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Valentine’s Day Canvas Craft

By on February 7, 2021 0 609 Views

LOVE is in the air this Valentine’s Day – and what a better way to spend it than crafting with your family! Nova has always loved using a canvas for her art, so she was really excited when I showed her this plan. She plans to hang it above her bed.

Grab a few simple craft supplies to put together this fingerprint canvas! It doubles as a keepsake or gift!



Red and white paint

Paint tray 

Masking tape

Paintbrushes *Optional if your kids prefer not to use their fingers. Nova used them a couple of times.

Step 1

Use the masking tape to make the letters: L, O, V and E on the canvas.

Step 2

Add red to your painting tray in three spots. Keep one as is, add a little bit of white to one to make a dark pink and a bit more to the other to make a lighter pink – or if you have pink paint, use that with red.

Step 3

Time to use those fingers! Dot each colour all over the canvas. This will take some time as you need to ensure you’ve covered most of the canvas so that the white of your letters can stand out.

Step 4

Keep dotting! Nova decided to take a few heart stickers we had and stick them to her canvas to outline.

Step 5

Once you feel that the canvas is mostly covered, remove the tape slowly. Ensure you do this while the paint is still drying!

Happy Valentine’s Day, YMM Parents & Happy Crafting!

About the author

Local DIY Blogger Ashley Gilbert (formerly Catton) is regularly testing out child-friendly science experiments, crafting ideas and activities with her step-daughter, Nova and son, Coleson. Since 2016, she has called Fort McMurray home with her husband Curtis. In every issue of YMM Parent, you will find Craftin’ with Catton, which is a spin-off from her blog – Adventures of a Stepmom. Check out her crafty DIY garden kit packages for children and adults. Prices vary for selected kits. Go to her ‘Adventures of a Stepmom’ Facebook page for prices and more details.