Valentine’s Day Handprint Art

There is always something about my children’s hand prints that captures my heart.  If they can’t stay little forever at least I can preserve their cute little hands.  So…I came up with this Valentine’s Day handprint art canvas to remind my favorite little Valentines that they will always have my heart!

Sweet Valentine's Day handprint canvas!
Sometimes it is the simplest of projects that ends up being our favorite. :)
  • a canvas {mine is 12×16 }
  • paint and foam brush
  • painter’s tape
  • scrapbook paper {mine is from Echo Park}
  • vinyl letters.  I used black flocked vinyl and cut them out on the Silhouette {and the font is My Own Topher if anyone was wondering!}.  If you don’t have access to a Cricut or Silhouette you can always use stencils and paint.
  • ribbon
  • any other embellishments you would like. I added the a felt heart key and the little pink letter stickers are from Echo Park as well.
  • Paint your canvas starting with the lighter color.  Once it is dry, mark off a border on the front of the canvas with painter’s tape.  Paint the sides of the canvas and the border with a darker paint. 
Valentine's Day handprint canvas.
  • Stamp your kids’ hand prints in the top right corner.  I painted the paint right onto their hands so I could be sure there was even coverage {well as much as possible anyways!}  I did Connor’s left hand and Matthew’s right hand.  Wash the kids’ hands!!!
  • Using the Silhouette, cut out the letters and a paper heart {I downloaded mine from the Silhouette site}.
  • Using double sided tape, add a strip of ribbon along the bottom of the canvas.  Position the vinyl letters and heart over your canvas and adhere.  I thought mine looked a little plain so I added the felt key and the pink letters for hands and heart.
And now I LOVE it!!! {I just need a few other little goodies to add to the shelf!}
Sweet Valentine's Day handprint canvas!