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Valentine’s Day is a fun day for kids to express their love and affection for their friends and family members. This year, why not let them delve into the world of DIY and create unique Heart Stamped Valentine’s Day Cards? Not only are these cards simple to make, but they also add a personal crafty touch that store-bought cards simply cannot match.
One of the most charming aspects of DIY crafts with kids is the ability to sometimes use everyday items to create something extraordinary Toilet paper rolls, often overlooked, are a fantastic resource for crafting. Their flexibility and availability make them an ideal choice for creating heart-shaped stamps.
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Materials Needed To Make A Heart Stamped Valentine’s Day Card
- Free Templates: Choose or design a Valentine’s Day card template.
- Toilet Paper Roll: Collect a few rolls to create stamps.
- Pink and Red Paint: Get non-toxic, washable paint for stamping.
- Ultra Fine Sharpie: A fine-tipped marker for adding details.
How to make a Heart Stamped Valentine’s Day Card
Step 1: Prepare the Template
Print out your free Valentine’s Day card template or draw your own.
Step 2: Create the Heart Stamp
Gently fold one edge of the toilet paper roll inward to create a heart shape. Secure it with tape if necessary to hold the shape.
Step 3: Paint and Stamp
Pour your pink and red paint onto a palette. Dip the heart-shaped end of the toilet paper roll into the paint, ensuring even coverage. Stamp it firmly onto your card.
Step 4: Add Details
Once the paint dries, use the ultra-fine Sharpie to draw lines from the base of the heart shapes, turning them into ‘balloons.’
Step 5: Personalize Your Message
Write a heartfelt message inside the card with your Sharpie or print a message on the template before stamping.
Can I reuse the toilet paper roll stamp?
Yes, you can reuse the toilet paper roll stamp multiple times, however after a handful of dips into the paint the cardboard will start to wilt.
What if my heart stamp doesn’t look right?
It might take a few tries to get the perfect heart shape. Don’t be afraid to bend and adjust the toilet paper roll as needed. Practicing on scrap paper can help make sure you don’t waste printer ink!
How long does it take for the paint to dry?
This can vary depending on the thickness of the paint, but typically it takes about 10-20 minutes for washable paint to dry to the touch.