Don’t you just love all the fun colored and printed duck tapes that are available nowadays? I am in love with quite a few of them and love that they have so many holiday designs. There seems to be an endless amount of things that can be made with them. I am excited to be a part of a Valentine’s Day craft challenge from Duck Brand®.
We were sent 6 rolls of duck tape to get creative with:
How to make this adorable Valentine’s Day Handprint Keepsake:
My son made a handprint heart on his. Place a blob of paint in the palm of the hand and then rub both hands together until they are completely covered. Press down on the paper on an angle and having the handprints overlap so that a V-shape forms at the bottom. The other kids made just a handprint.
Next, print this cute poem. I based it off the ones you may have seen floating around the web, but I wanted something short and sweet. Here’s what I came up with:
4 small kisses
6 giant hugs
1 cup of kindness
3 cups of love
5 tsp of happiness
2+ caring hearts
Mix together and spread the love.
You can get the free printable Valentines Recipe Saying here (our other blog).
We used double-sided tape to stick the saying on next to the handprint. I made the mistake of using glue with my sons and it made the colors bleed. Using the thicker paper may help with this.
Next the kids made thumbprint hearts all over in different colors. The 2 girls decided to use Hello Kitty stickers on theirs as well. The kids who made just the handprint placed a heart sticker inside their handprint when it was dry. Little Sister and I also gave hers a kiss print….tee, hee.
When all was dry, we put them through our laminator. This part is completely optional but definitely helps preserve their artwork and makes it look nice. They could also use it as a placemat since it would be protected from spills and easily wipe off. An alternative would be to use the clear contact paper you find in the kitchen section of some stores.
To give it a fun, finished look take a roll of duck tape and place it on the edges. I did this by doing the top and bottom first and then the sides. Place the duck tape on the top edge so that you are placing about half of the tape on the front side.
Flip it over and press the remaining tape on to the back side. Trim off any excess in the corners. Repeat with the rest of the sides. I love how the duck tape frames the artwork.
Show off your creativity by making your own project and then uploading it to sites like Twitter and Pinterest using the hash tag #DuckValentine. Follow the Duck Brand® on Twitter for even more creative inspiration.