Hi Gang, I bring to you an easy DIY Card Craft for Kids.
But first, hope your weekend is moving smoothly and how about those goals and resolutions?
I believe the lines are beginning to fall into pleasant places for you. If things are yet to take shape, worry not. We still have more than 300 days left in 2016 and I daresay that is more than enough time to achieve those objectives…with a dash of hard-work, diligence, perseverance, consistency and an overdose of prayers!
So the better part of today was spent with the boys, crafting. They had been pestering me to get some cardboard for making Valentine cards for over a week and I just had to succumb to the pressure.
Although I am a firm believer in love but the truth is, I don’t ‘celebrate’ valentine as you can see from this post but I can’t be a spoilsport now, can I?
I still love love so I’ve got to humor these little men of mine. But as the day draws near, I want to remind us..again:
In the flurry of VAL, remember LOVE is also about doing good to those who can’t repay you…those who may/not love you back + you’ve got 365 days to do the loving, not one day.
Now, back to business.
Now, this is basically a kid’s idea of a ‘productive‘ craft day and they are not wrong. It’s a kid’s craft alright but one they cannot be left alone to handle considering that sharp objects are involved.
For this very simple card, we do not need much in terms of craft materials.
Cardboard (We made use of red and white)
Glue (optional: glue spreader)
Cutter / Scissors / Blade
Template / Stencil
Marker / Pen
Time required: 3 minutes or less
Now let’s make this easy DIY Valentine card craft for kids…the steps are very few and the pictures are self-explanatory…pretty much:
Draw a ‘heart’ on a piece of hard sheet / paper to use as template. But if you have a large enough stencil, you may skip this step.
No dimension or measurement required, you can just eye-ball it…like I did,
Remember it does not have to be perfect…just allow your heart shine through.
You are really going to need two hearts, a big one and a smaller one.
Cut out the templates with a cutter / blade / scissors
Place your stencil / template on your craft cardboard and trace lightly with a pencil. Not to worry, the lines would be erased afterwards.
Note: I had a hard Board on my craft table on which I did all the cuttings.
Cut out the hearts.
Trace the line of symmetry of the two hearts and glue the smaller one into the crease of the bigger heart such that they align like below.
Sorry, I did not take pictures of the two hearts being glued…when you are working with two little ‘professionals’, very few details go as planned.
Cut out tiny hearts in any size you want -for the nose and mouth.
Glue onto the inner / smaller heart as shown above.
Get out those cute wigley eyes and glue as shown in whatever position you deem fit.
In the absence of wigley eyes, you may use Marker / Poster paint / Water color / Crayon to draw on the eyes.
Optional: Use a contrasting ink (pen/marker) to write any verse or words on your pretty little valentine card.
Admire your cute little card.
Erase any traces of pencil markings.
Admire the card some more.
Give yourself a huge pat on the back…and your beautiful little cards are ready to be dispatched to those cute eager little / big hands.
I tell you, the glee on those little fellas’ faces is enough loving reward for the 5 minutes-or-so labor of love.
We went a step further to write some words in/on the Card…
On one, we wrote:
A friend loves at all times
On the second:
If God so loved us, we ought also to love one another
Those two verses pretty much sum up the whole valentine’s day and the attendant flurry of activities for us.
We are making a total of 20 mini-cards, 10 for D1’s friends and 10 for D2’s friends. They are really fun to make.
If you’ve got some little time on your hands and one or two mini cheerleaders beside you, that’s all the motivation you need.
Below are two more ‘designs’ we made. These are bigger and ‘mature’ in a way but we kinda like the ‘midgetary’ cute ‘palm-top’ cards more.
Which one is your fav out of them all?
The smaller ones or the bigger ‘mature’ cards?
More Valentine DIY card craft for kids( ideas / designs)
We really do hope you enjoy making these easy-peasy DIY card craft for kids as much as we did.