Canvas Painting Ideas for Kids

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“Love” Hand and Footprint Canvas Painting Ideas for Kids

love canvas gift

Valentines Day is almost here, and if you are looking for a super sweet present to give (or keep for yourself), then you will love this DIY “Love” Hand and Footprint Canvas Painting Ideas for Kids! This is a great gift to make for grandparents, aunts and uncles, or to hang in your own living room! My little girl loved helping me make this, and other than having to buy the canvas, we had all we needed at home already! Thankfully we had some leftover stickers from last Valentines Day, because I am not the best artist ha!

Here is how to make this DIY “Love” Hand and Footprint Canvas Painting Ideas for Kids:


You will need:

  • 2 colors of paint (I went with pink and purple for valentines day!
  • a canvas
  • a paintbrush or paint sponge
  • some super cute fingers and toes!


Step 1: Pick your lettering style and color pallet.  You will be painting an “L” and an “E will using your childs handprint for the “O” and their footprints for the “v”. Paint your “L” first.


Step 2: Paint your childs hand with the opposite color that you painted your “L” with. Make sure to coat the hand well!


Step 3:  Place your childs hand down on the canvas next to your L, make sure you press down firmly, and lift the hand strait up so you don’t smudge!


Step 4: Paint your childs foot in the same color you painted your L with. (Make sure to coat the foot well, and make it tickle for fun!)


Step 5: Press your childs feet one at a time onto the canvas in a V shape.


Step 6: Add your “E” and decorate the rest of your canvas, let dry and hang on the wall!

This Canvas Painting Ideas for Kids is such a fun craft to do with your kids this Valentines Day!

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  1. Heather DeBooy says

    Cute idea and makes for good family time with the kiddos mine love to draw paint and do anything arts and crafty! =)

  2. Sacha Schroeder says

    These are such great ideas! I am going to try it with my daughter. She will love creating a masterpiece!

  3. Melanie W. says

    This is a super sweet gift and a perfect keepsake. Moms love to be able to look back and how big little hands and feet were once upon a time.

  4. Melisa Hennings says

    the kids love doing these! always making new things! so cute..great things for keeping track of how big your kids are getting too!!

  5. M.Clark says

    I love this this canvas painting idea for kids. I think it’s a great idea to get kids interested in art at a young age. Thank you for sharing this great activity.

  6. Cathy Jarolin says

    This Foot and Hand Print idea is too Cute! Just adorable. I know your kids enjoyed making this, I don’t know whether or not I would enjoy having to clean them after words Lol! Thankyou for posting. Have a Great Day!

  7. Janette Polivka says

    Such a cute idea that the kids would enjoy doing! And they could do it every year and keep it in a scrapbook and watch how much they grow. It’s always fun to look back.

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