“Bee” My Valentine

Clara and I had so much fun making these super-easy Valentine cards!! We used this Melissa and Doug Rainbow Stamp Pad again with great results — the ink is washable and wipes off easily with a baby wipe, plus the colors are quite vibrant!

I cut up several pieces of white paper and helped Clara to put a thumb print using yellow ink at the top of each one. She loved this!! A quick wipe with the baby wipe, and she was all cleaned up — yay for low-mess crafts!!

Next, I added the details to turn her thumbprint into a bee, wrote “mine” underneath and her name. Quick, easy, and I love the personal touch of using her tiny thumbprint to make each bee!!

Have fun!!


  1. gosh, another cute idea!

    I love your blog.

    We are making the recycled hart Valentines for Hannah’s 1st grade class. I am so going to (try) to do a post on them.

  2. That is the cutest idea!

  3. It’s amazing what can be done with a simple fingerprint. Very lovely cards!

    • It really is! I love using their tiny fingerprints for art projects like these — so much fun!

  4. Love them, they came out so cute!

  5. soooo sweet!!

  6. So very cute!

  7. We are kindred spirits!!! My daughter made fingerprint flowers for v-day.


  8. Dear Valerie,

    When I was a little boy, a bumble bee landed on my hand. I was too little to know better and ended up getting stung. 🙁

    Thankfully, these bees look much happier!


  9. And these bees can’t really sting you!

    I saw a similar idea using bugs, but I can’t quite decide which one is cuter…….

  10. Adorable! 🙂

  11. These valentines reminded me of how my younger brother would step on the bumblebees (in his bare feet) that landed on the rotten apples that had fallen to the ground in our backyard…

    AND he did it more than once.

    Yup, I am from a family of geniuses…

    At least Clara’s Valentines won’t sting anybody! :0)

  12. Super cute valentine!

  13. so cute! i need to get that stamp pad!

  14. So cute!!!

  15. cuuute!

  16. Those are the cutest bees ever! I featured this craft on my blog 🙂

  17. Totally copied this idea and used the fingerprint hearts for cards too.

    Thanks so much for all the great ideas.

  18. I loved this idea! Thank you. Today, my kids and I did a similar project: we made little bees out of pipe cleaners and attached them to a lollipop. Thanks for another great idea.


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