DIY Valentines for Kids

I used to hate Valentine's Day. I didn't have an actual "Valentine" until I started dating Bobby, so I spent the majority of my life thinking of Valentine's as a day made to sell candy, greeting cards, and flowers destined to die by February 17th.

Yeah, that changed this year. I saw that a local photographer (Inspired Life Photography) was doing a mini photoshoot for little ones for Valentine's Day and I knew I had to get in on it. From there, I decided to make our families Valentines from Tyler! If you're looking for a fast, easy, kid-friendly craft for grandparents (or yourself), this is your jam.


burlap paper
paint or chalkboard pens (red and white)
double sided mounting tape
paper and pen (for tracing a hand)
photo of your little!

I started by tracing Tyler's hand while she was sleeping, then cut the shape to use as a stencil. 
I only used one hand so that the heart you trace later will be even.

Next up: I wrote a short note and traced the hand stencil on both sides.
(no, really, easiest craft ever)

Finally, I cut squares of the mounting tape to put on each corner.
Put the tape on the corners of the photo and stick.

...boom. That's it.


And, yes, the "She loves you" is a Beatles reference to Love Is All You Need.


Lindsay Sweeting was in the world of Marketing and Publicity in her previous life. These days you're more likely to see her running after her toddler than running a meeting, but she does her best to find time to create new recipes, come up with fun activities for her daughter, and write about the craziness that is life in the Sweeting house.

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