Home-made Valentine Cards for Dummies


For those of you who have a hard time getting it together enough to bring Valentine crap to your kids’ class or daycare, here is the solution of the decade! Home-made Valentine Cards that even the most uncrafty mom can accomplish! Trust me, I know. I suck at crafts.

Besides, why are you making your kids’ cards? Shouldn’t they be doing that sort of thing for themselves?


  • Red Paper
  • Scissors
  • Dark Colored Marker
  • Optional: Stickers & Crayons

IMG_0126 Instructions:

  1. Fold your paper in 4 and unfold
  2. Draw a heart in each square
  3. Cut along the folded lines
  4. Optional Step – let your kids put stickers on the hearts
  5. Optional Step – write the names of the recipients on the cards


IMG_0124Alternate Instructions for the office worker:

  1. Use Word and insert heart shape.
  2. Copy and past the heart shape as many times as you want.
  3. Print documents.
  4. Photocopy on red paper
  5. Use paper cuter to chip paper into small squares
  6. Take home and let your kids draw/paint/apply stickers.

IMG_0127Since we still have a case of Halloween candy left, we taped a lollypop onto each card. 

All it took was about 15 minutes in the evening and the kidlets have “made” their own Valentine’s Day cards. They’re only 2 and 4 so nobody expects these things to look any good. Plus, if you still haven’t gotten your shit together to do cards for your kid’s class, you still have time. Just bring home the little paper squares tomorrow after work and you’re done!

Take that all you Pinterest crazed Martha moms!


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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6 Responses to Home-made Valentine Cards for Dummies

  1. Kristen says:

    Nicely done! We’re heading to a homeschool Valentines party, where there’s going to be 40-odd kiddos there. Valentine box sets were on sale at Superstore this week. Coincidence? I think not. 😀 Although, I dove in head first and made these cute little envelopes to put the card (and accompanying treat) into. Just a basic white envelope with a crafty googly-eyed owl on. I wish I just left them white and let the kiddos go wild with glitter and stickers *kicking myself now*. Sick, tired, pregnant and need to make 20 more stupid googly owls (just so half the kids at the party don’t feel left out that they got stuck with glitter crap and stickers). Ugh. I should take your cue more often…

  2. Whaaaaat? You can MAKE VALENTINE’S CARDS? 😉

  3. sillyliss says:

    You are totally awesome. I sent my kids with the pre-mades this year. We started working on homemade valentines and it was too slow for me. Plus, the stickers. My God, the stickers.

  4. Lynette says:

    This is great. I took the even less mess method, bought a package of pre-made cards and had the kids write their names, over and over and over again. Writing practise and peace for me. Now, if only I cared to make sure they had enough cards for their class. I think they do, but Im not sure. Oh well, I will blame it on the flu.

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