We are just about Valentine’d out after all this Valentine craftiness that we’ve been doing! But we just had to do a quick bottle craft to make vases to put some flowers in for Valentine’s Day! (ahem… hint hint hubby!)
These vases are super simple for the kids to make and turn out super pretty!
I’m not a coffee drinker at all, but International Delight’s (affiliate link) Caramel Macchiato is so yummy in hot chocolate! I always order my hot chocolate with a shot of caramel in it when I am at a coffee shop. This is my homemade version! Plus, their bottles work perfectly for vases, a nice and small opening at the top. (And the lids are going to come in handy for some fine motor fun!)
I always keep recyclables on hand for quick, cheap crafts and activities to do with the kids. I got a whole board dedicated to that sort of thing on Pinterest. Plastic bottles are definitely no exception!
The boys started by coloring some Epsom salt (yep, still plenty of that left over after our salt painting!). Just stir in some food coloring of your choice. It clumps up a little, so be sure to have the kids stir really well. They’ll love doing it!
The bottles need to be painted with glue. I’m actually running low on regular school glue, so we used Mod Podge. But regular school glue should work just as well.
The boys just painted the glue on with a paintbrush. But get creative on how you apply it! You could use a sponge, or even roll it in, like we did for the salt!
We rolled the glue covered bottle in the colored salt that I spread out on a baking sheet.
If the bottle has some bare spots, just have the kids reapply some glue to those spots and sprinkle the salt on.
I then added the ribbon to the neck of the bottle myself. It could also be covered in glue and salt, but the kids used that part as their handle for the most part.
A cute bottle craft for Valentine’s Day!
Not too shabby for a quick craft for the kids to do with a simple plastic bottle!
They’d also be good for a non-flower Mother’s Day gift. We made yarn wrapped bottles last year for Grandma. I think these International Delight plastic bottles would work better for those because of the curve in the bottle. It would hold the yarn on easier.
Now… just waiting for some flowers for Valentine’s Day… until then, we may have to make some of our own out of tissue paper.
Do you get flowers for Valentine’s Day?
P.S. Check out these cute penguins that Kids Activities Blog made from these same bottles!
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