Quick Valentine's Day Cards You Can Make With Your Kids (That Won't Drive You Nuts!)
Making DIY Valentine's Day cards with your kids always sounds like a lovely experience, but before you know it, your little ones have lost interest, and you're on your own, up to your elbows in glue, markers, and heart stickers with dozens of cards to go. That's where these supercute, supereasy DIY valentines come in.
More creative than store-bought cards (though we love those, too!), the following DIY designs count as both a craft project and a classroom giveaway all in one — in other words, a major parent win! From three-dimensional heart designs to printables with minimum hands-on time and maximum cuteness, these Valentine's Day cards are DIY and totally doable. Keep reading to find your favorite kid- and parent-friendly project.
DIY Folded-Heart Valentines
The Chronicles of Home's easy DIY valentines use folded paper hearts to create cute 3D cards. First step: simply fold a piece of paper in half, cut out a half-heart shape, and open it up to reveal a perfectly symmetrical heart.
Need a simple, fun DIY Valentine's Day idea? Follow Design Improved's lead for these heart-shaped valentines. Lay out any pink, red, and heart-shaped craft supply you can find — heart-shaped foam shapes and stickers, doilies, adhesive gems, and artificial rose petals — and let your kids go wild decorating heart-shaped card stock.
DIY Flower By Hearts Card
Create these DIY flowers by hearts cards from MomDot with materials you already have around the house. Construction paper or card stock, scissors, and tape or glue is all you need to make cute, 3D Valentines.
You're a Cutie Valentine
Looking for a fun, inexpensive, candy-free valentine? Start by printing Pretty Providence's free "You're a Cutie" printables. Then put a clementine into a mini treat bag, tie it with a small bow, and attach the tag with Scotch tape.
DIY Printable Fishbowl Valentines
The Gracious Wife's DIY printable fishbowl valentines use every kid's favorite snack — Goldfish — to create a simply sweet Valentine's Day treat. All you need is paper, cellophane, ribbons, Goldfish, and scissors.
Bouquet of Hearts Valentines
Let your kids cut out and decorate small colored hearts, then glue them into a bouquet pattern to create Make and Takes' bouquet of hearts valentines. All you need: markers, construction paper, glue, and ribbon.
Printable Valentine's Day Necklace Cards
Use Sarah Hearts' printable, customizable Valentine's Day necklace cards as flat cards or pair them with fun, DIY painted wood-bead necklaces (though store-bought necklaces work, too!). Any way you assemble them, they're sure to be a hit.