Our Valentine’s crafting is in full swing! We put together a couple of the projects that we have been working on this week to create our fun kid’s placemats! These are perfect for seasonal decor, or for a kid’s Valentine’s party, which is what we are using them for! The kids are having a couple of friends over for a little party and Mack is incredibly anxious and counting down the days. I figured as a way to make the wait more manageable for him I would get him involved in some of the planning and decor. He has already been scouring Pinterest for ideas and has come up with a list of what he wants to do at his party 🙂
What you need:
- toilet paper or paper towel rolls
- washable paint
- construction paper
- contact paper
Start by making your toilet paper roll stamp by pinching the top of the roll together and pressing down in the middle to form a heart shape. These kept their shape pretty well for us but in the past I have put a rubber band around them to make sure the heart stays well-formed.
Put some different colors of paint out, we chose different shades of pink/purple. I like to use washable finger paint just in case 😉
The kids loved how easy it was to create such beautiful work!
Earlier in the week, we cut some hearts out of construction paper and finger painted them with the same colors that we used above.
They were so lovely I thought they might make some nice additions to our placemats!
Once attached to our paintings, the artwork was ready to transform into placemats!
I don’t have any pictures of applying the contact paper because that is hard enough to do without holding a phone at the same time 🙂 I would die for a laminating machine!! You can also buy simple laminating sheets for this that don’t require a machine as well but a roll of contact paper is just much cheaper.
We can’t wait to use these at our party!!