Handmade card ideas: Valentine’s Day, teacher appreciation and more
Looking for homemade card ideas for a teacher, grandparent or other family member your young kids can do? Here’s a fun idea that’s beautiful and looks like a little piece of abstract art.
The cards pictured are thank you notes Jack helped make for his teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. I wrote their names, and Jack and I stenciled the heart together with a heart cookie cutter. Then he did the watercolors all on his own! This card idea is perfect for Valentine’s Day crafts too!
All you need are watercolors, watercolor paper, markers, and a heart cookie cutter for a quick and beautiful handmade creation by your little one. Here are a few links for the materials we used for easy reference:
I recommend using at least 140lb weight paper for the card so the paint won’t bleed through or wrinkle the paper for your message on the inside of the card. Linked here on Amazon.
These paints have a multitude of color options, are affordable, and look beautiful on paper. Most of the colors you’ll want are included, but the clear plastic tray is also great for color mixing if you need more colors or want to use this is an opportunity to start teaching your preschool about primary and secondary colors and mixing. Linked here on Amazon.
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
Here’s the cookie cutter we used to trace the heart outline for painting, linked here on Amazon
Works For HOMEMADE BIrthday cards or other occasions too
You can also use this idea for birthday cards for grandma, sympathy cards, or Valentine’s Day. Here’s another card Jack made using this same method:
watercolor workshop inspiration
You may even find watercolor painting is a fun hobby for you too! Here are a few photos from an amazing watercolor workshop I went to last year at Roger’s Gardens in Newport Beach, which inspired the card idea: