Thursday, February 11, 2016

Create Valentines From Kids' Watercolor Art

DIY watercolor valentine cards

My younger daughter loves painting with watercolors and I have piles of her masterpieces to show for it. Gazing at the swirling colors of her latest painting, I was inspired to turn some of her creations into class Valentines. I've written a quick tutorial to show you how I did it.

Kids' watercolor paintings made into Valentine's Day cards

  • child's watercolor painting
  • scissors or paper cutter
  • heart-shaped paper punch
  • white card stock
  • glue stick


Cut painting into 3" x 4" rectangles. Punch a heart from the bottom, right corner.

Use heart shaped paper punch

Now comes the fun part, mixing and matching the punched hearts with the cards. My daughter loved doing this. We found that hearts and cards of contrasting color made the prettiest Valentines.

Mix and match heart shapes

Mix and match hearts

Cut the white card stock into 3.5" x 4.5" rectangles.

cut a piece of card stock for backing

Glue the watercolor card onto the white card stock.

Glue card to backing

Glue the punched heart inside the hole.

Glue heart in punched hole

And done! Simple, sweet, handmade Valentines, what more can you ask for?

DIY watercolor valentine cards

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