Valentine’s Day Crafts: Art Projects with Baby

February 14, 2012

Any mom of a newborn understands there’s a new, little Valentine in her life. So, why not celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little bundle and get artsy with some of these Valentine’s Day crafts. Not only are they a great gift, but also a nice way to remember the special moments with your little one.

Handprint Heart Cards









Creation developed by Amy Huntly of The Idea Room, photo by Jill Dubiens of Meet The Dubiens.

What You’ll Need:

  • White paper
  • Pink and red finger paint
  • Fine point black marker
  • Paper towels


  1. Paint the palm of one of your little one’s hands pink and stamp the hand on your paper diagonally. (Feel like this could get messy? Wear old clothing and enjoy the little messes your create with your baby)
  2. Paint your little one’s opposite palm red. Stamp the hand on your paper in the opposite direction, overlapping the fingers of the previous print.
  3. Allow paint to dry completely
  4. Using your black marker, write a sweet love note around the edge of the heart


Baby Fingerprint Heart Cards









Creation developed by Suzonne Sterling of Urban Comfort

What You’ll Need:

  • Card stock
  • Washable red inkpad or paint
  • Ribbon and decorative embellishments
  • Paper Towels


  1. Fold cardstock in half to make a greeting card
  2. Press your little one’s finger on an inkpad or layer of paint and gently place the colored finger on the card.
  3. Make another print, diagonally overlapping the first print, to create a heart.
  4. Allow paint to dry, then embellish the card with ribbon and other decorative elements
  5. Write a special note to relatives or friends (Remember, your little one now has a fun way to leave their “signature,” so sign the card with two more finger prints)

Do you have any Valentine’s Day crafts you love making with your baby? Share in the comments below.

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