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How to make Valentine’s Day cards while practicing scissor skills

Create these simple Valentine’s Day cards while practicing scissor skills with your kids. This craft is perfect for preschoolers. They can make something they are proud of and master their cutting skills.
This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

Scissor Practice Valentines Day Cards

Creating more construction paper crafts for kids in our archive is high on our list of things to do! We all have a stack of it lying around and it is very budget-friendly.

This year, as one of our Valentine’s Day crafts for kids, we decided to make homemade heart cards. These scissor practice Valentines turn out really cute whether you have a cutting pro or novice on your hands!

V has been obsessed with practicing her scissor skills lately and since I am a sucker for all the play-based learning I try to work it into activities whenever I can!

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What you need for your Scissor Practice Valentines:

  • Construction Paper. You need 2 sheets of the base card color and the colors for the inside of your heart. You can go all pink, purple, and red or mix it up with all the colors of the rainbow!
  • Scissor. Make sure they are appropriate for the age of your child.
  • A glue stick.
  • Writing Utensil.

 

How to create your Valentine’s Day construction paper crafts for kids:

Depending on the age of your child you might want to start by drawing some lines on your “heart” pieces of paper. This will give them a guideline that they may or may not choose to follow. Just let them cut as many strips of paper as they can or want to. This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

V ended up tearing quite a few of hers. This is ok too!!

Take this time to get the card ready. Sometimes it’s easier to start at the end… We are going to make our cut out heart wrap the front of the card.This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

 To do this you need to make the paper with your heart cut out a bit wider than the front of your card. Then fold that piece in half and cut out a heart or hearts. Make sure not to cut into your margin space.This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

Assembling Your Card:

Have your little one glue down the strips on the front of the card. This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

They can overlap or stick over the edge it won’t matter. When they are done check for any obvious spots that might need a touch more glue.

Depending on the age you will have something like this on the left (my 3-year-old) or something on the right (he’s almost 9).This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

Then trim the edges of the card.This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

Now it’s time to add your heart! Pre-crease the margins over the front of the card. Add glue.This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

Start by gluing your margin inside the cover, then fold over your cut pieces of paper.
This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

Then crease and fold down the second margin on the back.This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

This will keep your strips in place. This is a fun construction paper craft to do for Valentine's Day! These cute Valentines Day cards are fun to make and is perfect scissor practice for younger children!

Each card will be one of a kind and anyone would be excited to receive one! This momma is keeping one for herself too!

 

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