Scarlette is learning about hearts right now so I’ve been collecting some activity ideas for the month of February. I saw this cute project on Pinterest about using cardboard tubes to make heart shaped stamps and thought it would be fun to try.
Plus, then I could be all “See! We are TOTALLY using all of the toilet paper tubes!” to Jeff because I might be a bit ridiculous about collecting them for our craft projects. He’ll try to throw one out and I’m all “NOOOOO!!!” as I dive in front of the recycling bin to intercept it. Probably I should be playing in the Superbowl this weekend. I’m very good.
Honestly, it was a bit hard to make the heart shape transfer as well as the example I saw (I’m totally convinced that there is a pinterest conspiracy where people make stuff and pass it off as the work of a toddler) but Scarlette loved this craft (no pun intended) so all is well. In other news, we’re pretty sure that Scarlette is a lefty.
We did things a little bit differently than the original instructions so here is what worked for us:
I really need to invest in some tempura paints because my making memories paints aren’t washable, although they are super cute. You just bend the cardboard tube into a heart shape and then use some tape to hold it in place. I also use the tape to keep the paper on the table because someone who shall remain nameless likes to throw freshly painted paper on my floor, SCARLETTE.
Also, vintage SIStv gaffer tape for the win!
I made a heart shape on both ends of the tube because Scarlette kept flipping it around and dipping both ends in the paint.
Then I just let her stamp like crazy. Also, it is impossible to do a craft like this one without singing “My Heart Will Go On” if you are me. I was all “Every day in February, we’ll stamp things, with pa-int. That is how we will learn about hearts. Near, far, right where you are, you will stamp with these hearts and these hearts will go onnnnn and onnnnnnnn.” I’M TEACHING HER VERY IMPORTANT THINGS, Y’ALL.