Monday, December 12, 2011

Toddler Stamped Gift Tags

Maddy and I checked another project off our list for our homemade Christmas!
And she did most of the work {perfect!}.

These gift tags are the perfect craft for a toddler that likes to stamp. They came out so cute that we even hung a few on the tree for ornaments. 

What you will need:
Card stock ( I used a natural color)
stamps (ours were from the $1 bin at the craft store)
ink pads
paper punch, pinking shears or scissors
hole punch
string, twine or ribbon

Start by having your child (or yourself) stamp random patterns on the card stock.

We started with pink, then changed to turquoise, then lime green.

Having a Diego Tattoo seemed to help the process  :)
Once you are done stamping your sheet should resemble this:

I made sure to stop the Punkin' before she overfilled the paper.

Now, grab a paper punch - I used a large tag shape. You can use a circle, star, really whatever shape you would like.
If you would rather you could also use pinking shears or scissors and cut a square or rectangle like I did in this post.

This part was fun for Mads, although I did have to oversee and help out here and there.
Ahem, don't mind the finger nails...
Punch as many as you can out of your sheet of card stock.

Now, use  your hole punch to make a hole. Then, add some string or ribbon.

Last but not least, add a name or phrase.
We added some phrases for the tags we used as ornaments. Some Examples:
Jingle Bells, Merry & Bright, and our names.
Mads helped, hence the name not being straight!
Great way to get your toddler involved in a craft that can be used for anything!
Have fun stamping :)

Linking up at:

Tip Junkie handmade projects

I Can Teach My Child


Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

This is super cute! I had no idea there was such a thing as a tag punch! I need to go get me one. :)

Cerrisse said...

Love this!

Lacee said...

Super duper cute Katie and Maddy! I almost bought a tag puncher outer thingy the other day! May have to return w/ my 40% off coupon and get it :)

Meg said...

What a talented kid! I love it!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I love this idea... and I bet our family members would love homemade tags as well. Thanks for sharing!

Found you on Tip Junkie :)

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

This is awesome! The Toddler would love to do that so I am going to "steal" your project and do that this weekend :)

Amanda Joy said...

So fun to get children involved. These turned out adorable!

Hopping over from Vintage Wanna Bee

Amanda Joy

southernscraps said...

Awesome, and it's so great that your daughter got to help.

Anonymous said...

How cool to be able to include your child and still get a great looking finished product!

Sara said...

This is so pretty!! Hope you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now. (And red during the holidays!)

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Love these. They would go perfect with the hand painted gift wrap I did. Where do I find the tag punch?

Lindsi B said...

What a perfectly GREAT idea! I think they turned out better than any store bought tag for SURE! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

safdar ali said...

These tags are looking so nice. There will be so fun during making such tags.

Where i can find the plastic key tags inside which i can pt my picture?

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