Handprint & Pop-Up Heart Valentine


My son absolutely loves having his hand traced, so when this idea caught my eye while browsing through Pinterest, I knew we had to make them!

Here’s what you need:

  • Cardstock paper or thick construction paper (color is your choice)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers or crayons

How to make it:

  1. Start by folding your paper in half. Have your little one place their hand on the paper with the heel of their hand near the folded seam. Trace their hand. valentine-tracing-hand
  2. Cut out the hand print.
  3. Cut out a heart on a different color of paper.
  4. Let your little one color the handprint.
  5. Then, using your thick paper, cut a small strip about 1″ x 1/4″ thick. Next, you will want to bend the strip to where it looks like an accordion.valentine-how-to-accordion
  6. Glue one end of the strip to the middle of the heart and allow to dry. valentine-hearts-with-accordion
  7. Once dry, glue the other end to your handprint.
  8. Write a cute saying on the front and the inside.
    •  “Happy Valentine’s Day!”
    •  “We love you!”
    •  “You stole my heart!”
    •  “I heart you!”

I think it’s super cute to replace word’s like “heart” and “love” with the cut out pop-up heart! cute-pop-up-heart-valentine

Give to Mama’s, Daddy’s, Grandparents, etc. for Valentine’s Day. They will love and cherish this  keepsake valentine!