The older my kids get, the more thankful I am for the keepsake kind of crafts. Thumbprint, footprint, and handprint crafts, so that I can visually see how much they’ve grown through the years. A perfect occasion for such a keepsake is Valentine’s Day, and this Handprint Heart Tree is just the craft to make.
There are many different versions of heart trees out there for this time of year. I’m especially fond of this Handprint Heart Tree, however, because it actually stands up like a tree, the handprint sliding into two slits on a cardboard roll.
For our Handprint Heart Tree, you will need dark brown cardstock, red and pink cardstock, brown acrylic paint, a clean toilet paper cardboard roll, heart paper punch, glue, and scissors.
Handprint Heart Tree
- Cardboard roll
- Cardstock – dark brown, red, and pink
- Brown acrylic paint
- Heart paper punch
Begin by tracing your child’s hand onto a sheet of dark brown cardstock. Cut out.
Paint the cardboard roll a darker brown that better matches the handprint. Let dry.
Punch a bunch of hearts out of the red and pink cardstock. Glue around the handprint. You could simply cut these out with scissors, as well.
Once dry, make about an inch slit on corresponding sides of the cardboard roll. Slide the handprint into the slits.
It really doesn’t get much easier. Such a great craft to keep making year after year, with growing handprints! Be sure to check out more of our fun Valentine’s Day crafts at Our Kid Things!