This DIY Valentine Cards post originally appeared on January 12, 2012.
Oh, oh, oh, do I have an AWESOME idea to share with you! Last year I bit off a little more than I could chew with a snow globe Valentine idea. While they were very cute, they were pretty time consuming and Big M was NOT interested in the process. This year my plan was to make cute, easy, kid made valentine cards. SUCCESS!
We made “You color my heart” valentine cards and I bet you are going to be making them too!
Don’t those make you want to grab a crayon and color?!?!
DIY Valentine Cards for Kids
I asked M and M to draw a heart with a pencil and then make some designs inside for their friends to color. (Tips 1. I gave them a piece of paper the size I wanted the card to be, that way I wouldn’t have to deal with a heart that was too big. 2. I doodled a few design ideas so they would know what I was talking about.)
My plan was to draw over their pencil drawn heart with a sharpie. Little M opted to use the sharpie right off the bat. Both ways worked!
Once the hearts were drawn I asked them to write their names. I wanted Big M to write the entire thing… he wasn’t interested.
I did the next couple of steps on the computer. I’m not really all that tech savvy, there is probably a better way to do it but all I can tell you is how I did it. (My hubs will probably tell me an easier way when he reads this! 🙂 )
- Scan the image onto the computer (If you don’t have a scanner just take a picture of the image and load it up that way.)
- Edit the pictures in PicMonkey. Add the words “You color my heart.” and “From”.
- Add the edited image to Microsoft Word and re-size them until 4 will fit onto one page.
- Adjust your printer so that the margins are as small as possible.
- Print as many copies as you need.
Once I had the images printed out I cut card stock big enough to work as a border.
Then glued the two together.
I used a hole punch to punch two holes. Laced a ribbon through the holes and tied a crayon to the card.
That’s it. So easy, fun and CUTE!
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