Thumbprint Heart Card
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Who says it's a bad thing to be all thumbs? This heart card makes good use of even the littlest crafter's thumbprints! A cute and simple way to make homemade Valentine's Day cards.
What you'll need:
- ½ sheet of pink construction paper
- Red acrylic paint
- White paint pen, white paint, or tiny wiggle eyes
- Black fine point marker
How to make it:
- Fold the half sheet of construction paper in half and crease to create your card. (See photo.)
- Dip thumb in red paint and press onto card at a slight angle to the right. Repeat on the left, lining up the bottom of your thumb with the bottom of the first thumb print. This should create a heart shape. Let the thumbprint dry. (See photo.)
- Use a black marker to write a Valentine greeting on the front of the card.
- Add arms and legs with the black marker. Use a white paint pen to dot on two eyes. (See photo.)
- When white is dry, add two black dots to the two whites with black marker. (See photo.)
- Write a message inside the card.
- If you don't have a white paint pen, you can dot on white paint with a toothpick or the handle end of a small paint brush.
- Instead of construction paper, you can use colorful card stock for this project.
- Construction paper provides hours of fun and stimulates your child's imagination!