I had a lot of great feedback on the Christmas card craft post for kids that I shared back in December, so I thought why not make another aluminum foil collage craft for Valentine’s Day. These Valentine’s Day cards for kids to make are super easy and super fun and honestly, stress free for both your sanity and your kids. It’s that perfect card crafts for all the school teachers out there looking for something for your class to make for Valentine’s Day. My younger daughter never got a chance to do the Christmas ones so I thought now was a good a time as ever.
One caveat – it is a messy craft but it is suitable for kids of all ages, which is a huge bonus when you’ve got kids of all ages to entertain and the results look like a fancy schmancy adult card that you think an artist spent hours on finessing a paper mache technique with.
And the best part is the base starts with something I am sure you have in your kitchen drawers.
Valentine’s Day cards for kids to make – easy and fun!
ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS
– Aluminum Foil
– Tissue paper in red, pink, white, fuchsia or your choice
– Glitter, washi tape or any embellishments that you can cut through easily
– School glue ***that dries clear***
– Heart shape cookie cutter or heart stencil
First thing you do is cut out a whole bunch of random squares of tissue paper.
Then you rip out a giant strip (or strips of foil depending on how many kids are doing the craft) and get your kids to drip school glue all over it in a swirly type of pattern.
After the glue is all over the aluminum foil, have them start decorating the foil by placing the tissue paper all over it randomly.
After the collage is covered with tissue paper, add more glue randomly all over it. Then add washi tape, sprinkle glitter and any other embellishments of your choice.
Please note that if you do this, DO NOT cover it with sequins or any hard to cut materials on top of the foil as you will be cutting shapes out of collages after it is dry. You do not want to try and cut through gem stones or sequins are this will really hurt your hands. If you want those, add them at the end.
Shake off excess glitter and let the collage dry. We did this overnight just to be safe.
Flip the collage over to the other side and using a stencil (or in our case cookie cutters) trace the heart shape out. I made the mistake of doing the first couple with markers.
DO NOT USE MARKERS TO TRACE YOUR COOKIE CUTTERS.
Why? Because they smudge. And you will get ink all over your hands and can accidentally transfer it to the front of your beautiful collage. Use a pen or a pencil just to lightly imprint the shape onto the foil.
Then have your kids cut out their heart shapes.
Glue the hearts to cardstock and suddenly your kids will have turned this aluminum foil collage…
Into these beautiful Valentine’s Day Cards!
How’s that for a simple but pretty fancy end results for a Valentine’s Day card craft?
If you like this card craft, I have a lot more on this site including: