Here are 10 Terrific Homemade Valentine’s Cards For Kids of all ages to make! The supplies are simple but each card offers a fun, creative process and a unique result. Kids can make these cards for parents for Valentine’s Day, or give them to a special friend.
If your kids are making homemade Valentines cards this week, we have some fun ideas here for you.
My daycare hooligans always make their parents homemade cards for Valentines Day, so I’ve rounded up some of our favourites and grouped them into a couple of sections for you. Below, you’ll find:
Valentines Cards for Preschoolers – Toddlers will be able to make these cards too, with a bit of assistance, and your older kids might enjoy them, but they’re right in line with a preschooler’s skill sets.
Valentines Cards for Pre-Tweens and Tweens – These Valentine’s cards are perfect for 5-12 year olds to make.
Fun and unique art techniques
The nice thing about most of these Valentine’s cards is that they provide the kids with a fun art experience as well.
If your child is looking for a really creative way to send a Valentine’s message to friends or classmates, be sure to check out the paper fortune cookies at the end of the post. They’re super-quick and easy to make, so your kids can make enough for the whole class in no time.
10 Homemade Valentine’s Cards for Kids to Make
Ok! Here we go!
Homemade Valentines Cards for Preschoolers (ages 2-5)
Toilet Roll Stamped Valentines
We used this toilet roll stamping process to make Valentine’s art on a canvas, but your kids could certainly use the same process to decorate a Valentine’s card.
Homemade Puffy Paint Valentine’s Cards
Scrap Material Valentine’s Cards
These two Valentine’s cards are great for using up ribbon and fabric scraps. Kids will love exploring the different textures, patterns and colours as they select the materials for their cards, and both are great for developing fine motor skills.
See our Fabric Scrap Valentines Cards here.
Homemade Marbled Paper
So this one isn’t a card in itself. It’s a process for making marbled paper that you can use to make some cool paper for your homemade cards and other awesome Valentines crafts. You’ll see we used it for our paper fortune cookies at the bottom of this post.
Valentines Cards for Pre-Tweens and Teens (ages 5 -12)
These wax resist Valentine’s cards are a lot of fun to make. Kids love seeing their message magically appear as they swish a paintbrush over the paper. Another fun idea for this card is to have your child prepare the Valentine’s message, and let the recipient paint the card to reveal the message.
3D Glue Gun and Glitter Valentine’s Cards
Kids who are old enough to use a low-heat glue gun will love making these Glittered 3D Valentine’s Cards. The process is really fun, and hey, kids always love to craft with glitter!
Tie Dye Valentine’s Cards
Kids will love the fun art technique used to make these Tie Dye Valentine’s cards. It’s easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do, but older kids love this process too. You can use your hearts for sun catchers or for Valentine’s cards.
Crayon Resist Valentine’s Cards
The process for making these Valentine’s cards is similar to the wax resist cards above. The difference is that instead of using paints to reveal the message, we’ve used washable markers. Again, your kids can colour over the message themselves, or they can write their message, and have a friend or family member colour their card to reveal it.
Fortune Cookie Valentine’s
And lastly, this is my latest favourite when it comes to homemade Valentine’s cards. These fortune cookie Valentine’s can be made in seconds, and they’re such a fun way for a child to send a Valentine’s message to a friend. All you need is a piece of paper, a glue stick to make these little gems.
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