Handmade Valentine Greeting Cards

handmade valentine greeting cards

These handmade Valentine greeting cards are so creative, easy and fun and they LIGHT UP! Using a single tealight can create a Valentine day card that is so special and especially fun for the kids to make and give.  This Valentines day craft for kids is a perfect way to spend a quiet afternoon and we have included the free printable tag! So take a look at our step by step instruction below, gather the simple materials and have fun making this creative Valentine heart! Thanks to Aunt Janet for her ideas for this craft!!

How to make these handmade Valentine greeting cards

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1. Small LED battery operated tealights like these

2.Hygloss 91081 100-Piece Heart Doilies, 8-Inch, White

3.Darice Foamies Value Packs - 12PK/Hearts

4.Heart Glitter Foam Stickers Self-Adhesive Shapes Kid's Craft Embellishments for Decorating & Card Making Valentines (Pack of 120)

5.10 Glitter Tulle Pack 6"x 30 FT (10 yards)

6. Our free printable tag that lets your favorite Valentines know they LIGHT UP YOUR DAY!

How to assemble these creative handmade Valentine greeting  cards

easy valentine craft for kids

1. We took the red foam heart and using spray adhesive or glue, attach the foam heart centered on top of the white heart doille. sing the spray adhesive, lay the glittered foam heart on top of a paper heart doille

2. Let dry and then find the spot you want to insert the tealight, it can be centered or off-centered, your choice! Next comes the part you need to do, NOT THE KIDS. Using something sharp and thin,( we used a metal pin from the kitchen that holds the turkey together at Thanksgiving), poke a hole through the doiley and the foam heart to get a hole started for the tealight to insert in. Since the foam and paper are thin, the hole doesn't have to be big. You will be able to push the tip of tealight right through. Ours held the tealight without glue, but you may want to add a few drops of glue to the top surface of the light so it adheres firmly to the back of the doiley/heart shape.

4. Using the small foam self stick heart stickers to decorate your pretty handmade Valentine greeting cards. We found these cute ones that had a push out so we could put them right around where the tealight pops through the cover the hole!

5. Add a bow from tulle or ribbon to the top and the Valentine, you LIGHT UP my day tag to the bottom.

valentine craft ideas
valentine craft idea for kids

Happy Valentines day from Celebration Ideas Online.com.  Here is the free printable file for the tag to attach to these handmade Valentine greeting cards! Print on cardstock and tie with ribbon onto your light up Valentine card. These turned out so cute I hung them from my Valentines garland as decorations before I give them out for Valentines day!

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More fun Valentine's day ideas here for Valentine's party games, party ideas, desserts and sweet treats and more! A couple of great ones for teachers and class parties.. our favorite is Which Candy are YOU or Be Mine Bingo.. both free to print and use. The kids love them!

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