Do you have a child who wants to make “the best Valentine’s Day card ever” and asks for your contribution? In my house, it started early on a Saturday morning.
It was five am by the living room clock and I was trapped on a coach with my 2-months old sleeping on me. We all know that transferring a baby to a bed never work, so there I was having Valentine’s Day Card conversation with my 6-year old BEFORE my morning cup of tea.
“Mom! What is your best idea for the best Valentine’s Day card?”
“Well, what do you want your card to look like?”
“I know what I want my card to look like. I want to know your idea!”
It’s five am! Too early for ideas!
“Cut it out shaped like a heart?”
“How about a card made with pink paper and a sweet message inside?”
“I don’t like colored paper.”
“How about a card with a red and white design and a red ribbon to open it?”
“We did it last year!”
“How does it work?”
“Print two copies of the same design. Cut one set out and glue on top of the first page.”
“Hmm… it may work…”
It turned out to be a very fun project to do together later in the day AFTER my cup of tea. First, we shuffled through my collection of graphics looking for just the right design, then my daughter arranged the message and picked the font. We finished with some cutting and gluing.
We love the end result so much, we decided to share our card with you. There are two options for you: Be My Valentine card and Happy Valentine’s Day card. Both templates are available to you as a printable for FREE. Click HERE to get the Template (you will be automatically added to our mailing list, you can unsubscribe at any time). I hope you have as much fun with this DIY card as we did.
DIY VALENTINE 3-D CARD
What you need
Printing paper or photo paper
This is not a project to be done independently by little kids as it involves a bit of precise cutting. But if you have a half hour to spare and welcome a sweet bonding activity with your child, this is it!
1.Print one or both cards. Any paper will do the trick, but photo paper would be ideal. I placed the graphics part of each card (page 1 and 3) at the lower left section of the page. This way you can make a card that opens (in case you want to write a message inside).
Download the template HERE (you will get access to pdf, plus you will be automatically added to our mailing list).
2.Cut the flowers on supporting pages out (page 2 and 4). We used safe kids scissors, but sharp crafting scissors would be best for this project.
3.Glue each flower set on top of the first page
I like to bend the flower in half and bend the lower edge before gluing. This makes it pop up more for that cute 3D effect.
Put it in a cute envelope for an extra dose of wow! We found yellow envelopes. Doesn’t it go well with pink flowers?
If you have a half hour to spare and would like to do some bonding project together, make this cute Valentine’s day card with your kids.
Have you started making Valentine’s yet?
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