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Easy Valentine Card Ideas for Kids

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

Easy Valentine Card Ideas for kids, made drawing and a photo.
A teacher in Nebraska make these sweet 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
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
  • Colored pencils

Directions to make a Mini Me Valentine Card

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to make a Valentine Card

  1. Fold paper for guides. Glue cut out head photo in center of the top half section.

  2. Draw a body that is proportioned as shown.

  3. Trace and color. Cut out body carefully. See more info below.

More Valentine’s Day Card Ideas

Start with a print of sunglasses to draw a Valentine portrait. It makes for good face proportion practice.

Valentine's Day portrait card
Use a PDF template to print the sunglasses, and the draw a face around them.
Preview of the PDF template

Directions for a Valentine Portrait

Print template, have students draw and color a face around the glasses.

Oil Pastel Heart

Use your leftover oil pastels to color a very smudgy heart

Fractured Heart

Draw a heart, dissect it with a ruler, color and add shadows to the corners.

Scratch Art Heart

Layer oil pastel color and scratch out a message

Scratch Art Heart with Shading

Layer oil pastels and add shading

Valentine Card Idea Painting Projects

Giant coffee filters, ironed flat, and painted with liquid watercolor paint

Paper Punch Heart Stamps

Use a paper punch to make hearts, and hole punch to make the stamp edges

3D Paper Punch Heart Card

Use a paper heart punch to make these 3D hearts

More Homemade Valentine Card Ideas

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