Valentine Fingerprint Stencil Heart

I love it when my kids make personalized gifts--especially when they are meaningful and capture moments in time. Fingerprints are a great way to show how precious, unique and little my kids' fingers are!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Cover your workspace. Fold two sheets of paper in half. One sheet will be your card and the other will be your heart stencil.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Take the sheet of paper for your heart stencil and draw half of a heart shape along the fold. Cut out the heart image.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Tip

    You may want to do this step for your child, as scissors can be sharp.

  • Step 4

    Tape the heart stencil (paper around the heart) to the center of your card.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Using the ink pad, have your child fingerprint the inside of the heart. Make sure you have a wet paper towel on hand to wipe off the ink. Tip: make sure some of the fingerprints overlap the edge of the stencil to help define the heart shape.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    Remove the stencil paper to reveal your child's fingerprinted heart! Wait for the ink to dry before writing a special message inside.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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