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:

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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  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!

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

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

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

  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! :)

  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!

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

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

  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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