Quickly make a bunch of Homemade Valentine Cards. Find step-by-step instructions and Free Templates for Craft Printables on CraftingJeannie.com!
Get the Free Heart Card Templates below and you will be able to make enough cards for 20 kids (or more!) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.
Watch the Valentine Cards video and see how easy it is to make these last minute Valentines:
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Here’s What You Need
Here’s your Valentine Card supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Heart Card Templates <— Get it Here!
- colored copy paper, colored cardstock, or construction paper
- glue sticks
Step 1: Download and Print the Free Valentine Card Templates
Download the Free Heart Card Templates. In the next step, learn how to quickly cut out as many shapes as you need.
The Heart Card PDF includes four card templates and one page of hearts for decorating the cards.
Step 2: Staple the Card Templates and Decorative Heart Shapes to Paper
Choose which of the four cards you will make, or make them all! You can also print out the decorative hearts template to decorate your cards later.
Once you have your chosen Valentine card templates printed out, staple them to construction paper and cut out multiple shapes at a time.
If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 6-10 sheets of construction paper.
So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.
Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.
Don’t forget to print and use the Decoration Heart Template to cut out some hearts to decorate the cards late. Again, staple the template to multiple sheets of paper to cut out lots of hearts at once.
Step 3: Cut and Fold the Cards
Cut out the heart-shaped cards on the solid line. One of the card template has an additional cut AFTER you fold it. Make sure you cut out all parts before removing the template.
After all of the cards are cut, you will just need to fold them in half (the dotted line from the template). The template makes a perfect Valentine’s Day card when they are folded down the middle.
Step 4: Decorate Your Homemade Valentine Card
Glue the decoration hearts to the front and inside your card. You can also decorate it with stickers or color it with markers.
Write a message inside your homemade Valentine’s Day card. And don’t forget to sign your name.
Review of Steps
- Print the template for the card(s) you want to make and the heart decorations
- Staple the templates to multiple sheets of construction paper
- Cut out the card shapes – one card template has an extra cut AFTER the fold
- Fold the shapes in half to make the cards
- Decorate you cards by gluing on the decoration hearts, stickers or using markers.
- Write a message inside and sign your name!
And you’re finished!
These are such fun and easy homemade Valentine Cards. You can make these Valentines with your preschool, elementary class, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea. This would even be a fun card to give mom on Mother’s Day!
More Valentine’s Day Crafts
If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Valentine’s Day Crafts:
- Heart Tree Craft
- Avocado Craft
- I Love You to Pieces Craft
- Heart Popsicle Stick Craft
- Heart Owl Craft
- Valentine Truck Craft
- Tissue Paper Flowers with Vase
As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy!