Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and if you need an easy DIY card idea for kids to make, try these fingerprint Valentine cards! They are easy to make and are a thoughtful alternative to store bought Valentine cards. You could even stick these fingerprint cards in a frame and give them as a gift. We’ll show you three different options for turning fingerprints into insects along with some cute Valentine’s Day sayings, but the possibilities are endless!

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DIY Valentine Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint Valentine’s Day Cards

Make these fingerprint Valentine’s Day cards for a sweet keepsake craft to give to Grandparents or friends. They will adore these cute cards as much as your kids will love making them! You only need a handful of materials and just a few minutes to make these cards!

Fingerprint Valentine Cards for Kids

Materials Needed To Make Fingerprint Valentine’s Day Cards

Here is what you will need to make the cards:

  • Craft Paint
  • Card Stock (We used pink, but you could choose any light color or even white)
  • Alphabet Stickers
  • Black Marker or Sharpie
Valentine Fingerprint Card Supplies

Directions To Make Fingerprint Valentine’s Day Cards

Here are the step-by-step directions to make each bug card:

Bumblebee Card:

1. Fold your card stock in half and make three horizontal thumbprints on the front of the card with yellow paint.

Make Fingerprint Bee

2. After the paint has dried, make stripes, wings and eyes with a black marker

Draw Fingerprint Bee

3. Using alphabet stickers, spell out “Bee Mine” on the card.

Add Stickers to Valentine Card

Caterpillar Card:

1. Fold your card stock in half and make fingerprints next to each other with green paint to form the caterpillar body. Make the head slightly bigger than the rest of the body.

Make Fingerprint Caterpillar

2. After the paint has dried, draw a face and legs on the caterpillar with a black marker or sharpie.

Caterpillar Fingerprint Card

3. Using alphabet stickers, spell out “Be My Love Bug”

 

Ladybug Card:

1. Fold the card stock in half and make red thumbprints with red paint.

Make Fingerprint Ladybug

2. After the paint has dried, draw on a head, wings and polka dots with a black marker.

Ladybug Fingerprint Card

3. Using alphabet stickers, spell out “Thumb Body Loves You”

Aren’t these Valentine’s Day cards just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? You won’t want to buy store bought cards after making these!

 

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More Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

These heart handprint salt dough ornaments are the perfect Valentine’s day craft!

Handprint Ornament

Make a handprint Valentine card with your own personalized heart messages inside. We love how easy this card is to make!

Handprint Valentine Card Cover

For another fingerprint card idea – see these fingerprint heart cards. You can grab a free template to make them too.

Valentine Fingerprint Heart Card

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Fingerprint Bug Cards Craft