Today I’m sharing how we made this cute handprint heart tree craft with our kids. This is the perfect afternoon craft: little to no prep and super fun for the kids!
I am a sucker for handprint/fingerprint crafts. When I saw this handprint butterfly tree floating around the internet I had to come up with a variation for Valentine’s Day.
Of course, there is nothing new under the sun and there are quite a few variations on this craft already, but here is our take on a handprint heart tree. (Make sure you stick around to the end to see how the kid’s turned out!)
Materials Needed for Handprint Heart Tree Craft
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- Card stock in white, purple, red, pink, and brown. (This is a great Valentine paper pack)*
- Glue sticks
- Heart punch, Cricut, OR a trusty pair of scissors
*You can also use construction paper if you don’t have any card stock.
How to Make the Handprint Heart Tree Craft
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1. Choose your paper colors and gather your materials.
2. Cut out a crazy amount of hearts from the red, pink, and purple paper. (I used my Cricut Maker to speed up the process.)
3. Trace your handprint onto the brown paper then cut it out.
4. Glue your handprint (tree) onto the center of the white piece of card stock.
5. For the grass, cut a strip of the green paper and cut frays along one side (I curled every other one out for a 3-D effect.)
6. Glue the green strip (grass) along the bottom of your picture.
7. For the 3-D effect, fold your pre-cut hearts in half.
8. Glue one side of the each of the hearts down to the paper, creating a tree shape around the handprint.
9. Hang on the refrigerator and let everyone enjoy!
Kid Results of the Handprint Heart Tree Craft
Since we did this as a fun Valentine’s Day Craft I gave the basic instructions and let my kids take over from there. I love how each one turned out so different.
(Note: be sure to tag me on Instagram with your kids finished products! I would love to see them!)
More Spring Handprint Craft Ideas for Kids
There are so many great spring handprint crafts out there to try. We don’t have enough time in our week to try them all, but here are a few on our bucket list:
- Handprint Bouquets
- Handprint Bunnies
- Butterfly Handprint Craft
- Baby Chick Handprint Craft (Painting)
Looking for some more fun ideas for the month of February? Here are a few great February craft ideas as well as, book lists, and printable resources to get you started!
- Picture Books About Kindness
- Five Kids-Friendly Crafts Made From Yarn
- Printable Coupon Book Activity
- Yarn Wrapped Hearts
- How to Make Fingerprint Heart Magnets
- Printable Compliment Cards
What crafts have you made recently with your kids?
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