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Valentine Making Kit

Updated on January 25, 2018
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Eclectic is a good word for the many interests of retired librarian, Virginia Allain. Crafts, gardening, genealogy, travel, and more...

All Ages Have Fun Making Valentines

Cutting, gluing, writing rhymes, using stickers - these are all part of making your own Valentines.
Cutting, gluing, writing rhymes, using stickers - these are all part of making your own Valentines. | Source

Make a Valentine Craft Kit for Children

Remember the fun of making your own Valentines? Introduce your children or grandchildren to this by giving them a MAKE-A-VALENTINE kit. Here's how to put together the kit with items you may have around the house.

They'll have hours of fun making homemade Valentines for all their friends and for the family. At the same time, they learn to use scissors, to apply glue, and practice writing.

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Gather Supplies to Put in the Valentine Making Kit


Things You'll Need:

  • colored paper
  • ribbons
  • colored markers
  • glue and tape
  • scissors
  • a box to put it all in

Search through your craft supplies for material for the kit. They'll need special paper (red, pink, white). Include envelopes. Fold some of the paper to the size needed to fit the envelopes.

Also collect up ribbons, doilies, and anything lacy. Children especially love stickers. Glitter is a big hit with kids but not popular with whoever cleans the carpet. There are also environmental concerns about glitter so I no longer include it.

Put in a glue stick for young children. Older children can use liquid glues like Elmer's Glue. The dispensers with the double stick tape will work too.

Add some pink and red felt markers.

Include scissors (blunt-tipped) if they don't already have some. A pair of the scrapbooking scissors with a decorative edge will be a hit.

Package up the supplies in a box. It can be a shoebox or other ordinary box that you cover with plain paper. Decorate the outside of the box with the children's names and the words MAKE-A-VALENTINE KIT.

Include Some Ribbons And Lace

Ribbons and lace make nice additions to a pretty Valentine.
Ribbons and lace make nice additions to a pretty Valentine. | Source

Borrow Books with Card Making Ideas and Tips from the Public Library

Demonstrate Card Making for Them or Show Them Some Videos with Tips

If you are going to help the children with their valentine making, show them the videos below. Before long, they will be making hearts and adding them to cards while having a great time. Your little artists will have hours of fun with their kits.


Develop Scissor Skills by Cutting Hearts

A really sweet, thoughtful idea. I'm starting right now to do this, so I'll be ready for all little ones. These would be a great gift for your favorite daycare provider too.

— Gail Martin

Video of Valentine Making for Children

Give the Kit to the Children a Week or More in Advance of Valentine's Day

Then they will have time to make and mail their homemade cards to people.

© 2018 Virginia Allain

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      peachy 3 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      great tips! I do get ready my materials by using old items from clothes such as lace, ribbon, buttons from my old clothes. I never buy these materials. Even the cards I used the carton boxes of cereal, milk powder, etc

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      Mickie Goad 3 months ago

      What a great resource! Love your organized crafting items for this valentine card.

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