By Erika Veduccio January 26, 2016
Create Valentine's Day wall art using your kids' handprints or footprints. This activity is entertaining for both boys and girls and is a great craft for a variety of ages.

Note: This technique could easily be applied to cards that you send to family and friends by using card stock as your surface or use fabric and create a fun pillow or tote bag!

What You Need:
  • 11 x 14 canvas 
  • Acrylic paint 
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper plates
  • Trash bags
What You Do:
  1. Cover your kitchen table or hard surface with a trash bag.
  2. Select your favorite paint color. Squirt onto a paper plate.
  3. Using a paint brush, paint the palm of your child’s hand.
  4. Place the painted hand on the top right of the canvas. Press down all parts of the hand.  
  5. Lift hand in one swift motion.
  6. Finish by painting L, V, and E in a pretty or whimsical font.
  7. Find a place to display and enjoy your masterpiece!