A Week of UFOs and Freebies!

Now you’re probably thinking that I have lost my mind, I’m not talking about little green men in spaceships (OK  today’s project does have an alien in a spaceship) but by UFO I mean Unfinished Object. My craft room is filled with UFOs. I often have fabulous ideas for new craft projects, some even get finished but there is a majority that get started and then I lose interest when the next great idea comes along. I am dedicating this week to finishing up all of the UFO’s in the craft-room and getting it neat, tidy and organized so I can have a fresh start next week. I also want to revamp my kids art space. Speaking of kids and crafts here is a valentines craft to do with the kiddos.

Out of this World Valentines!

Rocket lollipop holders by Lindsay Weirich

Rocket lollipop holders by Lindsay Weirich

Each valentine holds a lollipop. They are so easy to make. If you have a Cricut Machine and SCAL software you can download my rocket SVG here. If you have an Expression download this SCUT file that will make 3 valentines on a sheet of 12″ cardstock. If you have the Cricut Personal Cutter (6″x12″) you need these two files rocket1scut and rocket2scut. You will need the font “gearbox” to cut the windows. When you download and install it it will just show up on the mat (scut file)

Or you can download my print and cut pattern here. Instructions are included, feel free to share it with teachers as the rockets would make cut pencil toppers too!

My 6 year old son Jack made these all by himself! Stamps used in this project are by Technique Tuesday and Inque Boutigue. Paper is bu Die Cuts With a View.

A flock of rockets!

A flock of rockets!

My favorites that Jack made!

My favorites that Jack made!

Tips for crafting with kids: Cut out everything before you involve the children. Have all the supplies out and ready so you won’t have to leave them unattended while you hunt for supplies. Be patient and have fun!

Instructions:

Glue two rockets together at the edges leaving the bottom open.

Glue the gear (window) on the front.

Stamp and color a robot or alien on white paper and punch out with a circle hole punch. If you don’t have robot stamps you can print free alien/robot images from Family Fun Magazine. Glue the alien on the window.

Write the recipient’s name on the back and insert the lollipop.

I’ll have more valentines ideas and some free vintage valentines to print tomorrow so be sure to check back. Until next time Happy Crafting!

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15 Responses

  1. This is such a sweet idea, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Hi,
      What a lovely idea this rocket valentines. But the pattern does not work on the Cricut machine. Do you have a .cut file for me please that I can use on a cricut machine? I have the expression.
      Thank you so much,
      Vera

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  2. These are cute Lindsay! What a great project to do with kids!

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing your rocket valentines. I think they will bring a smile to the sick children in the hospital.

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  4. I love this idea. Can any of the cutter files be used with the Wishblade?

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  5. Hi Joelle,
    What kind of a file does a wishblade use? You may be able to convert it with the free program inkscape. I made the file in that software and it is available at inkscape.org. good luck!

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  6. These are soo adorable! What a sweet idea!! Love them!!

    Hugs..

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  7. These are so cute! My son would love making these for his class-mates!

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  8. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong, but I can’t get any of your things to download. It says “error on page”. I tried disabling my firewall but that didn’t help. Any tips?

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  9. Hi Tamera, I’m not sure why that is happening, Let me know what file you want and I will email it to you;-)

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  10. What font did you use for the gear. Well I know gear box but which letter and what size?

    Thanks this is adorable!

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  11. Hi Shannon, honestly I don’t remember. I opened the font in SCAL and picked the one with no letter in it. SCAL shows a keypad with every charecter so you don’t have to hunt for it. If you download the SCUT file it should pop up on the mat the right size all ready to go!

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  12. […] nifty idea for homemade Valentine can be found at The Frugal Crafter blog, complete with a print and cut pattern that you can download. The rocket is glued together with […]

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  13. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! You saved my life this morning when I realized my son had preschool in half an hour and NO VALENTINES to give away. This was so quick and easy and very BOY-ish. My son loved giving rocket-ships away, although ours had raisins in them instead of suckers…. not as cool!

    I linked you here.
    http://corduroydreams.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-and-red.html

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