A valentine's day card made especially by children for their parents reflect great affection and love for them. As cards are an age old way of showing love to someone special, why not let the children express their love for their parents in this way? Just to help out children, steps are provided here.Parents get really happy by such gestures. Such keepsakes not only illuminate the child's appreciation for the parents but also kept as their pride and joy.
There are a number of ideas which children can use to make such lovely warmth awakening cards for their parents at home in a safe manner.
Wrappings , paper layering of different colors and different shapes give a card its characteristic. e.g. a large red rectangle a bit smaller then the card with overlapping white and red hearts saying, "I love you or happy Valentine's Day "or something similar.
Pop out cards can be made easily at home just by folding a long piece of paper approximately an inch in width. One end is then pasted to the middle of the page while the other end to paper cut out of heart getting it to be a three dimensional card. An entire picture can be constructed in such a way. When it is time for the children to fold and put these cards in to an envelope, these pop-outs will stay constricted in nicely.
The essence of the card can be framed easily by the borders. Pinking sidelings can be used to give a zig-zag look, and on the edge heart shaped stickers can be placed with the use of glitter or poster paints if wanted. By pasting a smaller piece of paper over a larger one and double shaded border cards can also be created. Easy way to create borders would be to cut each piece with pink sidelines and then pasting them together.
Crazy or funny creatures
As suggested by Family Fun the use of favorite animals or other creatures in the shape of cards can also be made by the children. ”Big hearted cyclops” featured on FamilyFun is a really popular one. Its construction is easy, all the children have to do is to get red construction paper and then cut into the shape of a heart, arms and legs will be punched in by making holes, and red pipe cleaners are threaded through the holes, as shown on the website. Finally the look will be completed by placing a bosey or googly eye. If children don’t find a googly eye they can just make an eye out of the caryons.
Write a letter
Instead of the regular happy valentines day greeting, the children should be heartened to write their own personal messages for their parents. Inside of the card can be used to write a lengthy letter or story depicting love for their parents. It could be written by themselves, or it can be by someone else, if they're still learning to write. Mistakes evoke affection infront of the parents so children shouldn’t worry about it being written excellently.