Handprint Heart Valentines are the perfect homemade gift for parents, grandparents or teachers. Making them is simple (although pretty messy when you’re working with little ones) but it’s always so sweet to pull it out and see how much those hands have grown each year. To make
8 x 10 canvas
Acrylic craft paint (I used red, pink and blue)
Elmers all-purpose glue
Start with the child who has the largest hands. Coat the palms of their hands with paint. Press the left hand down first, facing outward, followed by the right hand facing outward, overlapping the palms to create a heart shape.
After the paint has dried, follow the same steps with the next child(ren). (And if the ‘handprints’ look more like blobs because of busy or clenched hands, keep it anyway!)
You can leave your heart like this if you want. Or you can do what I did and draw a heart around it and add other embellishments like glitter and painting the outside of the canvas.
Once all of the paint and anything else you added has dried, your handprint heart valentine is ready to display!
For more homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas, check out the Homemade Gifts page!