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Homemade Is Where the Heart Is

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Let your creativity shine this Valentine’s Day. You and your child can share a project to create inexpensive, love-filled valentines. Here are designs from Disney Family Fun Magazine, Main Line Art Center and The Handwork Studio.


Choose a design:  Feet  Popsicles  |  Fingerprints  |  Plant  |  String Heart


Heart and Sole: Feet

Tracing your feet or hands can create uniquely personal valentines. From Disney Family Fun.

What You’ll Need: Colored cardstock or heavy construction paper, scissors, glue, markers, flat-bottomed rhinestones or small plastic beads, available at craft stores. Look for ones that are heart-shaped.

  1. Trace your child’s feet onto the paper. If you’d rather not use feet, hands work just as well. If you’re making multiple cards, cut out the shapes to use as a template.
  2. Glue two feet at the heels to form a heart and use a marker to write a message.
  3. Glue rhinestones or beads to the toes for polished nails.

One-liner: “You’re my sole mate”; “I get a kick out of you!”; “You are toe nice!”

The Right Paper

Construction paper might not hold up when you use thicker markers and glue. Instead, Paper Source, which has locations in Philadelphia and Ardmore, PA, suggests using cardstock. Craft supply stories like Paper Source also sell card-making kits for kids who bring valentines to their classmates.

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