Inside: A cute Valentine card and craft for kids. Tell your kids you love them with this “I hand you my heart” handprint valentine, great for babies and toddlers.
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I love, love making Valentine’s Crafts with my kids. From love bugs and cupid arrows to lollipops and love potions — there’s just something so exciting about creating love-themed crafts and reading about them with little ones.
But I’d be lying if I said it is always easy. In fact, sometimes it can be down right stressful when trying to create a beautiful craft without your toddler tearing it apart before completion.
That’s one of the reasons why I love simple handprint crafts — the easier the craft, the better.
So this time I thought it would be fitting to do a handprint craft and printable kids can give to mom, dad or grandparents.
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Handprint Valentine + Printable Instructions
For this craft, all you need is washable red paint, a heart sticker this size and paper — just 3 supplies (besides a willing hand).
- Paint your child’s hand red — make sure to cover it with enough paint so that you can get a good handprint.
- Use the printable below as your canvas (if you can print on card stock or sturdy paper, the better the Valentine print).Download Valentine Printable Here.
- Place a heart sticker in the center of the paper (where the palm will sit) and place your child’s hand over it. We used a paper plate here because it was easily accessible and sturdy, but you can print directly on your Valentine printable.
Once dry peel away the sticker to reveal the heart.
(If you used a plate like us or card stock, simply cut round the print and glue to your canvas.)
You can even personalize with a little note for your loved ones.
Frame the handprint Valentine for a keepsake you can treasure for years!
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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported hundreds of thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a blogger and maternal health advocate at MommysBundle.com.