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This year we’ve been getting a lot of our craft inspiration from a fantastic, interactive Amazon Original Kids show called Creative Galaxy.
Creative Galaxy is a “make-along, create-along” animated art adventure series that celebrates creative thinking through crafts, story, music, and dance.
The series follows the adventures of Arty and his silly side-kick Epiphany, as they travel around the galaxy to solve problems using many different forms of art.
To celebrate the new Valentine’s Day special that debuts on February 7, my family and I were sent a Creative Galaxy-themed activity kit to make something festive.
In the special episode called “Heart Day,” Arty and his friends learn that everyone has their own special way of saying “I heart you!” It was a super cute episode. We really enjoyed our preview.
The craft kit available on Amazon.com now, is called Arty’s Tool Belt, and it’s filled with anything your child would need to make their own masterpiece just like Arty in the show.
The adjustable tool belt comes with pads for coloring, doodling and painting with water. There’s also a sticker book, crayons and paintbrushes.
If you want an up close peek, take a look at our unboxing video below!
After watching “Heart Day,” my kids and I were inspired to make a DIY Mailbox for their Valentine’s Cards.
Here’s how to make it.
DIY Mailbox for Valentine’s Cards
Empty long tissue box or a small shipping box
- If using a shipping box, cut off the long flaps on top of the box. Keeping the short flaps allows for a mail slot. Tape the short flaps down so they don’t move.
- Wrap the box in construction paper, tissue paper or the backside of wrapping paper. (The white side.)
- Alternatively, if using the tissue box, have your child paint it in a color of their choosing.
- Once box is wrapped or after the paint dries, decorate it with glitter, stickers or marker.
- Start filling up your mailbox by dropping cards in the slot where tissues used to come out.
Here’s a quick video of my daughter decorating her mailbox from start to finish.
There you go, super easy!
I love how this is a craft my kids can do without me. Even though I supervise (and help cut!), they can paint however they want and decorate it how they see fit. We’ve had plenty of tissue boxes in our house this winter, so up-cycling them was a no brainer.
Happy Valentine’s Day! 💘