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Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Overlapping Hearts Valentine's Cards

Using a cardboard roll and some paint, kid can decorate a homemade Valentine's card with a vibrant collage of hearts.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins


  • paint brush
  • paint pallet or small saucer
  • card stock or watercolour paper
  • empty cardboard roll
  • tape
  • black paint
  • liquid watercolours (see notes for alternative mediums)


  • Shape one end of cardboard roll into a heart and wrap with tape to secure shape.
  • Fold piece of cardstock in half to make greeting card.
  • Dip heart-shaped end of cardboard roll in puddle of black paint and press to the paper to make a heart-print.
  • Repeat, overlapping your prints, until your collage of hearts reaches the desire size.
  • Allow black paint to dry, and then fill in the hearts and their overlapping sections with watercolour paints.
  • Write a heart-felt message on your card.


Watercolour Alternatives: if you don't have watercolours, your kids can use crayons, pencil crayons, markers or pastels to colour in their hearts.