Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentines That Are Cool

Sure those store bought Valentines with Spiderman and Tinkerbell are a lot easier but they are also a whole lot more lame. There is no thought in it so here is an idea to make those other kids jealous that your dad is so crafty. He's crafty and he's just my type. Can't say that word without singing the Beasties Boys at least once.

Supplies you will need:

Googly eyes
craft foam 5X7 size (if you don't know what this is, ask at Michaels or Hobby Lobby etc)
Heart shaped cookie cutters (variety of sizes is better, you may be able to buy them as a set) They also have these at the craft stores too.
Sharpies (I use black and red mostly)
Colored paper (this can be construction paper etc.)

Fold paper in half
Take cookie cutters and trace Heart shapes on craft foam
Have your kid cut out the shapes.
Glue the heart to the front of the folded paper, this is the front of your card.
Glue googly eyes to the hearts. There are no rules. Your heart can be a cyclops, it can have an eye patch, have your kid think about what that person likes and personalize it.
Using sharpies, draw mouths, eyebrows, noses, arms, legs and other details to your heart people. This potato heads only heart shaped.
Write Happy Valentine's Day inside the card with your kid's classmate's names.
You can even come up with clever sayings for the inside based on the front.
Have your kid sign their names.
Embellish with stickers, glitter etc.

Get crafty!


  1. There is nothing better then homemade... doesn't matter if it is a construction paper Valentines or fresh baked cookies...great post!

  2. Thanks Christopher. It was a lot of work but I had fun making them with the kids and that is all that counts. I hope their friends like them too.

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