Crafty Quickie: Valentine’s Day Stamping Fun!

Valentine's Day Stamping Fun

Today’s crafty quickie was inspired by the -eek!- two-days-away Valentine’s holiday!

This past weekend, I let J loose with some of my less-used rubber stamps and some Valentine paint colors.  J is somewhat finicky, so finger painting doesn’t really go over well with him. But, as we saw during his Triple Toddler Playdate, he’s always up for paintbrushes and other mediums.

Valentine's Day Stamping Fun

Supplies are simple!  All you need:

~ Craft paint or finger paint

~paint brushes of various sizes

~paper (I gave him some glossy photo paper and cardstock for different results)


Small Tupperware bowls serve as great paint containers. I had a large white board in my craft closet, so I set that up to protect the small table he was working at.

Valentine's Day Stamping Fun

That’s it! No rules, just let ’em go! J had the best time just stamping the different shapes all over. Actually, I think his favorite part was painting the stamps BEFORE he stamped them.

Valentine's Day Stamping Fun

Valentine's Day Stamping Fun

You could even take their art and turn them into hearts for decorations!  Anything is possible!

What is your favorite craft for Valentine’s Day?


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  1. says

    Such a cute post! Love the idea of paint with rubber stamps. Looks like your little one had a ball, and he didn’t even know he was helping Mommy create a great post! ☺ #sitsblogging

  2. says

    This is so cute! I did something similar to this for my little guy’s Valentine’s day party! {I forgot to photograph it though haha}

    {Visiting from SITS, we’re in the same comment love tribe!}


    PS I could write an essay here I love the font!!

  3. says

    We did stamped valentines this year too, but I used… wait for it… toilet paper rolls! I just folded them so they’d be heart shaped and let my J go at it. The stamps would have been easier, ha ha. This project is great for working on motor control, not only the painting the stamp part, but learning through trial and error how hard they should press to make the image come out cleanly.

  4. says

    great idea! I have tons of stamps I probably won’t ever use again and the kids keep eyeing them, I should just pass them along to the kiddos.

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