Last week our Creative Genius, Nicole, went on Good Day Wisconsin to share easy Valentine's ideas for your children. We've had lots of calls about what was shown; therefore, we've turned it into a blog post just for you! You can see the full video and a few extra ideas here.
First up is this fun flower Valentine. It was one of our favorites to make. To create the base, simply punch out flowers from cardstock or patterned paper. If your child can safely handle a scissors, let him or her cut out the flower and leaf themselves! Next, add the name directly to the leaf or on a banner. Glue the pieces together and include a chocolate kiss in the center. A glue dot will keep it in place.
2. Snowman Greetings
Not every Valentine has to be full of hearts. Here in Wisconsin, snow still fills the land, making this a great alternative to traditional Valentine's. Nicole punched a circle from white cardstock, and cut a hat and carrot nose by hand from colored cardstock. Assemble the snowman, adding black circles for eyes and a mouth. The Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in White works wonders to write a personal message on the black hat. Ours says, "I'm SNOW glad we're friends." Perfect! Let your kids create their own snowman with friendly greeting.
Just say no to candy, and create a pretty bookmark instead. Nicole went a little crazy adding papers, stickers, and bling from Bo Bunny's Head Over Heals Collection. Your child could simply add a heart or color their own design onto the bookmark. Punch a hole at the top, and add your favorite ribbons.
4. Fingerprint Hearts
Press your child's thumb onto a red or pink ink pad, and then stamp onto a small piece of white cardstock. Re-ink the thumb and press down again to create the second half of the heart. Let your child add a heart around the design with crayon or marker. Then add their name and a cute note to their Valentine.
Thanks Nicole for all the great ideas! We'd love to see your Valentine's. Post a picture to our Facebook wall sharing your assembly and finished product. Don't forget to have fun!