Nugget is getting to the age where he does more art projects at school, so I thought I’d do one over the weekend to make some handprint valentines for family!
This ended up being really easy to do with him and I just needed a few minutes, two separate times, before I could finish them to put in the mail.
What you’ll need:
- Computer paper
- Washable paint in 2 colors
- Sponge Brush
- Paper plate
Start by getting your space prepped – put a piece of paper out for each valentine you want to make. Squirt out some paint in the paper plate and have your brush and wipes ready.
Paint one of your little one’s hands and place it on the paper. Repeat in 2-3 places, reapplying paint to the hand as needed. Repeat for each valentine you want to make. Wipe their hand off, wash your brush and let the paint dry.
Squirt the 2nd color of paint on the other side of the paper plate, then use your brush to paint their other hand and make handprints on the empty spot of the paper. Wipe their hand off again, wash your brush and let the paint dry.
Once all of the paint is dry, fold the paper in half (hamburger way). Draw the outline of half a heart on the back. Cut the outline and unfold to make your heart shaped handprint valentine. Add a message and they’re ready to mail!
I finished 6 of these really quickly one Saturday. You can also check out my Reel on Instagram here.
Happy valentine crafting!