It's the day of love and nothing says "I love you" like a gift made with love! For Valentine's Day, here are some ideas for cards to make with the children.
These little butterflies are so pretty (and delicious!), it's hard to let them go! To make them, nothing could be simpler! You will need construction paper, glue, scissors and a lollipop to make the insect head. First draw the shape of the wings on the cardboard paper, before cutting out the butterfly. If you plan to make several cards, make yourself a canvas out of thicker cardboard that you can reuse.
Decorate the wings with hearts. Make them yourself, or use decorative hearts from the market. To insert the lollipop, make two small incisions between the two wings, and you're done! Don't forget to write an original and cute message, like: "When I see you, I have butterflies in my stomach!" “Or:” You put butterflies in my stomach! »
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This technique was first developed for fabric, but it also works great on paper or cardboard. It's an easy and quick way to make hearts that are a little different and original, to decorate your cards. Plus, you probably already have all the necessary materials at home. All you have to do is cut out a heart template from cardboard. Dip the eraser of a pencil into the paint and draw small dots all around the cardboard heart. Start close to the heart, then move away from it. Thus, the more distant points should be paler. When there is no more paint on the eraser, repeat the exercise. Sure, your card will look beautiful with a big generous heart at its center, but feel free to let your instincts go. Thus, several small hearts, of different sizes, will make each of your works completely unique: just like your loved one!
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Lovely! Here is the Valentine's Day card to offer to all members of the family. Just take a picture of your child pretending to hold a pacifier. If possible, the hand should be slightly blurred. Using a photo editing program (Photoshop, Picmonkey), add the text you want to appear on the card. Once the photo is printed, cut out two holes (one above the hand andthe other, below) using an exacto tool or an awl. All you have to do is slip the lollipop into the holes and make people happy.
Big like this
Have you read the book Guess how much I love you, by Sam Mc Bratney and Anita Jeram? In this one, a little hare is looking for a way to show his parent how great his love is. This adorable card serves the same purpose.
Draw a hand on cardboard and cut it out of a double thickness of cardboard (to have two identical hands). Take a strip of thinner cardboard and make it into an accordion big enough to write the words: “Tall like that! » Glue the hands and the accordion together. On the top hand, just write "I love you…"
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Toddlers can also make cute hearts. Model a roll of toilet paper, bending it a little, so that it forms a heart. To keep it in shape well, use a piece of masking tape. All your child has to do now is dip the tip in poster paint and decorate their card. He will love it and be so proud of the result.
All children love ladybugs. In addition to being cute, theywonderfully wear red, the official color of Valentine's Day. Here are some models that you can easily make with children. Opt for a traditional card, in the shape of a ladybug. Or, slip the message under the wings of the pretty lucky lady. Of course, we replace the little black dots with hearts!
I only have eyes for you
The play on words (Eye love you) does not lend itself to French, but nothing prevents us from modifying the message a bit. " I only have Eyes For You ! », it’s just as pretty and this little card, very easy to make, is absolutely adorable! All you need is paper, an exacto, pencils and big plastic craft eyes. From the cardboard, cut out your card. Open the card by placing it flat on your work surface. With a lead pencil, on the cover, trace the shape of the eye, then cut it out with the exacto. Fold your map. Inside, glue your eye so that it is clearly visible through the hole above. All you have to do is decorate the card, with lots of love!
Easy as anything and adorable, your child will be very proud to offer a card in the shape of a mouse to their loved one. You can make it with construction paper (red, pink…) or prints,like in the picture above. Fold the sheet in half and cut out half of a heart. Your mouse body is done! A heart for the ears, a few mustaches and eyes. You have the choice between two models: open and stuck on a classic card, or a mouse folded in half. Write a small message of circumstance inside, like: “As soon as I am with you, I smile! »
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