Easy Homemade Valentines
These cute little Valentines are much easier than they look! Whether you use construction paper or cardstock, the results will be perfect for teachers, the babysitter, or even a best friend.
What you’ll need
- 8.5 x 11 construction paper or cardstock in various colors and/or patterns
- Valentine and/or heart stickers
- Pinking shears (optional)
- Glue stick or white craft or school glue
- Glitter (pink, red, white)
How to make it
- Cut a piece of construction paper or cardstock into four equal pieces.
- Fold quartered paper in half to make a card.
- For the easiest version, appropriate for preschoolers, use stickers to decorate or cut out hearts from a different color of construction paper or card stock to glue onto your cards. Experiment with different patterns; florals look great contrasted with stripes on a solid background.
- Younger children love glitter! Use a bottle of glue to “draw” on a heart or phrase (such as “Be Mine”). Sprinkle glue generously with pink, red or white glitter and let dry over night. Tap off excess glitter when completely dry.
- For the older set, let them use pinking sheers to cut out heart shapes and glue onto cards. Again, use contrasting patterns and colors to create a charming design.
- Once glue is dry, cards may curl up a little. Place cards between the pages of a heavy book and leave overnight.
This project was created by Amanda Formaro, originally for Kaboose/Spoonful.