Here’s a simple and easy project for Valentine’s Day cards. This activity is good for all ages and is especially handy for that last minute notice that your child needs to bring Valentine’s Cards for school. These can be created using only a few simple supplies like printer paper and construction paper with amazing results.
Get your creative on!
- Printer paper 8.5″ x 11″ (you can use card stock or heavy construction paper if you want)
- Glue stick
- Construction paper (we used red but you can use whatever colours you want)
- Optional: Glitter hearts from a craft shop
HOW TO MAKE THE VALENTINE’S CARD
Start with a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper. Fold it in half, then fold in half again.
HELPFUL HINT: This step helps make the card more rigid so it stands up better, it make printer paper more like card stock, but you can skip this step if you like to save time.
Open the folded paper and lightly glue the inside surface with a glue stick. Refold along fold lines and smooth the paper with your hand to press glued sides firmly together.
Create the heart embellishments for decorating your card. We traced a variety of sizes of hearts onto red construction paper and cut them out.
For younger children an adult or older child can pre-cut the heart shapes ahead of time.
We also used glitter hearts from a craft shop but you can use whatever you have on hand or draw your own fancy hearts and cut them out and glue them on.
Add a Valentine’s message and some doodles using a marker. We used a fine tip permanent marker.
Now you can add a message inside or simply address them to the intended recipients.
Tadaa! The finished cards. Each an original work of art! Ready for giving.
If you try this project we’d love to see a photo of your creation. Post a photo of your masterpiece on Nana’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GetCreativeWithNana