I think one of the best parts of Valentines Day is getting a Valentines Day card from each of the kids. We’re not huge gift givers for Valentines Day, we usually just make little things for each other instead (ok, and buy chocolate. Definitely plenty of chocolate.)
The kids had a great time making these cards with their secret messages! They’re quite simple, using stuff you already have at home.
There are two ways you could give these cards — blank, along with a few colored pencils and instructions on how to reveal your message…or the kids can go ahead and color them before giving them out. Either way, I think they’re lovely.
- blank piece of paper
- cardstock, scrapbook paper, or other paper to make your card
- ballpoint pen or other sharp writing instrument
- colored pencils
If your card needs folding, fold it the way you want it to look. Place the blank paper over your card. Write your “secret message” on the blank paper, pressing as hard as you can.
To reveal your message, remove the blank paper, and lightly color over the indented words with colored pencils. As you color, the indented message will stay white.
You can color the entire card the same color, or switch out several colors (we have kind of an ombré thing going on with ours here.) And you can embellish your Valentines Day card with some markers or stickers as well. Have fun with it!
If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day ideas to try with your kids, check these out:
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