Thumbprint Heart Magnets

Thumbprint Heart Magnets

I’m so excited to share today’s craft with all of you.  Why?  Well,

1. I think it might be one of the cutest things I’ve ever made and

2. It’s my first Valentine’s Day craft of the year {and Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays}.

These cuties are going to be sent to the grandparents this year.

Use your little's finger or thumb to create sweet thumbprint hearts in clay to make a sweet, keepsake magnet.  Grandmas and Grandpas will love them! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #ValentinesDay #thumbprint #hearts #magnets

And making them is so easy!

Let’s get started…

You’ll need:

white Sculpey clay

red or pink {or both} paint

**white spray paint**

magnets

hot glue/glue gun

thin tip Sharpie

Use your little's finger or thumb to create sweet thumbprint hearts in clay to make a sweet, keepsake magnet.  Grandmas and Grandpas will love them! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #ValentinesDay #thumbprint #hearts #magnets

Now you may notice that I added white spray paint.  You may be thinking, the clay is white, why would you need spray paint?  Well, I’ve got news.  If you accidentally forget that  your clay is baking in the oven and it turns a light shade of brown before you remember and take it out, you can let it cool and give it a few thin coats of white spray paint, and it looks good as new!

To start, you’ll want to form some small circular discs with the clay.  Make as many discs as you need.  I had about half of my block of clay left and managed to make 9 discs total.

Once the discs are formed, take your little’s tiny finger or thumb and press it into the disc.  You’ll want to press into each twice, making a tiny heart.

Use your little's finger or thumb to create sweet thumbprint hearts in clay to make a sweet, keepsake magnet.  Grandmas and Grandpas will love them! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #ValentinesDay #thumbprint #hearts #magnets

Place them on a clean cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.  And keep an eye on them!!  But like I said, if you do leave them in a tad too long, use the spray paint…totally hides that slight brownish tint.

Use your little's finger or thumb to create sweet thumbprint hearts in clay to make a sweet, keepsake magnet.  Grandmas and Grandpas will love them! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #ValentinesDay #thumbprint #hearts #magnets

Once the are completely cool and/or dry from spray painting, you’re ready to make that sweet little thumbprint heart stand out.  I used red and pink paint  and a thin brush to paint over those tiny prints, and oh, how I love them!

Use your little's finger or thumb to create sweet thumbprint hearts in clay to make a sweet, keepsake magnet.  Grandmas and Grandpas will love them! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #ValentinesDay #thumbprint #hearts #magnets

I used Deco Art’s Americana Multi-Surface Satin paints in Pink Cadillac, Lipstick, and Flamingo.

Use your little's finger or thumb to create sweet thumbprint hearts in clay to make a sweet, keepsake magnet.  Grandmas and Grandpas will love them! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #ValentinesDay #thumbprint #hearts #magnets

After the tiny heart prints dried for about an hour, I used a fine tip Sharpie marker to write the boys’ names and the year.

Use your little's finger or thumb to create sweet thumbprint hearts in clay to make a sweet, keepsake magnet.  Grandmas and Grandpas will love them! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #ValentinesDay #thumbprint #hearts #magnets

Now all that’s left is to hot glue a strong circular magnet to the back of each clay disc and you’ve got an instant Valentine’s Day magnet and keepsake.

Use your little's finger or thumb to create sweet thumbprint hearts in clay to make a sweet, keepsake magnet.  Grandmas and Grandpas will love them! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #ValentinesDay #thumbprint #hearts #magnets

Check back later next week to see the cute way I packaged each magnet before we sent them to grandma and grandpa this year!

Use your little's finger or thumb to create sweet thumbprint hearts in clay to make a sweet, keepsake magnet.  Grandmas and Grandpas will love them! via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #ValentinesDay #thumbprint #hearts #magnets

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Comments

  1. This is so so so cute!

  2. I LOVE finger print and thumb print projects from kids…..so hear felt and a great way to remember how sweet and little they once were!

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