With Valentine’s day coming up, I wanted to show you a super easy craft that is perfect for those that are “craft-challenged” (like myself) because it only requires tracing, cutting, and folding.
I learned how to make this little heart envelope when I taught the preschool age children at church. I knew they would enjoy it, but when we did it in class they loved it. They were absolutely thrilled that their paper hearts folded neatly into envelopes. They talked about it for weeks after we did it. I had my own kids do the same activity a few days later, and the reaction was the same. They loved it.
So while I was preparing to do this activity with another youth group this week, I knew I needed to share it with you as well. As I mentioned, it’s a great activity to do with children since it only involves writing on paper, decorating, making easy folds, and….
whalaaa…you have a special Valentine message wrapped in its own envelope. Here we go…
I used a larger than normal piece of paper 11 x 17 because I wanted the envelope a little larger, but you can use a standard size of paper as well. First, fold your paper in half.
Trace your heart shape against the folded side and cut it out. I was making quite a few so I used a template to trace the others.
Open up your heart and write your message on it now.
After you’re done, continue by folding over one of the heart rounds as shown in the photo below on both sides.
Next, fold down the top part of the heart
Tuck in the top with the pointed end, and you should have a cute personalized Valentine message to give to your favorite peeps!
I hope I explained the folding process sufficiently for you to understand. I would suggest you do a couple practice hearts to figure it out and make it look just right.
Enjoy your weekend and your Valentine’s day. I hope you are able to share it (or at least part of it) with some of the people you love and care about!