Kid-Made Valentine Cards Fine Motor Activity

Valentine greetings are extra special with kid-made cards. These Valentine cards are so easy to make and provide lots of creative options. Kids can add their own designs to the cards with fun craft materials. 

Valentine kid-made cards fine motor craft

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This process art activity is perfect for supporting creativity and fine motor skills.

Process art means engaging in a creative opportunity that does not depend on an accepted or expected outcome. This post from Gift of Curiosity explains the concept in more detail. While a hole punch is being provided to engage fine motor muscles, there are no instructions for decorating the cards.

Kids can decorate their cards simply with stickers, or choose from a variety of craft materials such as crayons, markers, paint, felt or paper heart shapes.

Supplies for kid-made cards
  • card stock or construction paper
  • hole punch
  • glue
  • crayons or markers
  • stickers


Instructions for kid-made cards


fine motor card making activity with a hole punch


Fold a piece of paper to the size of the card you want to make.

Start hole punching! It would be fun to use hole punches that make different designs such as heart shapes, but a regular hole punch works for this activity.

Save the confetti from the hole punch for decorating the cards. It can also be used in other projects such as our fireworks craft.


Fine motor process art activity making Valentine cards


Decorate! Removing the stickers from the backing requires exercising those fine motor skills.

Younger kids can draw pictures inside their cards; older kids can print the name of the person receiving the card, and sign their name inside.


 craft supplies for Valentine process art activity making cards


If you want to provide materials other than stickers, transport extra craft supplies to the work area with a tray or craft box to make setup and cleanup easy .

Use a serving tray, a divided produce tray from the grocery store, or even make your own craft tray.

Related: How to make a craft tray from a cardboard box lid.


Valentine process art activity for kids using hole punch and glue


Here are a few of the Valentine cards we created. Googly eyes just go with everything!

Once the cards are ready to deliver, make this Valentine Mailbag to easily carry the cards.


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