Young Adult Valentine’s Day Craft

My name is Jessica Keogh and I am the Craft Coordinator at the public library in my town. I love my job, I organize and execute various crafts for children ages 2-14 and I sometimes run up to four crafts a day. Over the course of the next few weeks I am going to share a few of my craft ideas and stories with you so you can join in on the fun!


       At 2:45 during the school week, the library gets flooded with kids from the middle school across the street. In order to keep the peace I schedule various crafts to entertain them. I usually base the craft on holidays or seasons,  the craft this week was Valentine’s Day themed so we made Valentine’s cards to give to friends. The kids used all sorts of supplies including: card stock, sequins, rubber stamps, ribbon, and the ever-pleasing glitter glue. After the kids made their cards I surprised them with a special craft treat!

Everyone was allowed to make two of these cute tootsie pop butterflies! They were super simple, the pattern for the wings can be found at Skip To My Lou. I just printed the patterns onto various shades of pink card stock, cut them out and decorated. I think my favorite part about this craft (besides how easy the prep was!) was the adorable wiggle eyes with eyelashes…so cute!

6 thoughts on “Young Adult Valentine’s Day Craft

  1. Wow, excellent and extremely adorable tootsie pop butterflies. Im studying to be a teacher so this is absolutely the cutest ever to do with myfuture students for the appropriate holiday. Thank you so much for sharing this. You have no idea how helpful this blog is. I look forward to reading your blog and learning such creative crafts. Thank you and great post!

    • Thanks! I’m excited, I’ve always wanted to have a craft blog. I’ve always found other craft blogs so helpful, I’m glad mine will do the same! Keep checking back I will post more as I make them.

  2. Wow great post! I find your tootsie pop butterflies are extremely adorable as well as creative. As a futute teacher this such a good way to do arts and crafts for Valentine’s day. I love how the prep was easy and how much fun it looks like to do with kids. thank you so much for this blog and I am so looking forward to learning new creative ideas from you!

  3. I am always looking for cute and age appropriate crafts for both families I work with, all the kids are so creative. I absolutely love Craft Gawker but at times the crafts are to demanding for the kids and more centered on adults. The butterfly pop will be perfect for the little ones. I can’t wait to see what other crafts you have in store.

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