Tissue Paper Valentine Pin
What better way to show love than to make a pin for Mom and Grandma. I still have mine in my jewelry box, as precious as any gem.
SuppliesTissue Paper in 2 or 3 Colors
Plastic Cookie Cutter
Heavy Paper or Felt
Jewelry Craft Pins
Low Temp Glue Gun
Trace around the inside of the cookie cutter on felt or heavy paper. Cut out. Coat the inside of the cookie cutter with petroleum jelly. Place it on a plastic plate also coated with petroleum jelly. Fit the cut out shape inside the cookie cutter pushed down to the bottom. In a disposable bowl, dilute white glue with an equal amount of water. Tear tissue paper into 1" squares. Dip each piece into the glue solution and crumple up into a tight ball. Tightly arrange crumpled pieces in a single layer at the bottom of the cookie cutter, pressing it flat with your finger tip. Microwave for one or two minutes on high. Let cool. Pop out of mold. Tissue paper is now permanently adhered to cut out shape. Let dry overnight. Tissue paper will be very hard. Glue pin onto back.
This craft reprinted courtesy of Terri of Making Friends.com.
Terri is the creator of makingfriends.com, freekidscrafts.com, scoutswaps.com and badginabag.com. Her work is republished all over the internet and is considered the queen of kids crafts.