Family FunSpot: License Plate Signs
License Plate Sign
In honor of our monthly Kids Quest theme, “Let’s Go!” we are featuring a craft with recycled license plate pieces. They are available on Etsy or at Hobby Lobby, or at vintage stores with prices ranging from .25 to .99 cents per letter. Beyond the letters and numbers, all you need is a hammer, nails, a piece of wood to fit your design, craft paint, brushes, and your imagination.
- License plates letters or numbers
- Wood plaque or recycled piece of wood to fit your letters or numbers
- Acrylic craft paint
- Cup of water
- Sawtooth picture hanger
Paint with 2 coats of acrylic craft paint and let dry.
Arrange your letter on the wood plaque.
Use a nail to attach the top and bottom of the letter to the plaque.
Attach the sawtooth hanger to the back.
Hang and enjoy!
Fly off on a sweet trip with these fun-to-make candy airplanes. These clever little treats are the perfect surprise for your Valentine, family members, or besties. Our craft makes 7 airplanes.
- 7 sticks of fruit-flavored gum or bubble gum
- 7 rolls of Smarties roll candy
- Cherry Life Savers candy*
- 7 2” rubber bands
- Small bowl
- Valentine print craft paper
Remove Life Savers from the wrapper, place in a bowl, and set aside.
Trim craft paper into 2 3/4” x 2” pieces—you will need one piece per plane.
Fold the Valentine craft paper around the stick of gum and secure with tape or glue.
Thread the rubber band through the holes of the 2 Life Savers.
Place the Smarties roll in between the two Life Savers and on top of the rubber band.
Pull up the rubber bands on each side and slide the stick of gum over the top of the Smarties roll and secure the stick of gum in place to create the airplane’s wings.
Share with your Valentines!
*Life Savers candies should only be given to children over the age of 3 years