Valentine Kid Craft Thumbprint Heart Jars – Easy DIY Mason Jar Craft for Kids.

Feb 6, 2023 | Corner, DIY Crafts, DIY Holiday Crafts, DIY Projects, Valentine's Day

Sometimes I wish I started blogging when my kids were still young and carefree. A time when the house was always perfectly appointed and toys were always put away in their place and when mom (that’s me) could do no wrong. And a time when mom (that’s me) would always organize the best craft ideas to while away a boring rainy day …


That would be social media me. Where I would post on Facebook and Instagram photos of my kids creating perfect crafts with perfect smiles on their faces. The would even make perfect messes that would look arty in photographs. And of course there would be the photo of them holding out their perfect crafts in their two little hands towards the camera.


Oh the fun social media me and the kids would have had!


There would be no tears. No frustrations. No glue bottles spilled. No glitter knocked to the floor. No dogs stealing pencils and bits of paper. And especially no sibling fights.


But that wasn’t me. Not even social media me. As crafty as I may be, I wasn’t the mom who invited the neighborhood kids over for a craft party … complete with healthy snacks. I was the mom who invited the neighborhood kids over for Domino’s Pizza and Coca Cola …


But in my revisionist history scenario, if those neighborhood kids came over today we would happily make thumbprint heart mason jars for Valentine’s Day. With arty messes only …

Valentine Day Kid Craft Thumbrint Heart Jars


Valentine Kid Craft Thumbprint Heart Jars How To


Ball Quart Size Regular Mouth Mason Jar

Ball Pint Size Regular Mouth Mason Jar

Americana Snow Titanium White Acrylic Paint

Americana True Red Acrylic Paint

FolkArt Bright Baby Pink Acrylic Paint

80 Grit Sandpaper

Paint Brush

Clear Coat Sealant


Valentine Kid Craft Thumbprint Heart Jars DIY1. Paint jars in two coats of acrylic paint. Let dry overnight in between coats.  (Optional) Distress with 80 grit sandpaper once dry completely (again, let dry overnight for best results).

Mason Jar Crafts for Valentine's Day

2. Using your finger (I used my pinky but kids should use their thumbs), dip in paint and add finger print to jar.

Painted Mason Jar for Valentines Day

3. Dip in paint again, and add second finger print to jar to create heart shape.

Thumbprint Hearts with Paint on Mason Jars

Valentine-Kid-Craft-Idea-Thumbprint-Heart-Mason-Jar-Vases (6 of 16)

4. On the smaller jars, use thumb to create larger center heart. Once dry, create second inner heart with pinky.

Mason Jar Crafts for Kids for Valentine's Day - Thumbprint Heart Jars

The final step is to use a clear top coat to seal the jars.

Valentine Kid Craft - thumbprint Heart Jars

And now is when I would line up those perfect kids with their perfect smiles to each hold out their perfect Valentine’s Day thumbprint heart mason jar creations so I could take that perfect Instagram photo to show the world all the perfect crafting fun we had …

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