Monkey has decided he wanted to give a couple of the ladies at the nursery a little Valentine’s gift. So when Baker Ross sent us some new craft kits I was pleased to see some Valentine’s materials included. Monkey set about making some paper cones straight away.
To make them we used some foam stamps which they had sent us. I really like the stamps as they are the perfect size for little hands. They are also really easy to wash and keep clean, we had some similar ones at Christmas time when we made some wrapping paper. The raised patterns are a good depth which means they are effective even with young children, sometimes stamps can been too thin so you loose the pattern when they get squished! We didn’t have that problem with these stamps.
They also sent us a paint pad, which is ideal if you want to have a go at crafts without having all the mess of pre made paint. Especially when you have been at work all day but still want to indulge your creative side. It also works very well with stampers as it is difficult to overload them with the pad. That was one of the problems we had when making the Christmas paper.
Monkey had great fun making the heart pattern on some light weight card. I chose light weight so that it is easy to turn into a cone.
The other benefit of the paint pad is that it doesn’t take as long to dry as the pre made paint!! They would be great for hand prints as well. Once I had rolled the card into cones Monkey filled them with some Valentines chocolates. Although he needed some encouragement to share them equally and not to try and eat them!
By keeping them as rectangles it meant that I could fold the tops over and secure with some tape to keep the chocolates in. As Baker Ross had also sent us some little heart crayons I wanted to include these as well. Being a child of the 80s they reminded me of some I use to have as a child that all slotted together. I attached one to each paper cone with twine and tape.
The whole project only took about 20 minutes so it was ideal for Monkey, if you wanted to do something similar the links below take you to the products on the Baker Ross website.
- Heart Stampers – RRP £3.60 for a pack of 10
- 4 Part Multi Paint Pad – RRP £3.60
- Heart Pop-a-crayons – RRP £1.99 for a pack of 5
For other Valentine’s ideas check out my Valentines board on Pinterest below: