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DIY Valentine’s Day Card – So Simple and Fun!

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Searching for a simple (and fun) DIY Valentine’s Day card for your child to bring to school? Look no further! This personalized card is easy to make and your child will love gifting one to each of their classmates.

The Cutest DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a personalized touch for your child’s classmates? This card is designed to make it seem like your child is literally giving the recipient a gift straight out of the card! This year, we’re going to do a DIY Valentine’s Day Card that has a candy-free artificial rose gift (though, if your school allows candy, feel free to swap it for a lollipop if you prefer)!

This creative craft adds a personal touch to Valentine’s Day cards for classmates. It’s an easy and enjoyable project that not only brings joy to your child but also spreads love and smiles in the classroom. 

Skills: Arts and Crafts
Ages: 2 Years +
Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Tips for Making the Perfect DIY Valentine’s Day Card

Tip 1: Capture the Moment

Take a picture of your child while instructing them to hold a closed fist towards the camera, simulating the act of holding a flower. Try to choose a background that’s not too busy, and leave ample space around your child for adding text.

Tips 2: Print Your Photo

Stores like CVS can usually print photos in just a couple of hours. Check to see if they have any promo codes running (as they often do!) so you can get the prints for cheap! You can also use a printer at home if you have one!

Tip 3: Adding Text

You can choose to add text before you print your photo or after you print your photo. We created “Happy Valentine’s Day” stickers as well as a signature sticker you can download for free and add to your printed cards if you like! Or if you are tech savvy, you can add your preferred graphics in photo-editing apps before printing. Or even more simple, you can just write your note directly on the printed card!

 

Tips for Making the Perfect DIY Valentine’s Day Card

Tip 1: Capture the Moment

Take a picture of your child while instructing them to hold a closed fist towards the camera, simulating the act of holding a flower, lollipop, or other prize on a stick!

Tips 2: Print Your Photo

Stores like CVS can usually print photos in just a couple of hours. Check to see if they have any promo codes running (as they often do!) so you can get the prints for cheap! You can also use a printer at home if you have one!

Tip 3: Adding Text

You can choose to add text before or after you print your photo. We created “Happy Valentine’s Day” stickers as well as a signature sticker you can download for free and add to your printed cards if you like! Or if you are tech savvy, you can add your preferred graphics in photo-editing apps before printing. Or even more simple, you can just write your note directly on the printed card in pen!

Tip 4: Prize on a Stick!

When choosing the prize for your Valentine’s Card, make sure it is one that is on a thin stick – both artificial flowers and lollipops work perfectly. We got our artificial flowers from Dollar Tree.

Free Printable Stickers for Your DIY Valentine’s Day Card

As mentioned above, you can decorate your card lots of different ways, but if you want to use the graphics we created, you can! Click here to downloadable and print the labels we used for free!

You can add them to your photo digitally, or you can print them out on sticker paper and stick them to your photos. 

For another Valentine’s Day card idea, check out our Secret Message Valentine’s Day Card Templates!

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Materials

  • Craft Knife
  • Stick-Based Prizes (like an artificial rose or lollipop)

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Instruct your child to hold a closed fist towards the camera, simulating holding a flower. Use a camera, focusing on your child’s face, and choose a background that’s not too busy.

Step 2

Decide whether you want to add text to your photo before or after printing. You can always add our free printable graphics to the card as stickers if you like!

Step 3

Print the photos at home or upload the finalized image to your preferred printing service. Choose 4×6 prints and double-check cropping placements.

 

Step 4

With printed photos in hand, use a sharp craft knife to cut two small slots – one at the top and one at the bottom of the closed fist. Choose sturdy cardstock or photo paper for printing to ensure durability.

Step 5

Insert your prize (artificial flower stems, lollipops, or other stick-based gift) through the slots, creating the illusion of your child holding the present.

Your candy-free DIY Flower Valentine’s Day Photo Cards are now ready to be shared with classmates!

Step 1

Instruct your child to hold a closed fist towards the camera, simulating holding a flower. Use a camera, focusing on your child’s face, and choose a background that’s not too busy.

Step 2

Decide whether you want to add text to your photo before or after printing. You can always add our free printable graphics to the card as stickers if you like!

Step 3

Print the photos at home or upload the finalized image to your preferred printing service. Choose 4×6 prints and double-check cropping placements.

Step 4

With printed photos in hand, use a sharp craft knife to cut two small slots – one at the top and one at the bottom of the closed fist. Choose sturdy cardstock or photo paper for printing to ensure durability.

Step 5

Insert your prize (artificial flower stems, lollipops, or other stick-based gift) through the slots, creating the illusion of your child holding the present.

Your candy-free DIY Flower Valentine’s Day Photo Cards are now ready to be shared with classmates!

Benefits of DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

Creating DIY Valentine’s Day cards can be a wonderful and enriching experience for kids, offering a range of benefits beyond simply exchanging store-bought cards.

Personalizing homemade cards encourages creativity and self-expression, allowing children to personalize their messages and designs, fostering a sense of individuality.

Creating DIY cards instills a sense of thoughtfulness and effort, teaching children the value of putting time and care into expressing affection for others, so I highly recommend you involve the kiddos in every step of the process in creating these cards!

Ultimately, DIY Valentine’s Day cards provide a unique and meaningful way for children to celebrate friendship and express their emotions while fostering creativity and interpersonal connections. 

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Benefits of DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

Creating DIY Valentine’s Day cards can be a wonderful and enriching experience for kids, offering a range of benefits beyond simply exchanging store-bought cards.

Personalizing homemade cards encourages creativity and self-expression, allowing children to personalize their messages and designs, fostering a sense of individuality.

Creating DIY cards instills a sense of thoughtfulness and effort, teaching children the value of putting time and care into expressing affection for others, so I highly recommend you involve the kiddos in every step of the process in creating these cards!

Ultimately, DIY Valentine’s Day cards provide a unique and meaningful way for children to celebrate friendship and express their emotions while fostering creativity and interpersonal connections. 

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