Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

by Emma W.R. on February 3, 2015

     Keeping the kids away from too much TV or video games takes a little initiative on our part. Creating a fun alternate activity can be a challenge easily overcome by some imagination. After the holidays when it’s cold or snowy I like to set up the “craft” table. Covering the dining room table with an old tablecloth keeps the mess to a minimum. Then a supply of different colored craft paper, brightly colored markers, glue and scissors are all that’s needed. Being that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner I suggested that it would be nice to create our own cards this year. It really was fun.


Val Cards

Here’s what you will need:

  1. Several templates of various shapes (hearts, airplanes, balloons, people, etc.) can be found on the computer.
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue
  4. Construction Paper or scrap booking paper
  5. Ribbon or Yarn
  6. Light cardboard

     After printing the templates, trace the shapes onto the cardboard. (Cardboard templates will hold up to a lot of kid handling.)  The older children are able to cut these out themselves, but toddlers may need help. Cut out squares to form the cards. These can be glued along the left side to form the card or you can make two holes and thread ribbon through to join two squares for the card. Next cut out shapes to glue on the front of card. These can be from patterned paper or plain colors that the kids will decorate using the colored markers. You will be surprised at how many different ideas and patterns your children will come up with. Add a funny or a sweet greeting to the inside and you have a card.

Note: It will be a good idea to purchase some envelopes prior to making the cards so you know what size your cards should be.

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Amber M. September 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm

These look amazing and I think I have all the materials already on hand. The next time I babysit my grandnephews we will be doing this craft since there’s never a bad time to express our love to the special folks in our lives..

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Erin April 14, 2016 at 3:18 pm

these are so cute! i’ll have my 1st-graders make these on next Valentine’s day!

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Steph February 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm

When I was younger I always looked forward to making my own cards for the holidays. I can’t wait to pass along that tradition to my kids.

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Margo February 6, 2015 at 10:50 am

I’ve found these suggestions very helpful. My 3 year old granddaughter is just getting into making things now that she’s going to daycare. So far, we’ve only make things with Play Dough, but I might try this with her this weekend.

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Mary P. February 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm

This was a great idea! I had my daughter at home for a snow day recently and I had everything on hand. Her friend was with us because her Mom is a nurse and HAD to work! We really enjoyed doing this craft for Valentines Day cards!

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