Friday, February 13, 2009

Last Minute Valentines

If I was a less procrastinating mother I'd have had these finished and photoed earlier this week. Sorry! Here are some super easy Valentine cards you can make. I originally did them last year for Todd to give out at his preschool but they came home with a note saying, "We don't observe this holiday so we're sending them back. Please read your handbook." Ouch! Todd was so upset because he had really worked hard on them. I put them away and we took them out for this year, but had to add another 15 to the stack.

If you'd like to make these adorable puppy valentine's for next year (or for tomorrow), it's super easy.
You need four shades of construction paper or card stock (I used card stock), cut in heart shapes. A large one for the face, two medium ones for ears, and a small one for the nose. I just used a glue stick to adhere them. You don't have to do them in the colors shown. If I'd thought ahead I would have made these in shades of pink for my daughter to give to her ballet class, but I figured I'd be safe and make Todd's all gender neutral. This is a great project for your kids to actually do themselves, especially if they are good cutters. If they don't have their scissor skills then you can cut the pieces out and they can glue them on. Don't forget to have them sign the backs so friends know who it came from.


allthingsribbon said...

Those turned out so cute!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I love your doggie Valentines!!

I made homemade cards for Bella's class too. I just did a large heart, and punched two holes to thread a pencil through it. So it looked like an arrow through the heart. Then I used foam hearts to decorate it, with Bella's help. They were a big hit!!

Mamarazzi said...

those are DARLING!!

cat said...

Oh these are super cute. I am going to print this out and keep it to do next year.