DIY Valentines Day Cards ~ Made by kids
I’ve been on the lookout for a simple and adorable idea the kids can make for school Valentines. While searching on Pinterest for fun handmade Valentines, I came across these little cute love notes. The cards are adorable and I had to try making a set with the kids. They turned out AMAZING! The perfect project for my budding little seamstresses.
I wish I had taken pictures of our family card making night. It was adorable and involved the entire dining room table and all 5 of us. Yep, we even roped my hubby into helping with this one;) Heres how we broke it down…
- Chuck and Kaleb teamed up to cut out the paper hearts. We used scraps of patterned paper from a recent project.
- Bree just learned how to use the sewing machine and couldn’t wait to show off her new skills. She used the sewing machine to stitch all the hearts on. It was simple straight stitch so really easy. Plus sewing on paper is way easier than sewing on fabric.
- Annika wrote the cute little XOX’s at the bottom of each card and cut all the strings. She loved that she was given 2 jobs and could finish her part faster than everyone else.
- My job was to keep the whole assembly line rolling;)
Everyone loves receiving handmade cards, especially when they are made with love from kiddos. These little cards take no time at all to make and are perfect for the last moment gift.
They turned out so cute! I love that the kids choose shades of pinks and purples for the paper hearts and red thread for the stitching.
Tips for helping kids use a sewing machine:
- If your sewing machine has a speed control turn it to a reasonable speed they can handle. Sewing is not a race. The slower controlled speed does 2 things. 1) little fingers are less likely to get somewhere they shouldn’t and 2) the speed is constant so no crazy speed pulsating.
- Use blue tape to act as a sewing guide. Just lay a piece of tape right onto the the sewing machine. The plate should have measurements on it already, but it is hard for kids to see. The blue tape is an easy mark to follow. By lining the edge of the card up with the the tape, each of the hearts were centered and the stitches were in a straight line.
Leave a link to your favorite hand made Valentines Day Cards. I would love to see them.
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