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Valentine Cards: Paint-Swirl Hearts

Paint-Swirl Hearts

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

While Grandparents may be old hands at this love business, they're never jaded when it comes to finger-painted cards created by their school-age sweethearts.


  • Plain card
  • Finger paints
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Newspaper


  1. Let your artist whip up a batch of finger paintings. (You may want to create a personal workspace with by laying out some newspaper)
  2. Let the paint dry and then cut various heart shapes from the finger paintings.
  3. Glue the hearts onto a plain card, along with ribbon or other finery (save one heart to glue onto the back of the envelope).