We all love the little arts and crafts projects our children make all throughout the year, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. How about helping them to make a heart from their handprints to make a card for Mommy, Daddy, the grandparents or maybe even a Valentine in school?
What you need:
- Construction paper in red or pink
- Cardstock (any color – you can also use construction paper) – optional
- Glue Stick
- Place your child’s hands on the red or pink construction paper with their fingers closed, and help them to trace around their hands. At the bottom of the palm, finish the handprint by rounding it out a bit.
- Cut out the handprints.
- Now you simply slide the hands over one another, overlapping the fingers, to create the heart shape.
- Glue your heart together.
- Write your Valentine’s message on the back of your heart.
If you want to make a bigger card, one that you can open up, take your sheet of cardstock and fold it in half. Then glue the heart to the front of the card. Now you can open up your card and write your message on the inside.
Extra Tip: If you want to make a card for a parent or grandparents and you have several children, cut out the hearts in different colors. Glue all the hearts on top of each other, starting with the biggest on the bottom.