These handprint Valentines will mean so much and will be cherished for years. Nothing says “I love you” better than a homemade Valentine.
This is a perfect project for a child to do at school, to make Valentine’s for their parents. They look beautiful with an adult’s handprint as well. The inside is open to your creativity. If you need help on what to say on the inside, check out the link on Valentine’s Verses and Sayings on the Valentine’s Crafts Page. Fingerpaints tend to work better than acrylics because the paint stays wet a little longer on your hands. For this project shown below, I used acrylic paints.
3. When the designs are
dry, you can add glitter glue to them to accentuate the heart. When the
glue is drue, cut out the excess paper around them (called
“cropping”). Fancy edged scissors make a nice touch
but it is not necessary.
7. Your handprint
Valentines are complete! The inside is open for your thoughts