Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, and if you’re struggling to come up with a from-the-heart card for someone special, this is a great construction paper Valentine that is perfect. We tend to make these for specific people in our lives – a grandma or a teacher, for instance – that we want to show a bit of extra love.
It’s a great craft for kids to do because it incorporates a lot of simple elements that come together to create a truly lovely sentiment. It also helps them work on vital skills that they are learning every day – tracing, cutting, pasting and writing. And while the example shown was clearly done by an adult (it was me!), it works just the same for young kids. Follow along to learn how to create your very own heart hands construction paper Valentine!
Here’s what you’ll need:
To begin with, take your sheet of red construction paper and fold it in half. You can actually choose which color you want for the base and which you want for the hands, but in this case, I chose red for the hands.
Next, lay your hand flat onto the paper angled so that your thumb and forefinger are touching the folded edge of the paper. It’s important to ensure that both fingertips touch the fold so that when you cut it out, you get your heart shape.
Keeping the paper folded, cut out the hand shape. If you can, try to keep the paper fold in tact where the fingertips meet, but if you accidentally cut through, it’s not a problem. You can fix it when you glue it down.
Next, lay your hands onto the pink sheet of construction paper, matching the edges of the hands up with the edges of the paper. Glue the hands down onto the page.
Fold the pink paper in half so that you form your construction paper Valentine. Make sure the hands are on the inside of the card and that the fold is bisecting the hands as well as you can get it. Then, write a word or message inside the heart (if you choose to).
Now decorate the front of the card with whatever message you like. This is a great way to let kids really get creative. Markers, crayons, glitter or even more construction paper can be super cute. In this case, we just wrote a simple Happy Valentine’s Day and then added a little red heart.
Isn’t it cute?
This is a great little last minute construction paper Valentine that will really show someone they are loved.
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