Valentines Day - 3 DIY Valentine's Day Card Ideas

3 DIY Valentine’s Day Card Ideas

Kids Valentine’s Day Card DIY

DIY card making is the perfect way to put a smile on a friend or loved one’s face this Valentine’s Day! A home-made card with a thoughtful message is much more memorable than a store-bought Valentine. There is a lot you can do with white card stock, colored paper, scissors, glue, and fun pens or markers!

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Classic Cut-out Heart Valentine Card

A classic cut-out heart Valentine with a thoughtful message is an easy way for kids to make a thoughtful and creative card for friends, family, and classmates.

What you’ll need:

  • White card stock or thick white paper
  • Colored paper (pink or red)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pens or markers


1. Glue the colored paper to the white card stock

2. Fold in half

3. Draw a half heart shape along the corner of the fold

4. Cut along the line you drew

5. Open the card

6. Write a thoughtful message on the inside with colorful pens and markers

7. Write “To:” and “From:” on the outside of the card

Optional: draw hearts and other creative pictures on the inside of the card

Butterfly Valentine’s Day Card

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For a quick yet impressive home-made Valentine, these printable butterfly cards are perfect!

What you’ll need:

  • Colored cardstock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Lollipop of your choice (Tootsie pop, blow pop)
  • Optional: googly eyes for lollipop, glitter for card


1. Download this butterfly valentine printable on colored card stock

2. Cut into butterfly shape

3. Cut small slit in the center of the butterfly

4. Put a lollipop in the slit

5. Write thoughtful messages or add designs to the card

Cherry Valentines Cards

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These adorable cherry Valentine’s are perfect for kids to bring to school. With room for a brief message, these creative cards are sure to impress!

What you’ll need:

  • White card stock
  • Green construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Green yarn
  • Pens or markers
  • Red lollipops


1. Glue green construction paper to white card stock

2. Draw outlines of leaves and cut out into leaf shapes

3. Separately wrap lollipop stems in green yarn and tie together at the ends

4. Attach green leaf with a thoughtful message to the yarn at the end of the lollipop sticks

5. There you have it!

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