Don't you just love all the fun colored and printed duck tapes that are available nowadays? I am in love with quite a few of them and love that they have so many holiday designs. There seems to be an endless amount of things that can be made with them. I am excited to be a part of a Valentine’s Day craft challenge from Duck Brand®. We made a Valentine's Day duck tape placemat featuring lovable handprints and a darling printable Valentine poem.
Valentines Themed Duck Tape
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Create the border for your Valentine placemats craft using patterned duct tape.
Valentine's Day Duck Tape Placemat Craft with Handprints
My son made a handprint heart on his. Place a blob of paint in the palm of the hand and then rub both hands together until they are completely covered. Press down on the paper on an angle and having the handprints overlap so that a V-shape forms at the bottom. The other kids made just a handprint.
Next, print this Valentines Recipe (cute poem). I based it off the ones you may have seen floating around the web, but I wanted something short and sweet. Here's what I came up with:
Valentines Recipe Poem:
4 small kisses
6 giant hugs
1 cup of kindness
3 cups of love
5 tsp of happiness
2+ caring hearts
Mix together and spread the love.
You can get the free printable Valentines Recipe Saying here (our other blog).
We used double-sided tape to stick the saying on next to the handprint. I made the mistake of using glue with my sons and it made the colors bleed. Using the thicker paper may help with this.
Next the kids made thumbprint hearts all over in different colors. The two girls decided to use Hello Kitty stickers on theirs as well. The kids who made just the handprint placed a heart sticker inside their handprint when it was dry. Little Sister and I also gave hers a kiss print....tee, hee.
When all was dry, we put them through our laminator. This part is completely optional but definitely helps preserve their artwork and makes it look nice. They could also use it as a placemat since it would be protected from spills and easily wipe off. An alternative would be to use the clear contact paper you find in the kitchen section of some stores.
To give it a fun, finished look take a roll of duck tape and place it on the edges. I did this by doing the top and bottom first and then the sides. Place the Valentines tape on the top edge so that you are placing about half of the tape on the front side.
Flip it over and press the remaining tape on to the back side. Trim off any excess in the corners. Repeat with the rest of the sides.
I love how the patterned duct tape frames the artwork.
Other fun things we made using these Duck Brand® tapes:
- Use Duck Tape to Decorate Juice Boxes
- Framed Mommy & Me Handprint Heart Keepsake
- Duck Tape Vase with Handprint Flowers
- DIY Pillow Box Valentines
- Duck Tape Ziploc Baggie Storage
We would love to see your fun Valentine's Day duck tape placemat craft! Upload a picture to our FB page wall or tag us on Instagram (artsymomma_amanda). Besides this kids placemat craft idea, use the Valentine Recipe printable as a handprint Valentine poem for other crafty ideas.
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