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Homemade school Valentine’s Day card

This year my daughter wanted to make her Valentine’s Day cards for her class.

We’ve made cards in the past and I found keeping it simple is the best strategy since it keeps the kids excited and interested in completing the project.

I did some research and found some great ideas which I posted to my Valentine’s Day Pinterest Boards.  My daughter decided on the Fish Bowl idea which is a card plus candy.  We had a great time making the card and trying things out.

Supplies needed:

  • Plastic bags with a tie
  • Card stock or paper for the background
  • Scissors
  • Swedish Fish candy
  • Pen

We went to Micheal’s and found plastic goodie bags that were meant for wrapping candy and they were the perfect shape and size.  The bags came with silver ties.  Our local drug store had a sale on Swedish Fish so we picked up 5 bags (plus one for us to munch on while working!)

Once we had everything together we looked at the tasks and decided that cutting 24 background would be Sofia’s job. We could use different color of paper from our scrapbook paper as long as it looked like water.  Sofia went through the colors and decided which ones would work best.

I would write out some of the messages for her and she would help. Sofia would assemble the cards once we had everything ready to go.

TIP: We started at the beginning of February so we could do a little each weekend so it wasn’t so overwhelming.

We created a prototype to get the background paper size correct and once we had the right size we folder the paper and could cut four backgrounds at once with one piece of scrapbook paper.  You can customize the message if you’d like.


in hand fishbowlThe cards came out great and will be a unique Valentine’s Day card to the kids in her classroom this year.

If you have a great idea for Valentine’s Day cards for the class that are homemade post it in the comments section below, I’d love to share it with other parents. Other classroom ideas for Valentines ideas can be seen in my post Share The Love Valentine’s Day at School.


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