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Handmade heart stamps

We’re already thinking about Valentines Day for the family. I saw a brilliant tutorial from Rust & Sunshine which I knew would be perfect for the toddler – heart stamps.

The instructions were quite simple – take a toilet roll, slightly flatten it so it creases on both sides then invert one side to form a heart, dip in red paint and get painting. Couldn’t be simpler?

The toddler loves painting, it’s his favourite thing to do so I knew he would enjoy this. He was very patient and made lots of heart stamps on a sheet which we then set aside to dry whilst he went mad with the paint.

When our sheet had dried we traced around a heart cookie cutter and I cut out the hearts. I then drew around them with a red pen and we stuck them to blank notecards. Perfect Valentine cards for the grandparents.


heart stamps

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    January 23, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    A fab craft to do this weekend! I love your new header 🙂

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      January 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks! I didn’t think anyone had noticed 🙂

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    maggy, red ted art
    January 30, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Super cute. Lots of fun and a gorgeous result.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.


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      January 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks, you can’t go wrong with craft and paint in our house!

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    January 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    We did these last year great fun

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      January 30, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks, I love the idea of using recycling in crafts and of course my toddler loves to paint 🙂

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