Homemade Valentine Cards Preschool Craft

This Valentine painting activity is a fun, and easy, way for kids to make a beautiful Valentine card. Kids love giving greeting cards to friends and family on Valentine's Day. Make the day extra special with homemade cards.

Kid made Valentine cards painting activity

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Kids love doing arts and crafts activities for Valentine's Day. The pretty colors, fancy ribbons, and sparkling glitter make crafting feel extra special! 

These beautiful Valentine cards are easy to make with cardstock and paint. Kids will love making one for everyone!


Homemade Valentine cards

Homemade cards are an ideal preschool craft: they support early development skills and provide a lovely gift for kids to share with teachers or family and friends.

This activity engages fine motor skills, and promotes creativity with lots of opportunity for kids to make shapes and designs on their cards.


Supplies for homemade cards

Supplies for a Valentine painting activity with kids


  • Chair foam or sponge
  • Foam tray

Cut heart shapes from the chair foam. You can make the sponge stamps in different sizes if preferred.


Instructions for homemade cards

Valentine cards kids can make with heart shaped stamps

  1. Fold a sheet of cardstock in half. Pour red paint into a recycled foam tray.

  2. Press heart shapes firmly into paint and then onto the paper. 

  3. Add glitter to wet paint, or bows when dry, to decorate the cards.

  4. Kids can sign their names or make drawings with crayons inside the cards.


Homemade Valentine cards preschool craft

Kids can practice stamping onto plain paper before actually making cards to see how their designs will look.

Share these pretty cards for a special Valentine greeting. 


More valentine card ideas from kid-friendly bloggers

You Color My Heart DIY Valentine Cards for Kids from A Mom With a Lesson Plan

Butterfly Pencil Valentine from Buggy and Buddy

Handmade Valentines: All in One Envelope from Tinkerlab

Fabric Scrap Valentine Cards from Happy Hooligans


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