This year I really wanted to create Valentine’s Day cards that were not only age appropriate for my kids (and their friends) but functional, too. For my 9-year-old son we decided to incorporate one of his favorite toys – LEGO. What 9-year-old child doesn’t adore LEGOs?
Using a play on words, we created a functional, easy-to-make, modern and simple looking Valentine’s Day card.
- White cardstock paper
- Paper cutter
- 3-inch x 5-inch plastic bags (lollipop bags are the perfect size)
- Colored staples (optional)
- Letter stamps
- Stamp pad or stamp marker
- Corner cutter
- 9 red square LEGO pieces (2 rows of 2 pegs aka “2 block”)
- 3 red rectangle LEGO pieces (2 rows of 4 pegs aka “4 block”)
- Cut one piece of cardstock paper in fourths (one piece of cardstock paper makes 4 Valentine’s Day cards).
- Round the corners of each card.
- Stamp “Valentine,” at the top of each card.
- Stamp “never LEGO my heart!” at the bottom of each card.
- Create a LEGO heart (see below for detailed directions).
- Place one LEGO heart in each plastic bag.
- Fold the open end of each bag under, staple to the card.
- Write child’s name of the back or the bottom of the card.
Tip: You can substitute the stamping with markers to make it easier.
Building a LEGO heart – visual directions:
Warning: This Valentine card is meant for older children because of the small LEGO pieces.
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