How adorable is this cute handmade flower card? They’re so quick and easy to make and are perfect as handmade valentines day, mothers day, fathers day, birthday or teacher cards. All you need is a few basic materials!
Here’s what we used
How to make our cute flower card craft!
Start by taking your piece of card and folding it in half to make the card shape. Next take your chosen colour paper and cut out four long strips (we used the entire vertical length of the paper). Glue the Paper down in a star shape on the front of the card as above.
Add a bit of glue to the end of each strip and fold them inwards to stick in the center.
Cut out and glue down a circle to make the center of the flower. Next take your marker and draw the stem of the flower before cutting out and adding a leaf.
Finish off your card by adding a special message to the front and your cute handmade flower card is ready to gift!
Perfect for valentines day, mothers day, fathers day and more! This handprint lovebird card is so sweet and easy to make and Is a great home made card for a variety of occasions
Here’s what we used
Paper and card
Eye stickers/googly eyes
How to make our handprint lovebird card.
First start by painting your little one’s hand and then printing it down onto a piece of paper before putting it aside to dry.
Once the hand print is dry cut it out and glue it on to the front of a folded card.
Cut out a heart shaped wing and glue it onto the handprint bird.
Give the little love bird an eye and a beak.
Next take a marker and draw on two little bird legs.
Depending on the size of the child’s hand there may be a small gap left, if so fill in it with a cut out heart shape and finish off by adding a personalised message to the front. Once dry your card is ready to gift, my little girl loved making these for her friends!
How adorable is this bee my valentine card craft? Perfect for sharing the love this valentines day!
I love a good pun. When were making cards we always try and bring a little fun to them. Unfortunately though, we haven’t made much for Valentines day this year. Our grampy passed away unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago and we’ve all been trying to slowly come to terms with it, which really hasn’t been easy. One thing we have realised though is how important it is to pull together as a family. We can’t be there in the same way we usually would but we’re doing what we can for each other. With that in mind my son and I thought it would be nice to make some cute little valentines cards to post out. It was good for him to get back a little bit of normality and for me too! Plus, we just love these cute little bumble bee cards.
Here’s what we used
Card – yellow, black and white
Letter stickers (optional!)
How to make our bee my valentine card craft
Take a piece of yellow card and fold it in half to make your gift card shape. Line your small plate up so that it slightly overlaps the bottom of the card (this will give your bee a flat edge to stand on) and draw around the outside of the plate. Now use a pair of scissors to cut out the bee shape.
cut out some strips of black paper and glue them vertically across the length of your bumble bee.
Cut out and glue on a black triangle for the stinger and then give your a bee an eye too! to make our bumble bee’s eye we cut out a white circle and then draw on the details with a black marker.
Cut out a large white heart to make the wings and glue in on the front of your card at the top. Finish off by adding your own special message and once dry it’s ready to gift!
Crafting isn’t only for big kids. My 1yo loves to craft and paint and when my eldest is at school i love to sit down and spend time painting with her. Today was her grandmothers birthday so made this toddler finger-paint berry heart card, isn’t it sweet? the best part is that it can be as spotty and smudgy as your toddler chooses and it will still look adorable!
You will need
Green and Yellow Paint
2 Googly eyes
A marker pen
First you will need to make your card shape. Take a rectangle strip of card (we usually quarter a piece of A4 to make four cards) and fold it in half. Trim your card to make it into a square. Draw on the curves of your heart as you can see above. Cut out your heart shape.
Now its time to fingerpaint your card! Add some green fingerprints for leaves and some yellow fingerprints for seeds.
Finish off your the front of your berry heart card by giving him two googly eyes and drawing on a smiley mouth!
Now all that’s left to do is write your message inside and gift your heart to someone special.
We’ve had a busy few weeks making valentines cards and gifts for my son to give to his loved ones. These little handmade berry heart gifts have been drying on our shelf for a lot longer than planned but we’ve finally got around to painting them. I think they look pretty cute and my son was really pleased with them (and himself) too! They’re really simple to make and are perfect as handmade gifts for valentines day, mothers day and many other occasions! You can use either Salt dough or clay, We used air drying clay as we have a tonne to use up but salt-dough works great too, you will just need to bake them until they are solid enough to paint!
You will need
Clay or salt dough
Red, yellow, green paint and paintbrush
Knife (for cutting out shapes)
First you will need to create your heart shapes. We usually roll out our clay (or salt-dough) and then cut out a paper heart to use as a template to cut around. Once you have your heart, pierce a hole in the top centre so you can thread your ribbon through later on. If you used air drying clay they will need to be put aside for 1-2 days however if you used salt dough just pop them in the oven and bake until dried and hard.
Once dry, coat them in red paint and allow to dry.
Splodge some green paint around the top centre to make the stalk and then use the end of a paintbrush or a q-tip to dot on some yellow seeds.
Cut out your tag shape and use a hole punch to make a hole at the top. Take your chosen ribbon and thread it through the hole in your berry and then through your tag. Secure the two loose ends by tying them in a knot.
Add your special message to your tag and all that is left to do is gift your berry to a loved one!