These creative valentines are a breeze to make for a few special friends or an entire classroom of kids.
Send a touching message with valentines traced from little hands. Just cut from construction paper, and then decorate. Your child can hand over sweets or a toy ring, or let someone know they're her hands-down favorite.
These cheerful envelopes don't hold the cards -- they are the cards. Glue the back of a miniature envelope to a piece of decorative card stock, and tuck a gift inside if desired. For an extra touch, embellish the envelope with paper hearts, and rubber-stamp a hidden message underneath or inside the flap.
Kids can create this card by making signs out of construction paper, doilies, and adhesive letters from an office-supply store. Photograph your children holding the signs, then let them tape the pictures to construction paper and fold the card accordion-style.
To make these custom treat packages, cut out a picture of your child, scan it, and print onto heavyweight matte paper. Cut tags using pinking shears for the bottom edges, draw hearts, and stamp or write a message on each one. Fold the tags and tape them to cellophane bags filled with sweets.