This week’s craft helps get us ready for Valentine’s Day. These simple, colorful and fun Valentine cards are easy to make and customize. The sky’s the limit with the “stained glass” heart colors, and the materials we use are leftover from some of our other projects (skip to the bottom for more info). Hope you enjoy!
You will need:
Begin by coloring coffee filters, making about one per card. To protect the table from the markers bleeding through the coffee filter, I placed this silicone mat at my toddler’s work area.
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place the colored coffee filters on top, and spray each with a water bottle until they are all fully saturated.
Allow the coffee filters to dry fully; this took about two hours.
Because we are insinuating stained glass, any drip marks that dry actually add to the effect! Which is good, because we seemed to have quite a few in our final product.
Next, draw hearts on the front of your card. If you want perfectly symmetrical heart shapes, use a heart cookie cutter as a guide. I just freehanded my hearts. Then, use your scissors to carefully cut out each heart shape. Last, tape portions of your coffee filters behind each heart to create a “stained glass” look.
Feel free to experiment with heart size and placement.
All done! Sign, seal and deliver with a hug and kiss.
Did you love making this craft? If so, you will enjoy creating these beautiful butterflies, using the same materials. Follow this link for the tutorial on our Children’s Colorful Craft: Coffee Filter Butterflies.
Do you have leftover white greeting cards? Check out our post with simple decorating instructions for using these to create unique thank you notes: The Importance of Writing Thank You Cards.