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Time:2h00
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Pretty Easy
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Cardmaking

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Brooklyn, New York, US
2007
Kid Friendly Valentine Cards
White Rolled Cookies (Sugar Cookies)
A little prep will help a little one make fun Valentines

One problem I've had in accomplishing crafty projects with my 3-year-old is lack of preparations. Trying to do projects on the fly tests both our patience. For making Valentine's Day cards this year, I found that a little preparation went a long way in giving her hours of fun.

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Instructions

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials and set up a work space. A child-size table or coffee table works great, but so does the floor.

  • How to make a shaped card. Kid Friendly Valentine Cards - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out 10 large hearts (or as many as you need) from variously colored construction paper.

  • How to make a shaped card. Kid Friendly Valentine Cards - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out colorful shapes in various sizes using additional sheets of construction paper and/or colored felt. If your junior friend can handle a safety scissors, this is a good step to involve her in.

  • How to make a shaped card. Kid Friendly Valentine Cards - Step 4
    Step 4

    Open up the paste pot and stand back. It won't take long to see the creativity flowing.

  • How to make a shaped card. Kid Friendly Valentine Cards - Step 5
    Step 5

    Be available to give advice and assistance, but don't overdo it. Your junior friend may need help with spelling and pasting thicker items (like buttons and popsicle sticks).

  • How to make a shaped card. Kid Friendly Valentine Cards - Step 6
    Step 6

    The most important grownup role is in helping to stop one Valentine and start a new one. When one card reaches a critical mass, it may be appropriate to suggest the name of another friend. Present your young friend with a fresh heart. Put the finished card out of sight to dry. (You can also quietly make any necessary fixes.)

  • How to make a shaped card. Kid Friendly Valentine Cards - Step 7
    Step 7

    Clean up and enjoy. Happy Valentine's Day!

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Knittin' Kitten
Knittin' Kitten · Liverpool, England, GB · 32 projects
She's so lovely, Greg =) who was she making the card for?
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belle
belle · Texas, Texas, US · 32 projects
This looks like fun ,My lil friend is only 14 months but ....next year!!! thanks for the advice about prepping and teacher constraint, good things to think about
She is a doll!
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
Aww so adorable and looks like she had fun Happy
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· Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, US · 23 projects
Homemake cards are the best! Thanks for sharing pics of a creative genius at work!
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Dolly
Dolly · 26 projects
aww! Whatta cutie!
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