Lines Across: Scribble Card

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Scribble Card


I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought that you could use this idea to make a cute Valentine's Day card.









My son just turned 2 and a half and he loves to color. However, basically all he does is scribble and scribble until the page is covered.


What you need:

Paper
Crayons or Markers
Scotch Blue Painter's tape, or masking tape
(Wider 2 inch tape is better for bigger shapes like a heart)

 

What you do:

Cut or fold your paper/card to the size you want. Tape down the border evenly with blue tape. Test the tape you use first to make sure that it easily peels off of your paper.

Cut out other shapes and letters from the tape and place them onto the card where you want them.

For the letters, I cut out lots of strips and layered them. It would be very difficult to cut out each letter as one piece. The heart is also two halves.






If you want to, you can choose just a few colors for your toddler to use. I started that way, but Benjamin kept asking for a new color. He naturally wanted to cover the whole page (he especially wanted to draw on the blue tape), but sometimes I had to ask him to color one spot or another.

Carefully peel away the tape and you are done.





17 comments:

  1. I actually saw this on Pinterest before I saw it here on your blog and I repinned it to my Valentine ideas board so I can try it with Little Crafter! I'd looove it if you'd share it here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-on-fridays-13-and-some-fabulous.html

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  2. I <3 your idea! Found you on Pinterest. Can't believe I'm only the 2nd comment here -- the idea is awesome!

    My 3 yo and I are making these now for her school Valentines. The candy she's giving away doesn't have a big enough spot for her to write her name so we're making 4.25" squares to attach the candy to.

    I made painter's tape hearts in the center of the squares and she's coloring the outside. Then she'll write her name in the blank middle area.

    Tip: I cut several pieces of tape the same length, then stacked 3 at a time. I gently placed the stack of 3 on my paper square and lightly traced my heart halves. Then pulled the tape stacks off and cut them 3 at a time -- made the cutting process much quicker for me!

    Yay! Fun idea! Thanks :)

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  3. Great idea, I have two little ones who would enjoy this project, and you could so easily customize it for any holiday.

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  4. Seriously cool idea! It's so hard to find good crafts for kids under 3. This one is perfect!

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  5. I think we'll be pulling out the crayons this afternoon. Cute idea!

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  6. This is such a great idea and perfect for the little ones!

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  7. That is so fun! I wish I'd seen this when my kids were little scribblers. :) How fun would it be to make a card/picture for grandparents this way, too.

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  8. What a great idea. I will definatley be trying this with my preschoolers.

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  9. My kids would love this!!!

    I'd love if you'd link this up at our first ever linky party! We're partying now!
    http://classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/02/spotlight-saturday-1-our-first-linky.html

    xoxo, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  10. This is a wonderful idea!! Keep creating:)
    Just posted on Craft Gossip!

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=5584

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  11. What a great idea. I am going to do this with my kids.

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  12. This is so cute, and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Its awesome handmade card idea, specially kids take keen interest in it.

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  14. I'm a student looking for crayon activities,I find your idea and it's awesome, easy, fun, and lovely.
    thank you

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  15. Here's another idea: use contact paper (re-positionable) for cutting out larger shapes....it peels off with no problems!

    This way the kids can cut it out themselves. Cutting sticky tape can be tricky, but the contact paper has a backing. :) Fun for older kids who might want to plan out their letters and shapes themselves.

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  16. Here's another idea: use contact paper (re-positionable) for cutting out larger shapes....it peels off with no problems!

    This way the kids can cut it out themselves. Cutting sticky tape can be tricky, but the contact paper has a backing. :) Fun for older kids who might want to plan out their letters and shapes themselves.

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