Let’s admit it: Mostly Valentine’s Day even down to the little classroom parties is marketed toward the ladies and the girls. 🙂 Oh there’s a few Spider Man and Hot Wheels things amongst the sea of pink and red, but mostly the things are pretty girly. I love girly (I have a little girl and hey I am a girl) but after I made Valentine’s for my little girl’s class (which I will be sharing next week) I looked at it and thought how cute it was…but promptly decided it didn’t suit my rambunctious little boy’s personality so I couldn’t use it for his party. I needed to make something just for him. I came up with a Valentine’s rocket for my outer space lover. (Note: If your little girl is an outer space lover, by all means make this craft for her or with her. These are obviously not only for little boys!)
To Make These Valentine’s Rockets:
You Will Need:
- Toilet Paper tubes (You can either paint and repurpose ones from your home or I purchased ones in Valentine’s colors from Joann’s.
- Toy Tops
- Hershey’s Kisses
- Aluminum Foil
- Removable Glue Dots
- Washi Tape
- Craft circle punch or crafty edge scissors
- Valentine’s stickers
- Space Stickers if desired
To Make the Rockets:
1. Either punch or cut a piece of aluminum foil big enough to go over the top of the toilet paper tube. About half an inch extra on each side so that you can fold the top over the sides and mold it to the tube.
2. Mold the foil to the top of the tube and secure the sides.
3. Take one of the Toy Tops and center it on top of the tin foil. The tin foil keeps the top from falling through the tube if the top is smaller than the tube. Secure the top to the tin foil with washi tape. 2 vertical strips on either side of the tube should hold it in place. I also trimmed the bottom of the rocket with Washi tape for decoration.
4. Next I added the Valentine’s and space stickers to the front of the Rocket. This is something your little one could help with. I chose a big double heart and silver stars. I also got both of these from Joann’s.
5. Finally I placed several small removable glue dots on the bottom of 2 Hershey’s kisses and placed them on either side of the rocket like propellers.
These little rockets are super easy to make so they would be great if you have to make several for a class party or they could be a simple craft that you and your kiddos do together. The rocket’s treats, the top and the kisses are easily removed so little hands can enjoy them. Ethan loved his space rockets Valentine’s and can’t wait to have a “blast” at his class party and give them to his friends. (Oh and Caitlin liked them too! :-)) And I heard that terrible puns are forgiven during Valentine’s season. 😉
You can check out my full list of Valentine’s projects here.