Sunday, January 29, 2012

I Heart U Cards

We are getting ready for 'Valentine's Day' and made some 'I heart U' cards to be sent to loved ones...
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Have you noticed that each pencil comes with a tiny eraser, which can be used to stamp perfect rounds? We used them with our Rainbow Stamp Pad and played to make some 'I heart U' cards !!
You will need some cardstock, a piece of card the size of your card(I used cereal box), pencils, little bit of painters tape and Melissa & Doug 6 Color Stamp Pad .

Cut the cereal box to the same size as your card. Then cut off a heart in the center of it. Now layer the cereal box stencil on top of your card and use a little painter's tape to secure them(very helpful when working with kids).

Then invite your kid to play with the stamps...


          I used a different pencil/ eraser for each color to keep the colors clean and let Putti stamp away!

           I encouraged her to dot around the stencil's edges, so as to create a clear outline of our heart.

                   Remove the stencil and write the letters 'I' and 'U' on the card. This is our first card.. 


This was a FUN project to do! And here's some of our cards...



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Dont have a stamp pad? No worries, you can use qtips and paint or even fingertips too. 

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Our Other Valentine Ideas:
Magazine Tree of Hearts
Hearts Tree


This project is part of 'The Heart Book' filled with over 100 heart shaped projects for kids. Click 'The Heart Book' to find out how to get one and by making a donation to 'The American Heart Association'

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15 Comments :

Beautiful! we love pencil eraser side stamping!

This is darling!! We always make homemade Valentine's for relatives and I think we are going to give this a try. It's just too cute to resist. :)

Oooh that looks really lovely! What a great idea to stamp that way!

Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy

Thank you!! I love how these turned out too. These are for relatives and teachers. Please do share if you try them

We did this activity on Friday (I saw it linked up on a linky somewhere...) Thanks for contributing to our curriculum : ) -Steph

The cards are beautiful! I love that simple crafts make such wonderful end products.

Glad to know you did these, would love to see and share yours:)

What a cute, great idea! I run a daycare and am looking for fun crafts to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing!

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Love this, what a great way to use pencil eraser stamping! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

Hey Rupa,

What a terrific idea and super easy to do. We (me n my girlie) just made a card for valentine. It turned out so beautiful. Can't go wrong with the concept. We did it with qtips, will upload the pic soon on your FB page.
Thsnks, you ROCK.
Radhika

Glad to hear that you and your girl liked making cards with this idea. Please feel free to share a icture when you can. Thanks Radhika.

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