So now that I have a 19 month old I've been wanting to introduce a lot more crafts and I'm finding myself more interested in holidays which is very unlike my old, pre-baby self. This year for Valentine's day I knew I wanted to make a personalized Valentine for immediate family and close friends. So with the help of Pinterest (follow my boards here: Amy Hendrickson )
I had seen this pin:
(Link here to original project)
I had some notecards in my printer paper stash and since his hands are so little yet I was able to fit them on there. Plus we had nontoxic, washable finger paints (Crayola) already. I put him in his highchair without a shirt and we practiced on a few pieces of paper first. He loved it...it got messy but thankfully it was completely washable.
And yes he did try eating it...BUT this was a super fun and surprisingly quick project. We made 8 cards. I embellished with some stamps and wrote a quick note on the inside signed with Gabe's name.
I kind of found a quick system of painting his hands instead of dipping them (he would try to pick up the paint ending in a huge glob on his hand) and then pressing his hand down and doing it all over again. I only did one hand at a time so both weren't messy. We will be using finger paints and hand print pictures a lot I think as he loved it!
Here's our finished project!
I really love how they turned out!!
Happy Valentine's Day!
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