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Kids Valentine Cards

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I really love crafting with my children, after having a month off from crafts we are set to start on our February crafts. That means we are getting ready for Valentine's Day by making kids valentine cards. When I think about a craft for Valentine's Day I love to have the kids make a heart collage. I love this because we use all different types of materials to create our collage. This brings out the very creative side of your child. The children love working with the different textures and ideas to make their crafts unique. The main thing is it is simple and easy to do and will have your child happy for hours during these cold days spent inside.

Paper Hearts

Kids Valentine Cards

What You Need:

  1. A variety of paper materials. This would include construction paper, gift wrap, tissue paper (left over from the holidays), fabric, cardboard and foil.
  2. Scissors-The child safe one
  3. Clear drying glue
  4. Card Stock
  5. Markers
  6. Glitter 

 

Directions:

  1. Have your child draw hearts in various sizes onto all the different types of paper you have. Encourage them to use different papers and make all sizes.
  2. Then cut out the hearts that you have  created.
  3. Glue the hearts onto a piece of cardstock, this is a heavy duty type of paper. You should overlap the hearts putting different sizes on top of each other and turning them around so them at different angles on the paper. I always have my kids rotate the cardstock while they are doing this that way the paste hearts all the way around.
  4. Finally it is time to be creative with the hearts you sprinkle glitter onto the glue to give a glue. Glitter is a favorite in my house.
  5. Have the collages dry and you have perfect cards for Valentine's Day

 

 How do you like to celebrate Valentine's Day?

2005_seegobin-denise Denisenicosavings.com is a frugal living and deal website for everyone who loves to save money. The site also features reviews, giveaways, and DIY ideas. A blessed and highly favored frugal fashionista who does product reviews; new and small business events as well as a volunteer blogger. I currently work at a College in New York and do volunteer work with high school students. I have been featured in All You Magazine. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+. 

 

 

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Comments

9 Responses to “Kids Valentine Cards”

  1. Caitlin says:

    What a cute idea! I love this! And glitter?! Haha I don’t know if I’m ready to introduce my son to that mess yet!!
    Caitlin

  2. tara pittman says:

    What a great craft idea. We have lots of tissue paper so my boys will love to makes this

  3. Jamie says:

    How cute – love it when you can make it special!! Pinned & Tweeted!

  4. Fun idea, can’t believe it is almost time for valentines day already.

  5. Bonnie Gowen says:

    This is such a cute idea. I know my kiddos would enjoy making these. Thanks for the idea. =)

  6. How cute and how easy. Love those two things together!

  7. Amber B says:

    So cute what a great project to work on with the kids.

  8. Melissa Smith says:

    My kids love doing this every year & they have a blast giving them to grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins!

  9. JenF says:

    So cute! In my mind, nothing beats a homemade Valentine!

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