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DIY Valentine Card

A DIY Valentine Card doesn’t have to be fancy, or ornate, or require a graphic design degree. It can just be some very carefully drawn lines.

DIY Valentine Card

This Valentine card could very easily double as a Line art project, as Lines are one of the Elements of Art. After all, if you show students the power that just lines can have, when used a creative way, imagine what they can do with all the other Elements too.

The goal is to fill a pencil shape with lots of parallel marker lines, and then erase the pencil so the edges are just implied. It takes some forethought, to not automatically trace the pencil heart, but the look is so much more elegant if you do.

And if you forget and DO end up with marker heart lines, no worry. You still have gotten lots of fine motor skill practice in, and have created a very pretty card too.

MATERIALS

  • Drawing paper, 9″ x 12″
  • Scrap card stock paper
  • Heart punch, 2″
  • Pencil
  • Thin colored markers

DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to make a DIY Valentine Card

  1. Make a heart template with the punch. Trace lots of hearts.

  2. Carefully fill a heart with lines, all the same direction.

  3. Fill in another heart, with lines in a different direction.

  4. Fill in another heart, with lines in a different direction.

  5. Fill in another heart, with lines in a different direction.

  6. Fill in another heart, with lines in a different direction.

  7. Fill in another heart, with lines in a different direction.

  8. Erase the pencil heart lines.

 

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