20 Cute DIY Valentine Cards for Kids
Celebrate a socially distant Valentine by sending across cute DIY Valentine Cards! Perfect for kids to make and send to friends or teachers!
Valentine’s Day last year wasn’t too bad since the pandemic was just getting started, but this year we’re going to have a completely socially distant Valentine’s Day! Whichever part of the world you’re in, I’m pretty sure you’re still wearing masks and following physical distancing guidelines, and so am I!
However, absence makes the heart grow fonder, doesn’t it? It’s almost a year since we met many of our friends and relatives, and for our kids since they met their teachers. We miss them all terribly, and that’s why Valentine’s Day is a great day to show each other how much we miss and appreciate them!
Wondering how to do it? Easy peasy – by sending over a card! Apparently, around 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent every year only in the United States, excluding kids’ classroom Valentines. You can always get a store bought card, but nothing matches the charm of a handmade one!
That’s why we’ve got 20 of the cutest and easiest DIY Valentine cards for kids to make and send out – to friends, teachers, grandparents, cousins – just about anyone and everyone! These ideas are all easy enough, so go ahead and make a bunch of them!
20 Super Cute DIY Valentine Cards for Kids
1. Pop Up Bear/Cat Heart Cards
These cards from Red Ted Art are just too cute for words! Just imagine yourself getting a little card that opens up to show a cute animal holding a big 3-D heart – won’t your heart just melt?
2. Quilled Paper Heart Balloon Card
If you’ve been practicing your quilling skills lately and want to exhibit them, this card is perfect for you! Show your loved one how your love can fly across the social distance and arrive in a hot air balloon!
3. Tiger Valentine Card with Free Template
How adorable is this little tiger from Simple Everyday Mom? We love how easy this is to make, with the free template that has been provided. It’s also a welcome change from all the pink and red that’s around this season.
4. Confetti Heart Cards
Design Improvised has a lovely, elegant card that’s sure to have the recipient oohing and aahing over it! to make it exactly the way shown here requires a heart punch, but you can use any small punch and create the images in the cards.
5. Bouquet of Hearts Valentine Card
This card from Make and Takes looks like a fun project for kids this Valentine season! Cut out heart from any paper you have – plain or patterned – and then put them together in a little bouquet – all tied up in a pretty bow!
6. Free Printable Coloring Valentine’s Day Cards
It doesn’t get easier than these coloring cards that you can download and print for free! These are ideal if you don’t have too many supplies at the moment or are running short on time. The coloring is also a relaxing activity after too much screen time.
7. Kissing Hand Pop Up Card
Buggy and Buddy has come up with a cute little flying kiss card that’s genius! Little kids love handprint crafts in general, and they’ll love this one too! Makes a great card from little ones to Grandma or Grandpa!
8. Hearts in a Jar Valentine’s Day Card
Show your friend or loved one how much you miss them by sending across a jar full of hearts! DC 2 NY Confessions shows us how to make this deceptively simple card in next to no time. You can use a heart punch or cut out the hearts by hand.
9. Valentine’s Day Card with Yarn
If you’d like to try something different, go with this yarn card. All you need is yarn in a few colors and some card. You can even go crazy with the embellishments, that’s the beauty of an open ended project like this one!
10. Punch Scraps Shaker Card
Shaker cards are always a hit, and Crafting Confessions creates a gorgeous one for Valentine’s Day! This is not as difficult as it looks, but you do need a heart punch. However, it would just as well with a punch of a different shape, like a circle or a star. Just go with pink and red paper and you’re all set!
11. Bear Valentine Card
Awww, this card from I Heart Crafty Things is so cute! It’s really easy to make too, and is ideal for kids to send to their friends and classmates whom they haven’t seen in a while.
12. Falling Hearts Card
Falling head over heels in love with a special someone? Let them know how you feel with this pretty card from Lawnscaping. You can use readymade heart embellishments from craft stores or use a heart punch and colored paper to make it yourself.
13. Last Minute Valentine’s Day Cards
Need to send a card and don’t have too much time for an elaborate project? Never mind, we’ve got just what you need! These last minute cards include three different ideas and you can choose the one you can make in the least available time!
14. DIY Folded Heart Card
Crafty Morning brings us a beautiful card that’s quite elegant and unique in its design. We love the heart flaps on the card, and the little red ribbon in front just ties it all together!
15. DIY Monster Valentine’s Day Card
Love can be fun and crazy too, as this monster card from Giggles Galore represents so well! We love the use of different craft materials like pipe cleaners and pom poms. Encourage kids to create their own monsters – there are no wrong ideas!
16. Watercolor Valentine’s Day Card
If you’ve got a watercolor lover in your home, you should try out this card from Kristina Werner. It’s relatively simple, and doesn’t need anything other than a basic card and watercolors. Mixing the colors and watching the overall effect makes it an interesting project for kids.
17. Tic Tac Toe XOXO Valentine Card
With physical distancing still being the norm, we can’t really kiss or hug people like we did before, but that shouldn’t stop us from sending over lots of XO’s in a cute little card like this one!
18. DIY Cactus Valentine Card
We love cactus crafts, and this one from I Heart Crafty Things is so cute! This mixed media craft is a great way for little kids to stretch their imagination regarding using various kinds of craft supplies in different ways.
19. Tulip in a Heart Card
Flowers are a Valentine staple, and if it’s not possible to send over real ones, try sending this tulip from Easy Peasy and Fun! This way, you get a flower and a card all in one! See if you can try making a different kind of flower too.
20. 3D Melted Crayon Valentine Heart Card
Put those bits and pieces of crayons to good use by making this melted crayon Valentine card. This is a good project for older kids, and they’ll enjoy seeing how the wax melts and creates something new. A science lesson hidden in an art project!
Whatever the age of your child, you’re sure to find a project that suits him or her from these DIY Valentine Cards. Be sure to write in a heartfelt note too, to personalize the card even further. Don’t forget to send it well ahead of time too; you want the recipient to receive it in time for the holiday. If you can, ask someone to take a picture or video of them opening the card – you can see their true, unadulterated reaction!