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Love Rocks

Fingerprint Heart Keepsake

We spent the first day of 2015 making footprints in the sand, chasing waves and collecting stones off the beach; coming away with at least a pocket full (or two) of special finds.

Within the mindset of ‘firsts’ for 2015, I was keen for our first craft of the year to be one the whole family could enjoy! To create a little special something for us to look back on in years to come, as such, we used our beach stones to create these super cute Love Rocks!

I love how our Love Rocks turned out and if you’re already thinking about Valentine’s Day, I reckon they would make perfect little gifts!

Materials for Love Rocks: Fingerprint Heart Keepsake

Smooth pebbles of various shapes and sizes
Acrylic Paint
Washable Paint for the Fingerprints
A Sponge
Little fingers!

Love Rocks: Fingerprint Heart KeepSake

For this particular craft I decided to paint the hearts myself, opting for red and white acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is great for painting stones; it covers well and smoothly without having to apply too many layers of paint (I applied two coats).

I painted a stone for each of us, ensuring the stones were proportionate to the size of our prints.

Arty Crafty Kids - Love rocks fingerprint heart keepsake

Now it’s time for the Crafty Kids! Using an alternative colour to heart, simply dab a small amount of paint onto a thumb, ensuring good coverage.

Arty Crafty Kids - Love rocks fingerprint heart keepsake

Next, firmly place the thumb onto one side of the heart, rocking the thumb a little to create a complete print.

To complete the fingerprint heart, apply another thin layer of paint to a forefinger. Place the finger onto the opposite side of the heart, pressing down nice and firmly.

Arty Crafty Kids - Fingerprint Heart Keepsake

 

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My name is Helen and I LOVE getting creative with my kids! Inspired by my kids, Arty Crafty Kids is our home for our artsy craftsy projects and creations and if your kids are anything like mine, then they’ll love getting stuck in with the paint, glue and glitter and at times, getting Super Messy!

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