This 100 Yen Store Craft is a great Valentine`s Day gift from kids to parents, teachers, caregivers, family and friends. It`s a fun and simple craft that can be completed in less than an hour. The materials you`ll need can be found at any of the larger 100 yen shops. We purchased ours at the Seria 100 yen store in Daikanyama.
1. Construction Paper
2. Decorative Box
3. Glue Gun
4. Glue Sticks
Step 1: Trace a circle (6-7cm) in diameter onto the construction paper then cut. To save time, draw the circle onto one sheet of paper then place on top of a layer of construction paper to cut multiple circles at once.
Step 2: Cut a swirl through a few layers of paper. You can eye ball it or draw a swirl then cut.
Step 3: Begin rolling the swirl with your fingers from the outer piece toward the center. Guardians should start the roll as it`s difficult for tiny fingers.
Step 4: When all the papers are rolled heat the glue gun and place a dot of glue at the bottom of the curled paper (center of the swirl) then press the rolled paper from the top onto the glue.
Step 5: Place glue at the bottom of the box and arrange the paper flowers. Done!
* Additional ideas: decorative hearts, circular topiary and more.
Daiso (many locations throughout Tokyo and Japan) – Daiso is famous for the their 100 yen and low prices stores. They have over 700 stores now in 25 countries. Daiso is a general merchandiser but has a good selection of craft items such as paper, paints, markers, styrofoam, etc. If you are doing crafts with your kids, this is a great and inexpensive option. I have been to the store in Ebisu, Harajuku and Shinjuku and have always found a great selection.
Address: Great store locator here with all information http://www.daiso-sangyo.co.jp/shop/index.php (only in Japan but has a image map)
Business hours: Typically 10:00 – 21:00 (please double check on the store locator)
Website: http://www.daiso-sangyo.co.jp/ (Japanese language only)
P.S. Visit our 100 yen store craft archives for more fun crafts!
100 Yen Store Craft – Valentine`s Day Flower Box
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