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Valentines Day Card Craft

Just a few days away from Valentine's day and you need to make a card from your kid but haven't started anything? I have just the craft project for you! I always forget that I should send Valentine's day cards to my mom, grandparents, and in-laws from my little one. I looked through Pinterest and found some fun ideas I could pull together into an adorable card to send out to our families.


  • Paper - Cardstock is best but copy paper works too

  • Scissors

  • Paint - I used 3 colors

  • Fun shaky things - rice, beans, conversation hearts, beads.... Anything!

  • Container - I used a plastic container

  • Large Ziplock bag

  • Blank card or Paper that will fit in an envelope

  • Heart Punch - This is optional but a REALLY nice to have!

Step 1: Shake Shake Shake or Squish Squish Squish

Put some paper in a plastic container with the fun shaky things and a bit of paint. For the fun shaky things I used rice, dried black beans, and conversation hearts. We used pink, red and purple paint. Then you shake shake shake!

For the squish method we used a gallon size Ziploc bag, paper, and paint. Put pain on the paper and seal the bag and squish, squish, squish!

TIP: Use heavy paper for this method, copy paper tends to rip due to the wet paint.

Step 2: Dry Dry Dry

Take the paper out of the container and/or bag. Let the paper and paint dry overnight.

Step 3: Cut, cut, cut, punch punch punch

Once the paint is dry I used a heart punch to cut out all of the hearts but a pair of scissors could do the same thing.

Step 4: Glue Glue Glue

With you hearts cut out of the custom art paper you are ready to put your card together!

I had a set of blank card bases that I used. If you don't have a card base laying around a regular piece of paper would work just fine. If you are going to mail your cards make sure the paper will fit into your envelope.

For most of the cards I went with a heart balloon bundle. You can use tape, glue, or dimensionals to add the hearts to the card. Once the hearts are attached, draw lines for the balloon strings and you are all done!

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