If you’re looking to do something a little more than just the store bought Valentine Cards, but is still super simple, try one of these ideas you can do on the cheap and pretty quick!
Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards
- plain white prepackaged cards and envelopes – available at craft stores
- red or pink acrylic paint
- a dish sponge
Grab a dish sponge and cut it into a heart shape – use a small cookie cutter as a pattern if needed. (Just dip the cookie cutter in some paint or use a stamp pad and transfer the design to the sponge.
Dampen the sponge and wring it out so that it’s pliable but barely wet. Alongside your child (at least for the first few), dip the sponge into the red, pink or white acrylic paint and then “stamp” the heart shape onto your white card. Have your child write or draw on the inside – no matter what it reads it will say “love”
- Valentine M&M’s or red/white candy corn
- chocolate/honey teddy grahams
- cellophane bags
- tags or paper scraps to label.
For a really sweet Valentine’s Day treat – mix up some red and white M&M’s or red and white candy corn with chocolate teddy grahams. Fill up a small cellophane bag with about 1/2 cup of the mixture. Tie on some gorgeous red ribbon (or pink!) with an attached tag that reads: Bear Hugs from Jane (insert child’s name). You can also use goldfish crackers instead of teddy grahams and call it “Fish Kisses”.
Lips and Mustaches: This might be one of my favorites! Use red craft foam for lips, black craft foam for the Mustache. Use a template or free hand lips and mustaches and cut them out. Put a small slit in the middle to slide a Tootsie Pop or Blow Pop in to.. Completely adorable fake lips and mustache.