Friday, February 11, 2011


Putting a little more LoVe in our Valentine's this year... 
Let the kids make LUVTUBES
And while they're showing their LoVe this holiday
they'll be  recycleing and repurposeing too.

For this project you will need a toilet paper tube2 egg cups from an egg carton,
a small jar of *Glitter* ModPodge
(ok, I never met a kid yet that doesn't LOVE *Glitter* MP!)
pretty Valentine Day colored tissue squares
a little white paint, a small hole punch, a piece of string,
paper (sugg 4-1/4x 11) & markers for a LUV♥filled note,
and needless to say, a whole lot of LOVE!!!
First, find an egg carton that has circular cups. Cut 2 cups from the bottom of the egg carton. Trim the edges to make semi-circles. 
Place one cup in an opening of the paper tube to see how nice & snug it fits. Then glue in place. Push cup down gently. 
>Once it is dry, I like to put a coat of white paint on the tube, so the tissue squares will be more vibrant. Let dry.<
Using a small brush, put a little *Glitter* Mod Podge on a small section of the paper tube. Then put a tissue square on that spot and pat down with your finger or brush. Then add a little *Glitter* Mod Podge on top of the tissue to get all the edges down.
Repeat that over and over again, overlapping the squares, until the whole tube and cup is covered. Cover the separate cup, too.
While the pieces are drying, it is a good time to have the kids make their LUV•filled notes. 
We used regular copy paper and cut it in half the long way (4-1/4x11) to have more space to write and more to roll!
Once it is dry, punch a hole at the top of the tube and at the top of the separate cup. Tie the string, one end to the tube and the other end to the cup. 
Fold the LUV•filled note in half the long way, and then roll. Place gently inside the tube.
Put the cap on... and voila, your LUV♥TUBE is ready. Seal it with a KiSS! 
>Throw in a couple of Hershey Kisses for an extra little surprise!< 
simpleprettyFUN, and Enviro-Friendly, too...
i >heart< them!!!!! and so do the kids ~>

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