My toddler loves any craft involving paints. And I love his enthusiasm for “hanpaint” as he calls it :)! Of course with painting and little ones things are bound to get messy…but these moments won’t last forever. I have to indulge him whenever I can.
This fingerprint heart frame is the perfect way to let little ones play with paint while creating their own Valentine’s craft! This post contains affiliate links.
Kid-made Fingerprint Frame Instructions
For this kid’s craft, you will only need two ingredients: washable paints and a picture frame. We bought a wooden one at Michaels for $1, but Amazon has some nice frames in natural wood finishes as well!
Before getting started, I used some acrylic pearl white paint to create a nice foundation. Once dry, I gathered the washable paints and let my toddler at it.
Help position their fingers and thumbs to make heart shapes — you’ll notice some prints were larger than others as we had to experiment a bit.
Once complete, I painted on the words “Love” to make the frame extra special.
Let dry overnight and add a cute photo :)!
Makes a great keepsake and gift for a family member!
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