Friday, January 30, 2015

Hand Silhouette Heart Keepsake & Valentine!

This post was originally shared as part of the Create Memories with Kids series at The Girl Creative! With Valentine's day just around the corner and being at the beginning of a new year, I thought this might be a really fun craft for you to do with the kids or use the idea to create super-adorable Valentine's cards for loved ones.



Celebrating milestones and keeping track of your their is important to our kids. This is an easy craft they will have fun making and be proud display.

Materials needed:

  • A piece of coloured paper
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • White paper the size of your frame
  • Scissors
  • Foam paint brush
  • Glue
  • Picture frame

Instructions:

  1. Fold the coloured paper in half.
  2. Place your child's hand on the coloured paper with fingers spread so that their thumb and first finger both touch the folded edge of the paper.
  3. Trace their hand with the pencil then cut it out.
  4. Lay the silhouette of your child's hand over the white paper.
  5. Have your child fill the white page with meaningful words. Encourage them to write the words in different directions and in different colours.
  6. Frame their masterpiece.

Year after year their hand prints will get bigger and their interests and favourites will continually change. By doing this every year they will be able see how they have grown and what was important to them at each stage of their life. Eventually you will be able to create an entire photo wall for them with each of their Hand Silhouette Heart Keepsakes, a true way to make and keep memories!

Now imagine the tears that will stream from the grandparent's eyes when they receive a Hand Silhouette Heart Keepsake filled with the grandkid's memories of time spent together!

Happy crafting!

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