During this time of the year the stores fill with Valentine candy and paper supplies. You can get cards in every shape and size but you can not get them like these. By these I mean homemade. The ones you will send to grandmas and aunts but would not necessarily give them out to your school peers, unless you are a an amazing artist, which of course I am not.
To make these fun heart notes and cards you will need some scrap material. I used folder dividers that I have gotten for a 1$ at Target, or you can reuse some wrapping paper, or if you want to get really crazy even foil.
Fold a piece of paper in half
Draw or trace a heart on a tracking paper, ours had a 7 inch diameter. Does a heart have a diameter? I know human heart does and it is about 32 cm. But is that what it is called in a Mathematical Heart?
Place the tracing paper on the paper you will use, cut out
Now it is time to fold. Fold the two heart sides into the center
Fold the top of the heart down
making sure it touches the base of the triangle
Fold the bottom flop over
Use a sticker or tape to seal the flap
Now imagined if you used your kids drawings as a background. Here is one by my 3 year old
Hers on the left, his on the right. You can tell that she takes after her daddy, he after me.
Now let’s see if you remember
Blast Off !!!
My daughter was actually surprised that there was nothing in it, since you could easily attach a piece of flat candy or stickers. She did however enjoy the entire process:
If you are still looking for more traditional prints here are some free ones I was able to find. Keep in mind that some of these links go straight to the pdf file and may take a few minutes to load: