Today I have the honor and privilege of introducing a good friend of mine, Leslie! She is always coming up with fun and creative craft ideas to do with her kids so I asked if she would share one idea a month with us hear at Strive For Progress! I hope you enjoy this sweet craft for Valentine’s day! Take it away Leslie…
My name is Leslie. Mae and I have been friends for many years. We worked together in a retail store before either of us became moms. We’ve maintained our friendship through a lot of life changes. Although I was a “career woman” when we met, I’m now a stay at home mom. I was lucky enough to be able to quit my job after the birth of my second daughter. I have a couple kids that come to my home for child care. I have a crafting business I do for fun and some extra cash (Carlia Creations). I also have a blog where I share recipes, crafts and more with my readers. You can find my blog at: www.mamainmontana.blogspot.com
There are certain bonuses to being a mom that are unexpected. I will never forget watching my oldest daughter on her second Christmas (she was too young on her first go-around). There is something truly magical about experiencing Christmas through the eyes of a child. The same goes for birthdays. I absolutely love making that day special for my kids. For me, another unexpected bonus to being a parent is all the fun little holiday crafts I get to make with my girls. I’m a crafter. I’ve enjoyed making projects for as long as I can remember. We’re so lucky to have the internet at our fingertips (literally!) to help brainstorm and inspire the activities we do in our house. This Valentine’s craft was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. I highly recommend Pinterest to everyone. I could go on, but I’ll save that for another day.
The best thing about this project is that you probably have all the supplies at home right now. Those are the best projects because there’s nothing special you need so you can make it any time. Your supplies are: cardboard toilet paper rolls, paint (not watercolor), and paper.
First, create a crease inward on your toilet paper roll. Opposite that crease, make a crease outward. This will make a heart shaped tube. This is your paint stencil.
Then pour a little bit of paint onto a plate or bowl. I have some paper bowls left from a party so I used those. I poured about a tablespoon into each bowl. Dip the heart shaped tube into the paint and then press it onto your paper.
You just made a heart shaped stamp! This was a fun craft for both my 3-1/2 year old as well as my almost 2 year old. My younger daughter crushed the tube after awhile, but she still have a blast making the hearts on her paper.
Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day! ~Leslie
Thank you Leslie!!! What a fun craft to do with the kids! I will be doing this for sure and I’ll post our pics on the Facebook page! Please comment below and tell Leslie how you liked her craft or if you have any questions about it!
Have a great weekend!