After my son’s third snow day from school, cabin fever was hitting him hard. I knew it was bad when even watching kids play with toys on YouTube was now considered “boring”. After cuddling in bed and reading one of our favorite books “Love You Hoo” I was inspired with a fun idea for a Valentines Day activity.
I have a shelf in my pantry just for craft supplies and unplugged activities. This project was pretty simple yet fun. You will only need a few low-cost supplies that you can pick up at any craft store.
- Square white canvas ( I used an 8×8 but you can go as big as you like)
- Red finger paint
- masking tape
- Heart cut out
Take your tape and heart cut out( I just made my own with label maker paper so it stuck) and spell out the word Love. Put the heart where the O usually goes.
Make sure the tape is smooth, flat and all pretty much the same size.
With red finger paint let your child dig in and have them use their fingertips to make dots all over the canvas. Be sure they cover the area around the letters so they are defined once the tape is removed.
After allowing the canvas to sit for 5 minutes very carefully remove the tape and cut out to reveal the word, Love. You will want to allow it to continue to dry completely.
And there you have it! A one of a kind Valentines Day gift that captures your child’s fingerprints. This project does not take a lot of prep, time or cleanup. My son had a ball doing this project. So much so he made a couple to give for Valentines Day!
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