DIY Easy Valentines Day Card Idea

This is the first Valentines Day that Nora could make something special for her dada and her new favorite activity is coloring! I wonder if she gets that from me. I can give her a few crayons and paper and it keeps her busy for at least 30-45 minutes and for an 18 month old that is completely priceless. She worked pretty hard in creating this master piece and I even let her use fancy paper- which I think she took very seriously.

Supplies:

  • Crayons
  • Fancy Paper- if you choose- I used water color paper for the card and then just regular printer paper for the photo.
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • a talented toddler- or any toddler will do. technically most dogs have the brain of a 2 year old- so dogs are more than welcome to participate.
  • some sort of cookie

Steps:

  • Have your talented toddler color her artistic masterpiece on the water color paper.
  • Print out a photo of your toddler and then cut it out.
  • Cut your water color paper into your card size and fold in half.
  • Glue your photo onto paper
  • Take your sharpie and out line a heart on your toddler.  I took the picture of Nora holding a heart  but it's not necessary- you can just draw one in.
  • Then allow to dry and reward your toddler and yourself with that cookie you have in your supply list.

15 comments

Eva said...

A new artist is born!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

i'd say coloring keeping her busy for 30-45mins qualifies as a miracle ;) she must certainly get it from you. and i love that look on her face she is giving you. too cute.

k said...

i am IN LOVE with this idea. commencing it tomorrow!!!

Tales of Whimsy said...

This is a cute sweet idea.

17 Perth said...

So sweet!! Such a great idea!!! Storing this one away for sure!! :)

L C said...

I have two bambinas just right for this project! Great idea!

Unknown said...

how cute!! would definitely do that if i have a child :)

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Molly {Dreams in HD} said...

that last picture just melted my heart. so sweet!

Molly {Dreams in HD}
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rooth said...

Awww, I am certain that her dada will love it and cherish it for always :)

Becca said...

Oh, well this is just the cutest thing I have ever seen! His heart is going to melt all over the place!

XOXO
Becca | Ladyface Blog

Kate said...

Wonderful! She obviously takes after her Mommy!

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

So cute…and your daughter is especially cute!

Rach said...

Such a sweet idea! Now if only I could do this with my dog...

Splendid Little Stars said...

Nora is impressive!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, so cute!!