I love it when such a simple project turns out so beautiful and really involves the kids’ creativity! I’m a sucker for homemade gifts of any type. I found these heart cards at the craft store (you could just as easily use card stock) and thought they would be perfect with some watercolors! These make perfect homemade Valentine’s Day cards and provide some fine motor practice to young kids.
To Make the Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards
What you need:
white crayon (optional)
What to do:
Fold the cardstock in half and cut a heart shape, leaving one side attached. (note in the photo below how they look when unfolded).
Put some paint and white crayons out on the table for the kids to decorate their cards with. My kids enjoyed writing secret messages on the inside with white crayon, and watching them magically appear as they painted over it. I don’t know about you, but as soon as I mention the words ‘secret’ or ‘magic’, our activities suddenly become infinitely cooler.
Once the cards were dry, I punched holes around the exterior of the heart, and gave the kids pieces of yarn to lace through the card.
This sewing practice is so great for working on fine motor skills, and it’s fun!
(Tip: put some tape around the end of the piece of yarn to prevent fraying and frustration for the little fingers!)
I thought these just turned out so cute! And, I love that they are individualized and look kid-made.
Doesn’t everybody love a homemade Valentine’s Day card??