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How to create easy Valentine's Day finger paint art with kids

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Even toddlers can create beautiful artwork with this lovely tutorial

Help your child create some beautiful valentine artwork for your home. With a little prep work and some painter's tape, you can turn simple finger paint into something a little bit more extraordinary.

Supplies:

Even toddlers can create beautiful artwork with this lovely tutorial

  • Artist's canvas
  • Painter's tape
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Paint

Directions:

1. Make your heart

Even toddlers can create beautiful artwork with this lovely tutorial

Lay several strips of painters tape out on the table so that they overlap each other. Use your pen to draw a heart shape, then carefully peel the tape from the table and cut out the heart shape.

2. Make the letters

Even toddlers can create beautiful artwork with this lovely tutorial

Stick the heart shape to the upper right corner of the canvas, then use painter's tape to spell out the other letters. Be sure to press down firmly along the edges of the tape to ensure a good seal.

3. Add the paint

Even toddlers can create beautiful artwork with this lovely tutorial

Squirt the different colors of paint all over the canvas.

4. Spread the paint around

Even toddlers can create beautiful artwork with this lovely tutorial

Now comes the fun part. Gather your little helpers and have them use their hands to spread the paint around on the canvas. Make sure that all of the white parts of the canvas are covered.

5. Reveal your design

Even toddlers can create beautiful artwork with this lovely tutorial

After the paint has dried, carefully peel the painter's tape from the canvas.

6. Display your masterpiece

Even toddlers can create beautiful artwork with this lovely tutorial

Now you are ready to display your kid-made Valentine's Day art.

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