My oldest used to come home from preschool with many handprint and footprint crafts. He does some even now at kindergarten. But this is not the case for my youngest. So whenever I suggest to him to do one at home, he jumps right in. So last week we tried a footprint bee Valentine card. It turned out so cute and we both love it.
We enjoy Valentine crafting and the boys look forward to the their Valentine parties at school. It must be the candy. Me, on the other side, I prefer the non-candy Valentine treats they receive.
Footprint bee Valentine card
- white and yellow paper
- yellow and black paint
- paintbrush and paint sponge
- googly eyes
- black marker
- hole punch
- black pipe cleaner
- heart sticker
Step 1: We started with a 12′ x 12′ white cardstock paper that I folded in half diagonally. My son is 4 1/2 years old and his foot fits well on the folded paper. He is tall for his age so his foot is a bit longer than a 4 year old. If your kid’s foot doesn’t fit on a 12′ x 12′ paper, you may want to consider a white poster board that you can find at any craft store.
Paint your child’s foot with yellow paint. We used a paint sponge as a paintbrush may be too ticklish. Press the foot firmly on the paper.
Step 2: Once the paint has dried cut out the footprint card.
Step 3: Paint the black stripes and leave the top yellow. This is where you will glue two small googly eyes and draw the mouth with a black marker.
Step 4: Cut 4 wings from yellow cardstock paper. Open the card and glue the wings two by two at the back of the front cover, where the bee is painted.
Step 5: Use a hole punch to make two holes at the top of the bee’s head. You want these holes to go only through the front cover.
Step 6: Thread a black pipe cleaner through the two holes and fold the top of the pipe cleaners into a heart shape.
Step 7: Attach a small heart sticker on top of the bee.
Step 8: Write a sweet message inside the card.
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