Here is an idea for a little Valentine’s Day art project to do with the little ones. This is really so easy and the nice thing you probably have what you need on hand already.
I did this with my 4 year old and 6 year old and they were both pretty excited about this project. I think they just love seeing things that are a little new and different then the standard brush and paints.
The only thing you need for this project is an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll, some paints and paper.
We did this as art on a large sheet of paper but you might also consider doing this on the front of a blank card to send to the Grandparent’s as a Valentine’s Day greeting card.
To create the “stamp” for your paint, just take your empty roll and slightly squoosh it to form a heart. This is very simple once you bend it just slightly. I did this on both ends of the roll so we had two stampers.
Next lay out the paint choices- I did random colors for my baby girl and then my big girl wanted just Valentine’s Day colors.
Starting with the lightest color have the child stamp the end of the roll into the paint and then stamp it on the paper.
We worked from lightest to darkest and I used a paper towel to remove excess paint in between colors. This is art though so you don’t need to do that step- you can always have blending of the colors which would be very pretty too.
My 4 year old really got a kick out of the stamp. I just sat there with the camera and caught a few fun pictures of her being silly.
Oh and let me show you a close up of the cute way she signed her masterpiece.
I thought this was really cute. I used a pink stamp pad but one of your paint colors should also work if you don’t have one. The girls took turns stamping thumbs into the ink and then pressing onto the paper in a V- shape.
It looks like a heart and it is so cute! I will use these little heart thumbprints on the little teacher gifts they are doing this year- they are the perfect size for little gift tags.
And that is it! A very simple and fun Valentine’s Day craft project. I put these sheets aside and since it is a thicker paper I plan to use them as placemats on Valentine’s Day.