Last year, I bought Valentine’s cards for the kids to hand out, but this year I will do a mix of homemade and store-bought.
Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday for kids because they bring home a ton of “mail.” My daughter loves to give Valentine’s cards and especially likes to receive them.
It’s funny how when you’re little “mail” is a good thing. As adults we get excited if our mailbox is empty! 🤣
The homemade ones we will send to family members and the store-bought ones will get sent to school. Honestly, we are making some because it’s a cute craft idea and it doubles as a card. Can’t go wrong there!
If you’re looking for a fun DIY on making a mailbox for all of your cards, check out my tutorial from last year — > DIY Mailbox for Valentine’s Cards
Here are 3 easy homemade Valentine’s Day cards you can make with your child:
Trace your child’s hand on the construction paper. Cut out the hand. Write on “punny” sayings like “Your Hand-Some” or “Your Hands Down My Favorite.”
Ink pad or paint
Choose the size and shape of your card and cut it. Using the ink pad or paint, press your child’s thumb into it and begin making hearts or a bunny head and ears on the card.
Add messaging on to the card like “Some Bunny Loves You!” or “Thumb-body Thinks You’re Special!”
Draw a face on your bunny for a special touch.
Pencil or lollipop
Fold a piece of construction paper in half, cut the shape of a butterfly into the paper. Next, in the center of the fold, snip two small cuts, about an inch apart over the crease.
Open up the card and decorate. Slide a pencil or lollipop down the center where the slits are, this will act as the butterfly’s body.