A Sweetheart candy-induced sugar rush fueled a valentine bonanza at our house this weekend. We tried out stamps that we made from heart-shaped buttons glued on wine/beer corks and tiny heart stamps carved into pencil erasers. Yes, carving a pencil eraser takes some adult fine motor skills–and I learned that a Speedball carving tool works better than an X-acto knife. We also sewed paper valentines with yarn stitches (I punched holes and my seven-year-old Zeke stitched). Zeke preferred simple stitches–the star design (above) was too tricky for him.
But when it came time for all-out valentine production for Zeke’s classmates, we kept things simple. With washi tape and construction paper, we made big, neon plaid hearts. Happy Valentine’s Day!
4 thoughts on “Be Our Valentine”
hmm. might be sewing our valentines this year!
I love the Washi tape heart! Simple and beautiful–the best!
Cork button stamps. I already see Addie’s afternoon. Great post.
What is a Speedball carving tool and where do you get one? Sounds like a must have.