Today we have some fabulous Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids to make. A big thank you to Maggy for hosting the31 Days of Loveproject here onRed Ted Artand for inviting me to join in the fun! My name is Valerie, and I would love to connect with you on my blog atInner Child Funwhere I share crafts for kids or the kid-in-you. Please stop by and say hello! I am an active mom of 2, and I regularly contribute kids crafts and activities to print magazines, books, television segments, and other websites. For today’s project, I am thrilled to share these oversized Valentine cards for kids to make with you! My kids loved creating these special Valentine cards, and could not wait to mail them off to far away family and friends! I love that this project is very open-ended. Plus, it uses mostly bits of scraps or leftover crafty materials you may already have on-hand. It is the large scale of this handmade Valentine cardÊthat makes it so special and quite memorable.
To make these large Valentine cards for kids, you will need:
- sheets of poster board (matte finish)
- large envelopes
- bits of leftover ribbon, lace, stickers, or paper doilies
- colored construction paper
- decorative washi tape (optional)
- markers, colored pencils, or crayons
- school glue and/or glue stick
We began by folding each poster board in half to form the card. Depending on the size of the poster board, you may need to cut in half and fold each half again so the card will fit in the envelope. Ours just needed a little trim, and we were ready to go. Next, I invited the kids to add their own special decorative touches to each card! While they were busy cutting, pasting, and drawing, I addressed the envelopes. If your kids are old enough, they could always address the envelopes themselves. My kids love to send goodies in the mail, so this was such a fun project to do together! The kids may want to write a sweet message or draw a picture inside the cards. Don’t forget to have the kids decorate the envelope, and mail it off to someone special!
More Valentine crafts you may enjoy from Inner Child Fun:
DIY Cupid’s Cookie Shop— adorable pretend play fun
LOVE Painting for Kids— simple watercolor painting project
How to Make a Mini Sketchbook from a Sheet of Paper— step by step video tutorial