We love making pieces of art that we can display seasonally in The Mad House. Last year we made a family fingerprint heart canvas and I have been thinking about making a family fingerprint relief heart art canvas since then. We finally got around to making it and it was so much fun to make and perfect for displaying in our home.
How to make a family fingerprint relief heart art canvas
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- Canvas (I love the canvas panels for little fingers as they can press as hard as they like without damaging the tension)
- Ink pads or paint. On our previous canvass, we used red and white acrylic paint, but on this, we used ink pads.
- Paper or card
- Blue tac
- Heart template
Draw a heart on to a piece of paper or card and cut it out the size you want . If you want something more precise then you could print off the template that I drew and use that.
Position the heart or hearts on the canvass and temporarily stick them down using small pieces of blue tac.
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. Or as we did use a selection of ink pads in the colours of your choice.
Take turns in dipping finger in the ink or paint and making fingerprints on the canvass
Allow to dry before removing the stencil.