We love making cards on all occassions. DIY Card Making is a fun way to get crafty and put a smile on someone’s face! Whether you love making Pop Up Cards or drawing your own cards, we have lots of inspiration for you here today to help kick start your creativity for Valentines! Today, we have a special selection of our favourite Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Cards For Kids! So many fun and lovely ideas! More great Kids Valentine’s Activities here!
This collection of Valentine’s Day Cards was first published in January 2015 and updated for your convenience!
More from the 31 Days of Love Valentine’s Day Crafts series:
- Kids Valentine’s Day Crafts
- Valentines Decorations & Garlands
- Delicious and cute Valentine’s Day Treats
- Valentine’s Day Art Projects
- Valnetines Day Preschool Ideas
How do I make a Valentine Card?
READ ON! We have lots of great ideas from easy pop up heart cards, to heart collages and handprint cards. Or combine your favourite origami craft with some fabuloulsy fun valentines puns. Release your creativity and be inspired by the collection of Valentines Cards for kids of all ages here!
40+ Handmade Valentine Cards for Kids to Make:
We are dore handmade valentine cards. Over the years this collection of ideas has grown significantly! I confess, there are so many to chose from, that they are hard to get into some sort of order.. but we have ordered them regardless.. with some of my favourites going first!
For the majority of these cards, you simply need to stock up on some blank cards (white cardstock is great for many of these), grab some colored paper, scissors and a little glue and off you go! Then add messages or puns in marker pen!
Heart Bouquet Cards – love how these open into a heart shape! Such a sweet little card for Mom on Valentines or for birthdays.
Adorable moveable BFF Conversation Hearts – these would make fantastic Valentines Cards for Kids – grab your free printable, some card and pipe cleaners and off you go! This would be a great friendship card for girlfriends!
Super fun and adorable Heart Snowflakes – see how they fold up into great DIY Cards. A fun way to work with just a pair of scissors and red paper!
3D & Pop Up Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids
I often get asked how do you make a simple pop up card.. and as you know we ADORE Pop Up Card Projects here on Red Ted Art and of course have a great set suitable for Valentine’s Day! So if you are looking for some 3d cards or pop up cards for kids to make this Valentine’s Day, why not consider one of these Valentine card ideas for kids today!
Paper Quilled Valentine’s Card – a great introduction to Quilling for kids – all you need is paper, a knitting needle and a little glue and off you go.
If you enjoyed the paper quilled hearts above, we have some paper quilled emoji cards that tweens may love! Same process as for the paper quilled heart, but you will need to add some paper facial embellishments such as lips and a heart to blow.
Similarly, we havea super fun Emoji Explosion Card that they may like – and the construction of it, is easier than you think!
This handmade card is a surprisingly easy POP UP Heart Valentine’s Card – using the same technique as the Emoji Pop Up Card above, this is another fun explosion heart card that kids will love to explore. Check out my simple step by step tutorial and be amazed! Learn how to make a pop up card step by step like this today!
Similarly we have a fantastic Pop Up Heart Card – that is so so sooo easy. Change the colour scheme to suits you or add a photo! We love all sort of different Pop Up Card techniques! If you are looking for a way as to how to make a pop up heart.. this one I think is a really fun and easy one to try out!
Simple but gorgeous Pop Up heart cards.
DIY 3D Heart Card – gorgeous heat balloons with some real yarn or ribbons to add that special detail!
Fun Pop up message – Valentine’s Day Card. This is such a cute and simple pop up card for kids! This is a great little homemade valentine’s day card for younger kids too!
DIY Valentine Cards for Kids with Puns
Super easy Valentines Bee Card – “Bee Mine”
Valentine’s Origami Bat – I am Batty About You
Valentine’s Origami Whale – I Whaley Whaley Whaley Love you
3D Cat Pop Up Card (could of course go in the section above too) – You are Purrrrfect.
More PURRRFECT fun with these adorable Tiger Pop Up Cards!
Valentines Wishes Card – I wish you were my Valentine!
You are Turtle-y Awesome – cutest of cute Turtle Handprint Cards
You Rock!! Guitar Card Printable for Music Lovers and any boyfriend who is into music. Not too cheesy but still fun to make!
Recycled Cactus Cards – I am Stuck on You!
Art Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids
Try your hand at different art techniques and make some stunning Art Valentine’s Cards for Kids!
Crayon Resist Card Making Ideas – a wonderful watercolour activity for kids.
Oil Pastel Heart Cards – an easy technique with gorgeous results!
Winter Tree Art & Birds – Love these Valentine’s Day Cards. So cute!
Winter Cardinal Love Cards – gorgeous Winter Tree Art technique (with salt painting)
Winter Hearts Card – this is a great watercolor heart project for Winter and Valentines. But you can take the same concept and make some candy hearts with messages.
Oh the magical fun you can have with a piece of paper or light card… Here is one for grown ups (or older kids) STUNNING DIY Silhouette Cards. Simply beautiful! Love how they double up as lanterns!
Turn these Puffy Paint Hearts into Valentine’s Day Cards or garlands!
Polystyrene Printed Cards – have a go at print making!
DIY Crayon Scratch Art Cards are always much fun and seem like magic to the kids!
More Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids to make
Adorable Mini Vase Cards for real flowers
Printable Heart Notebook – these small notebooks would make great cards too
Gorgeous Yarn Heart Cards – I love the texture of this yarn heart! So lovely. Grab your scissors, some yarn and have a go!
Valentines Wishes Card – super sweet printed card. Start off with some white cardstock and add your details.
Washi Tape DIY Stickers – use on cards or gift wrap!
Make friendship rocks instead of cards: Our Friendship Rocks!
Secret Messages Valentine’s Day Card – the kids will have fun creating their own secret messages and confessions! So fun!
Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids
Pop Up Heart Card to print and colour! This is probably the easiest and pop up heart card for those of you looking how to make a simple pop up card! Grab the printable, marker pens and scissors and off you go.
Coloring Page / Printable Valentines Card
Fun Valentine’s Day Cards with Disney Princesses! This a cute alternative to all the pop up heart cards shared above. Love these sweet princesses!
LEGO Gift Box & Card Printable – the gift box is a perfect way to collect those love notes this Valentines.
A game, colouring page AND Valentine’s Card to give, with this fun Stained Glass Valentine’s Activity!
Fun Valentine’s Day Card Making ideas for Preschoolers and Toddlers
Here is a fun set of DIY Valentine cards ideas for those of you asking how to make Valentine Cards for Kindergarten, Toddlers and preschool! Such cute ideas for little hands.
Fingerprint Hearts for Toddlers
Cupcake Liner Cards, so cute!
Squishy Heart Card – like a discover bottle through the post. So fun!
Make Heart Wands instead of Vatentines Wands for School: Cast a Love Spell
Upcycled Heart Crayon Cards! Then pop your card in an envelope and suprise someone this February!
Button Hearts – this is a gift wrap idea, but would look wonderful as a card too!
DIY Conversation Heart Cards – this is the perfect paper heart card for those of you that LOVE candy hearts. And a fun way to write Valentines messages.
Super simple cards for tots – colouring and cutting practice – super simple paper hearts to colour and cut out!
Recycled Valentine’s Day Cards – cut out lots of paper hearts from old magazines and bring them together in this oh so simple heart bouque
Real simple Collage Hearts! Great fine motor activity for tots! This craft could also be made with old puzzle pieces. So fun.
More easy Collage Heart Cards – a lovely way to have fun with a variety of embellishments and use up the odds ends in your craft box. If using glitter.. do consider using only eco friendly glitter going forward!
Handprint “Blowing Kisses” Card – the kissing handprint card is always popular with grandparents!
more science fun – decode the message!
Threading and Sewing Cards for Valentine’s Day – a great one for using up odds and ends in your craft box. Go wild with the embelishments! I always think this craft would make a great candy heart craft too!
Photo Collage Cards – photo collages are always a great way to personalide homamde cards and the kids will adore making these! They are great for having fun with embellishments or even a little eco friendly glitter!
Easy Paper Heart Flowers (Rainbow)
A few more Card Making Ideas for Kids from sites we love
Printable Unicorn Cards by Hello Wonderful
Adorable pop up HEART Penguin cards by Non Toy Gifts
And finally.. about these Heart Flower Bouquets from I Heart Crafty Things?
Aren’t they wonderful!? Once you have made your DIY cards, don’t forget to add a loving message or quirky pun!
I do hope you and the kids find some inspiration and maybe try out something new this year! There are so many fun ways for kids to make Valentine’s Day Cards and I hope you found a Valentine’s Card Idea to make today!
Now you have your Valentine’s Day Cards all ready, how about some Valentine’s Mailbox ideas for you to browse?
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