With Valentine’s Day coming up, in this post I’m sharing 5 different ways to make heart-shaped stamps.
For three of our stamps, I applied some heart-shaped foam stickers to items I had around the house, including some egg carton cups, some small plastic water bottles, and some milk carton caps. These three stamps all require the kids to hold the stamp in different ways, which encourages the development of different fine motor skills. For a fourth idea, I bent a toilet paper roll in and used a rubber band to keep the resulting heart shape.
The fifth heart stamp was made by cutting a yam in half and then carving a heart shape onto the end. You could easily do the same thing with a potato.
Once the stamps were ready, it was time for the kids to play!
They had fun experimenting with the different types of stamps. Here, QBoy checks out the heart shape created by his yam stamp.
XGirl was more enamored with the bottle stamp.
And QBoy made a some lovely hearts with the toilet paper roll stamp.
XGirl also checked out the egg carton stamp.
All in all, very simple to do and a lot of fun for the kids.
More Valentine’s Day learning resources
More Valentine posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Valentine Montessori activities
- Valentine sensory bin
- Heart suncatcher
- Marbleized hearts
- Find the hearts Valentine’s sensory bin
- Books about Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Printables Pack
- Valentine Bingo
- Valentine I Spy game
- Valentine Do-a-Dot Printables