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Quick Kids Valentines Day Cards

Submitted by on February 10, 2012 – 10:50 amNo Comment

Recycled scrapbook project

 

Quick Handmade Kids Valentines Day Cards

 

Get ready for the classroom Valentine’s party quickly and use of some of that leftover scrapbook paper in your craft closet!

 

It’s Friday, Valentine’s day is next Tuesday. Are you scrambling to figure out what to do? Tired of the boxed Valentines at Wal-Mart? I know I love getting homemade Valentines cards from my kids.

My daughter attends elementary school in Plano and is in the PACE program. She was required to do a service project this year. As a 4th grader, it was a challenge to come up with something she could do on her own and that would be of interest to her. She loves arts and crafts, just like her Mom, so after lots of discussion and tossing aside of ideas, she settled on making 25 Valentine’s Day Cards for the children at Medical City Children’s Hospital. Plus, she needed to make another 20 for her classroom party next week.

This is an easy project for an elementary school-aged child to do on their own, younger children might need help with the writing, but can use stickers and glitter glue to decorate! I don’t know about you, but I tend to buy too many supplies for most projects so usually end up with a collection of odds and ends to start the next project with. That’s what happened here. We did buy some fresh glitter glue and a few stickers but we had lots of paper and markers.

What you need:

Scrapbook or construction paper – we made ours 5″ x 5″ squares. Using scrapbook paper helped her design the cards using the patterns already there. Like in the examples above and below.
Stickers
Glitter glue
Stick on gems
Ribbon
Markers
Pencil

My daughter is 10 and I did not help her with these cards, she insisted on doing everything herself for her PACE service project. I loved her creativity and designs. Me staying out of the way was a good thing!

Instructions?

There aren’t any, my favorite kind of project for kids are the ones where they are allowed to be as creative as they want!

Give your child all the supplies and let them have fun! Obviously, younger children will need more guidance, help with glue and writing phrases. Let them decide where to put stickers and what to write on each card.

Looking for other great Valentine’s craft ideas, check out some of these other posts on NorthTexasKids.com

Fun Valentine for Kids: Heart Shaped Hanging Art

Valentine Cookie Pops

Easy Valentines Recipes

 

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