DIY Heart Envelope Valentine Craft

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Learn how to make these cute DIY Heart Envelope Valentine’s Day cards for kids. This easy paper craft is fun and affordable to make for friends at school.

DIY heart envelope Valentine's Card shown folded and unfolded.

If you’re anything like us, you are waiting until the last minute to make your child’s school Valentines. I gave Zoë the choice of whether she wanted to buy Valentines for her exchange at school or make them.

She chose to make them, so we had to find something age appropriate for her to work on. We decided upon DIY Heart Envelope Valentines because she loves cutting, writing and drawing. Because we needed to make Valentines for her entire school (she goes to a very small school), I did help her with some of the cutting and folding to save time.

If you’re waiting until the last minute, but still want to make handmade Valentines this year, give this one a try. You can usually get colored construction paper and stickers at the Dollar Store, making this an affordable craft!

However, if you want cards you can just print without the effort, get my free Printable Owl Valentine’s Cards.

Construction paper heart with Happy Valentine's Day written on it

How to Make a Foldable Heart Valentine’s Day Card

If you don't want to use store bought Valentine's Day cards this year, try this Heart Envelope Valentine's Day Card tutorial.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 1 Card


  • Construction paper
  • Heart stickers
  • Valentine's Day stickers


  • Scissors
  • Markers


  • Fold a piece of construction paper in half.
    Pink construction paper folded in half
  • Cut a heart out of the construction paper.
    Heart cut out of pink construction paper
  • Write your Valentine's day message on the heart. You can also add some drawings or stickers to make the Valentine extra special.
    Happy Valentine's Day written on a pink construction paper heart
  • Fold each side of the heart in to the center of the heart.
    Sides of pink heart folded in
  • With the sides folded in, fold the heart in half from the top, with the point sticking out.
    Heart folded over to look like an envelop
  • Fold the point down and seal with a cute heart sticker. You can also write the name of the Valentine recipient on the outside of the envelope and decorate with more stickers or glitter.
    Pink construction paper envelope that folds out into a heart when opened

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