Hallmark step aside; Hummingbird has some simple card ideas for you this Valentine’s Day! Sure, store-bought cards work in a pinch, but these homemade Valentines are the sweetest way to express your love on February 14.
- Love is a Universal Language
Trace your little one’s handprint on a coloured piece of paper and cut it out along the lines. Fold the middle finger and the ring finger to create the sign language sign for ‘I love you’. Stick the hand onto a piece of cardboard and write ‘I love you’ on the palm of the hand. You can write your own personal message on the inside of the card.
2. Love You, Head to Toe
You can make this Valentine’s Day craft to keep forever by either doing this on cardboard and framing it, or do it in salt dough. Use both handprints to create the shape of a heart and use either footprint.
To make salt dough, you can use the below recipe:
- In a large bowl mix 2 cups of salt and 2 cups of flour together
- Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
- Turn the dough onto the counter and knead with your hands until smooth and combined.
- Make your creations using the salt dough.
- Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 180C for 5-10 minutes.
3. Handing You My Heart
To create this Valentine’s day card, you can get your child’s handprint on a piece of cardboard – be sure to cut out the handprint leaving a flap to stick it to the card. Select a photograph that you would like to use of your child and stick this to a card over the flap of the handprint. The handprint should cover the whole photograph.
Write a Valentine’s day wish on the card or on a separate piece of paper.