Valentine's Heart Printing

Valentine's day fast approaching and I have started to think more about craft activities to do with Emily, every year she makes her daddy a card for valentines day, and this year is no different - I really hope he doesn't read this post and completely ruin the surprise. Anyway, Emily wanted to do painting, so we decided to use our empty toilet roll tubes to make some heart stampers. It was really simple to do, I just folded one half into an m shape, creating a heart and used a little bit of sellotape to keep it together.

I then handed them over to Emily, along with some red, pink and purple paint and let her stamp to her heart's content. She absolutely loved watching the shapes appear, but also have complete control of the activity, placing the hearts where she wanted them and picking which colour she would like to use. This activity was great for promoting independence. I find that the small choices we give our children really build their confidence up.

Emily had an absolutely fab time creating lots of hearts on the card, we have actually set this aside to use as the base of a valentines card, which we plan to finish this week. This activity is a great way of showing children that random cardboard tubes or boxes can be reused, and really show them the importance of recycling. I'd love to know how you get on if you recreate this simple activity at home!


  1. Aww this is such a nice activity and so simple too! I love crafting and painting with my little girl! x

  2. cute idea! i am the worst with crafts, but this is a really effective idea for a rainy day :) x

  3. Such a great idea. I’m definitely going to do this with Rosalie xx

  4. This is such a lovely activity and very easy too!x


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