Handprint Heart Craft

Handprint arts make the most adorable keepsake for family and friends and if you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day idea, we think this handprint heart craft is the one. one of the cutest.

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Tiny hands grow fast, so why not make a keepsake that will remind you (and them) of how small they once were.

Hanprint arts and crafts are generally more for parents than children (although we have quite a few cool projects that older children can do themselves and leave room for creativity). If done by themselves, this Valentine’s Day handprint art is more suitable for older children who have already mastered their scissor skills. If you’re working with younger children, you’ll need to do the cutting.

But doing something special for your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandparents, aunts and uncles or just friends is rewarding in itself.

Handprint crafts can be fun to make and this heart shaped handprint art and craft idea for Valentine’s Day is quite easy, fun and makes a wonderful keepsake.

You can modify this idea to work as a craft project or make it an art project, read on for some creative ideas.

I hope you enjoy this easy DIY idea for Valentine’s Day!

handprint heart craft for kids

Valentines Day Handprint Heart Art or Craft Idea

What do you need:

  • red construction paper
  • pink construction paper (other colors are cool too)
  • white paper for the base (optional)
  • red marker (optional)
  • glue
  • the scissors

We don’t recommend this as a classroom craft for kids who haven’t mastered their scissor skills, as teachers will likely get blisters (although you could tweak the project a bit to make it classroom-friendly, even for preschool children). What would be needed is to paint the hands and press them onto paper in the shape of a heart, thus avoiding cutting and weaving.

Watch the video tutorial

Or follow these step by step instructions

There are two ways to start this project. Trace your right and left hand on red and pink construction paper or have two children (hands should be the same size) trace their hand (each a hand) on paper to join their hands in a heart.

Once you have traced your hands on the paper, cut out the outline of the handprint.

Assemble them to form a heart.

Stick the thumb from one hand to the other. Now weave in some of the fingers and add glue as you go, fixing the shape.

No need to glue all the fingers together, just enough to keep the hand glued.

If necessary, cut the “palms” a little to give them the shape of a heart.

You can leave the handprint heart as it is or stick the handprint heart on a sheet of white paper and draw a heart around them.

Now some variations for this handprint heart. To make this a bit more artistic, have the kids work on two different sheets of paper, decorate them (preferably with mixed media) however they like, and use them to trace their hands. It works even more wonderfully if two different children join hands, each bringing a piece of the heart that is united.

Handprint heart craft idea

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Handprint arts make the most adorable keepsake for family and friends and if you are looking for an idea for Valentines day, we think this handprint heart craft is one of the more adorable ones.

*this post contains affiliate links*
The little hands sure grow fast, so why not make a keepsake that will remind you (and them) of just how small they once were.
Hanprint arts and crafts are generally more for the parents than for the kids (although we do have quite a few cool projects that older kids can make on their own and leave space for creativity). If making in their own, this Valentines day handprint art is more suited for older kids that already have a good grasp on their scissor skills. If crafting with younger kids, you will have to do the cutting.
But making something special for your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandparents, aunts and uncles or just friends is rewarding on it’s own.
Handprint crafts can be fun to make and this Valentines Day Heart Handprint Art and Craft Idea is pretty easy, fun and makes for a wonderful keepsake.
You can tweak this idea to either work as a craft project or make it into an art one, read on for some creative ideas.
Hope you enjoy this easy Valentines day craft idea!

Valentines Day Handprint Heart Art or Craft Idea
What you need:
red construction papr
pink construction paper (other colors are cool too)
white paper for the base (optional)
red marker (optional)
glue
scissors
We do not recommend this as a classroom craft for kids that haven’t mastered their scissor skills as teachers would probably get blisters (although you can modify the project a bit to make if classroom friendly even for preschoolers). What you would need to to is to paint the hands and press them down on paper in a heart shape, thus avoiding the cutting and weaving.
Watch the Video Tutorial

Or Follow These Step by Step Instructions
There are two ways to start this project. Either trace your right and left hand on red and pink construction paper or have two kids (hands have to be sameish size) trace their hand (each one one hand) on paper to join their hands into a heart.

Once you have traced your hands on the paper cut them handprint outline.

Put them together to form a heart shape.
Glue the thumb of one hand to the other. Now weave some of the fingers and add glue as you go, securing the shape.
No need to glue all the fingers together, just enough that the hand stick together.

If needed trim the “palms” a bit to make them be shaped more like a heart.
You can leave the handprint heart craft as it is or glue the handprint heart on a sheet of white paper and draw a heart around them.
Now for some variations for this handprint heart. To make this a bit more arty, have the kids work on two different sheets of paper, decorating them (preferably with mixed media) as they see fit and use those to trace their hands on. This works even more wonderfully if two different kids join hands, each contributing a piece of the heart that is joined together.

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Become a member of Easy Peasy and Fun membership and gain access to our exclusive craft templates and educational printables. With brand new resources added on weekly basis you will never run out of fun things to make with your kids (either as a parent or as a teacher).

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