What is great about this project is that it’s easy to set up and is fairly quick to make so it can easily be a classroom project. Doubles up nicely as a Valentines day card too.
Valentines Day Heart Fingerprint Tree
What you need:
- 2 sheets of white paper
- ink pads – reds and pinks (you can also use finger paints)
- black marker
- pencil (optional)
First we need to make a heart stencil. The easiest way to go about it (in our honest opinion) is to fold a sheet of paper in half and draw a half-heart shape. You can easily cut the heart out then, just by cutting along the line.
Place the sheet of paper with the heart outline on top of a regular sheet of white paper. For younger kids you can secure it with some tape so it won’t move around while they get creative.
With a black marker, draw a tree withing the heart shape.
Now it is time to get messy with your fingers. Dab your fingers (thumbs and fingertips to get different shapes) in the ink pads and “stamp” them all over the heart shape. Do this until you are happy with how thick the leaves on the tree are :).
Remove the sheet of paper with the heart outline.
Draw the rest of the tree trunk, if necessary.
Wouldn’t this make the most wonderful Valentines day card too?
If you enjoyed this project we think you will love the fingerprint winter tree craft too.