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Tips for Making Valentine’s Day Cards with your Kids


Making Valentine’s Day cards with your kids is definitely a fun activity that everyone will enjoy. No matter how young your children are, you can easily find a job for them to do to help make super cute cards to pass out. Here are some tips you can use to get all of your kids involved in making Valentine’s Day cards.

Give Them a Choice

When making Valentine’s Day cards with your kids, let them have a choice in which card they want to make and give out to their friends. You might want to go with a super cute idea you found on Pinterest, but most likely your kids will be happy with Valentine’s Day cards of their favorite characters. Talk to your kids and see what they’re interested in doing. If your kids want to make Spongebob cards, then show them a few different ways they can make these cards. Look up ideas online and let your kids pick which ones they want to make. The more involved your kids are in the planning process, the more excited they will be to help you make them.

Add Embellishments

You can get your children involved in making special cards by letting them add embellishments. This is a great way to get your kids excited about making cards since they don’t need to be super good artists to glue things on to the cards. The easiest way for your kids to add embellishments is for you to buy stamps or stickers that go along with your Valentine’s Day theme. Kids of all ages will enjoy adding these fun embellishments on the cards, making each card unique.

Give Them Small Jobs to Do

If the Valentine’s Day cards you’re making are a little more difficult, you can get your kids involved by giving them small jobs to do. Instead of having your children actually make the entire card, they can hand you the tape or help cut out the pieces. If you’re including a sweet treat in the Valentine’s Day card, you can let your children pick out the treat and attach it to the card.

Let Them Decorate the Envelopes

Another great way to get your kids involved in making Valentine’s Day cards is to let them express their personality on the envelopes. This is especially good for younger children since they can scribble to their heart’s content. After your children are finished decorating envelopes, you can use a marker to address the envelope to the correct person.

No matter how young your children are, they can help you make Valentine’s Day cards. Not only does this give them ownership of their cards, it can also save you a ton of time and work!

What are some tips you have for making Valentine’s Day cards with kids?

Annmarie John
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  1. My kids have never made their own. I usually just buy them. These are great things to know should I decide to make my own :)

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  2. In the past for pre-school I pretty much made everything. This is the first year we will make them together.

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  3. These are great ways to get the kids involved. I like to give my son crayons to personalize family members cards.

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  4. Actually, kids can learn many creative and artistic things through these kind of activities. No matter how small they contribute in making cards, they'll still learn great things :)

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  5. My kids loved adding embellishments to anything when they were younger. I got some really decked out cards and gifts!

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  6. Making Valentines can be such a fun activity. You're right though, when they're young it's easier to let them do smaller things!

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  7. Great tips! I havent ever made Valentines! i have 4 kids school aged and 3 in school which is over 100 kids I wish I had the time I would love to do it!

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  8. These are great ideas. The more kids can do themselves, the more empowering it is for them.

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  9. What great ideas! My kids love making cards. Amber N

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  10. These are some really creative ideas to include everyone. I can't wait until the twins get older and we can do this sort of stuff together.

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  11. We have never made our own, but my girls always did love decorating the envelopes with lots of stickers. My daughter mails a card to her lunch lady every year, so maybe I'll encourage her to make one this year!

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  12. This is such a fun and cute idea, a Valentine's Card is great; but a homemade one is by far the best!

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  13. My tip is to go slow.Kids print slowly so we always start them early. Aactually it's time for us to get started now.

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  14. I love reading tips like these and I think that it is these type of homemade cards that people cherish and keep forever. I think allowing the kids to decorate envelopes is a great idea. I use to let my kids decorate the envelopes of cards that we sent to their grandparents and they loved it.

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  15. This first year of my daughter exchanging Valentine's I purchased 2 options for her to give. This way she can choose and share with her friends what she wants. She's doing all the writing though!

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  16. Last year I fought with my children to fill out their valentine's.. This year we compromised.. They wrote half of their name and I finished it. :) (They are delayed and writing is hard for them)

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  17. my kid's school beats me to this task. But I love the idea, and love the results!

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  18. My granddaughter decorated an envelope on a card her mom and dad just mailed over to me. I liked that envelope as much as the card inside. :)

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  19. Decorating the envelopes is such a fun idea. I love providing a bunch of different supplies and letting the kids have at it.

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  20. These are such great tips. I love the idea of being able to do a fun craft like this with the kids.

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  21. It's always better to make your own. Unfortunately, the kids like to buy them lol.

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  22. These valentine's day cards looks so beautiful. Kids would definitely love this fun & creativity activity. I would take all your suggestions in mind & sit with my daughters to see what they come up with!

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