I will admit that I have a soft spot for any craft that uses the kids fingerprints or handprints. I loved making them with my students when I was teaching and now I love having them as memories of my own children. So when it comes to Valentine Crafts for Preschoolers, these fingerprint vases as adorable and have great sentimental value!
Valentine Crafts for Preschoolers: Fingerprint Vase
I will admit that when the kids are little like C is, fingerprints can be challenging to get. But they are so worth it! My tip to make it easier is to have someone help you if you can. It can make all the difference. Also, try to use as little paint as possible. I use a paintbrush to brush it on the finger rather than dipping the finger in paint.
What you need:
- Bud vase (we got ours from the Dollar Spot at Target)
- Pink and Red acrylic paint
- Permanent marker
What you do:
- Use paintbrush to brush a small amount of paint on your child’s finger or thumb.
- Press the finger to the vase at a slight angle. Then press it again at a slightly different angle, overlapping the fingerprints to make a heart.
- Repeat with different color to create another heart. Repeat as many times as you would like.
- Allow paint to dry for 1-2 hours.
- Use permanent marker to write your Valentine’s Day message on the vase. We also added the date and name of the the child on the bottom of the vase.
I also sealed the vases that were going to be used to protect the paint and the marker. We have Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating that I use on projects like these. You can buy it on Amazon here (affiliate link).
These make cute gifts for the grandparents and they are practical! You could even let the kids go to the store and choose a flower to place in the vase when they gift them! Just a sweet way to capture the little fingers for years to come and have a little gift to give this Valentine’s Day!
What Valentine’s Day gifts are you making with your kids?
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