So the thought of making Valentine’s cards makes you panic. Me too. For my daughter’s kindergarten class, we’re buying cards. However for the special people, like grandma or dad, we make our cards. This card making project is simple enough for young kids to do (with a bit of gluing help) and versatile enough for older kids (or adults) to add their personal flair.
You’ll be amazed by how useful and fun it is to make these Valentine’s cards. You’ll need
- A single hole puncher
- Construction paper or scrapbook paper
- White glue or glue stick
- Blank, pre-made cards and envelopes
- Markers or ink pens
To make the You Fill Up My Heart card:
Cut out a heart in the color of your choice. Glue the heart onto the front on the blank card.
To make dots, using your hand held single hole puncher, punch out holes in different colors of paper. Make as many dots as you think you need. You can make dots in a variety of colors like my card or a single color or tone for a more dramatic effect.
Glue the dots onto the heart to look like a pile of dots or gumballs. Then glue the dots to look like they’re being poured into the heart.
Once the dots are dry add your own words on the front of the card with markers or an ink pen.
Try using different paper punches to create different pictures or patterns: hearts, circles, stars, whatever you can find in the craft aisle.
And don’t forget the obligatory cheesy pun for your card!
Check out my craft blog Cup of Creativi-Tea for a red hot shoe re-make for Valentine’s Day.
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Frequently found burning the midnight oil with a mug of coffee, Thien-Kim Lam sneaks in her blogging time after her two young children are in bed. When she’s not blogging or making new friends on Twitter, she’s also a busy running her business as a . Passion Parties rep. Somewhere in between her kids, her husband, and her business she manages to squeeze in some art, some books, and long hot bubble baths. Read more about her Top Chef obsession as well as the fun food and crafts she does with her kids at Cup of Creativi-Tea. Her multicultural parenting musings, tech addiction, and work at home mom tips can be found at I'm Not the Nanny .