making valentines

valentine crafting

i'm not sure what i was thinking when i decided that crafting valentines with paint with a toddler was a good idea but... oh and how about i don't put her smock on her before we start? needless to say our crafting turned out to be a bit messy and yes, there was red and pink paint on her shirt and in her hair. but boy did we have fun!

crafting with a toddler is a lesson in patience for me. it's so hard to not want to control the outcome and just to let her explore and figure it out. but it is worth it, to see her face light up, her eyes get really big, and to hear her say "ooh" as she dipped the tp roll into the paint and stamped it on the paper. after we were done making a few valentines for a few family members it was a paint free for all. i let her go to town with her hands in the paint mixing the colors and making art. i think she was pretty proud of her work!

valentine crafting

valentine crafting

instructions for heart stamped valentines here