!

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