Create some beautiful vegetable print Valentine’s heart cards using potatoes and carrots! Handmade kids Valentine’s crafts are the sweetest gift for friends and family!
Here is another gem in our guest post series while I take my baby-moon. Thank you to Jillian from the lovely A Mom With a Lesson Plan for this Valentine’s themed art and craft activity.
We usually make Valentine cards for the kids at school, something that can easily be made multiple times. I think my favorites so far where the “You Color my Heart” Valentine Cards we made a few years ago. They were a great way to get creative AND inspire creativity.
This year we started with Valentine Cards for the kids teachers.
What you need: white cards (I bought a card and envelope set from the craft store but you could easily use white construction paper), paint, potatoes, carrots, paper plates and a knife for creating the heart shape.
Cutting a heart into the vegetables is actually pretty easy. Starting with a large V shape I cut the bottom of the heart, then formed the top. Tip: The stamps will show up better if you make sure the cuts are deep. This will help the little ones avoid getting paint on the edges.
Squirt out paint onto paper plates. Let your artist dip the potatoes and carrots straight into the paint OR use a paint brush to coat them with paint.
All that’s left is to stamp away! Tip: Keep a spare sheet of paper close by for stamping excess paint off before stamping on the actual card.
For more fun, bring the Valentine cards back out when the paint has dried. Use thin tip markers or pens to write words and cute swirly designs over the hearts.
Taylor: 8 years old
Jordyn: 4 years old
Jillian Riley is a Mom of two busy kids, she focuses most of her creative energy into her playful learning, playful parenting blog A Mom with a Lesson Plan. Jillian is passionate about helping parents find confidence in their parenting, playful learning and family skills! Find her on Facebook and Pinterest.