What you will make:
This project features quick and easy Valentine designs that are simple
to make and perfect for classroom giving! Select from printable Valentine's
Day card patterns with either 6 or 9 Valentines to a sheet. There
are patterns for printing on paper or cardstock, so you likely have
everything needed to make these Valentines on hand right now!
Related crafts: Want to make lots of Valentines in a hurry but
still show your creative flair? Checkout the cards in the
Easy Valentine Cards
craft project. For pop-up cards and more easy to
make greeting cards, see the projects listed in
Greeting Cards Kids Can Make.
Here's what you need:
- Card stock or computer paper
- Glue, if using paper
- Optional supplies: Markers, colored pencils or crayons,
ruler, empty ballpoint pen, paper trimmer
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.
How to Make Simple Valentine's Day Cards
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Choose a Pattern and Print It
Choose a pattern to print. Download the pattern and print it on
paper or cardstock.
There are patterns for two card designs
with circus themes. The 6/sheet pattern is best printed on paper,
while the 9/sheet pattern works best on cardstock. The 9/sheet
patterns have two pages, print on the front and back of a sheet. Both designs are offered in color and black & white.
While the color patterns are quicker to make, the black & white patterns allow for the most creativity.
Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The
Adobe Reader is available for free.
All of Aunt Annie's project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter size paper (8.5"x11" or A4).
When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.
- Step 2: Color (optional)
Use crayons, colored pencils or markers to add color to the black & white patterns. Use your imagination!
- Step 3: Make Valentines
Follow these simple instructions for making your Valentines.
- #1: Seals in a heart—6/sheet
These Valentines are designed for paper made stiff
by gluing two layers together. Cardstock will work too, but may be
harder to fold. To make the
Cut: Cut out the six Valentines on
the rectangular outlines.
Fold: Fold each rectangle in half on the dashed
center line. Unfold. For cardstock, before folding score the
fold lines using an empty ballpoint pen drawn along a ruler placed
on the fold line.
Glue: Apply glue to the back of each Valentine
and fold to glue the two layers together. If the paper curls, place
the Valentines under something heavy overnight or until the glue
Cut: (optional) For heart-shaped Valentines,
trim each Valentine to the heart outline.
- #2: Seals and Strongmen—9/sheet
These Valentines are designed for cardstock,
printed front and back. It you are using paper, print the pages to
separate sheets of paper and glue together. These are super simple
Valentines, just cut!
Cut: Cut out the nine Valentines on
the rectangular outlines. To make the cutting go faster, use a
- Step 4: Add Your Personal Touches
- Write messages on the cards.
- Decorate the backs of the cards.
That's it! Your Valentines are
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