Easy Valentine Cards

For a quick, easy, and inexpensive project, turn your kid’s art into a Valentine card. 

I taped down some drawing paper to our table and let Oliver have at it with crayons and his paint set.

He took his work very seriously and only sucked on the paintbrushes once!

My little Picasso!

Next I took a cookie cutter and traced out some hearts over some particularly choice scribbles.

I cut out the hearts, glued them onto some red construction paper and outlined them with a black marker.

I used some nifty scissors to cut a cool border around the heart.  You can buy scissors like these in the craft section of Walmart, Michaels, and AC Moore normally for a buck a piece.

I then glued the heart onto some plain paper and personalized it for Oliver.  Think Daddy will like?

For Evelyn, I glued her wallet size 9 week old baby pictures onto a red frame that I cut out.  I glued that to some plain paper and stamped a flourish on with ink.  I had sized the Valentine to fit into a legal size envelope and then I mailed them out ala photocard style.

A friend of mine sent me a link for a cute peekaboo Valentine that she made with her daughter.  I might have to make this just because it’s adorable!

For another idea, check out these very easy fingerprint “Bee” Valentine cards at the Frugal Family Fun Blog.  When the kids are old enough to pass out Valentines to friends, these will be the first on my list to make.

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2 Responses to Easy Valentine Cards

  1. Jessica Assaf says:

    i’m going to get some of those nifty scissors today!!!

    • Salee says:

      Check out AC Moore and don’t forget the coupon from the sunday paper. If you don’t have one, search for one online. They sell a basic set of scissors and it’s not very expensive (especially with the 40% off coupon).

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