Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

February 9, 2009

We had a wonderful time making Valentine’s Day cards this weekend…

The girls started by painting different designs on large sheets of watercolor paper.  They painted spirals, wavy lines, polka dots and did one “Jackson Pollock” style.
I cut their designs into small rectangles that we glued on to the the large tags we used as cards.
Next, the girls decorated their cards with a “Happy Valentine’s Day” stamp and assorted heart stickers.
They wrote the names of their classmates and then used a “With Love” stamp before signing their names on the backs of the cards.
The final touch was to add the adorable fruit erasers we found in the bargain bins at Michaels.


Mariah Bruehl is a parent, educator, and author of the book Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder (Shambhala Publications, 2011). In 2008 Mariah brought her expertise online, creating the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal award-winning Web site Playful Learning. In 2011 she launched the Playful Learning Ecademy, which takes virtual-learning experiences to a new level by incorporating the best practices in education with engaging hands-on lessons, bringing parents and children together from all over the world into a unique, creative, community environment.

One Comment

  1. jeanine said on January 8, 2014 #

    awesome! i looooove using watercolor paints for tags etc ;d always looks so beautifully handmade at the end! thanks for sharing!

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