Hand Print Valentines DIY ~ Valentines gift ideas

02/10/2014 9:00 am · 2 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

This is a repost from two years ago.. but we had fun making them again this year. SO I thought I would post the idea again in case you wanted to make one too.

Make this years Valentines Day special without breaking the bank.

My 4 year old wanted to do a craft project with Mom so this is what we made.

 It was fun, and turned out rather cute!

You will need

  • A pair or little hands 🙂
  • Red paint
  • Paint brush or sponge
  • Card stock… I used a 12×12 sheet cut in half then folded to make a card
  • Marker

handmade valentines idea

On a side note you might want to make sure your little one is wearing an old shirt… cause they always seem to get paint everywhere!

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Use the red paint to cover the fingers and palm of their hand.  You will need to act quick so it does not dry.  Only do one hand at a time.  We painted her hand 4 times to make 4 cards then switched to the other hand and painted it 4 times as well.

handmade valentines.jpg

Firmly press  hand down, with the thumb pointing down to form half the heart.
childrens handmade valentines idea

 Once the paint is dry write your messages and draw a heart in the middle.

It was a fun little afternoon project!

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Nicole Pyle
Nicole Pyle

Thanks for the idea!Will do this with my 3 yr old this weekend.


Love this idea (& yours, too Kari). I love homemade little gifts like this. Who wouldn't want to get something like that from a child? Precious!!!


I just made this sort of thing with 2 two year olds for a play date. I cut out a 7" heart with my Cricut; then inked their hands with an embossing pad and embossed their hand prints (no ink or paint to worry about) then cut out a heart and they glued it in the center of their hand heart. cute cute Kari

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