Valentine’s Day Handprint Craft for Kids

This is the perfect keepsake for little hands to make for loved ones for Valentine's Day.

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time for my little ones to start creating gifts for their moms and dads. I love helping them create gifts that have pictures of their sweet faces and/or their handprints or footprints. These are crafts that can be cherished forever and always bring a huge smile on their parent’s faces when they open them. This year I decided to help them create a sweet and simple Valentine’s Day handprint craft for kids.

A sweet craft for little hands that parents will love and adore forever.

This Valentine’s Day handprint craft is simple and takes very little time and supplies.

  • Heart Shaped Wood Piece: I found these at Walmart in the arts & crafts section. The picture I have displayed is after I painted them. If you don’t have a Walmart, you can find them here.
  • Acrylic Paint: You will need paint to cover the heart with one color, I chose light pink, and then you will need a darker color for the handprint. Here are some paint color options.
  • Satin Ribbon: I would choose a pretty Valentine color for the ribbon. I chose a pretty light pink ribbon.
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod Podge: I used both regular Mod Podge and the Mod Podge that contains sparkle.
  • Sharpie: You can use whatever color you think matches the paint color that you chose. I used red to go along with the Valentine color theme.
  • Picture of Child: I printed a fun and simple picture at home on regular paper that I took with my DSLR.
  • Embellishments: You can use any type of embellishments that you think will look cute. I wanted to add sparkle to this handprint craft so I added a few Swarovski crystals.

This Valentine craft is very simple. After the front and the back of the heart has dried, size your photo and decide where you want to place it on the heart. Use the regular Mod Podge to glue the picture onto the front of the heart. I added Mod Podge to the back of the picture, placed it onto the heart and then Mod Podged the entire front of the heart. To add a little bit of sparkle, I paint the sides of the heart with the Sparkle Mod Podge.

After the Mod Podge has dried, add the child’s handprint onto the back of the heart. After the handprint dries, add the child’s name and the year next to the handprint.

After the heart has dried completely, add the embellishments to the front and then tie the satin ribbon to the hook, if there is one.

A sweet craft for little hands that parents will love and adore forever.

If you love handprint and footprint crafts for kids, take a look at a few that I have created in the past:

Reindeer Footprint Keepsake:

You Are My Superhero DIY Project for Kids:

Rainbow Friendship Shirt:

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