Creative Crafts for Creative Kids

Beautiful Valentines

Posted on: February 12, 2012

Will you bee my Valentine? Show someone just how much you love them with these simple “bee mine” valentines. They are perfect to give your friends, family or that special someone this Valentine’s Day.

Things you will need:

  • Card stock or other thick paper in black, white, yellow and Valentine’s Day colors
  • Markers
  • A Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A ruler
  • Stickers in the shape of letters (optional)

Step 1: Use your ruler and pencil to draw the shape of the Valentine’s Day card.  Mine is about the size of an index card. Once you have the shape you want, cut it out.

Step 2: Using a scrap of yellow paper draw and cut out the body and head of a bumblebee. The body should be an oval shape and the head is a circle.

 

Step 3: Using the body as a guide you need to draw and cut out the wings and stripes for the bumblebee. It is helpful to trace the body onto black paper and draw in the stripes so you know how big they need to be. Similarly, place the body on a piece of white paper and trace the wings around it, making a heart shape.

 

Step 4: Once all of the pieces are cut out you should glue them together and add a face to the bumblebee.

 

Step 5: Once the bumblebee is dry you should glue it to the card you cut out in the first step. Use your markers to add additional details to the bumblebee and to write the word “mine.” Flip the card over and write other information such as who the card is to and from, and “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Congratulations! You just made a “bee mine” valentine! Try getting creative and come up with other ideas as well. Other ideas include “you rock!” and “love bug.” Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please share your comments and photos in the comments section. Happy crafting!

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