Valentine Cards with Heart Shaped Paint Stamps
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.
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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 Valentine cards are easy to make with cardstock and paint. Every card will be unique, depending on each child's skill level and imagination.
- Keep the activity open-ended, with lots of opportunity for kids to make shapes and designs on their cards.
The results will be more amazing and personal if they are not all alike. 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 kid-made gift for kids to share with teachers or family and friends.
Supplies for homemade cards
- 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
- Fold a sheet of cardstock in half.
- Pour red paint into a recycled foam tray. Press heart shapes firmly into paint and then onto the paper.
Kids can practice stamping onto plain paper before actually making cards to see how their designs will look.
- Add glitter to paint before it dries to decorate the cards. Add bows or other decorations when the paint dries.
Kids can sign their names or make drawings inside the cards.
Share these pretty cards for a special Valentine greeting.
More valentine card ideas from kid-friendly bloggers
Color your own card with this You Color My Heart DIY Valentine Cards for Kids from A Mom With a Lesson Plan.
Use a pencil to make a Butterfly Pencil Valentine from Buggy and Buddy.
Open an envelope to reveal Handmade Valentines: All in One Envelope from Tinkerlab.
Collect pretty fabric pieces to make Fabric Scrap Valentine Cards from Happy Hooligans.
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Find more Valentine activities on our
Valentine's Day Pinterest board.
Find this craft shared on All Free Kids Crafts!