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. Aww, I look forward to doing crafts with my little one when she gets older! I used to enjoy making Valentine’s with paper doilies.

  2. Cute idea! I had a daycare many moons ago and we did something similar but we used potatoes. I cut them in half and cut out a heart shape. Then we would paint the heart and stamp away. Looks like J is having lots of fun!

  3. So fun! I like making cards. Homemade is the best.

  4. Looks like he had a blast. I love stamping crafts.

  5. This looks fun! I saw some stamps at Michaels for $1 and I was trying to think of how to use them with my daughter. This idea looks perfect!

  6. I’ve never thought to use paint on rubber stamps. Looks like he had fun!

  7. 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

  8. Cute and fun idea! My grammar school grandkids would love doing this. Especially my 8-year old grand daughter!!

  9. Ah stamps, always a blast for toddlers. Mine starts stamping the paper then moves on to himself.

  10. The painting of the stamp looks like the most fun part to me too! Very cute idea and a great way to use supplies you had on hand.

  11. Such a cute idea for kids to let their creative juices flow! And stamps are so easy for kids to use. Thanks for sharin! #SITSBlogging

  12. 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!!

  13. 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.

  14. I love it! I’m always looking for fun new craft ideas for my toddler and this looks perfect.

  15. Eeep! Nice idea. Never tried paint for the stamp before. I love crafting too! #SITSBlogging

  16. 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.

  17. I am a homeschooler and my kids love to stamp and paint. My oldest is 14 and my youngest is 6 but they find common ground when it comes to art. #Sitsblogging

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