Create valentines, decor and keepsakes with your baby with these easy techniques. From easy-to-grasp veggie stamps to footprint projects Grandma will swoon over, you’ll love re-creating these V-Day ideas. Read on for art inspiration with minimal artistic ability required.
Turn all of those pictures of your loved ones (including your littlest love, of course!) into the perfect Valentine display you can show off year-round. Find out how Modern Parents Messy Kids blogger turned her Instagram photos into art — perfect for keeping or gifting to the grands.
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"Love" Valentine's Sign
Here’s your sign — Valentine’s sign, that is. This inexpensive wooden beauty from 517 Creations includes prints of baby’s hands and feet, turning it from sweet decor to guaranteed keepsake in a heartbeat. Look for material recommendations and instructions here.
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Trash to Treasure Stamp Art
Wondering what to do with those empty toilet paper rolls? Let baby stamp his heart out with a simple printing project. All you need is a paper tube shaped into a heart, some paint and card stock. A trick for a perfect print? The crafty goddess over at Rust and Sunshine recommends wrapping the tube with a piece of tape to help the heart keep its shape. See the full experience here.
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Baby Footprints Card
If your and Baby’s loved ones live too far away to hand-deliver a Valentine, this old-fashioned doily card travels well and is sure to melt the heart of the recipient. Pro crafter Jany Claire suggests enlisting help for this one; squirmy babies with painted feet don’t like to hold still for long! Find the step-by-step tutorial here.
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Multi-Media Heart Suncatcher
This art isn’t for the faint of heart — glitter is included! — but if you let your little one create this sweet craft, and Cupid will be proud. Take a cue from Fun at Home with the Kids blogger and grab a variety of materials from around the house to make this project extra-entertaining for baby.
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Baby will be soaking up the fun with this super easy sponge craft from Hands On As We Grow. Let your mini me to channel his inner Picasso by cutting a kitchen sponge into a heart shape. Add paint, paper and voila: instant art!
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When you’ve got a wiggly baby, easy needs to be the name of the game. All you need is a handprint from Baby and siblings to create this project from I Heart Naptime. Tiny hands surrounded by a sweet, hand-written sentiment - what’s not to love about this project? Find the easy how-to here.
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Perfect for your smallest crafter-in-training, these potato and carrot stamps from the Clumsy Crafter are easy for chubby hands to hold. Be sure to check out the blog to see how you can turn your grocery store staples into a favorite V-day activity.
Photo: Clumsy Crafter
Which of these love-themed crafts make your heart swoon? Share with us in the comments below.
— Suzanna Logan