I usually shy away from this kind of project (the kind where the kids, the furniture, myself, and who knows what else end up covered in sticky substances), but I thought that it would probably be worth it.
The funny thing is, my kids don't even enjoy getting covered in goo that much. But they do like making things. Here, Little Sister just wants me to wash her hand before she dips it in the paint again. We go through this every mealtime--"No honey, I'll wash your hands after you finish, I'm not going to wipe that ketchup off between each bite."
Then after pulling up the tape (this is the other one we did, but same idea), I embellished the white space with a little glitter glue. It distracted from the places where the tape had stuck down too well.
Our other cards were pretty self-explanatory:
Fingerpainting, then glue a heart-shaped cutout over the top:
|Trying to maximize the amount of fingerpainting that|
showed through by cutting an extra-wide heart,
but it ended up looking a little...bosomy. Bear that in mind when cutting.
Paint the hands with red paint and press onto paper one at a time to form a heart, then decorate with glitter glue to reinforce the heart shape: