Valentine’s Day Kids’ Card Crafts
Forget about pricey store-bought Valentine’s Day cards this year. Your child can craft their own loving greetings at home instead. These kid-created cards are easy to make and fun for the family to open. Hand them out to grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles or anyone else on your Valentine’s Day list!
Fold a piece of red or pink card stock in half. Starting at the center, draw half a heart — extending outwards. Keeping the paper folded, cut the heart out. Open it and have your kiddo decorate the shape however they want. Use paints, crayons, markers, glitter, sequins or any other craft supplies that you have around the house.
Cut kitchen sponges into triangle and circle shapes. Your child will combine these to create hearts. Give your child the sponges and a pool of paint (pour tempera onto a paper plate or piece of cardboard). Dip the sponges into the paint and print them onto a piece of paper, creating hearts. After the paint dries your child can write a sweet message on the card.
Crayon Resist Cards
Explore art and science with this holiday card activity. Have your child draw a heart onto white construction paper with a white wax crayon. They can then paint a wash of red or pink water colors over the crayon heart. The paint won’t stick to the crayon area. After the paint dries your child can write, “Happy Valentine’s Day” at the top with a marker.