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Valentine’s Card for Kids: Winter Birds

| January 1, 2014 | 15 Comments


Winter Birds Card from The Educators' Spin On It

Valentines Ideas: 31 Days of Love

Welcome to 2014 and wishing you a very Happy New Year.

31 Daus of Love: To see in the new year, I have asked fellow bloggers to come and visit Red Ted Art for 31 Days of Love! Yes. We are having 31 Days of Love related crafts – from Valentines Gifts Kids Can Make to Valentines Cards. Lots of lovely love related crafts to keep you and the kids inspired and busy this coming weeks. Each day I will have not one, but TWO lovely Guest Posters sharing their Valentines ideas.

Today we have the lovely Kim from The Educators’ Spin On It visiting Red Ted Art and helping kick off the 31 Days of Love series!

Let’s welcome the New Year for a special loved one in your child’s life with a sweet little birdie greeting card.  You can create this card with just a few simple art supplies but the message will leave an everlasting smile on any recipient.

 Winter Birds Card from The Educators' Spin On It

I’m thrilled that Maggy has invited many bloggers this month to participate in her 31 Days of Love Project on Red Ted Art.  My name is Kim Vij and I’m honored to share this little birdie card.  I blog at The Educators’ Spin On It where I share tips for making every day moments into learning opportunities for parents.  This project is ideal since it incorporates many techniques into on complete project that will melt any heart.  Now let’s get started on creating our own special card!

Winter Heart Bird Greeting Card from The Educators' Spin On It

“Tweet Tweet” You Make My Heart Sparkle Greeting Card  

Valentine’s Cards Materials

To create your Winter Bird Card you will need the following Supplies

  • White paper {for water coloring}
  • Colored paper {Card}
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush
  • White ink or paint
  • Cotton Tip Swab
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Crayons

Valentine’s Card How To

Directions for Winter Birds Card

  1. To start your card you need to have your child create a design with crayons on a white piece of paper.  Encourage them to make repetitive designs but any marks will do, perfect for little ones too!
  2. Then use water colors to paint of the crayon design and allow to dry.
  3. Paint Birch Tree using black paint on stripes of white paper and allow to dry.
  4. Fold colored paper in half to create a card to give to someone special.  Write inside a special note to someone you love.   A special message you may want to use is “ You Make My Heart Sparkle”Heart Pieces for Winter Bird from The Educators' Spin On It
  5. Cut out shape for bird using a half circle, small beak, 4 hearts of similar size and a large heart and using glue assemble bird onto Colored paper.
  6. Then using glitter sprinkle onto the largest heart for the bird to hold.Valentines Cards
  7. Once dry glue glitter heart onto page and draw string from bird’s mouth.
  8. Using white ink stamp all over the card to make the snow.
  9. Give your special winter bird to someone you love and make their heart SHINE this year!

Winter Bird Heart Cards from the Educators' Spin On It

For more ideas on how to Make a Greeting Card with Kids from the Educator’s Spin on It:

Make a Card IMG_3749blog logo Owl Activities

Blowing Kisses Handprint Card

“LOVE” Heart Themed Valentine’s Day Card

“Owl” Always Love you Card

Sending “HOPE” Card

Wishing you a year filled with love!  Who will you send a little sparkle to?

headshot 250 by 250Kim Vij is the co-author of The Educators’ Spin On It. As an early childhood teacher and a mom of three, she’s learned many tips and tricks of parenting and teaching along the way in the past 20 years. She shares her “Educator’s Spin” on parenting issues, how to make play time educational and learning playful.  You can find Kim on PinterestFacebookTwitterInstagram & Google +

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  1. This is a lovely activity ! This a great idea for the month of January. I must do this ! My little blessings will love this one. Thanks

  2. Becky says:

    Love it! :) We just did some paper marbling, and you’ve inspired me to make some love projects from it:).

  3. Ashley says:

    Adorable little birds!

  4. Amanda says:

    These are adorable – will make them today with my kids.

  5. Mezley says:

    These are really lovely. It’s inspired me to do the same design, but using marbling inks instead of crayons and paint. Me and little chicky did some a while ago and have lots of marbled paper waiting for a project. Lovely ideas thank you.

    • Thank you so much Mezley! I’m so glad to see they’re inspiring you to create your own too with Marbled paper. I’m sure there are all sorts of ways to create the bird paper to cut out shapes from. Now you and Becky have inspired me to do marbling this week too!

  6. Mezley says:

    Oh just read Becky’s comment! I see I am not the only one inspired !

  7. So cute! We are going to make some fun design soon. Fun inspiration!

  8. Natalie F says:

    Lovely project, Kim, and a wonderful way to kick off 31 days of love.

  9. Rebecca says:

    This is such a lovely idea and great to have a Valentine’s which is not too pink and girly.

    I have featured it on the Sunday Showcase this week

    • Kim Vij says:

      Thanks Rebecca for the feature! I agree the blue and white are a welcomed break from all the reds, purples, and pinks that tend to be a bit more girly.

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