Now that the holidays are behind us and packed away in the basement, it’s time to think about the next holiday – the holiday of love. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays for not only my husband and I to celebrate our love, but also to show the kids a little extra love and attention. It is a great occasion to plan some fun activities, meals and a craft – such as this awesome eraser-stamped tote bag!


Valentine’s Day Crafting with Kids


The night before Valentine’s Day, the kids help us make a heart shaped pizza and we prep for school parties by making our valentines, treats, and this cute eraser-stamped tote to carry all the V-Day swag to and from school.


You know I will use any holiday and/or occasion to craft with the kids. It teaches them motor and communication skills they will use throughout their lives – plus it’s a great excuse to just sit and enjoy time together. This project is one of my favorites because it can be altered to fit just about any holiday or theme. For St. Patrick’s Day, a four leaf clover on a t-shirt would be super festive. Or… bats for a superhero themed birthday? The possibilities are endless!


How to Make a Valentine’s Day Eraser-Stamped Tote Bag Craft for Kids


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Canvas tote
  • Tempera paint
  • Pencil eraser, (a small dauber, Q-Tip, or end of a paint brush work great too!)
  • Paper or cardboard (sticker paper works best if you have it)
  • Scissors
  • heart template & printer – optional


Valentine’s Day Eraser-Stamped Tote Bag Video:




Valentine’s Day Eraser-Stamped Tote Bag Instructions:


1. Print and cut heart from provided template or freehand draw and cut desired shape.

valentines day craft


2. Position template on tote.

heart craft


3. Dip eraser in paint and dab around heart template.

heart tote


4. Let dry.

painted tote


5. Remove template.

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happy valentines day


All you need are a few basic supplies and a little bit of creativity to make your Valentine’s Day extra love-filled and special.


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