We spent the first day of 2015 making footprints in the sand, chasing waves and collecting stones off the beach; coming away with at least a pocket full (or two) of special finds.
Within the mindset of ‘firsts’ for 2015, I was keen for our first craft of the year to be one the whole family could enjoy! To create a little special something for us to look back on in years to come, as such, we used our beach stones to create these super cute Love Rocks: Fingerprint Heart Keep-Sakes.
I love how our Love Rocks turned out and if you’re already thinking about Valentine’s Day, I reckon they would make perfect little gifts!
Materials for Love Rocks: Fingerprint Heart Keep-sake
Smooth pebbles of various shapes and sizes
Washable Paint for the Fingerprints
Love Rocks: Fingerprint Heart Keep-Sake
For this particular craft I decided to paint the hearts myself, opting for red and white acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is great for painting stones; it covers well and smoothly without having to apply too many layers of paint (I applied two coats).
I painted a stone for each of us, ensuring the stones were proportionate to the size of our prints.
Now it’s time for the Crafty Kids! Using an alternative colour to heart, simply dab a small amount of paint onto a thumb, ensuring good coverage.
Next, firmly place the thumb onto one side of the heart, rocking the thumb a little to create a complete print.
To complete the fingerprint heart, apply another thin layer of paint to a forefinger. Place the finger onto the opposite side of the heart, pressing down nice and firmly.
Like us, a Love Rock: Fingerprint Heart Keep-sake could be created for the all the family or maybe it could become a special gift from the kiddies on Valentine’s Day? Either way, it’s a great reason to head outside and enjoy some family time at the beach!