Valentine’s Day Handprint Hearts Craft


Love is in the air….  I am a little late doing Valentine’s Day crafts with my kids so I decided to do an easy handprint heart craft with my two little ones.  It is an easy craft which makes it perfect for smaller children.  It takes longer to clean up than to actually do the craft! 

Materials Needed:

Pink or red washable paint

Thick paper, I used watercolor paper

A paint brush

Red marker


On clean hands paint your child’s hand, make sure you paint the whole hand (finger tips and all).  With their hand spread open firmly press their hand on the paper. I used a baby wipe to clean their hands so that I did not have to bother with water and soap that way I could finish the craft without my little ones getting antsy. Next paint the next hand, firmly pressing their hand on the paper next to the first hand print so that their thumbs are touching which will leave the thumb spans a heart shape.  If you hold the picture upside down you can see a heart! When the handprints are dry use the red marker to color in a heart inside the touching hands. 


Be sure to check out some of my other Valentine’s Day articles:

How to grow crystal hearts

Chocolate toffee crunch treats

Heart shaped cheese quesadillas 

How to make a heart stamper


What Valentine’s Day crafts are you doing with your little ones this week?


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  1. This is such a sweet gift idea. This will warm the heart of any parent. I think it’s just adorable.

  2. Handprint hearts are so adorable! They’re fun for the kids to make and the recipient gets a special Valentine from the kids.

  3. I miss making crafts like these with the kids! My youngest is 17 now and we used to spend hours with all of them making holiday decoration. Anything with handprints was always so fun!

  4. This is such a cute craft! I love how easy and how special it is!!! Such a fun idea for kids!

  5. The handprints actually create a really pretty effect! This should be a really fun one to do on Valentine’s Day.

  6. We love the handprint of our kids we have them proudly displayed even now. My kids are almost 13 and 17 and this is another memory of them as their little selves to keep forever.

  7. This is such a cute and creative craft! I know it’s really hard to keep kids entertained for long periods of time, so I love that its a quick fun craft.

  8. That is such a cute handprint craft. I really love this idea. I need to make these with my daughters. We love doing crafts that involve hand and food prints.

  9. Handprint crafts are the best! I have a few saved from when my older kids were younger and it always bring a smile to my face!

  10. Such a cute Valentine’s Day craft idea! We love this–saving it for when we have time to craft with little ones!

  11. This is such an adorable and cute craft for Valentine’s day! I am going to make this with the littles today when they finally get home from school.

  12. Handprint hearts are such a great idea!! They’re fun for the kids to make! Love it!

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