I am a sucker for making art as a family and love things that we can display seasonally, just take a look at our family art christmas tree to see what I mean. This family fingerprint heart art canvas is so simple to make and is perfect for making together as a family.
How to make a fingerprint heart canvas
- Canvas (I love the canvas panels ones for little fingers as they can press as hard as they like without damaging the tension)
- Paint – We used red and white acrylic paint, but any paint works including poster paint or even ink pads
- Low tack tape
Draw a heart on to a piece of paper and cut it out the size you want . If you want something more precise then print out a heart and cut it out.
Fasten the stencil to the canvas with low tack tape.
Place some red and white paint on to a paper plate or palate. I love that the white and red gets all mixed up so lots of different shades of pink. It is also a great way to discuss colour mixing with the kids.
Take turns in dipping finger in and making fingerprints on the canvass
Allow to dry before removing stencil
Date the canvass and display!
What a great idea, and the template means that even my messy 3 year old could join in without it looking like his other ‘unique’ artworks!!
I love this idea! I’ll have to try this with my son 🙂 xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet
That is lovely – personal and beautiful – fab idea!
that is so beautiful Jen, you have some brilliant ideas. I am going to have to try this in our house xxx
This is so gorgeous. I love those canvases and picked some large ones up in the £1 shop. I might try this with Baby for Mr Hubby x
Love love love, my house is filled with hearts of some description so this is something i think i am going to be doing xxx
This is such a great craft idea and easy to do. I’m defo going to try it for valentines 🙂 x
What a lovely idea. It would make a great gift for Grandparents too.
Oh I love this idea! Looks so nice and I am pretty sure I have a spare square canvas around. Going to give this a go – thanks Jen!
This is a really lovely idea, I like how everyone can be involved x
Such a cute idea.
Bookmarked for valentines day
What a beautiful memory! I was thinking i could try it but i am afraid it will be a really big mess and not a heart with my girls! maybe in a few years time.
oh wow I love this! I’m currently creating a playroom from scratch in our new house and this would be a lovely idea for our new room!
great valentines idea for daddy
This is such a great idea and really beautiful….I love it.
Very nice idea for Valentine’s Day! I will definitely try this with my kids.
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These are so cute and so simple for little fingers to do 🙂 #weloveweekends x
I love this heart canvas too! Thank you for linking up with #weloveweekends
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This looks lovely and definitely one I want to try when Dex is a little bit older.