How to Make a Kid’s Valentine’s Day Fingerprint Card

Get into the spirit of Valentine’s by creating this super easy fingerprint relief card that any recipient would be proud to display.  This technique is lots of fun to make and can be easily reproduced – a great project for kids!

You Will NeedHow to Make
  1. Start by cutting three heart shapes to be used as masks. To make the heart template, fold a piece of scrap paper in half, draw a half-heart shape along the folded edge of the paper and cut the heart out. For the two small hearts, cut two pieces together so the hearts are the same size.

Top Tip! You can always fold the heart back and reshape according to the size needed.

2. Place the hearts onto to the front of your card blank and use temporary adhesive or tiny pieces of Blue Tack to keep the masks in place. If needed, trim the card blank down to better accommodate the hearts if needed.

3. Select a few shades of pink and a white ready mixed paint. Spread a thin layer of each paint onto a tray, so you have just enough paint to cover the tips of your fingers.

4. Now for the fun part! Start dipping and printing with your fingers around the hearts. Make sure you don’t apply too much paint to your fingertips to avoid the paint bleeding trough the heart masks.

Top Tip! Use a flat, heavy weight like a heavy book to sit over the card overnight once the paint has dried to flatten the card out.    


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