Little ones spending the night is a perfect reason to make lovely abstract roses for Valentine's Day Cards for their Mommy.
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 :)
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 4x12-inches for larger rose motif and pieces 4x4-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.
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!
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