Valentine Sponge Stamping on Fabric: A Toddler & Preschool Project
If you do not have a brush, you can have your child dip their stamp into their bowl. This works just as well. The idea is to fully cover one side of their stamp.
Have your child experiment with their stamp on a scrap sheet of paper. Talk to them about how much paint they should use and how much pressure they should apply while stamping. Have your child count to 10 while holding down their stamp. This will help guide them on how long they should wait before lifting up their sponge.
You can also demonstrate this task for them showing them what a good print looks like. Suggest to your child to use their imagination to see what designs they can make with their prints. Abigail discovered she could make butterfly wings with her heart prints. Also, this is a good time to introduce more than one color. We used red and white and talked about color mixing.
Practicing stamping and counting to ten before lifting the stamp.
Once your child feels that they mastered stamping, move them onto their fabric bags and scarves.
Abigail's Butterfly Wings
The scarves where also fun to decorate. While stamping we talked about retangles, squares, patterns and counting. You can modify this project for older children by having them create more challenging stamps and designs.
After your projects are completely dry, if you feel comfortable with your child using a sharpie, have your child add details and Valentine messages to their bags and scarves. Here, Abigail is adding details to her butterfly.
After our bags and scraves were complete, we made sugar cutout Valentine cookies with sprinkes and placed them in plastic bags and put them into our fabric bags and scarves!
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Happy Valentine's Day