Homemade Valentine Cards - FamilyEducation

Homemade Valentine Cards

by Amy McMahon

Learn just how easy it it to make valentines for everyone near and dear to your child this Valentine's Day.

  • Pink and red hearts cut from construction paper (various sizes)
  • Scotch tape
  • Elmer's glue
  • Markers
  • Paper heart doilies
  • Small white paper plates
  • Valentine stickers
  • Glitter
  1. Spread out all the materials on a covered table.
  2. Depending on your child's age, show some examples of how to make valentines: layer hearts one inside the other; add doilies for a lacy edge; decorate with stickers and/or glitter.
  3. Glue the decorated hearts to a paper plate or piece of construction paper.
  4. Your child can add more designs to the background with markers and write a Valentine's message.
Take it Further: To help your child see that love matters to everyone, read Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Paul Yalowitz. This is a great read for four-to eight-year-olds.