Valentines day isn’t something that me and Mr S bother doing, I remember talking to him when we first started dating about how we would just keep special days like our anniversary to share gifts and celebrate and that we both felt that it was a bit of a money making scheme but I do make an exception with handmade gifts.. which I feel shows more love than a cheap card from a store or some flowers that will die in a few days (I wont say no to chocolates of course 😉) but it doesn’t take away from the fact that I don’t enjoy seeing others share their beautiful gifts they get, I just feel personally that handmade is always the way to go when gift giving, that little extra something or that smudge of a finger print.
You may have seen my little review of the wonderfully fun Gel-A-Peel that I did last week which you can view here where I was asked to let Amelia’s creative juices flow and design her own diary, which she is now drawing in daily, I asked to again design away and make something for valentines day so we both got our design hats on and made some cute envelopes for Daddy!
I seriously love this stuff, its basically a silicone type substance that you can easily write with and make pictures and once its dry it goes into a rubbery texture and what I found wonderful about it all is the fact that the kits come with molds to create your own jewelry too that is handy if your child, like my Amelia cannot wear certain metals because they cause a allergic reaction.
To write I traced out the letters so that she could draw around them but everything else is completely by her hand and as I said in the previous post that once things are dry and you aren’t happy with how they look it is so easy to just peel (its there in the name) away and try it again, but make sure you leave a good 24 hours for everything to be completely dry or it will just smudge.
The only thing I will say about this product is that it can cause irritation to the skin, there are warning labels on it so make sure that you follow the instructions and directions correctly and always supervise your child when creating.
One very happy creative Valentine!