INSIDE: Pipe Cleaner Heart stamping is a super simple but fun way to make painted heart this Valentine’s Day! All you need are a few pipe cleaners and paint. A fun activity you can set up in minutes for your toddler or preschooler.
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How to Make Pipe Cleaner Heart Stamping for Valentine’s Day
The make the heart stamps with the pipe cleaners, first create a small heart at the end of a pipe cleaner. Then bend the pipe cleaner at the end of the heart and cut off the end leaving small handle. Leave about 3 inches at the end.
Leaving a handle that is too long will make it harder to stamp the hearts.
Grab a paper plate and pour out some washable kids paint in valentines’s day colours like pink, red and purple.
Invite your little one to use the stamps to create hearts all over the piece of paper.
Make Valentine’s Day Cards
Making heart stamps is also a fun and easy way to make Valentine’s Day cards for a class or friends or loved ones. Grab a piece of paper and fold it in half to create a card. You can cut it to make the card smaller. Use the pipe cleaner heart stamps to stamp hearts all over the front of your card.
Set them aside to dry. You can write a simple message on the inside wishing them a Happy Valentine’s Day.
Age Suitability for Pipe Cleaner Heart Stamping for Valentine’s Day
This activity is great for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for Pipe Cleaner Heart Stamping for Valentine’s Day
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- Pink, purple and red pipe cleaners
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