Kids love to paint! Sometimes it can be fun to step outside of the norm and let them paint with something other than a paintbrush.
This week for one of our Valentine’s Day crafts for kids, we made some cute eraser-stamp painting homemade Valentines.
We love making homemade Valentine’s Day cards each year. If you have a boy, you may want to check out our rocket Valentines. They really fly!
Eraser-stamping is easy enough for even little ones to give it a try!
Eraser Stamp Painting Homemade Valentine
To get started stamping, you will need:
- New pencils (It’s important that the eraser hasn’t been used so it is still flat at top, and having an unsharpened pencil is safer for kids to use!)
- Paint (We tried water colors, but preferred acrylic because it was brighter.)
- Paper that is suitable for painting
To create your eraser stamped Valentines, fold your paper in half to make a card shape.
Cut out hearts from some scrap paper. Make sure the heart is small enough to fit on your card.
Place the heart on the front of the card. To keep the heart in place during stamping, secure it to your card with a small piece of painter’s tape.
Then it’s time for stamping!
This craft works better if you get just a little paint on the end of the pencil eraser — too much paint will make it look gloppy!
I found that with both of my kids it worked better to put a little of each paint color on a paper plate for them to dip in to. Older kids may be able to just dab their pencil eraser directly into the paint pot.
To get the heart-shape to appear on your card, you will need to stamp along the heart’s edge.
We chose to stamp the entire card with the pencil eraser, using a variety of colors.
Once the paint is completely dry, carefully peel the heart from the card and you will have a beautiful heart image!
Write “Be Mine,” “Happy Valentine’s Day,” or the message of your choice in the open heart space.
These eraser stamped painting homemade Valentines would be cute to pass out to friends at school!
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