We are already one week into the 31 Days of Love Series in 2015. If you haven’t stopped by before, this series is a series, celebrating all my lovely fellow bloggers from around the world. Each day, one of them will bring you a lovely love craft or activity just for Valentine’s Day. Plenty of inspiration for everyone of all ages – whether you are looking for Valentine’s Day Cards, Valentine’s Day Decorations, Valentine’s Day Treats or Valentine’s Day Gifts… browse away and enjoy!
I’m obsessed with pop-ups because they’re so cool, but I don’t necessarily have the patience to make the really complicated types. Luckily, this card looks rather complicated but in real life is really easy, so you and your kids can totally impress your special Valentine in just a few steps.
Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids – Pop Out Heart – Materials:
- Colored card stock
- Fancy printed scrapbooking paper
- Sharp scissors (or a craft knife for older kids or adults’ use)
- Stick glue
Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids – Pop Out Heart – How To:
Step 1: Pick 4 pieces of paper: 3 pieces of coordinating colored card stock, and 1 piece of scrap book paper.
Step 2: Take the piece of scrap book paper, fold it and draw half of a heart at the fold. I folded mine in at about 3″ or 8cm, but my heart was only drawn out to about 2″ or 5cm wide.
Step 3: Take a full piece of the card stock and fold it in half, lengthwise. Cut it down to a square.
Step 4: Open up the card, and place it face down on the table. Place your first heart face down on top of the card, with the spines aligned. Trace around it with your pencil.
Step 5: Fold the card stock and cut around the heart, leaving a small section on each side of the heart attached to the card. Gently fold the heart inward to the inside of the card.
Step 6: Trace the heart on a flat (not folded) piece of card stock, and cut it out.
Step 7: Now you can glue your first adorable heart over the heart attached to the card.
Step 8: Take your 4th piece of paper, cut it down to the size of the card and glue it to the outside of the cut-heart-card. This just finishes off the card and makes it neater and cooler and prettier and all that good stuff.
Super Secret Tip: Glue one side of the outside of the card with the heart cut out, place it carefully inside the plain card and press together, then do the other side.
Wondering what to do with the poor, lonely leftover heart? Glue it to the front of your card and you are finished!
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If you are looking for more Valentine’s Day Cards ideas? Here is a list of last year’s 31 Days of Love Cards!
Browse all 31 Days of Love posts here! Lots and lots and lots of Valentine’s Day Ideas for you!