I’m always looking for easy ways for my kids to make their own Valentine’s day cards. I’ve been brainstorming this idea for weeks and I finally get to see it come together. My requirement for any mass craft is it has to be inexpensive and simple. I don’t make my kids Valentine cards for them, they make their own so if it’s not short and simple my boys lose interest and it’s a flop.
Back in the summer we made a boat launcher using a straw and my boys loved playing with it. So this is where my brainstorming got started. I made two tags to choose from, “You’re Out of This World!” and “You’re a blast!”
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF!
What you’ll need:
- You’re Out of This World! or You’re a Blast! tags
- tissue paper (red/orange)
1. Print our your FREE You’re Out of this world party favor tags here: Build Your Own Rocket Valentine’s Day Party Favor 1 only if you’re going to package it to give away.
2. Take a 8.5 X 11 sheet of white paper and fold in half long ways. Then fold in half not long ways. Then fold in half again.
3. You will end up with 8 rectangles. Cut all 8 rectangles out and you will end up with 8 rocket ships if you’d like or just use a couple and save the rest for later.
4. Take your rectangle and fold it like the image above.
5. Now that you have a narrow rectangle you will work on the point as show above. It should end up looking like the one above that has already been folded. Tape the back flaps leaving the bottom opening untapped. That’s where your straw will go.
6. Now decorate it by adding a heart and circle for the window. We made these with the neighbor kids earlier this week just as a craft not a party favor and they played with it all day. Every time I went by they were blowing their rockets out.
7. Add the fire from tissue paper and the bottom part of the ship. The bottom attachment is also a rectangle with the top corners clipped off. These are all the pieces you should end up with to put in your party favor bags. Rocket, bottom attachment, straw and fire.
The boys had so much fun making these even my 3 year old helped since all it involved was folding, cutting and taping. But the most was playing with it.
We just finished making 25 for my son’s classmates! I figured they would have plenty of candy to enjoy from the other classmates so this would make a fun activity to enjoy at home.