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Kids Craft: A “Hand”made Valentine Card - The Snap Mom

Kids Craft: A “Hand”made Valentine Card

This is a great idea! So easy and it will mean the world to whomever your child gives it to!

by Kerry Purcell | staff writer for The Snap Mom

I love Valentine’s Day. It’s that one day we set aside to show those that we care about how much we love them.

Of course, a store-bought Valentine’s card from your little one would bring a smile to your family and friends. But, nothing compares to the sweet surprise of a “hand”made Valentine from someone’s favorite little love.

Here’s a fun way to make a “hand”made Valentine card with your child.

Materials needed

  • Pink, purple, or red construction paper
  • White washable paint
  • Paint brush
  • Markers or crayons for decorating
  • Poem (printable below)

Make the card

  1. Fold a piece of construction paper in half.
  2. To protect the backside of the paper, place a small piece of wax paper inside the card.
  3. Paint your child’s hand with white washable paint.
  4. Holding your child’s wrist, carefully press the painted hand down on the construction paper.
  5. Gently press each finger and palm onto the paper.
  6. Carefully pull the painted hand straight off the paper.
  7. Wash hand with soap and water.
  8. Let the paint dry.
  9. When the hand is dry, your child can decorate the area around the hand.
  10. Make sure s/he writes his/her name and, of course, it needs to be dated.
  11. Print and cut out the poem below and glue to the inside of the card.

Voila! A card and a treasured gift all in one.

Valentine's Day Craft



valentine printable


About the author:

Kerry is a former teacher and principal turned consultant who spends way too many hours on airplanes as she flies across the country supporting leaders in underperforming rural and urban districts. When not lugging a suitcase through an airport, Kerry can be found spending time organizing and decorating her home and enjoying the little things in life. Kerry also works part time as an online instructor for Concordia University and is the founder and developer of the blog,