I love Valentines Day and I love making hand made Valentines with my girls. This year we used a method I found over at Let's Explore. You can find it here. It is a print making technique that is super easy and fun for kids to do. This is how it is done:
We used a small cookie sheet that I picked up at the dollar store and placed masking tape on it to mark out the size of our print. Using acrylic paint and a sponge brush my girls covered the area inside the square as carefully as possible with the paint. If we got paint outside of the square we just used a damp sponge to clean it off.
Next using a Q-tip the girls made a design in the paint. Then we took our card stock, placed it on top of the paint and pressed down hard. There you have it - a one of a kind print on each card! We found that each application of paint made about 2 cards.
Now for the extra fun part. Using glitter glue I let the girls go crazy decorating around the prints. This was messy but FUN!!!
Here are just a few of our finished products. We ended up having to make almost 70 cards!!! We have a lot of Valentines this year :)