Thumbprint Heart Bookmark

This thumbprint heart bookmark is an easy craft perfect for school age children.

At times it can be hard finding a Valentine's Day craft for kids that is a bit different. So many of them involve cutting out hearts and making Valentines.

This craft is a bit different, and parents will adore this, since the hearts are made using the child’s thumbprint. What an excellent and easy gift to give for Valentine’s Day!

thumbprint heart bookmark

Things Needed:

  • Red and white cardstock or construction paper
  • Red stamp pad (or red paint)
  • Hole Punch
  • Length of ribbon (red, white, pink)
  • Scissors
  • Designer edge scissors
  • Glue

1. Cut out two rectangles from the red and white cardstock, each 1.5 inches wide and 6 inches long.

red and white cardstock

2. Using your thumb, press it into the red stamp pad or paint. Then, depress your thumb down on the white cardstock rectangle, at a slight angle to form one half of the heart. Then, overlap the first thumbprint with a second thumbprint to form the heart. See the photos below for proper placement. Using paint can be a bit trickier. Practice on scrap paper first.

pressing thumb on stamp pad
making hearts with thumbprints

3. Make four hearts down the center of the white rectangle.

four hearts on bookmark

4. Cut off the long edges of the white rectangle with decorator edge scissors.

cutting fancy edges

5. Glue the white rectangle to the center of the red bookmark, to frame it. Allow to dry.

6. Use a hole punch to punch a hole near the top. Thread through some ribbon and tie. Here I used velvet ribbon. I applied glue to the inside of the ribbon and attached the other side to it, and allowed it to dry with a clothespin holding it in place until dry.

making hole with hole punchadding glue to ribbon

completed ribbon

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