This is the first year that WJ gets to exchange Valentine’s Day cards at school. We decided to make it special by making our own cards. However, while browsing for materials at the craft store we decided that making Valentine’s Day bookmarks would be more fun and the kids could use them after the holiday. Plus, I love anything that encourages reading.
We spent about 10 dollars on the materials. We bought 5 pieces of pink card stock and heart stickers. The other materials we already had at home: red ribbon, white copy paper, glue sticks, a paper cutter and a hole puncher.
WJ had fun decorating the cards for his best friends but he lost interest after about 5 bookmarks. 36 bookmarks requires way too much time and focus for a 4-year old boy! But he did get to work on his fine motor skills by using the scissors to cut the string and placing very small stickers on the bookmarks. He also had a lot of fun using the hole puncher.
Even though it was a little time consuming to make 36 bookmarks, they were easy to make and turned out super cute.
Here’s how we made them:
We used the paper cutter to cut out 8 bookmarks per sheet of pink card stock. I created a cute image that simply said “you’re #1 in my book. Happy Valentine’s Day” on Microsoft Word and printed it on white copy paper. We cut out the image and glued it to the bookmark. The we cut a hole on the top of the bookmark and tied a piece of red ribbon through the hole. Then we had fun decorating them with heart stickers. That’s it!
Hope you enjoy this easy craft.
Happy Valentine’s Day!