Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays. Doing heart crafts and sharing with people we love is so much fun. Parents love when our little ones bring home this Valentine’s Day Heart Thumbprint Art Craft.
This doesn’t take too much preparation to make a cute and personalized Valentine’s Day craft for kids. Students can make these cards for loved ones or pass them out as Valentines.
We like to decorate our room and display our creations around the classroom on a bulletin board to share the love! We especially love getting our room ready with these Monster Valentine Decoration Crafts.
A fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day while working on math is with this Valentine’s Day Number Match-up. Because we’re always looking for ways for our students to learn without realizing they’re learning.
This February holiday is a carefree holiday so we sit back and read our stacks of Valentine’s Day Books and play Valentine’s Day Bingo with giggles filling our room.
If you’re looking for more holiday-themed crafts take a look at our Endless Paper Craft Activity and Creative Writing Bundle.
Materials Needed for the Valentine’s Day Heart Thumbprint Art Craft
- White paper
- Colored paper
- Something to trace with
- Masking tape
- Pink and red paint
Getting the Heart Thumbprint Art Ready:
To prepare this craft, you will need to cut out some hearts. A simple way to make a heart is to fold a piece of construction paper in half, and then draw half a heart shape along the folded edge.
Next, cut along the line and you’ll have a nice, symmetrical heart. Be sure to cut enough hearts for each student. I cut some extra hearts for my kids who wanted to add more than one to their art.
Doing the Valentine’s Day Heart Thumbprint Art Craft
The student will start by taping the colored heart down where they would like it on the paper. They may want to use smaller hearts and add more than one. We used pieces of rolled tape to hold down the circles. Using a double-sided tape would work well too.
Now it’s time to start painting! Dip one finger into the paint and start making thumbprints or fingerprints.
Be sure to do fingerprints all along the edge of the heart shape first. This will make the outline of each heart show up.
After making fingerprints along the edge of the heart shape, start making scattered fingerprints all around the paper. It’s fun to try a few different shades of pink, but this also looks great using one color. The prints can overlap, or not touch at all. It’s fun to see the kids get creative as they make their thumbprints.
After you’re finished making fingerprints all around the paper, it’s time for the fun part! Carefully peel up the heart-shaped paper to reveal your heart! Do this slowly as to not teach the paper. You may consider waiting until the paint dries to avoid getting paint into the heart shape.
After the colored heart shape is peeled up and the paint dries, your heart thumbprint art is complete! Isn’t it pretty?
These would be a heartfelt Valentine’s Card to give to a special person, and would also make festive decorations for around the room!
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