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Kids’ Valentine’s Day Cards and Ideas

By Melissa Summers

It is so cold here apparently children run the risk of their brains not working and so there is no school. For the second day. It’s either that or the entire school district hates me and wants me to be unhappy. This is definitely the only explanation for the upcoming farce that is “Mid-Winter Break”.

On the bright side I’ve decided we’re going to make our own valentines this year for the kid’s class Valentine’s Day parties. I’ve been in such a good mood the last few weeks, even somewhat in charge of my time, so crafting seems appealing. I searched for some ideas to show my 8-year-old so we could decide what to do with all this copious free time we have because we live in the frozen tundra and the school district has it out for me. So I thought I’d share them with you. No trademarked characters to be found.

photo of paper Flowers and lollipop

Martha’s always my go-to for holiday crafts. Madison is very angry I won’t do a Martha Stewart merit badge project with her, I would like to, I think it’s a fabulous idea but I don’t want to spend $25 on a button maker at this point. Maybe you are nicer than me. I am drawn to this flower/lollipop valentine. I think I’d be able to win Madison over with some pretty paper choices. If you notice, I have a theme here in our choices: simple, easy and cute.

photo of Valentine cookie package Kiddley offers up this idea for packaging homemade treats as Valentine’s. Paper cd sleeves, stamped and tied up with rickrack ribbon and cute tags. Another idea, from my brain, where there are no pictures. Is this, which I used to do with my daughter when she was a toddler. Trace your child’s hand on a piece of card stock, press down the ring and middle fingers (don’t be a smart ass and leave the middle finger up)(unless you’re sending it to someone you don’t like) to create the sign for I Love You. Put a small heart in the palm or leave it blank for your own message. Cute and simple, like I imagine my grandchildren will be.

photo of cupid's heart valentine with pencil through itIf you want to keep things really simple, try these super cute Valentine’s Day cards. All you have to do is download the card template and your child can easily assemble this adorable card all on their own with just a few materials. Kids always need pencils so you can’t go wrong with this easy (but totally adorable) Valentine’s Day card.

robot valentine card printableStill don’t want to make your Valentine’s? Try these robot valentine’s for download and printing at Indiefixx. Some aren’t exactly appropriate for the under 18 set, “be mine, lust object.” No. But at least four of them will work for my third grader’s class and I think my kindergartner would like at least two. (Thanks for the link Jennifer.)

I’ll let you know what we decide to make. Although, it’s so cold we might just have to use things we have around the house. Let’s see, maybe I can fashion some bacon into valentine’s? Kids like bacon right?

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Melissa Summers

Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.


Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.

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