Hello my lovelies!
With Valentine’s Day being tomorrow, I thought it would be the perfect time to do some crafting with my little toddler. Here is what we came up with.
Hunter had so much fun creating this cute Love Canvas & Valentine’s Day Card for Daddy, so I thought I’d share how we made them in case you’re in the festive mood tomorrow with your little ones! These are great crafts to do just in general, but are a nice way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little loves.
- LOVE Handprint Canvas
To create this craft you will need the following:
- A4 Artist Canvas
- Paintbrushes (I recommend getting decent ones, the kids ones weren’t great for painting letters on)
- Artist Palette for mixing colours (optional)
- Non-Toxic Paint (we used the Crayola Washable Paint)
Step 1. Select your desired colours and paint your toddler’s hand with a decent amount of paint, then press their hand onto the canvas randomly until all the paint on your little one’s hand is gone. Repeat with as many colours as you like. Set aside to dry.
Step 2. Paint the letters LOVE (or any other word you’d like) onto the canvas with white paint. You could also just use PVA Glue instead. Then sprinkle with a good amount of glitter so the letters are completely coated. I suggest painting and adding glitter to one letter at a time to avoid the other letters drying before you get the glitter on them. Set aside to dry & you’re done!
2. Footprint Heart Card
To create this craft you will need:
- White paper
- Red paint
- PVA Glue
- Red Glitter
- Black Marker Pen
- 8×8 inch Cardstock in Red
Step 1. Paint your toddler’s left foot with red paint, then carefully press onto the middle of a piece of white paper, angling the toes towards the top left corner of the page. Repeat with the right foot, ensuring the heel of the foot overlaps the first footprint & the toes are pointing towards the top right corner of the page. (This process is a lot easier if you use an art book rather than a sheet of paper. Sit your toddler on a chair and press the book onto their foot in the position you want, rather than trying to get them to do it standing up). Allow to dry.
Step 2. Once dry, write the following words around the footprints in a heart shape using a black marker pen.
“I love you from the bottom of my heart to the tips of my toes!”
Feel free to replace the little verse with something else if you prefer.
Step 3. Carefully dot PVA glue onto each toe print and over the entire footprint, then sprinkle generously with glitter and allow to dry completely. (I suggest doing one footprint at a time, to avoid the PVA glue drying before you get a chance to put glitter onto it).
Step 4. Once completely dry, cut around the words to form a love heart shape. Glue to your your cardstock and allow to dry.
Step 5. Once dry, add your message to the back. Alternatively, you could frame it and wrap it up as a gift!
I hope our crafts give you a little bit of inspiration for Valentine’s Day or your next crafting day with your little loves! If you decide to recreate any of these crafts, I’d love to see them! Feel free to tag me on any of the following social media accounts;
or send them to me on Snapchat! My username is Kimberly_xoxx
Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine’s Day! If you don’t celebrate it then I hope you have a wonderful weekend regardless!