diy toddler valentine’s cards

by mari

easy toddler diy valentine's ideas

I’ve found the best way to collaborate with a 2 year old is to, well, let her think she’s doing it on her own! Later – usually when she’s asleep – I’ll pilfer her little doodles for my own nefarious devices. When she was younger we’d draw together, but if you’ve been through the “terrific” twos, you can guess how that goes these days.  Either way, it’s easy to play Where’s Waldo with kid doodles. You can turn them into faces, cars, dinos, flowers, anything you can think of. Today’s goal was, of course, Valentine’s! I think we’ll be sending these off to the grandparents. What about you?

If you”re still looking for some Valentine ideas, make sure to check out my free downloads:

Monster Valentine Downloads

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1 Anna February 9, 2011 at 8:14 am

i love these! i also sometimes take the kid-art and cut it out and paste it on a card. i am now inspired to make some drawings into hearts for valentines day. also love the hand outline. thanks for the ideas and happy valentines day!


2 Miz Big February 9, 2011 at 10:57 am

Great idea Anna – I love reusing kids’ art in ways that works for them AND for us! Happy Vday!


3 Jacqueline February 9, 2011 at 8:30 am

Smart! and easy. Perfect.


4 Miz Big February 9, 2011 at 10:57 am

What’s the phrase? Necessity is the mother of invention?


5 Jamie Kalvestran February 9, 2011 at 10:08 am

I love these. I’ve always been a fan of kids art. Jamie


6 Miz Big February 9, 2011 at 10:58 am

Thanks Jamie, it’s extra special to hear it from you!


7 Margaret February 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Great free downloads! I recently made a hearts mobile with my kids that I found on the AnnaBean blog. It turned out really well and despite the usual fuss, my kids actually didn’t lose focus midway through and give up =)


8 Miz Big February 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Thanks, and thanks for the links!


9 Jennifer A February 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Great work on the cards. I also found a cool valentines day coloring page at It’s the only page I found that ties in education with valentines day.


10 Miz Big February 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Thanks Jennifer!


11 Anna March 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

i want u to know i stole this idea again and cut out some toddler “art” (made with green fingerpaint) in the shape of a shamrock, glued on a green rhinestone and had a quite nice st patrick’s day card, thanks for the great inspiration!


12 Miz Big March 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Great idea Anna – you’ll have to send me pics sometime, I’m dying to see the results!


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