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3 Kid-Friendly DIY Valentine's Day Cards & Crafts

Posted by Alexandra C. | Wednesday February 1, 201214 comments

Have I told you lately that I love you? 
I don't think so. How about a valentine to make sure you know how I feel? 

It's that time of the year again and to kick things off, we have some DIY valentine goodness! These cards are adorable and don't take too much time or skill, which makes them the perfect Valentine's Day craft for the little ones. Seriously, everyone (parents and teachers included) is going to be wanting a card from your kid. 

Also, if you have a serious case of Valentine's fever like we do over at ChickAdvisor, these valentines make a fun throwback to the elementary school days for your co-workers, friends and family! 

Valentine #1: Send a Long Distance Hug!

The perfect gift for a far away relative, this card sends a much deserved hug to your valentine! First, trace and cut out two hand prints. Next, cut a strand of ribbon or string to your desired length. Attach the ribbon ends to the bottom center of each of the hands. 

Decorate your hands however you like and be sure to include a message with lots of Xs and Os!

(via tonsoffunpreschoolactivities.blogspot.com)

Valentine #2: Wear your 'Art' on your Sleeve!

This valentine is excellent for the very littlest ones; all it requires is an exceptional artist! After creating your card, take the top sheet and lightly fold and press in the centre. Here is the 'adult needed' portion: on the fold, cut out half a heart shape. Once removed you'll be left with a cut-out shape of a heart. On the front of the card, add the cute saying 'My art belongs to you'!

Now, on the inside of the card, let the artist express themselves however they feel! It's sure to be a one of a kind valentine! 

(via pinterest.com)

Valentine # 3: Fruits & Foods
We loved Twig & Thistle's fruity approach to Valentine's Day with a custom-made sticker on wholesome fruit (top left).  With a little creativity, we borrowed the idea for other pantry items we had on hand.  Stickers were quickly made from a leftover box of plain sticker labels, coloured pencils, and glitter (of course).

Homemade Trail Mix (lower left): We mixed white chocolate chips with shelled nuts and dried cherries for a wholesome but sweet snack.  In lieu of proper packaging, saran wrap was an excellent alternative.

Galactic Treats (upper right): Pepperidge Farms recently came out with an outer space-themed variety of Goldfish, which will definitely be a hit with the kids.

Teatime (lower right):  Mock tea tag on a ribbon - done.

Do you send valentines out every year (with your kids or for friends and family)?
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on February 15, 2012  LisaDrew  2,093 said:

We did the "Long distance hug" project with our little ones...so cute!

on February 08, 2012  Jani said:

Cute! This would something fun to do with my neice and nephew this weekend :)Thanks for sharing.

on February 06, 2012  LadyChick234234  3,701 said:


on February 04, 2012  spoony  10,884 said:

the mail-able hug is such a neat idea!

on February 01, 2012  momofthree  492 said:

I love the send a hug idea! Think I will have to sit with my kids and do some for family members this weekend. I love the idea that even the youngest (3) should be able to enjoy this craft right along with my older ones (7,10).

on February 01, 2012  VickyHoang  490 said:

Brings me back to when I was a little kid! These are some cute ideas. Maybe I'll try them with my baby niece! THANKS!!!

on February 01, 2012  assia  1,578 said:

Valentine # 3: Fruits & Foods are the best!

on February 01, 2012  koreandoll  3,360 said:

Omg soo cute! I love the apple with the lil caption ... :)

on February 01, 2012  Kagoory  1,784 said:

these are so cute! :)

on February 01, 2012  Bren  25,731 said:

I love the sending a hug idea very sweet :)

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