Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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.


  • 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


  • 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.


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}

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!

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!!