Sunday, February 5

Valentines Rocket Favors

I'm so happy to share a guest post I did over at Skip to My Lou last week
with a fun Valentines Freebie, too!

Let's face it, Valentines is pretty much for the girls. If you've got boys, you're probably searching the Valentines aisles for plain-jane commercialized Star Wars or Transformers cards to give out to classroom pals. It seems that everything cute for Valentines is pink and frilly and most definitely "pretty."

Well, the search is over! Today I'm sharing a cute Valentine that even the boys will like. It's a rocket made from a rolo candy roll. 
Fun! This project is pretty quick and easy (my kind of project!), and I think could even be altered with rolls of life savers if you didn't want to use the rolos.

With just a few supplies, and the
you and your son can work together to make some sweet classroom treats that he'll be proud to hand out to his best buds.

- Rolo candy rolls (find them for about $.89/each in the grocery store or I've been told many Sam's stores have them $19.99 for 36 rolls)
- Photo paper or brochure paper (can use white cardstock but the photo paper will print much more vividly)
- Hot glue
- Scotch tape
- Scissors
- Orange and yellow tissue paper

Step 1:  After printing your rocket craft files onto photo paper or brochure paper, cut each of the designs out with scissors.

Step 2: Take your orange and white striped rocket piece and wrap it around one tube of rolos. Use scotch tape to secure.

Step 3: Take the blue rocket top piece and roll it into a cone shape. Hot glue it closed, or you may use scotch tape (sometimes hot glue doesn't adhere to photo paper).

Step 4:  Put a generous amount of hot glue at the top of the rolo tube and the place the blue cone on top. Hold until the glue dries.

Step 5:  Cut stacks of the yellow and orange tissue paper into triangular shapes and then cut the wider base to resemble flames. Place 2-3 sheets of your cut yellow pieces on top of 2-3 pieces of cut orange tissue and scrunch the top into a point. Place a dab of hot glue on the point and glue it to the bottom of the rolo candy cylinder. Next put another dab of glue onto the tab of the cloud cut out and glue it down at the base of the rolo candy on top of the yellow tissue paper.

Voila! Cute!

Be sure to put your child's "to" and "from" information on the back side of the clouds before you hand them out to classmates. 

And don't forget those sweet girls.... you can make them for the girls in your son's class, too.
I think those girls might be jealous if only the boys got their own rockets and rolos!

I think Life Savers rolls could be used as well as long as you cut down the pieces just a little. 

Happy Crafting! I hope your boys love their rockets!

If you love these, you might just love the Rocket Party Printables set, too! 
You can find the full ROCKET PARTY COLLECTION in my shop now.


Jenn said...

Super cute! We are going away this Valentine's Day so I get out of making Valentine's for all of the school kids but pinned it for next year! Thanks so much for the freebie!

Crafty Mischief said...

So cute! My son is obsessed with anything outer space, he would LOVE this!

Mock-Turtle said...

So crafty, well done!

Jill @ said...

Love this! My 8 year old is making these forhis class. We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party this Friday (the 10th) and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button!

Brooke - said...

I made the Family Fun version of these a few years ago (with rolls of mentos), but these are WAY cuter!

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Christine said...

Oh so cute!!!!!!!! The details are magnificent!!!

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Cristie Jensen said...

made them for my primary class, but I couldn't find any rollo's so I used mini reese's cups. Turned out a little fuller around, but still turned out quite nicely. Thanks so much!

Antonio Pastor said...

A quick and easy way to make Valentine's Day successful for guys in the classroom! It's simple yet charming gifts given to both boys and girls enjoying the "day of hearts" festivities in school. This instructional material makes everyone's Valentine's Day a special day.

Judy Whatilivefor said...

So 5 year old would have a blast (pun intended!) with these! Thanks so much for sharing :)

lemondedis said...

my little outer space fan will adore these ! thank you very much ! i shared the link here :

Unknown said...

This is such a great craft! Will definitely be using this idea for Valentine's Day this year!