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How To Make Fingerprint Art (The Perfect Valentine’s Day Card)

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If your child loves giving Valentine’s Day cards to friends and family, they will love this fun fingerprint art craft.

Kids love painting, so when you mention that they get to paint with their fingers, they will be running to get the art supplies for you.

This simple Valentine’s Day craft idea will bring a smile to whoever your child gives it to.

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Valentine’s Day Fingerprint Art Details:

Age Group: 3+ yrs

Difficulty: Easy

Time To Complete: 10 minutes

This is a fun, creative Valentine’s craft for pretty much any age. Children can use scissors to cut out their hearts for the card at age three and above. They will also be able to fold the card in half and write a sweet note inside.

If you are short on time and looking for a sweet Valentine’s gift, this fingerprint card is the perfect craft and the perfect gift.

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Supplies Needed For This Fingerprint Craft Idea:

This craft supply list is minimal, and you should have all the crafting supplies at home. But if you don’t, here is what you’ll need.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this Valentine’s Day card:

We used cardstock for this craft because it’s thinker, which is nice when using paint. If you use too much paint and thin printer paper, it can seep through.

However, if printer paper is all you have on hand, it works. Just make sure to go light on the paint so you don’t tear a hole in your paper.

Create Your Valentine’s Day Fingerprint Card

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

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To get started, you will need a piece of white and pink paper. However, if you don’t have pink, any color will work.

Grab both pink and red paint and squirt them on a plate. Or we used these cute little paint trays shown above.

Step 2: Fold Both Papers In Half

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Start this project by first folding both pieces of paper in half. Then draw a half-heart on the pink paper.

Cut out the hearts.

We made multiple cards for multiple people. If you are only planning on making one card, you will only need to cut out one heart.

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Step 3: Tape Hearts To Card

Once your heart is cut out, tape it onto your card, so it doesn’t move around.

Step 4: Add Your Fingerprints

Begin by adding your fingerprints around the heart. Once that is done, continue to use different color paint to make fingerprints all over your card.

Then set your card out of the way to dry.

Step 5: Remove The Heart

Once the paint dries, remove the pink heart from your card. You should have a beautiful heart in the middle of your paper surrounded by tons of tiny little fingerprints.

Now open your card and write a sweet Valentine’s Day message.

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