If your kids are making homemade Valentines cards this week, we have some fun ideas to share with you. In this post, you’ll find 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.
My daycare hooligans have made lots of great Valentine’s cards for their parents over the years, so I thought it would be fun to round up our favourites and put them all right here in one place for you.
Fun and unique art techniques
The nice thing about most of these Valentine’s cards is that they’re made with ordinary household supplies and materials, but they still provide the kids with a fun and creative art experience.
P.S. 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!
1. Toilet Roll Stamped Hearts
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.
2. Styrofoam Stamping Valentines
Styrofoam Printmaking (also known as block printing) is a fantastic way for kids of all ages to make their Valentines cards. No fancy equipment is required. We’ll show you how to do it from start to finish using things you already have around the house.
3. Homemade Puffy Paint Valentine’s Cards
We made these Puffy Paint Valentines Cards with this simple 3 ingredient recipe. It’s easy to make and it puffs right up when you put it in the microwave.
4. Scrap Ribbon Valentine’s Cards
Kids will love exploring the different textures, patterns and colours as they select the ribbons for these scrap ribbon Valentine’s cards. Fine motor skills are strengthened when arranging and gluing the ribbons to the paper.
5. Fabric Scrap Valentine’s Cards:
Similar to our scrap ribbon cards, our fabric scrap Valentine’s cards are really pretty, and make good use of leftover bits of fabric from larger sewing projects.
6. Overlapping Hearts Valentine’s Cards
A wonderful art activity and homemade Valentine’s card all in one. All you need to make our overlapping hearts Valentine’s card is a cardboard roll, a piece of paper and the art medium of your choice (watercolours, crayons, pencil crayons, markers etc.).
7. Wax-Resist Valentine’s Cards
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.
8. 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!
9. Crayon Resist Valentine’s Cards
The process for making these Crayon Resist 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.
10. 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.
Looking for Valentine’s Crafts?
- 6 Easy Valentine’s Crafts Your Toddlers and Preschoolers Will Love
- 5 More Easy Valentine Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- 15 Valentines Crafts for 5-10 Year Olds
- 11 Valentines Crafts for Tweens and Teens
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
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