My daughter’s teacher said we have to MAKE all of our Valentine’s cards this year. No pressure right!? I’m dying over here. So, I spent some time online and found a few options that seem easy and manageable for the young (and me).

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What you’ll need:

* ½ sheet of pink construction paper
* Red acrylic paint
* White paint pen, white paint, or tiny wiggle eyes
* Black fine point marker

How to make it:

1. Fold the half sheet of construction paper in half and crease to create your card.
2. Dip thumb in red paint and press onto card at a slight angle to the right. Repeat on the left, lining up the bottom of your thumb with the bottom of the first thumb print. This should create a heart shape. Let the thumbprint dry.
3. Use a black marker to write a Valentine greeting on the front of the card.
4. Add arms and legs with the black marker. Use a white paint pen to dot on two eyes.
5. When white is dry, add two black dots to the two whites with black marker.
6. Write a message inside the card.

Tips:

1. If you don’t have a white paint pen, you can dot on white paint with a toothpick or the handle end of a small paint brush.
2. Instead of construction paper, you can use colorful card stock for this project.
3. Construction paper provides hours of fun and stimulates your child’s imagination!

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