Homemade Valentine's Cards for Schoolby ModernMom Staff
Does your child's classroom exchange valentines? Jessie Jane shares two great ideas for homemade cards that are much cuter than the storebought ones. They're easy to make, fun to decorate and oh so adorable!
- Construction paper
- Glitter paper (available at any craft store)
- Googly eyes (optional)
- Glue stick
- Hole punch
Cut a strip of glitter paper approximately 1 inch wide and 12 inches long. Fold it accordion style - this is the body of the caterpillar.
Cut out a heart shape and decorate the caterpillar's face. Kids can use markers to draw on eyes or use googly eyes.
Use a glue stick to attached the caterpillar face to the folded strip. Do a triple hole punch (so it's large enough for the pencil to fit) through the mouth of the caterpillar and each fold of the strip. To watch this part step by step, check out the video here.
- Construction Paper
- Flower Template (available here)
- Double-sided tape
Download and print out the template. Trace and cut out as many as you need for as many kids are in the class.
Let your child decorate the flowers and leaves with markers, glitter - whatever you have around the house.
Punch a hole in the center on the flower for the lollipop to fit through. Use double-sided tape to attach the leaf to the stem (lollipop stick).