Preschool Shovel Valentine’s Day card: Valentine, I dig you!

Sticking with the practical theme of our Valentine’s Day cards this year, we decided to use a sand shovel to create our 4-year-old’s Valentine’s Day greetings.


  • Plastic shovels
  • Valentine’s Day candy
  • Cellophane gift bags
  • Twist ties
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock
  • 4-inch circle punch
  • Heart stamp
  • Stamp pad or stamp marker
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch


  1. Using the circle punch, punch a circle out of the cardstock paper.
  2. Stamp a heart in the center of the circle.
  3. Write: “Valentine, I dig you! [heart], your child’s name” around the stamped heart.
  4. Punch a hole at the top of the circle, set aside.
  5. Pour a handful of Valentine’s candy inside the shovel.
  6. Gently place shovel (with the candy in it) inside the cellophane bag.
  7. Using a twist tie, secure the bag around the handle of the shovel to close the bag.
  8. Place one piece of ribbon under the shovel handle, below the twist tie.
  9. Knot the ribbon over the twist tie to hide it.
  10. String the stamped circle onto the ribbon.
  11. Knot the ribbon then tie a bow.

Check out the LEGO Valentine’s Day cards we made for our older son.

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