23 Easy Homemade Valentine Cards for a School Exchange
Valentine's Day Card Ideas
I think most people love receiving handmade valentines because they appreciate the time and thought involved in creating them. Most moms, dads, and grandparents love receiving Valentine cards made by their little folks, so I've selected a few projects for you to choose from. The skill level ranges from kid-friendly to those that are more suitable for adults.
Find the instructions for making the Valentine shown here, go to My Crazy Life as a Farmers Wife.
1. Cookie Sleeves
This great idea suggests you put homemade cookies in these Valentine cookie sleeves for your friends.
2. We're Two of a Kind
This is just the cutest idea that I've seen in a long time. It's so easy to make and is a great card to receive. Mom Always Finds Out shares how to put them together.
3. Free Printable Valentine Cards
If you need a large number of Valentine's Day cards for the kids to exchange, consider printing out your own. You'll find these free printables at kate.net.
4. Valentine Puppet Cards
When the kids give their friends these Valentine puppet cards, they are also giving them a puppet to play with. Find the printable templates at Bright Apple Blossom.
5. Pop-Up Card Hot Lips
You're sure to know someone who would enjoy receiving this card from you. See how it is made by going to Make and Takes.
6. Treat Pouches
Print off the cute images and make your own treat pouches. Crafty Carnival shares the files you need to put this together.
7. Alligator Card
This is such a cute alligator card that will get a smile from anyone who receives one. Skip to my Lou is the place you'll find the instructions.
8. Butterfly Valentine
Here is a simple and inexpensive treat to make for a classroom of kids. Go to Skip to my Lou to see how very easy it is to make.
9. Superhero Card
Little boys will especially enjoy receiving a Valentine like this one. Find the instructions for making this super hero card at Zakka Life.
10. Lovebug Valentines
Make these cute little love bugs by going to the Mom on Timeout site. The finished product is so adorable!
11. Owl Always Love You Valentine
The kids will have so much fun thinking up other owl sayings to add to their owl Valentines. This super easy owl Valentine card has instructions on the Kids Activities Blog.
12. An Assortment of Valentines
There is another great site, Fresh Picked Whimsy, where you'll find more free printable Valentines. I love the whimsical look of these Valentines. It's a real crowd pleaser.
13. Make an Easy Valentine
14. Animal Bracelet Valentine
This animal bracelet valentine is easily made by the kids. Go to Chez Beeper Bebe for the instructions and printable.
15. Give A Hoot
Who Loves You; Owl Always Love You; Life's a Hoot. Just dream up a saying to write on the little owl's belly and get plenty of belly laughs. Find the patterns and directions for this little owl at Kids & Glitter.
16. Scratch Off Valentine Card
You can make a scratch off Valentine card for anyone or everyone on your Love list. Give the card early as a countdown to Valentine gift, or present it on Valentine's Day. Find the easy instructions for making this Valentine card/gift at Oopsey Daisy.
17. Puzzling Valentine
It'll be a toss-up whether this puzzle Valentine will be more fun to make or to receive. Make these puzzling valentines by following the tutorial found at Make and Takes. Very easy and very cute.
18. How to Make a Heartfelt Card
19. Bookmark Card
I love Valentine cards that the kids can make to give to their friends as exchange cards on Valentine Day. These cards with the added bookmark are easy to make, and the kids will love them. Find the tutorial for making them at Thirty Handmade Days. If the kids can't sew around the felt hearts, consider having them use fabric paint pens to make the stitches.
20. Trail Mix Valentine and Snack
Not only do you get the instructions and printable tag for making this Valentine at A Spicy Perspective, you'll also find a recipe to make the festive trail mix. What a deal!
21. Wheelie Cute Card
Make these wheelie cute Valentine cards by following the tutorial at Creating Really Awesome Fun Things.
22. Kissing Hand
Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa would all love to receive a kissing hand valentine from one of the little ones.
23. U Make My Heart Pop
This cute Valentine card is also a gift of popcorn. U make my heart pop says it all.
© 2011 Loraine Brummer