Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now is the time to decorate and get in the spirit! This super cute DIY makes a great gift, cute decor, and is a fantastic craft to do with kids. After you cut out the heart shape, give the stamp to the kids and let them use their imaginations!
- ink pad
- exacto knife
- frame (optional)
Step 1: Use your exacto knife to carefully cut a heart shape into the top of the eraser on your pencil. This takes some practice, so you may need to try on a few pencils before you get the heart shape you want.
Step 2: Start stamping! To do this, press the heart-shaped eraser into the ink pad, but be sure not to press too hard because too much ink will run and smudge on the paper. Press the stamp onto your paper. Stamp in a straight up and down motion to avoid smearing and oddly shaped hearts. You can stamp on the paper randomly or create a larger shape with your stamps (I made a bigger heart composed of little heart stamps).
Step 3: Let your new piece of art dry completely. We don’t want it smearing, now do we?
Step 4 (optional): Grab your favourite frame and insert your new art work. You may need to trim the paper as needed to fit into the frame of your choice. Make sure you coordinate the frame and paper size before you start the whole process.
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day art work!
Find more crafts from Kersey Campbell at ARDOR.