Valentine Cards for Kids - DIY Paper Punch Hearts and Flowers Cards

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Paper Punch Hearts and Flowers Valentine Cards for Kids

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

Need to make Valentine Cards for Kids for the whole class? These easy and simple (yet very, very pretty) homemade Valentine cards are not only fun to make, but are super-inexpensive. All you need is some colored paper, heart- and flower-shaped paper punches, and voila! You can make lots of pretty Valentines for all the people in your child's class or in her life in no time. Beautiful and elegant but no fuss, no mess, and inexpensive? That definitely qualifies as a great Valentine craft for kids!

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Gather materials to make these Valentine cards for kids.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

To make these pretty cards, you basically need a small flower-shaped paper punch, heart-shaped paper punches, and paper. How easy is that? Here's a list of materials to get:

  • colored lightweight card stock or construction paper (I used red, fuchsia, light blue, and white to make these cards but you can use whatever colors you want)
  • paper punches (I suggest using small flower shapes and heart shapes in small and medium size)
  • small glue dots or a glue stick
  • hole punch (optional)
  • ribbon (optional)
  • large-size heart-shaped cookie cutter (optional--for large hearts on the cards)
  • Valentine messages in fancy script, printed out and cut into small strips (optional)

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Begin gluing flowers to the edge of a heart.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

For this card, start by cutting a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of red cardstock in half. Take one of the halves and fold it in half to make the base for your Valentine's Day card.

Then, using a large-size cookie cutter (I used one that was 3 inches wide), trace the heart shape with a pencil onto a piece of bright pink or fuchsia paper. Cut out the heart shape.

Next, use your small flower-shape paper punch to make several white flowers. These will be glued all around the border of the heart.

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Glue the small flowers all around the heart.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

Glue the small white flowers all around the edge of the heart as shown using glue dots or a glue stick. (The flowers should be half on and half off the heart. This technique will create a pretty flower border for the heart.)

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Turn over the heart to make sure the flowers are on correctly.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

When you turn over the heart, it will look like this.

Continue gluing the flowers onto the heart until you go completely around it.

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Glue the heart onto the red card.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

Next, glue the pink heart onto the red card base.

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Another Valentine card can be made just with the white flowers.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

Another option for an even simpler homemade Valentine card for kids is made just by gluing the white flowers in a circle onto red card stock.

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Here is another option for Valentine cards for kids.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

This version uses small white flowers and a printed out Valentine's Day message on a red cardstock background. It's simple, super-easy, and elegant!

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For this card, put a red ribbon through the top of a card.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

To make this Valentine card, use a hole punch to make two holes at the top of a folded card stock card.

Feed ribbon through the holes as shown and tie the ends into a bow. (I used light blue card stock for the card and a red ribbon for a pretty contrast.)

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Next, add some red hearts to the bottom of the card.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

You can add some red hearts to the bottom of the card for a pretty accent.

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For this Valentine card, I used hearts in different sizes and colors.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

To make this Valentine card for kids, I used a fuchsia base for the card and red and white hearts in different sized glued on top of one another for a layered look.

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Try any of these or come up with your own design.

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DIY homemade Valentine cards. Katherine Lee

There are so many different types of cards you can make just with some paper punches and colorful paper. The possibilities are endless! Encourage your child to use her imagination to create her own designs or use any of these for inspiration. Her friends and classmates will be delighted by these pretty homemade Valentine cards for kids!

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