Whew, we made it through the holidays! Now it’s time for one of my favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day. There’s so many fun things you can do for this holiday, especially if you have young kids, like myself. When I came across this idea, I knew it would be perfect for kids. This DIY would be excellent for your kiddos to take to school for classroom parties (make it into a fun craft kit!) or even just for a rainy day project. Keep reading to find out how!
First thing you’re going to want to do is find the free Robot Valentine Craft template on your cutting machine website.
In order to make this into a shaker craft, you’re going to need to make a few adjustments. Once you have the free template on your screen, you need to separate the body piece from the entire robot design. This will allow you to make adjustments as needed.
Now, we need to duplicate the robot's body piece. In order to do this you need to click on the body, and then use your “duplicate” feature. Now you should have two pieces.
Next, we need to create a second half oval shape (in the end, it will make up the top layer to the belly to secure the sequins). To do this, you will need to click on the body and use the “contour” feature. Once you have the contour screen up, click on the square shape and then press “Hide all contours”. This will essentially delete that square.
Now, we need to create an empty space in the oval shape for the sequins. To do this we will need to use our “duplicate” feature again. Once you have 2 half ovals, place one on top of the other, make the top shape smaller, then select both shapes and click the “slice” feature (you can delete the extra pieces after).
Now it’s time to choose colors. The following colors were used in this project:Pink Lemonade,Wild Cherry,Sirio Ultra Black,Silver Stardream. Now you’re ready to cut!
[Photo: Color Swatch]
Once you have all your pieces cut & all your materials gathered, it’s time to assemble!
First, take the legs of the robot and fold back and forth, like a fan, to create creases.
Next, let’s assemble the “shaker” part of the belly. You’re going to want to size and cut a clear piece of paper. Glue the clear piece of paper to the sliced half oval shape. Next, take some mounting tape and place along the outside of the half oval. Now you can add the sequins!
Once you have all the sequins you want in the belly, place the half oval shape that was not sliced over it and secure it with the mounting tape.
Now you can assemble the rest of the body!
Kayla at Gray Paper Company
Etsy: Gray + Oliver Paper
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