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Fun, Easy Kid-Made Valentines

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:

Wow. My hands move fast.

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
  • scissors
  • glue


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:

-Secret Message Valentines

-Embroidered Valentines (great for older kids!) 

Have fun! Happy Valentine’s Day, however you choose to celebrate it!