How To | Valentine Hearts Fingerprint Canvas

Shhh, I don’t want to give away the surprise, but we made this Valentine gift for my husband. I am pretty sure he will find the perfect spot on his desk at work to display this little piece of artwork. What could be cuter than hearts made from tiny fingerprints? This was such an easy project to make. You should get some supplies and whip one up too!

How To | Fingerprint Heart Canvas

Supplies:

  • 3.5″ x 2.5″  Canvas (I found mine at Jo-Ann’s for $1.99)
  • Mini Art Easel (Jo-Ann’s)
  • Acrylic Paint or Stamp Pad
  • Rub-on Letters (Mine are Heidi Swapp from Making Memories and may not be available anymore.)
  • Paint Brush
  • Krylon Clear Acrylic Coating Spray
  • Diaper Wipes
  • Wax Paper

How To:

  1. Choose the colors of acrylic paint you are going to use and squirt a small amount of each color onto your wax paper. (Or have your stamp pads ready.)
  2. Use a paintbrush to paint the tip of your child’s pointer finger. Have them hold their finger straight and lift the canvas to their finger. Press their finger onto the canvas at a slight angle. That is the first half of the heart.
  3. Paint the tip of your child’s finger again and repeat the above step but angle their finger the other way to create the second half of the heart. Use a diaper wipe to quickly and easily clean off your child’s finger.
  4. Repeat above steps to create multiple fingerprint hearts. Let dry.
  5. Use rub-on letters or a marker to write a message under the heart fingerprints.
  6. Spray your canvas with an Acrylic Sealer to protect the artwork and the writing.
  7. On the back of the canvas write the date and name of each child and the placement of their fingerprint.

Comments

  1. Hello. :)

    I have recently come across your blog which I very much enjoy reading! I am a blogger myself. I mostly write about the little needle felted creations that I make and sell in my shop on Etsy. (handmadebybrynne.etsy.com)

    I am writing to tell you about a contest I am having on my blog called “Bring Your Child’s Drawing to Life.” Even though I don’t have children yet of my own, I love working with them and I’m very fond of children’s artwork. If your kids enjoy art and drawing, I highly encourage you to enter their artwork in this contest. The winning illustration will receive a felted wooly created from your own child’s imagination. :)

    I am so excited about having this contest. I’m going to be offering this service in my Etsy shop to bring children’s art to life so this will be a great way to start it out. And I would greatly appreciate if you would tell other parents about this contest, as well.

    If you would like to read more, please visit my blog post about on the contest guidelines and information:

    http://www.handmadebybrynne.com/2012/01/do-you-love-pictures-your-children-draw.html

    And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    — B

  2. It’s a marvelous thing for this valentines. Love it. :D

  3. This is SO CUTE!!! I want to invite you to link up at Sharing Time: http://www.raisingmemories.com/search/label/sharing%20time I’d love to see you there!
    Have a lovely Valentines Day tomorrow!
    ~Heather

  4. Awesome idea!

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