Yep.. our 31 Days of Love guest series continues. Today, we share another lovely Valentine Cards for Kids idea with you – Gorgeous Conversation Heart Cards! This is the 4th year we are running the 31 Days of Love series and we have brought together all the fantastic ideas from previous years here: Valentine Crafts for Preschoolers, Conversation Heart Crafts, and Valentine Decorations. We also have some great LEGO Valentines Ideas for LEGO fans. So much for you to browse, discover and make!
Hello! My name is Nell from Rhythms of Play. My daughter and I had a lovely time crafting these sweet candy heart cards for the 31 Days of Love Series.
We love to come up with crafts we can make out of her artwork. We had the idea to turn a few of her watercolor paintings into conversation heart Valentine’s Day cards.
They turned out beautifully and were super simple to make!
For another example of how we have used my daughters watercolor paintings to make cards have a look at our Watercolor Christmas Tree Cards.
How to Make Conversation Heart Valentine’s Day Cards
We used watercolor paintings my daughter made using the wet-on-wet technique. Click on the link to give it a try or use artwork you already have. You can even have the kids color with marker pens on cardstock for this project and make it work.
Conversation Heart Valentines Card – You will need:
- Artwork (single color pastel watercolor paintings on heavyweight paper work best)
- Heart hole punch
- Red ink pen
- Glue stick
- Cards with envelopes
Conversation Heart Valentines Card – Directions:
Punch hearts out of watercolor paintings using a heart hole punch. You can draw hearts and cut them out with scissors if you can’t locate a heart punch.
It will look best if you use a variety of pastel colors to create the look of conversation heart candies.
Use a red pen to write words typically found on candy hearts in block letters or make up your own.
Conversation Heart Examples include:
- BE MINE
- I’M YOURS
- SWEET LOVE
- LET’S KISS
- ONLY YOU
- CUTIE PIE
- MY LOVE
- HUG ME
- CRAZY 4U
- LOVE YOU
- MISS YOU
Glue watercolor conversation hearts onto cards. This is a good activity to pass off on the kids. They stay busy for a bit so you can fold that pile of laundry you’ve been avoiding… Isn’t love grand?
Whether you reuse artwork that your kids already made or create some from scratch you will find these cards easy to make. You can also use these fun little watercolor hearts as filler in one of these cards or any other Valentine’s day card.
Homemade cards like these Conversation heart Valentine’s Day cards are always a hit with friends and family. Share some love today!
Nell believes in the magic of childhood, the power of our dreams, spending more time outdoors than indoors, and making this world a greener place to live. You can find her blogging about arts, crafts, and DIY projects at Rhythms of Play, pinning like a mad woman, tweeting like a bird, and sharing her heart and soul on Facebook and Instagram. If life is a school… The world is her playground!
Do take a peak at our Valentine Crafts for Preschooler ideas.
We have LOTS more Valentine Cards for Kids for you to browse as well!