Kids Valentines Craft- tissue paper flower cards

If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you know that I left my teaching job in June 2012.  Even though I’m not currently in the classroom, I wanted to share the kids Valentines craft that we made last year, because I *loved* it!  The parents loved receiving these as Valentines gifts as well, and they didn’t include candy!

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These are SO simple to make – and you can do it very quickly!

I took pictures of all of the kids individually in front of a simple backdrop (mine is a tablecloth from a thrift store!).  I had the kids hold their hands out in front of their body in a fist:

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I downloaded the picture on the computer, and printed it out.  We mounted it on to a piece of scrapbook paper (that the kids chose). I then scored the paper with a scissor right on top of and below their fist in the picture.

We then made tissue paper flowers (simple tutorial here) and used 2 colors of tissue paper to make it even more interesting.  We attached it to pipe cleaners, and threaded it through the holes we made above and below the fists:

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Then they wrote their personalized message on the top – and we were done!

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How cute are they??  And I got so many messages from parents the next day who loved their Valentines Day gifts from their precious kids! Smile

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  1. Seriously adorable! You’re so creative…in case you didn’t already know that :)
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  2. That is so cute. What a lovely idea:)

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  3. Maris King says:

    Looking forward to Valentine this coming February this craft is perfect and creative. Seems like you have lots of ideas when it comes to crafting. By the way it great and beautiful. Love it.
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  4. Love that you used a flower! so cute!!
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  5. Oh how precious are these! This is so sweet of you to help the kids make these for their parents!! I bet they just absolutely adored and loved them. So, so sweet.
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  6. Very cute idea!
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  7. LOVE this Valentine :) Thank you so much for linking up to Monday Funday :)

  8. These are too cute! What a fun idea!
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