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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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Want to show that special someone just how much you care this Valentine’s Day?  Facebook fan and blog reader Magdalena V. suggested this adorable butterfly card!  It’s a beginner project that’s great for even the youngest sweetheart to make.  It teaches basic cutting and shape recognition skills and of course sparks a little creativity!

Things you will need:

  • Purple, pink and white construction paper
  • Googly eyes (Don’t have these? Use construction paper instead!)
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • A pencil
  • A pen
  • Scissors

Step 1: Fold your piece of purple construction paper in half.  Draw a large heart with the pointy end facing the fold.  Add a little bit of a “tail” poking off the bottom of the heart and onto the fold as shown.  Cut it out making sure to NOT cut the fold.  When you cut out your heart and open it up it will look like two hearts connected by a strip of paper.

Step 2: Draw the rest of your pieces and cut them out.  Draw the butterfly’s body on white construction paper.  This will look like a long oval with two little paper tabs sticking off the sides at the top.  This is where you will glue the googly eyes.  Using the pink construction paper repeat step one.  This time however make sure the pink hearts are slightly smaller than the purple ones.  Additionally, cut two skinny strips to use as antennae.


Step 3: Flip the purple hearts over so they right side up.  Draw a small line of glue along the center strip connecting the two hearts.  Take the pink hearts and place them right side up on top of the purple ones  making sure they are centered.  It’s OK if the middle strips are not even.  Adjusting the paper so that the hearts are centered (as shown below) is more important. Press gently to secure.

Step 4: Put a small dot of glue on the backside of the butterfly’s body and press it into place on the wings.

Step 5: Flip the butterfly over.  Gently roll the pink paper strips around a pencil and glue them to the back of the butterfly.  These will be the antennae.

Step 6: Flip the butterfly over and glue the googly eyes to the tabs at the top of the body.

Step 7: Use some crayons to add detail to the butterfly and a pen to add the mouth.  I’ve added stripes and dots.

Step 8: Lift up the pink heart on the left side of the butterfly and write a special message.  I’ve written “Happy Valentine’s Day” but you can write something else such as “You make my heart flutter.”  Repeat this step on the other side, writing an additional sentiment or who the card is to and from.

Congratulations!  You have made a special butterfly Valentine’s Day card.  This is a great way to show someone special how much you care.  Did you do this project?  How did it turn out?  Please feel free to post comments and pictures in the comments section!  Thanks again to Magdalena for the great idea!  Happy Valentine’s Day and happy crafting!


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