Kids' Valentine's Day Cards

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Kids' Valentine's Day Cards

Holidays were made for DIY, homemade cards. Use paint, cardstock, Sharpies and other basic craft supplies to make Valentines that are anything but basic! It's all you need for the most love-ly Valentine's Day ever!

Make a few, then snap a pic and share 'em: #ACMooreInspired.

Project Details

  • Level:ages 5 + up
  • Time:few hours + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Whichever of the Valentine's Day card(s) you make, start by cutting a piece of Snowcap cardstock down to 7" x 10" and folding it in half. Download and print the appropriate template(s). Then go on to create your favorite -- or make them all!
  • 2
    I Love You This Much Card:
    Step A: Use the template to cut the shapes from construction paper.
    Step B: Lay the body part of the template on the inside of the card. Lay the short straight end of each sleeve under the sides of the body so they are even. Glue the arms to the body and glue the body to the card.
    Step C: Cut a 4”" diameter circle from White construction paper. Draw a face on the head with the Black marker. Glue the head to the inside top of the card.
    Step D: Glue on pieces of Red yarn for hair as desired.
    Step E: Print “This much!” on the body with the Black glitter dimensional paint. Let the paint dry.
    Step F: Glue the large Red heart and the small Pink hearts to the front of the card as shown.
    Step G: Line the hearts with the Sparkle Glitter dimensional paint. Write “I” and “U” on the front of the card with the Black glitter dimensional paint. Let the paint dry.
    Step H: Fold the arms to the inside so when the card is opened they pop up.
  • 3
    Laced Hearts Card:
    Step A: Use the template to cut the heart shapes from the Red cardstock. Punch the marked holes in the template.
    Step B: Cut a 2 yard piece of Pink yarn. Thread one end onto the needle. Tie a knot in the other end. Thread the yarn through the holes on one heart any way desired. You can go through some holes twice. When you are finished with the one heart, tie a knot on the back and cut yarn. Repeat for the second heart.
    Step C: Glue the hearts to the front of the card. Place something heavy on top of the hearts until glue sets.
    Step D: Attach the letter stickers as shown.
  • 4
    Painted Heart Card:
    Step A: Trace and transfer the heart from template onto the second piece of Snowcap cardstock and tape to center front of card.
    Step B: Use the erasers on the pencils to make paint dots around the heart. When dry, carefully remove the cardstock heart.

Project Details

  • Level:ages 5 + up
  • Time:few hours + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •All Three Cards: 8-1/2" x 11" Snowcap Cardstock, Ruler & Scissors
  • •I Love You This Much Card:
  • Nicole™ Crafts Red, White and Pink Construction Paper, Red Yarn, Dimensional Fabric Paints in Glitter Black & Sparkle Crystal, Sharpie Permanent Fine Point Marker in Black & Elmer’'s Glue Stick
  • •Laced Hearts Card:
  • 8-1/2"” x 11"” Cardstock that is Primary Red, American Crafts Carissa Letter Stickers in Red, McGill 1/16”" x 2"” Round Paper Punch, Pink Yarn, Embroidery Needle & Elmer's Washable White School Glue
  • •Painted Hearts Card:
  • A Second Piece of 8-1/2" x 11" Snowcap Cardstock, DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in True Red & Bubblegum Pink, Pencils with Flat Erasers & Removable Double-Sided Tape
Download Project Template