Every year my girls make their classmates Valentine cards. They have made cute “Bee Mine” buzzing bees, potato stamped heart cards, “Yoda Best Valentine” Yoda and cardboard roll owls Valentine cards. This year we wanted to find a way to use the cool newspaper hearts that we used for our Valentine heart garland. So, with that as inspiration we made lovely newspaper heart Valentine cards.
Heart Valentine Cards
old binder dividers or card stock
small cookie cutter
black thin marker
To make the newspaper hearts, paint both sides of the newspaper. Be sure to let the first side dry before you flip it over and paint the second side. Click through to see how to make our newspaper hearts in our heart garland post. Once the paint has dried trace a small heart shaped cookie cutter onto the painted paper. Cut out the hearts.
We have a big supply of old office supplies, that family members have passed on to us. We trimmed down old binder dividers to make our cards. Alternately, cut card stock down to a size that you want to use. Our cards are 10cm x 14cm.
Now it’s time to get creative. Place the heart on the card and let your child imagine what it could possibly be…
We love finding ways to reduce, reuse and recycle – even during the holidays. Take a look at these other creative upcycled Valentine’s Day crafts for you and your children to make and share…
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Create an upcycled button wreath with The Crunchy Chronicles
Gather up some rocks to make a fun nature tic-tac-toe game from Outdoors Mom
Transform your junk mail into a upcycled Valentine heart wall hanging from Om Living
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