Valentine’s Day is 2 days away and what a perfect reason to bust out a toddler craft!!!
I saw this on pinterest (but fogot to pin it…doh!) Lucky for me, I have a photographic memory. Ok, I wish I did. But alas, I don’t. For some reason this craft stuck with me. Probably because I started stashing toilet paper rolls…
Toilet paper rolls, eh? Are you a little bit curious? Who knew toilet paper rolls could be used as a stamp?!
Well, let me demonstrate for you. And beware, I’m not a professional photographer, so welcome to the photo amateur hour!
First, you need some painting materials, some cardstock folded to make a card, and toilet paper rolls creased to shape a heart.
Next you need a cheesy grinned child.
Next, paint the end of one of your heart shaped toilet paper rolls. If your child is 2, I recommend doing it for your child. I speak from experience…ahem. Then help your child stamp the tp roll onto the paper. I helped him with the ones we are actually sending out, but for this photo I gave him free reign…which was a mistake by the way. Let’s just say there was a bath involved after this experience.
For the cards we are actually sending out, we did 3 hearts side by side. I would put the painted side of the tp roll on to the paper and then have E actually push down so he was doing the stamp. For our envelopes, I painted a heart to put the send address in. If you have a toddler you are doing this with, prepare to hear the following phrase approximately 1,904,546 times, “Heart! Paint Heart! Heart paint! Heart!!!” It is also important to explain to your child that the paint needs to dry. Your child may then climb on the table and try to blow on the paint, in hopes that it will dry oh so much faster.
I then cut out a few hearts and had E glue them on the inside of the card.
And of course, you got to have your kiddo sign it.
And Mommy added the final touches. We are sending these out to E’s grandparents and great-grandparents today. 🙂
Do you and your kiddos make Valentine’s cards to send out to loved ones? Or have any Valentine’s craft ideas you’d like to share?
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