Pinterest is such a great resource to find fun ideas for DIY Valentine’s Day cards. I found this “You color my heart” idea there and enlisted my son to help. Now that he is 4 years old, he was able to really lend a hand.
He wrote his name and drew a beautiful heart. Then I scanned them in and created a simple card using Photoshop. Printed copies and cut them into squares. Using a glue stick, he pasted the squares onto a variety of colorful scrapbooking paper. With his kid scissors he carefully cut them out creating cute little cards for all his preschool friends. I added the finishing touches by attaching these really nifty Crayola Mini Twistables Crayons to all the cards with ribbon.
Last year we did “You’re a Hoot” cards, but I did most the work since he wasn’t writing much at age 3. He did help me glue on the eyeballs and coordinate the pencils. To make these, cut out tear drop shapes in various colored paper. Then fold over and glue down the pointy tip to create the owl nose. Using scissors, trim the top of the folded edge to make more of a heart shaped top. The rest is pretty self explanatory… just find colorful pencils to use for the branch (available at Target).
I love making cards with him and I think homemade cards are the most exciting kind to get when you are a kid. He is so excited to go to school next week and hand these out to all his friends!