This Martha Stewart project worked well with various ages. I had a 4, 6, 7 and even 13 year old interested. I enjoyed stamping right along with them 🙂
Little ones spending the night is a perfect reason to make lovely abstract roses for Valentine’s Day Cards for their Mommy.
The simple stamping tools are easily made from corrugated cardboard and a wine cork. I prepared these before the kids arrived.
Using a box cutter, I cut pieces 4×12-inches for larger rose motif and pieces 4×4-inch for smaller roses. After rolling up, I secured the tube shape with rubber bands.
The leaf stamp was made by slicing 1/4-inch from the end of a cork.
Martha suggested using an ink pad. I didn’t have one so we squirted some acrylic paint onto a cookie sheet and dipped the edges into the paint making sure that all of the edges were loaded with paint.
Creative little people went to work on their pieces of card stock
Even a thirteen year old had a tender heart about making a sweet Valentine for his mom. When the paint dried, I glued them to pieces of card stock in a complimentary color.
We had some very stylized creations, some random ones and all very beautiful and made with love!