When a friend and I saw heart-shaped sidewalk chalks at Target, we immediately thought they would make great conversation hearts! She even found the perfect letter stamps in the Dollar Spot section so that we could stamp our own sayings on them. I already had a stamp pad and chose to use the red ink so they looked more like actual conversation hearts. Because these hearts were going to a bunch of kindergartners, we chose sayings like, "Hi Friend," or "You Rock," and "U R Great." Of course, you could customize them to whatever you can fit on the heart! I made some specifically for my boys that said "XOXO" and "Q T Pie." See the photos below for how large these heart-shaped sidewalk chalks are compared to real conversation hearts!
And because they do look so much like large conversation hearts, be sure to tag them with the free tag I created that labels them as sidewalk chalk and mention that they are chalk when handing them out. You can also sign your name on the tag. Subscribe below to download the free tag print. After you subscribe, a link will be available to take you to the prints. I used a 2" hole punch similar to this one, to cut these tags out, but if you don't have a 2" hole punch, I also left dotted lines to cut them out in squares. To present them, I put each in a bag and tied the sidewalk chalk tag around them.
Of course, you don't have to stamp the chalk to give these as valentines as they are cute heart-shaped chalks on their own. But here are a few tips if you try stamping the chalk:
- Be sure not to press the stamp too hard onto the chalk as it will imprint the rectangular border of the stamp on the chalk as well.
- I traced the heart onto paper and practiced fitting my phrases on paper first. This then was a guide for where I should place the letters.
- My friend recommended that I use a baby wipe or wet towel to wipe the stamps clean between phrases.