Occasionally, but definitely not every year, we decide to make homemade valentines for the kids school classes. This can be daunting, considering 4 kids x 29 or so classmates. So we turned to the rubber stamp collection and a few other tools we had on hand.
Materials: rubber stamps, paint markers (our new family favorite), card stock, some spray glitter and not much else and made up some Valentines this year in lieu of another trip to the store. The fun part was watching the kids and their friends crack each other up with silly sayings, or dare each other to put “kiss me” on valentines for classmates.
Everyone who has walked through the front door this week, adults and kids alike, has sat down to make a least one Valentine, giving me another reason to smile.
One of my favorite stamps, you can say so much, keep it anonymous (no tell-tale conspicuous handwriting to secret admirers), save time not having to stamp out each letter. I would recommend one of these for every rubber stamp collection.
When we were all done stamping and coloring we laid all of the Valentines side by side and sprayed a glitter layer over all of them. This was really key in finishing it off the homemade valentines- it’s got to sparkle!
What handmade techniques have worked for you and yours?