Monday, February 6, 2012

14 days of V-Day fun : Day 6 (Handprint heart canvases)

14 days of V Day fun series

Hello! Welcome to day 6 of the series. :)

Today’s project is..
Handprint heart canvases!

Valentines Day handprint heart canvas
If you’d like to make them, here’s what you’ll need:
Valentines Day handprint heart canvas-9
-Thin canvas (I got a pack of 3 in the craft section at Walmart for a little over $3)
-Glue gun
-2 foam brushes
-Pink and red paint
-Wide ribbon
Also needed, but not pictured: Thin paint brush

First what you’ll need to do is tell your children that you are going to do a craft that involves them painting their hands. Watch how excited they get. :)

Next, paint one of their hands pink and the other red, and press down onto the canvas in a heart shape.
Valentines Day handprint heart canvas-5

Using your thin paint brush, paint their name and the year at the bottom right hand corner.
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Using your glue gun, put a dot on both ends of the ribbon, and glue to the back (in the center).
Valentines Day handprint heart canvas-4

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Love ‘em!! :)

And here is a shot of the side, so you can see how thin the canvases are..
Valentines Day handprint heart canvas-8

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! :)

See you tomorrow!


  1. So sweet! I need to do this with my little ones while they will still cooperate. BTW, love your wedding photo! Thanks for linking up at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you next week!

  2. So SWEET!!!! I love taking out canvases and having my girls paint on them.

    It's such a great keepsake :)

    Check out my blog too :)

  3. Very cute! My little guy's probably too young to try this with, but I can do it with my niece!!

  4. These are adorable. I just love all the projects you do with your kids. I am pinning this!I am a new GFC and Pinterest follower visiting from Reasons to Skip the Housework. Vicky from Mess For Less

  5. Oh I love them!!! We've totally dropped the ball on Valentine crafting and decorating because we're going to be gone on V-Day this year. We'll have to pick up our game for Easter! :)

  6. These are darling! I just started my link party! I love for you to come join us! SMiles, Jill

  7. What a great idea! Love, love, love it! I want to do this with my girls! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  8. Fab idea! Thank you for the inspiration. I would totally do this for my daughter. With love, My

  9. We did Christmas tree hand prints this year for Christmas...this is GREAT to see Valentine's hand prints. Would you please link up this post with us? I'd love to have you share it with my readers.

  10. These are so sweet. What treasured keepsakes to pull out year after year at this time. LOVE them!! And those thin canvases are way cool! Would be delighted for you to link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays:
    Thanks so much! Have a great week!