I’m not really into the romantic, sappy side of Valentine’s Day. Reservations at a crowded restaurant…hiring a sitter…buying overpriced flowers…seriously, I’d rather stay at home in my pj’s and read a book (#grumpyoldlady).
But I do like having a special dinner with the family. My husband and I have a glass of wine, I buy heart-shaped pasta or something, and we have a low-key meal with handmade cards and maybe a special dessert. The kids will also make some cards for grandparents (but we buy the cards for class parties and stuff — the thought of making cards for 30+ kids makes me breathe funny.)
These cards are easy enough for my youngest to make, but still look sweet. And they don’t require any complicated supplies — just construction paper, colored pencils or pens, and cardstock (you could even just use white printer or construction paper). I made a video showing you how we made them:
Kid-Made Heart Cards
- four medium-size hearts cut from construction paper
- 1 circle cut from construction paper (for the middle of the flower)
- 2 small hearts cut from green paper
- 1 piece of cardstock
- green colored pencil
Fold your cardstock in half to make a card. Glue the points of your four hearts to the middle of the circle to make your flower, and glue the flower to the card. Draw a stem and glue the green hearts on as leaves. Write a special message inside your card for your valentine, and that’s it! You’re done!
We’ve made several other cards over the years. For more ideas, try one of these:
-Embroidered Valentines (great for older kids!)
Have fun! Happy Valentine’s Day, however you choose to celebrate it!