HANDMADE VALENTINES

10/02/2015

We made some super simple valentines cards for our friends using just a handful of materials we had in our art box. Luckily we had loads of these mini paper doilies leftover from a previous project, so I got Bou to colour them in with some red and pink crayons for an afternoon of Valentines crafting. This turned into some rather abstract scribblings but its the thought that counts, right!

 

Here’s how we made them…

 

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You will need:

Pink or red cardstock

Mini doilies

Pink and red crayons

Decorative paper for envelopes

Sticky labels for writing addressees

Scissors or paper guillotine

Pen & ruler

Glue

 

 

Make the cards

First determine the size you want your cards to be – I made mine just a bit bigger on all sides than the paper doilies – 4 inches by 4 inches to be exact. I used some blank red cards which I cut down to size with my paper guillotine.

 

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Now the fun part! Let your little one loose with some crayons and get scribbling! Older ones will be able to create more controlled, detailed designs and you may even want to try using paints, felt tips or any other art supplies you have around the house. We stuck to crayons as they’re mess free plus its fun to encourage them to explore different mediums and materials in a more focused way rather than letting them loose with everything in the art box!

 

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Once your little one is done with colouring, you can get busy making up the cards. Stick the doilies down onto the centre front of each card using either some glue or sticky glue dots. Then write your love note and move onto making the decorative paper envelopes…

 

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Make the envelopes

 

As we didn’t have any envelopes that fit our cards, we decided to make our own using some super bright harlequin wrapping paper leftover from Christmas. To make the envelope, first cut out squares from your paper. I cut mine 7.5 x 7.5 inches. Then use a pen to mark out a 5inch x 5inch square placed in the centre of the paper along the diagonal (as seen in pic)

 

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Now fold the paper inwards along the lines to create the envelope shape. Leave the top flap open. Glue where the folded paper meets to secure. Set aside to dry.

 

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Once dry, stick on a large white sticky label to the front so you can add your address and stamp. Fold the final flap down and secure the back with a heart-shaped sicker before posting them out to the ones you love! #SWALK

 

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