Below you’ll find lots of Valentine Card Ideas for Kids. Years as a classroom art teacher will have you try out lots of things!
Mini Me Valentine Cards
This Valentine Card idea was floating around Pinterest years ago, so I tried it out for myself to see if I could simplify it. The idea of having students draw their own little bodies and then bend them so they could be sitting, is just too adorable! It makes for some cute figures, and asks students to consider their body drawing proportions too.
My version shared below takes a little bit prep work as it calls for small photos to be xeroxed onto larger sheets of paper. The benefit though, is that there is no glueing, and the folding of the paper may be used to steer students to more accurate body proportions.
Another option for this Valentine card idea is to just xerox a sheet of the student’s heads at the right size, cut them out, and then have students glue them on the top half of the paper themselves. The look will be pretty much the same, it’s all about finding what works for your and your stuents.
Materials for a Mini Me Valentine Card
- Headshot photo of each student, about 2″ tall
- White card stock paper
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Colored pencils
Directions to make a Mini Me Valentine Card
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to make a Valentine Card
- Fold paper for guides. Glue cut out head photo in center of the top half section.
- Draw a body that is proportioned as shown.
- Trace and color. Cut out body carefully. See more info below.