Monday, February 4, 2013

Heart Stamps: A Valentine's Day Toddler Craft

Confession: I've been stockpiling toilet paper rolls waiting for a perfect craft tutorial. This stockpiling has been happening since well before January, and luckily for my husband's sanity, I finally found an inspired craft paired with adequate toddler timing.

The thing you need to know about crafting in our house is that my husband is a better crafter than I am. While I've resolved to be more adamant to create crafts with Jackson, I know most of these plans will involve Brandon's assistance.

So, to all you not-so-crafty mamas out there, and even to you crafty mamas, here's a Valentine craft from me to you:


Supplies:
2 (or 3) Toilet Paper Rolls
White Construction Paper
Toddler-Friendly Red Paint


Bend the toilet paper roll into the shape of a heart, dab it in some paint and hand it over!

I've seen some suggestions to hold it in place with a small piece of scotch tape, but really it's not necessary. Your toddler is going to smush that heart however he pleases the second it's handed over. Hint, hint: have a few extra toilet paper rolls on hand.


We made six of these heart-stamped gifts in a matter of 10 minutes. This was a simple craft that Jackson had no problem doing himself at 22 months. Of course, we made a few heart-stamps ourselves for a little good measure.


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9 comments:

  1. super, super cute!!!! i may even have to let Carter try this today! i love that we already have everything we would need.. that's my kinda craft!

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  2. These are super cute and perfect for what you have around the house! We will be trying sometime between now and LOVE day!

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  3. This is a great idea! I'm going to have to try it with Nolan!

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  4. This is a great idea! I am going to have to try this with Aubrey!

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  5. This is awesome and in a SHOCKING turn of events I, the non-crafter, actually have all supplies on hand... or we will after a day or two! :)

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  6. Hi Erin, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), co-hosting the Mom’s Monday Mingle.

    These are so cute! Great idea. Thanks for linking this up with the MMM. Have a great day!

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  7. This is so cute and easy! I love it!

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  8. how sweet!! he looks like he is ahving such a great time! Thanks for sharing with us at Monday Funday!

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  9. I love this! I linked back to you for this craft:) Have a great day with your beautiful little man!

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